Nancy Rae, Class of 1969

Retired Faculty Member & Pharmacist
2014 Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus Awardee

Nancy initially applied her studies as a hospital pharmacist at the Whitehorse General Hospital in the Yukon Territory before taking a position at the Red Deer General Hospital as the assistant director of the Pharmacy Department.

From hospital settings, she accepted a clinical assistant professor position with our Faculty. During her 19 years at the Faculty, she influenced generations of pharmacists helping shape many of our current Faculty when they were students under her care.

Nancy purposefully created a teaching environment that was open, positive and conducive to learning through her professionalism and quiet confidence. She provided thorough and thoughtful feedback on clinical skills, using her personal time to provide revisions and suggestions. Recognition for her teaching skills went beyond the university where she took on the role as an Advisory Board member for the Glaxo-Wellcome Pathway Evaluation Program: a national program on career planning for pharmacy students.

While she retired in 2005, her involvement with students continues with her volunteer role as a Standardized Patient in the communication courses. Nancy continues to have an interest in learning as a past president and current active committee member with the University's Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association.