UBC opens Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

September 20, 2012

On Tuesday the University of British Columbia officially opened its new $133-million Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, which will enable the institution to graduate 224 new pharmacists annually by 2015 -- a 47% increase -- and more than double the research space for drug discovery and health care innovation. The 246,000-square-foot facility also supports the expansion of master's, doctoral, and doctor of pharmacy programs, and offers a new home to several other research organizations, such as the Centre for Drug Research and Development. In addition, a proposed pharmacy clinic will enable students and practitioners around BC to gain valuable experience working with patients. Under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, students will provide medical counselling to members of the public. UBC News Release