The Mitakye Owasin Award in Pharmacy is made possible by the generous donation of alumnus Jarron Yee (BSP '06). Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, the Mitakye Owasin Award in Pharmacy is an annual award of $1,500 open to Indigenous students in the college pursuing their PharmD degree.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006, Jarron has been serving the city of Regina and surrounding area with compounding services since 2010, when he opened the Northgate Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. A member of the Wood Mountain First Nation in south-central Saskatchewan, Jarron is proud of his Indigenous culture and is committed to providing opportunities to Indigenous youth by establishing the Mitakye Owasin Award in Pharmacy which translates to “We are All Related” in Lakota.
A passionate advocate for education, Jarron recognizes Indigenous youth are underrepresented in higher education and hopes his role in the community will help young people understand the benefits of education. As the first Indigenous owner and operator of a pharmacy in Saskatchewan, Jarron’s particular interest lies in Indigenous entrepreneurship and is committed to mentoring young staff when it comes to being an entrepreneur and a pharmacist.