Strategic Planning

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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.

Our Faculty excels in transferring its research to the marketplace.

Research has always been the strength of the faculty. Our academic staff's research interests are the most diverse on campus. Gain your Masters of Science or PhD in an environment that brings life-saving research to the real world and is situated in one of Canada's best emerging biotech and drug development landscapes.


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, teamwork, professionalism, ethical behaviour, diversity, respect, compassion and communication.

Our Core Priorities

Our Core Priorities

  • Advance the profession through exemplary educational programs
  • Cultivate excellence in the student body
  • Foster excellence in research and graduate studies
  • Support ongoing excellence in teaching and learning
  • Effectively support our mission through strong organization and administrative structure

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Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Strategic Plan

The plan highlights the key goals of the university, faculty priorities, objectives that support our priorities, and strategies to achieve them.

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University of Alberta Strategic Plan

For the Public Good is meant to empower and enable members of the U of A to build, experience, excel, engage, and sustain.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

The strategic plan aims to embed Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity into the culture of the U of A community.

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University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan

The plan reflects our institution’s commitment to reconciliation in post-secondary education.