We are Canada’s largest pharmacy school and have a world class reputation in education and research. Educational programming is at the heart of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and we currently offer a number of cutting-edge educational programs including the PharmD program (entry to practice professional degree program), the PharmD for Pharmacists program (for those who have completed a BScPhm degree and wish to upgrade to an entry level PharmD), and the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program (BSc), offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts and Science. Our Graduate Programs offer students in the physical, biological, clinical and social sciences a challenging and rewarding research-intensive program leading to Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.
The research conducted by students, faculty, research associates and postdoctoral fellows at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy focuses on drugs and medications. This research reflects the breadth and depth of the questions and issues relevant to modern drug therapy including the role of pharmacists in the health care system, the mechanism of action of novel compounds, drug discovery and delivery, and countless others. The results of this research have a profound impact in drug therapy on both the molecular level and on entire populations. Current research conducted at the Faculty includes the development of a cost-effective nanomaterial-based diagnostic tool used to identify cancer and infectious disease; the development of a novel drug delivery system to aid wound healing in diabetic patients; and leveraging health care databases to examine the effects of drugs on patient’s health and how resources are used, allowing policy-makers to make better decisions about the delivery of health care.
The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is also committed to life-long learning through the Office of Continuous Professional Development which delivers leading-edge educational programs that improve and expand the competency of pharmacy professionals, researchers, scientists and allied professionals involved in pharmacy policy and practice. Our International Pharmacy Graduate program (IPG) is a unique best practices bridging program designed to assist pharmacists educated and trained in countries outside Canada to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards.