About Us

Serving as Alberta's sole pharmacy school since 1914, we hold consistent rankings among the top three institutions in Canada, top 50 globally, and top 15 for global research.

We offer high quality education and develop exceptional student pharmacists, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows and prepare our graduates for a variety of careers in pharmacy practice, research, and teaching. Our graduates go on to influence the continuously changing health care field through their leadership in the areas of policy, practice, and business.

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The scope of practice for pharmacists in Alberta is the broadest in the world.

Many services that once required an appointment with a family doctor can now be provided by an Albertan pharmacist, including:

  • provision of health advice precision medicine;
  • disease screening;
  • injections and vaccinations;
  • prescriptions
  • and referrals.

In Alberta, pharmacy is much more than dispensing pills. Our faculty is positioned to serve a transformative role with research and education that will drive policy decisions, implementation, and support for this integral new approach to healthcare as we educate future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

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Excellence and innovation in pharmacy education and research through learning, discovery and citizenship


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.


  • Partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Professionalism and ethical behaviour
  • Diversity
  • Respect and compassion
  • Communication

The Dean

Dr. Neal M. Davies received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta in 1991. In 1996, he completed his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, specializing in pharmacokinetics, at the University of Alberta. Throughout his career, Dr. Davies has strived to maintain the highest standard of teaching and research, and his achievements in both areas have been recognized through numerous awards and honours.

On September 1, 2016 Dr. Davies commenced his term as Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta and is dedicated to the work and education of our faculty. Read his Dean's Message here.