Mission, Vision and Core Values


To achieve global leadership in pharmacy education, research and practice.


We advance knowledge, health outcomes and the profession of pharmacy leading to enhanced societal benefit and optimal patient care.

Core Values

Conducting ourselves with professionalism, integrity and honesty.

Nurturing a culture of accountability and respect, which is reinforced by collegiality, clear communication, idea sharing, evidence-based decision making and support for risk taking.

Achieving excellence through continuous improvement in teaching, interdisciplinary research and inter-professional practice.

Engaging students, faculty, alumni and our community in lifelong and collaborative learning.

Fostering investigator-initiated research, scholarship and intellectual freedom.

Providing good stewardship for Canada’s health care system by teaching and practicing compassionate, understanding and patient-centred care.

Supporting career advancement and work/life balance for our faculty.

Upholding diversity and equity within our workplace and classrooms.

Acting as global citizens that use a lens of social responsibility to inform our decision making and priority setting in education, practice and research.

Code of Conduct

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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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