© 2005, Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives


This virtual exhibition was produced by a collaborative partnership of the following institutions:

Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives

James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

Niagara Apothecary/Ontario Heritage Foundation - an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives and its partners gratefully acknowledge the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada. 

Core team:
Dr. John K. Crellin, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. James Low, Museum of Health Care at Kingston
Barb McKean, Royal Botanical Gardens
Joan O’Mara, James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum
Kathryn Pankowski, Interpretive Planner
Felicity Pope, Independent Curator
Simonette Seon-Milette, Ontario Heritage Foundation/Niagara Apothecary
Ernst Stieb, Ontario College of Pharmacy/Niagara Apothecary

Project assistant and interviewer:
Alec Ross
Other project assistance:
Nancy Churchman
Mary Dunn
Irene Feddema
Nancy Matheson
Viviane Paquin
Paul Robertson
Ivan Zarenda

Design and production by iSTORM New Media:
John Moore, President
Leanne Sagriff Ahring, Graphic Designer
Vincent Cinanni, Website Developer
Kelly Kruschel, Website Developer

Andrew McLachlan, Graphic Designer
Benjamin Murray, Artist

Marie-Thérèse Ferguson
Dominique Joly
Lyse Hébert

 Special thanks to:

  • Dr. Jim Pringle, Royal Botanical Gardens, for his expert advice and help with plant taxonomy
  • Terry Yntema, who let us scan illustrations from her copy of The Wild Flowers of Canada
  • Carolyn Heald of the Archives of Ontario and Dr. Gregory J. Higby, Director, American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, for assistance with photographs for The Era of Science
  • Deanna Williams, Registrar, Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Our "testers", who looked at the site during construction and gave us good advice
  • Everyone who responded to requests for information and suggested sites to include in the "Places to Go" section

Publisher: Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Heritage Information Network

Creator: RCIP-CHIN

Date created: 2010-05-27 01:45:36

Date modified: 2011-02-28 10:02:23

URL: http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/

Contributor(s): Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives

Age Range:  

Grade 10 (secondaire 4): 14,15 years

Grade 11 (secondaire 5): 15,16 years

Grade 12 (CEGEP): 16,17 years


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    • Ecology
    • General Science
    • Human Biology
    • Natural Sciences
    • History of Sciences

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