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AIM Member University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmacuetical Sciences

3126 Dentistry/Pharmacy Ctr.
T6G 2N8, Edmonton

Vision: Excellence in pharmacy education and research through learning, discovery and citizenship.

Mission: To address the needs of society as they relate to pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The mission will be carried out through discovery, dissemination, and application of new knowledge involving teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships.

The Faculty's undergraduate program is fully accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy programs in Canada. Its Graduate Studies and Research programs have been ranked by an External Review Committee as being in the top rankings in North America.

Students of the Faculty continually place first in Canada in the National Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada examinations. In fact, they have held that honor for 18 of the past 20 years. In 12 of those years, a student from the Faculty won the individual award for the highest achievement in these examinations in all of Canada.

The Faculty's researchers attract approximately $2 million annually in external research grants and contracts. The Faculty has also excelled in transferring its research technology to the marketplace. Many of the University's spin-off companies originated in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Built on Excellence... 
The pharmaceutical sciences are the base for the development of safe and effective drugs. Pharmacy practice is the application of scientific knowledge to enhance patient care. These are the components of teaching at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students are educated to provide information and medication in a way that provides optimal patient care. 

Our Faculty has built a reputation as one of the finest pharmacy schools in Canada. We have embraced new technologies, developed new approaches to pharmacy education and created an environment for innovative research. Our graduates are acknowledged as outstanding pharmacy professionals, and the work of our academic staff is respected nationally and internationally.