University of Saskatchewan 100 Years Alumni of Influence





Dr. Dorothy Smith


Homecoming 2007

The StarPhoenix

Published: Friday, September 14, 2007

University of Saskatchewan 100 Years Alumni of InfluenceALUMNI OF INFLUENCE

In the University of Saskatchewan's 100 year history, more than 120,000 graduates have emerged from its classrooms and laboratories -- many of them to take on positions of influence in Saskatchewan, Canada, and beyond our national borders.

The university's Alumni Association, in preparing for the centennial, wrestled with how to recognize those graduates, who are, after all, the legacy of the U of S. The association decided to select 100 alumni of influence to represent the decades, disciplines, and contributions of their university.

The Alumni of Influence who were chosen shine individually, displaying academic excellence, community engagement and innovative thinking.

The selection process was given over to a committee, which engaged in considerable discussion revolving around the university's centennial themes of "engagement, enlightenment, and exploration." The difficult process resulted in the selection of a final 100, who have represented their home and their university with distinction. Their spheres of influence have ranged from the political arena to the fields of science, law, medicine, engineering, agriculture and the environment, among others. They have been honoured in the university's alumni magazine, the Green and White.

The committee was comprised of Vice-President of University Advancement Heather Magotiaux; Chancellor Emerita Peggy McKercher; Senator Gayleen Turner; Past-President Joy Crawford, University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association; Joanne Paulson, member of the Green and White Editorial Board; Luke Muller, editor of the Green and White; and Dean Hall, advancement research officer.

The 100 Alumni of Influence follow in the next several pages, as part of the celebration of the University of Saskatchewan's centennial.

Dorothy L. Smith

Dorothy Smith is an internationally recognized author, patient advocate and expert in patient compliance with medications.The author of 23 books, her professional career has been devoted to developing programs and materials for patients, employees and consumers, giving them the information they need to make informed decisions about their health care and medication use. Based on her real life interactions with patients in clinical practice settings, Smith also developed one of the first ambulatory patient counselling programs in which patients receive private counselling from a pharmacist every time they received a prescription.

About Consumer Health Information Corporation

Consumer Health Information Corporation was founded by Dorothy L. Smith, Pharm.D, an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist with expertise in patient adherence and patient education. The mission of Consumer Health Information Corporation is to help patients learn how to manage their diseases and prescribed treatments safely and wisely. The company has developed more than 4000 evidence-based patient education programs for medications, medical devices, disease management and Phase III clinical trials worldwide.  A respected clinical and educational source, Consumer Health Information Corporation has won major national and international awards for excellence in patient and consumer education programs that have significantly increased patient adherence. Dr. Smith is the author of more than 130 professional articles, 23 books and has delivered more than 150 professional and scholarly addresses.

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