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In Memory of Artemis Diamantouros

On June 27, 2018, the Education Research Unit was deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Artemis.

Artemis was a member of the Sunnybrook family for over 20 years as a pharmacist; her love of learning and her commitment to helping others expanded her reach into many areas and was evident throughout her illustrious career. Excellence in education was one of her passions and led to the creation of a new position at Sunnybrook titled Knowledge Translation Pharmacist to optimize her talents and contributions. In addition, Artemis pursued advanced studies earning a Masters of Health Professional Education and a PhD in Pharmacy Education and Practice Change, all while balancing work and family life. Her passion for teaching and mentoring others was exemplified by her appointment to the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and by the many honours and recognitions she received. Artemis was instrumental in creating instructional materials to support pharmacy students in the completion of their clinical placements and pharmacist preceptors in their role as coaches and mentors. Throughout her career she provided expertise, coaching and mentorship to countless students, pharmacy residents and colleagues related to projects of all sorts. In recent years, she provided a clinical placement for pharmacy students with a focus on teaching and learning.

Artemis was a key contributor to the Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council and several of its subcommittees. She led and contributed to an array of locally generated educational materials, guides and resources. Artemis routinely nominated others for SEAC awards to recognize teaching excellence. In 2017, she was appointed Associate Director of the Education Research Unit (ERU) at Sunnybrook and co-led the strategic direction as well as activities to further strengthen education scholarship within the organization. She was a prolific author publishing in an array of prestigious journals.

Artemis will always be remembered for how humble she was in spite of all her accomplishments, her openness to take anything on, her brightness in life and her delight in humour.

Artemis’ contribution to the education portfolio at Sunnybrook and the accomplishments of the many individuals she helped are among her many legacies. She will be greatly missed but remembered for her passion, commitment and love of education.

Claudia, Larry and Lisa
On behalf of your friends and colleagues

“...we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honour heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honour the Pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you. That’s why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone.” - RJ Palacio