Issue 31: November 2021. View online

Catalyst is the official monthly newsletter of UBC Pharm Sci.




Reflecting on 75 years of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC


2021 marks 75 years since the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia was established as the sixth school of pharmacy in Canada under the leadership of Dean Esli Woods.


As we approach the end of the Faculty's 75th anniversary year, we invite you to take a moment to reflect on the many milestones we have collectively achieved across the Faculty's four strategic pillars: People and Place, Education, Research, and Practice.


We have explored these four pillars in the stories below, with each including thoughts and reflections from faculty and staff members past and present. Also in this issue, we are proud to share with you a special interactive timeline and a website created to showcase updates from many of our alumni.



People and Place: The beating heart of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences


Measuring 246,000 square feet and towering over the corner of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, the Pharmaceutical Sciences building is an eye-catching hub for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences learning and research at UBC. Read story




Education: A legacy of leadership in teaching and learning


Each year the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia educates almost 900 undergraduate students across three programs, and trains more than 50 graduate students. Read story


Research: Tackling tough problems in areas of need


Innovative. Impactful. Collaborative. Health sciences research is an important strategic priority at UBC Pharm Sci and one that seeks to address the problems of today, so as to make a difference in patient's lives tomorrow. Read story




Practice: Creating a space of best-practice patient care


Established in 2013, the UBC Pharmacists Clinic comprises a core function of the Faculty’s Practice Innovation portfolio. At the Clinic, expert pharmacists provide patients with the highest possible standard of health consultation services. Read story




Highlighting milestones over the years


An interactive timeline was created to celebrate and reflect on the past 75 years. Click here to explore some defining moments in the Faculty's history.


Where are you now?


In celebration of the Faculty’s 75th Anniversary, alumni from graduating classes spanning 1958 to 2015 answered the question: "Where are you now?" Click here to browse these alumni stories.



This is the final issue of Catalyst for 2021. We'll be back with more news and stories in January 2022.
Thank you for your readership and we wish you and yours a very happy festive season.


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