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Welcome from Dean Michael Coughtrie

Welcome to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Our vision is to be a catalyst for change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences, and as innovators in pharmacy education, research and practice, our goal is to support the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes.  As you explore our website you will discover an outstanding community of faculty, practitioners, students, staff and alumni working together to advance that goal. Moreover, the development of Catalyst for Change 2.0, our new strategic plan, defines our path forward and builds on the successes that we have achieved to date. To learn more click here.

Michael Coughtrie BSc(Hons) PhD FCAHS
Professor and Dean

At a Glance

By the Numbers

2023 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #30 Worldwide, #2 in Canada

As of July 2022 (from June 30, 2021 to July 1, 2022)

  • Publications: 240
  • Grants: 131
  • Awards: 33
  • Media Hits: 21
  • Students: 879 Entry-to-Practice PharmD, 26 Flexible PharmD, 102 BPSc, 20 MSc, 42 PhD, 1,756 registrants in 37 Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Programs and 86 Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program students
  • Alumni (total): 7,278
  • Experiential Education: 765 Practice Educators, 424 Practice Sites in BC
  • People: 82 Total FTE Faculty, 658 Clinical Faculty, 41 Honorary Faculty, 111 Total Staff, 20 Postdoctoral Research Fellows, 5 Research Associates, 119 Student Workers

To view our Year in Review: 2021–2022 report, click here.

April 2023

Janke, KK, Cooley, JH, Albon, SP. (Article in Press, 2023). Interrogating our views on the impact of education-related scholarship. Available online at https://www.aacpajpe.org/article/S0002-9459(23)00086-4/fulltext

Rodriguez Llorian E, Zhang W, Khakban A, Michaux K, Patten S, Traboulsee A, Oh J, Shannon K, Prat A, Tam R, Lynd LD. Employment status, productivity loss, and associated factors among people with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2023 Apr 15;13524585231164295. doi: 10.1177/13524585231164295. In press.

Barry AR, Grewal M, Blain L. Use of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients aged 80 years or older with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. CJC Open;5(4):303-9. Link: https://www.cjcopen.ca/article/S2589-790X(23)00003-3/fulltext

Barry AR. Interactive case: deprescribing in cardiovascular disease. In: Jackevicius C, Patterson JH, eds. Cardiology Self-Assessment Program, 2022 Book 2, Special Populations. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2022, 131-7.

April 2023

RapidOmics 2.0: Longread Genome Sequencing for Urgent Genetic Disease Diagnosis. Project Leads: Jan M. Friedman and Craig Ivany. Co-Applicants: Alison Elliott, William Gibson, Steven Jones, Larry Lynd, Leah Prentice. $3,583,291. Granting Agency/Funders: Genome Canada, Genome British Columbia, BC Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, BC Women's Hospital Foundation. 2023-2026

Student collaborators awarded support under CTLT's Student as Partners course redesign grants (https://sap.ubc.ca). The next call for proposals opens Summer 2023. Chang P, Azote A (Fong Chan). RENAL: Reinforcement of Education for Nephrology Academic Learning. $7,100. Students as Partners Fund 2023.

IMPPaCT Project - Implementing Pharmacy Point of Care Testing Project. Jane Xia (PI), Tony Seet, Jocelyn Micallef, Esther Ko (PY3), Ali Reza Ladak, Aileen Mira, Fong Chan, Colleen Brady, Jon Grosshuesch, Michelle Fischer, Neelam Dhaliwal, Andrea Busse. 2-year, $30,000 (Year 1), UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, 2023/2025.

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