The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences building is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam people). We also acknowledge the many lands and territories in which our pharmacists study and practice across the country.

Welcome from Dean pro tem Larry Lynd

Larry Lynd

Welcome to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. The Faculty’s vision is to be a catalyst for change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences. Our goal—as innovators in pharmacy education, research and practice—is to support the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes. Explore our website to discover an outstanding community of faculty, practitioners, students, staff and alumni working together to advance that goal and our strategic plan: Catalyst for Change 2.0. To learn more click here.

Larry D. Lynd
Professor and Dean pro tem

At a Glance

By the Numbers

2024 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #35 Worldwide, #2 in Canada

As of Jan 2024 (from Jul 1, 2022 to Dec 31, 2023)

  • Publications: 190
  • Grants: 160 (active, non-internal, Fiscal Apr 1, 2022–Mar 31, 2023)
  • Awards: 13 
  • Presentations: 41
  • Media Hits: 92
  • Students
    • E2P PharmD: 861 (Jan 1–Apr 28, 2023); 635 (May 15–Aug 19, 2023); 888 (Sep 1–Dec 22, 2023)
    • Flex PharmD: 19 (Jan 1–Apr 28, 2023); 17 (May 15–Aug 19, 2023); 17 (Sep 1–Dec 22, 2023)
    • BPSc: 150 (Jan 1–Apr 28, 2023); 64 (May 15–Aug 19, 2023); 198 (Sep 1–Dec 22, 2023)
    • MSc: 40
    • PhD: 50
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellows: 31
    • Visiting International Research Students: 13
    • 4,329 registrants in 14 Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development programs and 95 Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program
  • Alumni (total): 7,489
  • Experiential Education: 795 Practice Educators in 532 Practice Sites
  • Practice: 3,492 Patient Encounters (Jul 1, 2022–Dec 31, 2023); 25,946 Patient Encounters (cumulative total through 122 months of operation)
  • People: 80 Total FTE Faculty; 664 Clinical Faculty; 30 Honorary Faculty; 107 Total Staff; 4 Research Associates; 151 Student Workers

To view our 2023 Year in Review report, click here (PDF, 5.2 MB).

May 2024

Yeh P, Dahri K, Legal M, Inglis C, Tabamo J, Rahnama K, Froese D, Chin L. Optimizing the hospital discharge process: perspectives of the health care team. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2024; 77(2): e3544. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.3544

Luo S, Dahri K, Kwok J, Inglis C, Hong J, Legal M. What patients want: a qualitative study of patients’ perspectives on optimizing the hospital discharge process. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2024;77(2):e3545. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.3545

Wei Zhang, Huiying Sun, Daphne P. Guh, Paul Grootendorst, Aidan Hollis, Aslam H. Anis. The impact of proposed price regulations on new patented medicine launches in Canada: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ May 2024, 196 (20) E691-E701; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.231485.

MacDonald BJ, McCormack JP, Turgeon RD. Shared decision-making approach to type 2 diabetes management. Can Fam Physician 2024;70:310-5. Available at:

Jackson, J.; Shademani, A.;Dosanjh, M.; Dietrich, C.; Pryjma, M.;Lambert, D.M.; Thompson, C.J. Combinations of Cannabinoids with Silver Salts or Silver Nanoparticles for Synergistic Antibiotic Effects against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Antibiotics 2024, 13, 473.

Jackson, J. Triple Encapsulation and Controlled Release of Vancomycin, Rifampicin and Silver from Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) or Poly (Lactic-Co-Glycolic Acid)Nanofibers. Bioengineering 2024, 11, 529.

May 2024

Redesigning an Interprofessional Collaboration Practicum to Constructively Align with the Interprofessional Competency Framework. Hamidi S (Student Partner). $500. UBC Students as Partners (SaP) Dissemination Fund. 2024. (Faculty Partners: Gabriella Wong, Alex Tang).

Student as Partners A Pedagogical Framework to Redesigning a Pharmacy Practicum Course. Wang M (Student Partner). $500. UBC Students as Partners (SaP) Dissemination Fund. 2024. (Faculty Partners: Alex Tang, Gabriella Wong).

Rob Pammett is a Co-Investigator for "Planning and team building for a Hybrid Care Research Collaborative to integrate research and innovation into virtual health delivery models for rural, remote and Indigenous communities." Division of Medical Sciences Catalyst Grant 2024. $10,000 CAD. PI: A Singh

Rob Pammett is a Co-Investigator for "Building capacity for a sustainable and equitable healthcare workforce in rural, remote and Indigenous communities by implementing innovative team-based hybrid care." CIHR Team Grant. $745,056 CAD over 3 years. PI: A Singh

Developing Quality of Care Indicators for Community-Based Pharmacist Prescribing of Minor Ailments and Contraception in British Columbia; PI: Karen Dahri. Co-I: Arden Barry, Peter Loewen, Rob Pammett, Parkash Ragsdale, Morgan Price, Elka Humphrys, Jolanta Piszczek. $50,000. 2024 Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program. 12 months.

Technology Enabled Care for Hospital at Home (TEC4HAH): Selecting and Evaluating Patient-Centred Devices for the Safe and Appropriate Use in HaH. PI: Kendall Ho. Co-I: Karen Dahri, Sean Spina, & 11 others. $50,000. 2024 Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program. 12 months

2024 Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program for project entitled: Barriers and facilitators to pharmacist contraception prescribing: A qualitative approach to gain a deeper understanding of pharmacist and patient perspectives. Co-Investigators: Nicole Domanski, Tiana Tilli, Jamie Yuen and Adrian Ziemczonek. Partners: Suzanne Solven and Bryce Wong.

Faculty of Pharm Sci team received a BC Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant: Barriers and facilitators for pharmacists to prescribe contraception in BC: a mixed-methods study. PI: Laura Schummers. Co-Is: Rob Pammett, Wendy Norman, Sarah Munro, Elizabeth Nethery, Victoria Paller, Enav Zusman, Bronte Johnston, Irene Luong, Ishika Bhambhani, I fan Kuo, Bryce Wong, Cheryl Davies, Tamiz Kanji. BC Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant. $50,000. June 1 2024May 31, 2025.

Lau GC. Development and Implementation of Minor Ailments Prescribing Activities within Program Year 1 of an Entry-to-Practice PharmD Program. $1,000. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Dissemination Fund, The University of British Columbia. 2024.

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