Vancouver, BC

Maria Machado Memorial Education Program Award


This award is presented in honour of Maria Machado, an outstanding pharmacist who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on February 23, 1993. In remembrance, St. Paul’s Hospital Pharmacy Department and CSHP-BC Branch Council established the award.

Award Description

This award will be given to B.C. hospital pharmacist(s) who have expanded or initiated a patient counseling and/or education program.


All hospital pharmacists are eligible for the award provided they are active members of CSHP-BC Branch (with a minimum of one year membership). Deadline for submission is September 30.

Click here for the Award Application Form

Selection Criteria

The CSHP-BC Branch Awards Committee will review each submission based on the following criteria:

  • Patient counseling and/or education program (new or expanded)
  • Patient information materials (handouts, pamphlets, digital tools, etc.) that are clear, concise and innovative.
  • At least one participant is an active member of CSHP-BC Branch
  • Letter of approval from Director of Pharmacy.

Award Presentation

The award will consist of a plaque to each participant with active CSHP-BC Branch membership and a cash award of $250.00 issued to the submitting pharmacist. The CSHP-BC Branch Awards Committee will reassess this award on a yearly basis.