Pharmacy alumna working to address health disparities for marginalized Black people

Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ẹniọlá Ọláòṣebìkan (BSc Pharm 2009) is a Licensed Clinical Pharmacist and the owner of a Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy in Edmonton, Alberta. She also serves as a Clinical Academic Colleague at the University of Alberta.

Morẹ́nikẹ́ is the Chair of the Ribbon Rouge Foundation which she founded and scaled into a million-dollar social enterprise addressing health disparities for marginalized Black people. The Ribbon Rouge Foundation has positively impacted over 1450 clients in various programs over the years and now provides meaningful long term employment for Black Scholars to engage in systems change work. Morẹ́nikẹ́ has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Competence committee for the Alberta College of Pharmacy, the Vice-Chair of Engineers Without Borders, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of CapitalCare Foundation.

She is a multi-award winning scholar and professional with a track record that includes: Recipient of the 2017 Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40; 2017 Campus Alberta - Health Outcomes & Public Health Award; 2017 Canadian Public Health Association - Patient Care Achievement Award for Health Promotion; 2015 University of Alberta - Preceptor of the Year; recognition by the Canadian Parliament in 2017 with a Canada 150 pin, and by the Mayor and City of Edmonton in 2014 for her expansive contributions and community involvement.