About Us Overview

Since 1946, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC has made a lasting difference in the health and well being of people throughout British Columbia and beyond. We have graduated over 4,000 pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who make outstanding contributions in the community, hospitals, government, academia, and industry. We have developed strong research capabilities and continue to close the gap in our quest to first understand disease – then conquer it – while simultaneously studying the workings of the health care system. In addition, we continue to enhance our environment for quality learning, effective communication, practical research discovery, collaboration and partnerships to transform the future of health care for the benefit of all.


To achieve global leadership in pharmacy education, research and practice.


We advance knowledge, health outcomes and the profession of pharmacy leading to enhanced societal benefit and optimal patient care.

Core Values

Conducting ourselves with professionalism, integrity and honesty.

Nurturing a culture of accountability and respect, which is reinforced by collegiality, clear communication, idea sharing, evidence-based decision making and support for risk taking.

Achieving excellence through continuous improvement in teaching, interdisciplinary research and inter-professional practice.

Engaging students, faculty, alumni and our community in life long and collaborative learning.

Fostering investigator initiated research, scholarship and intellectual freedom.

Providing good stewardship for Canada’s health care system by teaching and practicing compassionate, understanding and patient-centred care.

Supporting career advancement and work/life balance for our faculty.

Upholding diversity and equity within our workplace and classrooms.

Acting as global citizens that use a lens of social responsibility to inform our decision making and priority setting in education, practice and research.

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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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