Alumni Profile: Junine Toy, BSc(Pharm)'95, PharmD'11

Image: Junine Toy, BSc(Pharm)'95
Senior Manager, Drug Treatment Program, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE); Clinical Pharmacist at St. Paul’s Hospital

Education

In addition to my education at UBC, I was a part of the Accredited Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency in 1996 and also completed my PharmD from the University of Washington in 2011.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I am proud to provide a provision of care and support to persons living with HIV (PLWH) over the evolving landscape in the past 20 years and contributing towards the development of HIV therapy, pharmacy counseling, and support services for the BC-CfE and St. Paul’s Hospital. I have been instrumental in offering HIV treatment and prevention guidelines in B.C. in collaboration with diverse teams on clinical programs, educational events, and research on antiretroviral therapy and viral hepatitis.

What are some interesting initiatives you are working on currently in your current role?

I am working on a strategy called Treatment as Prevention (TasP™), with the goal to further reduce the number of new HIV infections in B.C. where we implement and monitor the population-level HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in the province.

What UBC moment are you still talking about?

I have fond memories of the camaraderie and inclusivity amongst the members of my pharmacy class, over our four years together.

Who or what has been the biggest influence in your career?

In life and career, my father—who is also a 1961 UBC Pharm Sci alumnus—has been the most significant role model, with his remarkable work ethic, curiosity, generosity, warmth, and humility.