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 January 7, 2000 Volume 7, Number 8


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Associate V-P Sylvia Wallace dies

Sylvia Wallace, Associate Vice-President, Academic, passed away Dec. 20 at Royal University Hospital, at the age of 54.

Sylvia Wallace

Wallace had been Assoc. VP since 1994, prior to which she was a professor in the College of Pharmacy. She had been Acting Assistant Dean of the College of Pharmacy in 1988 and was Head of the Pharmaceuticals Section of the College from 1982-92.

Wallace joined the U of S faculty in 1976 when she became the first faculty member of the College of Pharmacy with an expertise in pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics.

She contributed a great deal to the College and the University through her commitment to teaching,k research and administrative activities.

Wallace’s excellence as a teacher and mentor was recognized by the fourth-year pharmacy class which chose her as the first recipient of the Bristol-Myers-Squibb Outstanding Teacher Award in 1986. In 1988 she received the U of S Master Teacher Award.

Wallace was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and immigrated to Vancouver with her parents in 1948.

She earned her B.Sc. and PhD in Pharmacy from the University of B.C. in 1968 and 1972, before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics at the University of California in San Francisco.

Wallace authored and co-authored a number of lab manuals in pharmacy, co-authored chapters in books, and authored and co-authored dozens of journal articles. She also lectured extensively and oversaw many graduate student theses.

Since 1991, she was a member of Saskatchewan Health’s Joint Committee on Drug Utilization.

In her leisure time, Wallace enjoyed reading, needlework and gardening. She was predeceased by her parents and is survived by two sisters and her stepmother.

The family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a fund to recognize academic excellence in the U of S undergraduate pharmacy program (c/o Alumni and Development), or to the Hope Cancer Help Centre, P.O. Box 53, Saskatoon S7K 3K1.

A memorial service to remember Sylvia Wallace will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 15 in the Exeter Room of Marquis Hall, U of S For further details check the StarPhoenix next week or call the Vice President, Academic, office at 966-8485.

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