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University of British Columbia
Proud member of the FIP Academic Institutional Membership

University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, established in 1946, is internationally recognized for excellenceand innovation in education. Researchers are among the world’s leading minds in the pharmaceuticalsciences, engaging in multidisciplinary and collaborative projects that contribute to improving the health ofBritish Columbians and the world.

UBC’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program currently produces more ...

What is the FIP Academic Institutional Membership?

FIP recognises the prominent role of schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in providing the foundation for our profession and developed the FIP Academic Institutional Membership (AIM). FIP AIM is the only global network interconnecting schools of pharmacy and academic pharmacy leaders around the world for networking, knowledge sharing, and leadership. The members of the FIP AIM are schools of pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical sciences, represented through their Deans or equivalents.

Why You and Your Institution Should Join Academic Institutional Membership?

FIP AIM members benefit from FIP’s global credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and involvement in high-level academic decision-making.

Benefits of the FIP Academic Institutional Membership:

  • Network with pharmacy leaders worldwide through online discussion forums and international conferences
  • International platform of discussion and shared challenges and successes
  • Stand out in the global arena through publication and presentation opportunities
  • Gain exposure to career opportunities in academia
  • Have a worldwide impact via collaboration on global FIP projects
  • Stay relevant on academic pharmacy trending topics through exclusive publications including monthly FIP AIM Newsletters and The Pharmacy Education Journal

For more details on the membership benefits please see our flyer.

Join FIP's First-ever Online Leadership Course at Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF) 2020

Each year FIP AIM hosts the Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF) for all academic pharmacy leaders to discuss current and relevant topics on leadership and pharmacy education in an international arena. FIP AIM Member institutions are offered free registration to GALF which takes place alongside FIP’s annual World Congress. Due to the current situation with the COVID-19, FIP has decided to reschedule FIP’s 80th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to 2021 as your safety and the well-being of your communities are our priority. Therefore, this year FIP organised its first ever Virtual Congress, and GALF took place virtually too.

At GALF, FIP’s first-ever online leadership development course, “Enhancing Academic Leadership Horizons in Trying Times” 's first module has been offered live for every pharmacist who is interested in academic pharmacy and would like to enhance their primary leadership skills while navigating a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The whole course, which consists of four modules, is now being offered on the FIP’s virtual learning platform. The modules will help pharmacy academics stand out in the global arena and shape the future of pharmacy education, and practice even in these challenging times.FIP AIM members are being offered special fees to register for the full course. Please visit the website to learn more, and apply from here to join this unique leadership course.

Becoming an AIM Member

To apply for the FIP Academic Institutional Membership for yourself, your institution, or faculty, visit All faculties or schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences around the world are invited to apply for FIP AIM.

Hear it from the AIM Members

“One of our university mottoes is that internationalisation is very important… AIM can help support and further [our] vision of the internationalising the school. It’s also good to hear about what other deans are going through and how they’re tackling situations.”
- Lilian M. Azzopardi, Head of Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta

“The Deans Forum allowed me to perform major improvements in our pharmacy programme including curriculum design and development, interpersonal education, leadership and experimental education and training.”
- Mohamad Rahal, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Lebanese International University, Lebanon

AIM Advisory Committee

The AIM Advisory Committee drives FIP's global strategy and projects on academic and institutional development and provides leadership and technical advice. The AIM Advisory Committee covers all World Health Organisation (WHO) Regions in the world.

Message from the AIM Advisory Committee Member

Yulia Ladutko, St. Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical University "Being an AIM Advisory Committee Member gives me the opportunity to be fully involved in the global network of the professionals for the highest quality of pharmaceutical education."

AIM Advisory Committee Members Affiliation Country
AIM Chair Pierre Moreau Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy Kuwait University Kuwait
Immediate Past AIM Chair Wayne Hindmarsh Chief Executive Officer, CCAPP Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy University of Toronto Canada
African Region Mwila Chiluba Dean, University of Zambia Zambia
Yahya Choonara Chair and Department Head, Pharmacy and Pharmacology University of Witwatersrand South Africa
Americas Region Silvana Nair Leite Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina Brasil
Toyin Tofade Dean, Howard University College of Pharmacy United States
Eastern Mediterranean Region Mohamad Rahal Dean, Lebanese International University Lebanon
Abla Mahmoud Albsoul Dean, School of Pharmacy the University of Jordan Jordan
European Region Lilian Azzopardi Head of Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta Malta
Yulia Ladutko Dean, St. Petersburg Chemical and Pharmaceutical University Russian Federation
South-East Asian Region Beom-Jin Lee Dean, College of Pharmacy, Ajou University South Korea
Rajani Shakya Head of Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University Nepal
Western Pacific Region Paul Gallagher Professor, National University of Singapore Department of Pharmacy Singapore
Carlo Marra Dean, School of Pharmacy University of Otago New Zealand

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