Facts and Figures

Last updated May 2015.


  • Established in 1946
  • Current Dean: Dr. Michael Coughtrie
  • On September 18, 2012, the new UBC Pharm Sci building (Pharmaceutical Sciences Building) officially opened to the public.


  • Degree programs: BSc (no longer accepting new applicants), Entry-to-Practice PharmD (officially starts September 2015), MSc, PhD, Graduate PharmD
  • Non-Degree programs: Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program, Pharmacy Practice Residency, Community Pharmacy Residency


  • Current research areas: Genomics and Individualized Therapy, Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, Health Outcomes and Epidemiology, Pharmacology: From Molecules to Systems, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Affiliated research groups: Neglected Global Diseases Initiative UBC (NGDI-UBC), Collaboration for Outcomes Research (CORE)


  • Alumni: 5650
  • Faculty: 62.8 (Professors: 19, Associate Professors: 6.8, Assistant Professors: 6, Senior Instructors: 5, Instructors: 5.5, Lecturers: 20.5)
  • Staff: 34.5 (Management & Professional Staff: 19, Office & Technical Support Staff: 15.5)
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: 10
  • Research Associates: 8
  • Clinical Faculty: 602 (Clinical Professors: 14, Clinical Associate Professors: 8, Clinical Assistant Professors: 34, Clinical Instructors: 546)
  • Undergraduate Students: 883
  • Graduate Students: 64 (31 MSc, 33 PhD)
  • Graduate PharmD Students: 16
  • Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development and Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program: 3,812 registrations in 100 programs representing live, online and distance learning courses. 27 full-time international pharmacy graduate (IPG) participants in two CP3 sessions, and 13 additional IPGs who attended the one-day mock OSCE exam prep.
  • Office of Experiential Education: Approximately 1,000 placements per year with the E2P, IPG and regulated technician program. Approximately 600 preceptors and learners are placed in approximately 500 sites.

Annual Report

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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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