Dr. Derek Jorgenson receives USSU award

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Jorgenson who received a 2020-21 University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) Teaching Excellence Award.

By Kieran Kobitz

Jorgenson was one of eleven instructors honoured for his outstanding abilities in the classroom. He primarily teaches professional skills and communication. He is also Director of the Medication Assessment Centre, a pharmacist led, interprofessional patient care clinic located on campus that is used for pharmacy student experiential learning.

Selected by students, the Teaching Excellence Award recognizes those who have demonstrated enthusiasm, organization and fairness in evaluation, providing exceptional commitment and support to their classrooms. 

Jorgenson joined the college in 2008. His research program focuses on primary health care practice with interests in investigating: optimal roles for pharmacists in the primary health care system, interventions to improve medication management in the primary health care system, and best methods of teaching medication management skills to health professional students and practicing pharmacists.

A full list of award winners can be found on the USSU website.