Alumni News and Events

Highlighting Pharmacy's History: An Afternoon at the Movies

Saturday, September 23, 2017
2nd floor, Medical Sciences Building

On September 23, 2017, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences welcomed back our alumni to the University of Alberta campus for "Highlighting Pharmacy's History: An Afternoon at the Movies," part of the U of A's annual Alumni Weekend events.  Our event reunited former classmates as they poured over past yearbooks, compared class photos adorning the walls as well as the newly unveiled alumni photo database, toured the current facilities that staff, students, and faculty members now operate in, and took in some matinee movie screenings (complete with popcorn, soft drinks, candy, and pizza) taking a trip down memory lane as they looked back at the history of the pharmacy profession as well as the Faculty as a whole.

We would like to thank everyone who made it out to the event and helped to make it a memorable experience!

For those who missed the screening or would like to take in the films again, you can view the films on this page below.


That '70s Pharmacy

Originally produced in 1974 for the Access network as Modern Pharmacy, That '70s Pharmacy gives us a retro throwback to what pharmacies in the 1970s were like as seen through the eyes of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences here at the University of Alberta. While the hairstyles and fashion choices of the day may look questionable now, the foundational philosophy of the community pharmacy and the pharmacists who run them endures today. Running time: approximately 30 minutes.




A Conversation with former dean, Dr. Mervyn J. Huston

In what is believed to be the only recorded interview, the Faculty's first dean of Pharmacy, Dr. Mervyn J. Huston sat down with professors Louis Pagliaro and Art Anderson in the 1980s to recount his days growing up in British Columbia, enrolling as a student the University of Alberta, the history and evolution of the practice of pharmacy through the years, and becoming the first dean of the Faculty. Running time: approximately one hour.