Dean’s Message

A very warm welcome to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences here at UBC. As you explore our website you will discover an outstanding community of faculty, practitioners, students, research and support staff working together to advance and influence education, research and practice in Pharmacy. Our multiple award-winning new building is a fantastic place to study and carry out research, and is full of innovative features and state-of-the-art facilities. For example, take a moment to explore the Story of Medicines exhibit or find out about the groundbreaking Pharmacists Clinic, Canada’s first university-affiliated patient care pharmacy clinic.

Our academic programs are renowned all over North America for being of the highest quality, and our graduates are extremely well equipped for a variety of career opportunities in Pharmacy practice, research and teaching, and many are influencing policy and practice evolution in British Columbia and beyond. This is a time of significant change and great opportunity for pharmacists, and here at UBC, our faculty are playing a key role in developing the profession and preparing our graduates for an exciting future in Pharmacy within the rapidly evolving health care landscape.

Our faculty and graduate students also conduct world-leading research at the cutting edge, with real and tangible impact in areas such as the discovery and development of new drugs, improving the quality of patient care and treatment outcomes, and developing the practice of Pharmacy – we genuinely make a difference to people’s lives!

Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC fosters a collegiate and supportive environment where students thrive where research and scholarship flourishes, and where people are proud to belong. I strongly encourage you to find out more about us through this site, and of course you are very welcome to come and visit us and see for yourself what makes this such an inspiring place to be.

Michael Coughtrie, PhD
Professor and Dean


a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel (Dean’s Office): 604.822.2343

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