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140 The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has a long and proud history of achievement. It began as a department in the Faculty of Medicine on April 13, 1914. Two programs were offered at that time, a one-year Licensing Diploma (discontinued in 1918) and a two-year PhmB degree. Within three years the Department became a School under the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1917. The first three graduates of the newly approved Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree program obtained their degrees in 1921. The School continued to grow and prosper over the next two decades, with jurisdiction returning to the Faculty of Medicine in 1939. The School received Faculty status in 1955 and moved from a three to a four year program in 1969. Pharmacy became a five-year program (four years in the Faculty plus one preprofessional year) in the 1989-1990 academic year.

    From the beginning, faculty members hired in pharmacy have had a focus on scholarship and thus graduate studies and research have always been strengths of the Faculty. A 1961 PhD graduate represented the first PhD degree granted by a School or Faculty of Pharmacy in Canada. In recognition of its flourishing graduate program in pharmaceutics, the Faculty received a new title in 1968: The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Since 1970, the Faculty has been active in the delivery of professional development programs for pharmacists.

    The Faculty’s Vision is: Excellence and innovation in pharmacy education and research through learning, discovery and citizenship.

    The Faculty’s Mission is: To provide pharmacy and graduate education designed to meet societal needs for safe and effective use of medications and to cultivate research and pharmacy practice.

    The Faculty:

    Fosters high quality education and ongoing development of students and post-doctoral fellows

    Conducts world-class research in the basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy sciences, and health services

    Seeks advancements and excellence in practice, research and education

    Partners with the profession, policy makers, other Faculties and Universities, and the public

    Each year the Faculty admits 130 students who have met the prerequisite requirements (one year minimum) into the BSc in Pharmacy program and currently has close to 60 graduate students. There are about 40 teaching and research faculty members. Our students excel nationally and have received the Burbidge Award for the highest combined score on the national Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada exam in 2005, 2009, and 2010.

    Plans are in place for a new Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. This program includes didactic and advanced experiential education that can only take place after the completion of the BSc (Pharmacy) program. Students in the PharmD program have 1-2 years to complete the degree’s requirements. Licensure for the practice of pharmacy will not depend on a Doctor of Pharmacy but it will help graduates to:

    advance their career, and become leaders in the Pharmacy profession

    demonstrate a competitive advantage when applying for unique and interesting positions

    create and shape their jobs through an innovative patient-focused practices

    develop the skills and knowledge to become an advanced practitioners

    obtain and apply cutting-edge information

    possess the skills to be able to make a difference in complex pharmacotherapeutic situations

    For more information see the Pharmacy website at

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