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February 10 UBC and University of Copenhagen share international professorship
January 20 Professorship in Sustainable Health Care established at UBC
January 8 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to take part in expanded Medication Reconciliation Interprofessional Event in conjunction with Faculty of Medicine and School of Nursing
December 2 UBC pharmacy clinic wins national award for innovation
November 12 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University partner to create new OSCAR module for pharmacists in collaborative care teams
October 28 Personalized medicine: Genomics helps BC pharmacists target the right drugs for the right patient
September 22 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to Host Inaugural Alumni Research Symposium
June 19 Videos produced by UBC pharmacy students place in Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists competition
June 16 Local Pharmacist Wins CPhA Patient Care Achievement Award for Health Promotion
June 10 Dr. David Fielding receives Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Award
June 9 Three B.C. pharmacists win UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Practice Educator Awards
May 28 NGX Interactive Places in Top International Award – 2014 Summit Creative Award for UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Story of Medicines
May 26 UBC pharmacy graduates win Apotex Inc. Future British Columbia Leader Award
May 26 Clinicare Pharmacists recognized for innovation
April 28 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences opens new Pharmacists Clinic
April 24 Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins Governor General's Medal in Architecture
April 10 Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response
March 20 Larry Leung and Jason Min receive 2014 B.C. Community Achievement Award
February 25 Dr. Helen Burt's research project one of six funded by the Genome BC Proof-of-Concept Program
February 11 Dr. Kishor Wasan appointed new dean, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan
February 7 Dr. Carlo Marra new dean of School of Pharmacy, Memorial University
January 9 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to take part in third Medication Reconciliation Interprofessional Event in conjunction with Faculty of Medicine at three sites and Schools of Nursing at UBC, UVic and UNBC
December 12 Patent issued for Oral Amphotericin B, developed by Dr. Kishor Wasan
December 3 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Members Win CFP Innovation Fund Grant
October 16 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Launches New Analytical Services Suite
September 16 Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Turns One Year Old
September 11 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hosts Annual Summer Student Research Competition
August 20 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Members Receive Arthritis Society Research Grant Funding
August 20 Award Recipient to Study Orphan Drug Funding at UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
June 26 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Honours Preceptors with Practice Educator Awards
June 24 Local Pharmacists Win Canadian Pharmacists Journal Best Paper of the Year Award
June 21 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and AbbVie partner to announce innovative Professorship in Medication Adherence
June 12 Dr. Brian Cairns wins Pfizer Canada 2012 Pain Research Award
May 15 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building awarded Ontario Association of Architects 'Best in Show' award
May 6 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences members honoured in the 2013 Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences Awards
May 3 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins Best Suspended Ceiling Award
April 29 CORE Partners with NGDI-UBC in Neglected Global Disease Research
April 22 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences to unveil new Pharmaceutical Sciences Sequencing Centre
April 9 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins ACEC 2013 Award for Engineering Excellence
April 8 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins Ontario Association of Architects 2013 Design Excellence Award
April 5 UBC tops first University Global Health Impact Report Card
April 4 The University of British Columbia appoints Dr. Michael Coughtrie as Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences
April 2 Pharmacy Faculty Members and Graduate Students inducted into Rho Chi Honor Society
March 26 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student awarded Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health internship
March 21 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences building wins Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award
March 20 Dr. Larry Lynd joins executive council of Friends of Rwanda Forum
March 8 The
Centre for Drug Research and Development appoints first Graduate
Student Intern under new partnership with UBC’s Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences
March 1 Diabetes champions honoured with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals
February 25 Sex & Drugs & Reproductive Health: Celebrate Research 2013 at UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
February 19 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences welcomes Drs. Corey Nislow and Guri Giaever to the Faculty
February 12 Pharmacy Faculty Alumnus receives Royal College Medical Award
January 28 Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins Wallpaper* Magazine design award
January 25
January 14 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to host first Medication Reconciliation Interprofessional Event
January 2 Robert Sindelar appointed Associate Dean, Research and President of Providence Health Care Research Institute


December 5 Nanomedicines and Drug Delivery Group celebrates one year anniversary
November 7 Dr. Mary Ensom Receives ASHP Foundation’s 2012 Award for Sustained Contributions
November 1 Pharmacy Student Administers Immunization Clinic to President of UBC
September 12 UBC opens new $133M Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
September 10 Funding for neglected global diseases research at UBC exceeds $20M
September 7 Faculty Announces Summer Student Research Award Winners
September 6 UBC Pharmacy Alum Receives National Research Grant
August 28 Pharmacists Provide Additional Line of Defense for Detecting Knee Osteoarthritis
July 12 Dr. John McNeill receives Honorary Degree
July 4 Clinical Faculty recognized for Excellence in Health Care
July 3 Dr. Kishor Wasan receives prostate cancer research grant
June 13 Pharmacy Faculty receives new CIHR and CDA grants
June 7 Students and Faculty Honoured at Dean’s Reception
June 5 UBC drug formulation receives $1.1 million for clinical development as HIV treatment
June 1 Pharmacy Students Promote Sun Care at Alumni Weekend
May 30 Faculty receives $450,000 from BCPhA
May 29 Faculty Celebrates Research on Grouse Mountain
May 24 Dr. Frank Abbott appointed CSPS Fellow
May 3 Pharmacy student wins Merck Canada Fellowship
April 24 Pharmacy student wins first place in video competition
April 16 Pharmacy student to attend Science Forum in Korea
March 26 B.C. pharmacist immunization initiative wins award
March 23 Pharmacy grad students win travel awards
March 8 Experts speak at Faculty event on personalized medicine
March 7 Faculty launches new building website
March 2 Pharmacist Awareness Week starts March 5, 2012
February 29 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences members awarded CIHR grants
February 20 CDRD and NGDI-UBC team up to fight TB
February 15 UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences members receive four TLEF grants
January 30 Celebrate Research Week with UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences
January 16 New UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins Canadian Architect Award of Excellence
January 9 Dr. Kishor Wasan to present at UBC’s Student Leadership Conference
January 6 Summer Student Research Program Applications Now Available



March The quest to cure chronic pain. Heather Amos. UBC News.
January Ledcor's UBC Building Lands a Baker's Dozen of Awards. Construction in Vancouver. Vancouver Regional Construction Association.
November Prix D'Excellence En Architecture 2013. Ordre des architectes du Quebec.
October 2013 Architectural Awards Showcase B.C.’s Brightest. Media Release. Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
September Collaborative Cure. Tanya Southcott. Canadian Architecht.
  Winners shine at AWMAC 2013 awards. Richard Gilbert. Journal of Commerce.
July Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins VRCA 2013 Award of Excellence Silver Sustainable Construction Award. Media Release. Vancouver Regional Construction Association. For list of award winners, click here.
June Pharmaceutical Sciences Building wins 2013 AZ Award: Best Commercial Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres. Azure Magazine.
  ‘Urban origami’ in Montreal. Stephanie Whittaker. The Montreal Gazette.
May 'Cubist tree' blooms at new UBC sciences building. Mark Hume. The Globe and Mail.
Spring A crowd-pleasing piece of controlled drama. Trek Magazine. Alumni UBC.
March/April Strong Medicine. Adele Weder. Azure Magazine.

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