Giving to the Faculty

A gift will have an immediate and direct impact on the lives of our students, researchers and faculty. Education is a transformative tool that will power our future.

Learn more about the faculty's priority funds that support the world-class education and research initiatives happening within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Each fund supports a unique initiatives to diversify the student experience and expand the life-saving research conducted by our researchers.

Student Learning Enhancement Fund

Students gain experience in counselling and assessing patients in the pharmacy practice skills lab. Here, they encounter a wide range of practice settings to develop their patient care abilities. This fund also supports undergraduate research.

Pharmacy Business Entrepreneurial Endowment Fund

This fund will give third- and fourth-year students the opportunity to learn about the business of pharmacy—a growing area of interest for budding pharmacist-entrepreneurs. Students prepare business plans, are coached by professionals and participate in a rigorous annual business plan competition judged by a panel of experts. The fund will provide support to bring in experts, award prizes and assist students who choose to advance their business plans.

Experiential Education Endowment Fund

With the introduction of the PharmD program in 2017, students will complete a 40 week practicum (up from 22) at a community or hospital pharmacy. During these experiences students are trained and mentored by preceptors (professional pharmacists). Rural placements are particularly important because they benefit communities in need of pharmacists and expose students to career opportunities in a rural setting. The fund will provide support for preceptors and for the extra expenses students incur when moving away from campus.

Endowed Faculty Position

To create an endowed professorship, chair or named dean position that will be used to support research in the pharmacy practice or pharmaceutical sciences areas of the faculty.

Dean’s Excellence Fund

This fund provides students and faculty with educational and professional development opportunities including events, a speaker series and conferences.

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievement and enable us to recruit the top students from across Canada. Bursaries support students in financial need and those who demonstrate commitment to the profession. These awards can be supported by endowments or annual donations.

Special naming recognition is available for donors who are interested in these opportunities.