Impact Stories

How do you know when you've had an impact? When you change the world, that's when. At UBC Pharm Sci, we are proud to have graduated thousands of practitioners and researchers who are busy making those changes. We're proud to number those people among our current staff and faculty, too. Our impact stories shine a light on the incredible real-world advancements our people have created as they push at the boundaries of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

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Open sores, mucosal ulcers, swollen livers, fever—even death. All this, just from the bite of one measly sandfly. But it’s no small issue: in developing countries in tropical regions, more than two million people are infected every year with leishmaniasis, a fungal infection that’s transmitted by infected female sandflies. 

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You just never know where a graduate degree in pharm sci will take you. Since graduating from UBC with MSc and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical sciences, Dr. Sarvajna Dwivedi has been involved in the development of numerous widely recognized inhaled products involving over 40 molecules in various therapeutic classes and dosage forms, shepherding the process at all stages from discovery to commercialization.

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When the president of Qatar calls you up and asks you to develop a pharmacy program for his country's university, what do you say? Well, if you're award-winning UBC professor Dr. Peter Jewesson (BSc(Pharm) 1978) (PhD 1986), you say, How soon can I book my ticket?

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Recent News

2017 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Agent of Change announced

November 18, 2016

Each year, UBC Pharm Sci recognizes one of its remarkable alumni for creating a local, national or global impact in a community, research, hospital or clinical field. Today, we are pleased to announce that the 2017 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Agent of Change is Gary D. Lopaschuk, BSc(Pharm)’78, MSc(Pharm)’80, PhD(Pharm)’83.

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UBC PhD student receives the first James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award

October 17, 2016

UBC Pharm Sci PhD student, Yuejian Liu, has been named recipient of the 2016–2017 James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award.

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