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Media Relations

Our faculty members conduct world-class research in basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy sciences and health services. 

Our students are passionate about the practice of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences research and are leaders in philanthropy and community involvement.

Need an expert comment? Want to chat with a student about their community education outreach or philanthropy activities?

Contact:

Andrew MacIsaac, Assistant Dean, Advancement
3-142C Katz Group Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
CANADA
Tel: 780.492.8084
E-mail: andrew.macisaac@ualberta.ca

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Quick Facts:

Dean: Dr. Neal Davies
Enrolment: 550 undergraduate and graduate students
Faculty and staff: 65
Research: Faculty members conduct world-class research in basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy sciences and health services.
Divisions: The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has two divisions: Pharmacy Clinical Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Location: Our faculty members are located in the Medical Sciences Building, Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research and Edmonton Clinic Health Academy.

Students and Programs

  • The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the only pharmacy school in Alberta and is ranked in the top 3 in Canada.
  • We deliver high quality education and develop exceptional student pharmacists, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.
  • We prepare our graduates for a variety of careers in pharmacy practice, research and teaching.
  • Our graduates influence the continuously changing health care field through their leadership in the areas of policy, practice and business.
  • The undergraduate pharmacy program is highly competitive with approximately five applicants for every student space.
  • The post-professional PharmD program allows practising pharmacists to further enhance their ability to confidently assume responsibility for managing patients' drug therapy and overall health.

Did you know...

Alberta’s pharmacists have the broadest scope of practice in North America and, as such, we prepare our graduates for the profession by ensuring they have experiences in a wide range of practice settings to foster their patient care skills, develop critical thinking and evidence-based decision making. 

Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professionals and play a critical role in primary care in Alberta through patient assessment and education.

Pharmacy Practice

Through our pharmacy practice research, we work with practitioners to translate knowledge, inform decision-making of health care professionals and improve outcomes for patients. We lead advancements and excellence in pharmacy practice, research and education by partnering with the profession, policy makers, other faculties and universities, and the general public.

Research interests include:

  • clinical; 
  • education;
  • health services;
  • knowledge translation;
  • pharmacoepidemiology; 
  • pharmacy practice; and
  • social administrative.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

We are home to Canada’s only faculty-based Drug Development and Innovation Centre, which helps start-up pharmaceutical companies with product research, development and commercialization. The Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been awarded nearly $4.4 million in Tri-council funding in the last five years.

We are home to the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Toxicology Research Group.

Research interests include:

  • cardiovascular;
  • obesity;
  • diabetes;
  • drug delivery;
  • medicinal chemistry;
  • pharmacogenomics;
  • pharmacokinetics;
  • pharmacology; and
  • toxicology.