Facts and Figures


To be a catalyst for change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences.


We are innovators in pharmacy education, research and practice, with the goal of supporting the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes.


  • We support our people, creating a community that enables excellence through collective action.
  • We seek novel ideas, putting into practice those with the greatest scope for sustained impact.
  • We search for relevant connections, fostering meaningful collaborations that provide mutual benefit.


Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSc(Pharm)) *no longer accepting new applicants
  • Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (Entry-to-Practice PharmD)
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD)
  • Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (Graduate PharmD) *no longer accepting new applicants
  • Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy (Flex PharmD)

Non-degree Programs

  • Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development
  • Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Community Pharmacy Residency

Research Themes

  • Health Outcomes
  • Molecular and Systems Pharmacology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Pharmacy Education

UBC Pharm Sci By the Numbers

  • #29 Ranked Pharmacy School Worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • #2 Ranked Pharmacy School in Canada (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • 5870 Alumni
  • 888 Undergraduate Students
  • 52 Graduate Students (19 MSc and 33 PhD)
  • 16 Graduate PharmD Students
  • 1,000 Practice Educators Across 500 Pharmacy Sites in BC
  • 15 Building Awards of Excellence
  • 68 Total FTE Faculty
  • 606 Clinical Faculty
  • 16 Honourary Faculty
  • 47 Total Staff
  • 14 Postdoctoral Research Fellows
  • 9 Research Associates
  • 112 Student Workers

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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