APEX Awards

About the APEX Awards

The Alberta Pharmacy Excellence (APEX) Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. Initiated in August 2007, the awards were jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) until 2021. RxA is now the independent host of the APEX awards.

Award Categories

Award of Excellence

Awarded to a pharmacist for their exceptional work, commitment, and innovation in making a notable contribution to pharmacy and the community through a single unique accomplishment or contribution. For more details, see the terms of reference.

M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction

Awarded to a pharmacist who has demonstrated leadership and advanced the pharmacist profession through a long-time commitment to innovation, continual professional development, and quality patient care. For more details, see the terms of reference.

W.L. Boddy Pharmacy Team Award

Awarded to a healthcare team (pharmacy staff team or multidisciplinary team that includes one or more pharmacists) who, by virtue of their collaboration skills and use of the pharmacist’s full scope of practice, positively impact the health of individuals in their community. For more details, see the terms of reference.

Future of Pharmacy

Awarded to up to three pharmacists per year who have been in practice less than five years and who exhibit strong leadership skills, the initiative to become a role model, and offer extraordinary promise to the profession. For more details, see the terms of reference.

Friend of Pharmacy

Awarded to a non-pharmacist who has contributed to the success of the profession of pharmacy. For more details, see the terms of reference.

The Bowl of Hygeia Award for Outstanding Community Service

The Bowl of Hygeia is awarded annually to an Alberta pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession. For more details, see the terms of reference.

How to Nominate a Candidate

Nominations for the 2022 APEX Awards are now closed.


Please contact us at rxa@rxa.ca.

2022 APEX Award Recipients

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2022 Alberta Pharmacy Excellence (APEX) Awards! Initiated in 2007 and jointly presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacy the APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta.

Our 2022 APEX Awards recipients were nominated by their peers for providing exceptional patient care to Albertans and contributing to the advancement of pharmacy practice. We applaud the efforts of all our award recipients, as well as the efforts of those who took the time to share their story through a nomination letter.

All titles, work locations, and names correspond with the time of nomination or the period in which the individual(s) earned their nomination.

Award of Excellence Michelle MacDonald, Clinical Practice Leader, Alberta Health Services  

M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction Debbie Santos, Vice President Clinical Excellence,  CareRx

Friend of Pharmacy Ellen Doty, Former Interim Associate Director, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta

Future of Pharmacy

W.L. Boddy Pharmacy Team – CO-OP Chappelle Pharmacy Team

Bowl of Hygeia – Dylan Moulton, Pharmacy Manager, Medi-Drugs Millcreek