Faculty Profile

Gilly Lau

BSc (Pharm), RPh
Lecturer and Coordinator
Office of Experiential Education (OEE)

Contact Information

Primary Phone Number (604) 827-4044
Email Address gilly.lau@ubc.ca
Fax Number (604) 822-3035
Office 3520, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

Selected Publications

Fang KM, Lau GC, Park JY, Tchen P. Exploring factors that influence student engagement in community-engaged learning activities within a pharmacy context (Excel-RX). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2021:8637. doi:10.5688/ajpe8637


Educational Resources to Support Effective Learning in Pharmacy Practicum Settings. Pachev G, Dhaliwal N, Lau GC, Heer S. $23,702. UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. 2020-2021.

Exploring Factors that Influence Student Engagement in Community-Engaged Learning Activities within a Pharmacy Context (UBC ExCEL-Rx). Fang KM, Lau GC, Park JY, Tchen P. $9,000. UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning. 2019-2020.


Lau GC, Tchen P. The Implementation and Benefits of a Faculty Policy and Procedure for Extracurricular Community Outreach Activities in Pharmacy. Oral Presentation at: Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference; 2021 June 15; Virtual Conference


Gilly attained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and subsequently launched his career as a pharmacy manager in a community pharmacy practice in Vancouver. While in this role, he maintained involvement with UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a practice educator for students completing their introductory and advanced practicums, as well as international pharmacy graduates completing their structured practical training. Pursuing his interest in teaching and mentoring students, he further participated in the Faculty as a pharmacist facilitator to support student learning in their practice skills labs.

In 2017, Gilly transitioned into UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Lecturer and Course Coordinator in the Office of Experiential Education. He currently coordinates outpatient practicums for first- and fourth-year students in the Entry-to-Practice PharmD Program, as well as the Structured Practical Training practicum for both international pharmacy graduates looking to attain licensure with the College of Pharmacists of BC and Canadian-trained pharmacists looking to re-enter practice.

Gilly’s interests include developing resources to enhance student learning in experiential education, supporting practice educator training and development, and student involvement in community engaged learning.