Our Team

Our clinicians are experts at what they do, which is providing the best possible care for patients. Whether helping patients understand and use their medications safely, working collaboratively with other health care professionals or interpreting the latest clinical evidence for patient benefit, their skills, abilities and commitment form the backbone of the Pharmacists Clinic.

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Rupinder Cheema

Patient Support and Receptionist

Rupinder is often the first point of contact for people at the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. As patient support and receptionist, Rupinder schedules appointments, answers the telephone, processes referrals, provides assistance to patients, and greets people when they arrive for an appointment. Rupinder also organizes patient intake processes and projects.


Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer

Dr. Jillian Reardon is in active clinical practice seeing patients by appointment at the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. Jillian began her pharmacy career in the Maritimes, completing her undergraduate pharmacy degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010 followed by her hospital residency with Horizon Health Network in Saint John, New Brunswick in 2011. She practiced clinically in inpatient cardiology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax before relocating to Vancouver to pursue her graduate PharmD degree at UBC, which she completed in Spring 2015. More>


Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer

Jamie is a patient care practitioner and pharmacist in active clinical practice seeing patients by appointment at the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. He is also an instructor in the undergraduate pharmacy practice lab. Jamie completed his undergraduate pharmacy degree and postgraduate community pharmacy residency at UBC. He has several years of community pharmacy practice experience prior to joining the Clinic team. More>


Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer

Jason is a lecturer and also a pharmacist with the Pharmacists Clinic, delivering comprehensive medication management to patients. Jason's academic and clinical areas of interest include First Nations health, interprofessional team-based care, and technology in healthcare. Jason completed both his undergraduate pharmacy degree and his community residency at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. More>


Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer

Larry Leung is a pharmacist in active clinical practice seeing patients by appointment at the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. Larry also teaches at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Entry-to-Practice program. He completed his bachelor of science in pharmacy and a postgraduate community pharmacy residency at UBC. More>

Anita Kapanen

Research Coordinator

Anita is the research coordinator for the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. In this role, Anita provides expertise in a variety of ways including: research planning; the development of research protocols, grant applications, ethics submissions, data collection methods and tools; and data analysis and knowledge translation. Anita's contributions ensure the Clinic is continually evolving as a care site and model of pharmacist practice to best meet the needs of our patients. Anita has her PhD in cellular and molecular biology and completed post-doctural studies in Finland and at UBC. More>



As director of the Pharmacists Clinic, Barbara Gobis is responsible for the Clinic team, and the strategic direction, structure and function of the Clinic site. Barbara also participates in some patient care and student teaching activities. Barbara completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of British Columbia, her residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto) and her masters of science in clinical pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She also has a certificate in Organizational Coaching from UBC and is a credentialed coach at the PCC level with the International Coaching Federation. More>

Recent News

Government adds pharmacists into primary and community care

June 5, 2018

Media Release: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Via https://news.gov.bc.ca/17330.

The Ministry of Health is adding 50 new clinical pharmacists as part of primary-care network teams around the province.

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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences well represented at UBC Health Awards

March 27, 2017

The UBC Health Awards were held on February 28, 2017. Hosted by Dr. Louise Nasmith, associate provost Health, and adjudicated by UBC Health in 2016, the awards celebrate excellence in research and collaborations between the university and community practice teams.

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