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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

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

  • 2022 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #32 Worldwide, #2 in Canada
  • 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.

January 2023

  • Sirrs S, Anderson H, Jiwani B, Lynd LD, Lun E, Nakagawa B, Regier D, Rizzardo S, McFarlane A. Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases in Canada: What Value and At What Cost? Healthcare Papers. 21 January 2023. 10-26. DOI: 10.12927/hcpap.2023.27000. Online ahead of print.
  • CORE PIs, Drs. Conklin and Zed, have published their collaborative work on a qualitative descriptive study of patient goal-setting in the second CVD risk management program (CAMMPUS 2.0) which was done by a PharmD student, Alicia Klassen. The paper is part of a Special Issue "Work-Related Cardiovascular Risk and Tailored Workplace Health Promotion: Toward a Total Worker Health Approach to Improve Workers’ Wellbeing" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/work_cardiovascular_risk

January 2023

  • Lost productivity among Canadians with atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and migraines. Dr. L. D. Lynd, Dr. W. Zhang, Dr. L. Trenamann. $326,270. Pfizer Canada. 2023-2024
  • Principal Investigator: Niki Oveisi Co-Investigators: Dr. Mary A. De Vera (UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences & CORE), Dr. Sharlene Gill (UBC Department of Medicine), Dr. Lori A. Brotto (UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Dr. Gillian Hanley (UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Dr. Helen Mctaggart-Cowan (SFU Faculty of Health Sciences), Dr. Stuart Peacock (SFU Faculty of Health Sciences), Dr. Meera Rayar (UBC Faculty of Medicine), and Dr. Amirrtha Srikanthan (University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine) Project title: Towards Informing and Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients. Amount and time frame: ($9,900 for 1 year) Granting agency: Planning and Dissemination grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Category is...Vogue. Lai T, Lim T, Chen L. $900. Move UBC Grant. 2023.
  • Last fall, The Office of Community Engagement awarded over $70,000 to support 47 community-university collaborations. The Partnership Recognition & Exploration (PRE) fund empowers community partners to build reciprocal relationships with UBC students, faculty, and staff. Receiving up to $1,500 each, the recipients of the 2022 PRE fund are exceptional examples of how communities and UBC are working together to advance community goals.  Project co-applicants from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Alex Tang, Tristan Lai (2 projects) Lai, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC Vancouver x 2 projects, Larry Leung

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