Lynn Trottier Memorial Geriatrics Prize


The Lynn Trottier Memorial Geriatrics Prize was created by classmates, colleagues and friends, in memory of one the most beloved members of the Pharmacy Class of 1974. Established shortly after her passing in 2006, the Prize encourages new practitioners in their development of expertise in geriatric pharmacotherapy.

Bestowed annually since 2007, the Prize’s endowment fund has grown over the years, now awarding $1100 to a student completing the third-year geriatrics course and showing aptitude and interest in geriatric pharmacy practice. Please make a gift to support the Prize fund by clicking by here.

Lynn Trottier was a vibrant and influential member of the profession, developing a leadership role in medication management among the elderly. Her accomplishments started as a student herself, first receiving the Horner Gold Medal in her graduating class, then a Pfizer Fellowship and the Organon Award for her achievements as a hospital resident. Her ensuing 30-year career was devoted to developing and sharing the clinical skills necessary to critically evaluate complex medication regimens in the geriatric population, and to enhance inter-professional communication skills towards improved health outcomes for patients.

Lynn taught at UBC for 27 years as a Clinical Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor, and at SFU regularly as a sessional lecturer and adjunct professor of gerontology. A life-long learner, she also actively served her profession through the College of Pharmacists of BC and CSHP-BC by initiating and providing high quality continuing education.

She was a gifted educator with a tremendous ability to connect instantly with her audience—be they students or her professional peers—and she never declined to help when called upon by colleagues for her teaching expertise. The passion she brought to her work as a pharmacist and as a teacher she brought to all aspects of her life, which she joyously shared with her husband and life partner, Ted White, and their children, Mallory and Ben.

The Lynn Trottier Memorial Geriatrics Prize has recognized six students to date, including Melissa Twaites of the Class of 2014, granddaughter of Louanne Twaites of the Class of 1953, who was a close colleague of Lynn’s as peer Clinical Assistant Professors.

The Class of 1974 encourages you to make a gift in memory of Lynn Trottier, as part of its 40th year celebration.