Samim Hasham knows what it means to become part of a community. She has owned and operated Morrish Pharmacy in Scarborough, Ont. for 19 years.
Before that, however, the native of Kenya was on the move. In the 1970s, she emigrated from her native country with her family; went on to graduate in pharmacy from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland; moved halfway across the world to Kingston, Ont., meeting her husband along the way; and then pulled up stakes once more and headed to Toronto. Along the way Hasham discovered what it is about pharmacy that compels her to get up in the morning, and she built a philosophy that defines her work today.