Catalyst for Change 2.0 sets Faculty’s strategic direction for the next three years 

January 27, 2023

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) today launched Catalyst for Change 2.0, a new strategic plan that will provide direction from now through to the end of 2026.  

A catalyst is defined as an agent that initiates and accelerates significant action and change. Indeed, the Faculty has successfully initiated many projects outlined in our previous strategic plan Catalyst for Change: 2017–2022. These included the recruitment of outstanding faculty and staff, establishment of an integrated approach to supporting equity-seeking communities, launch of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program, formalization and nurturing of four themes to channel our research activity, and co-leadership with the BC government and health authorities of the Pharmacists in Primary Care Networks (PCN) Program across the province. Catalyst for Change 2.0 will further build on our successes.

“I wish to thank our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders who contributed their time and expertise to the development of Catalyst for Change 2.0,” says Dr. Michael Coughtrie, professor and dean. 

“Together, we have achieved a great deal since the launch of our previous plan and I have no doubt that we will be just as, if not more, successful as we continue to work towards bringing positive and lasting change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences.” 

Catalyst for Change 2.0 may be viewed here.

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