Pharmacy Events

Orientation
(For First Year Pharmacy Students)

September

Orientation is a welcoming and introduction for incoming students into the faculty and profession.


Welcome Back BBQ and Beach Volleyball

September

What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new school year than with a BBQ and an afternoon of beach volleyball at the Garneau Courts! Join us for some mingling, great food and prizes!


Welcome Reception

September

Welcome Reception is a mixer held early on in the year in order promote relationships between incoming students, current students, APSA, and faculty members.


CIBC Run for the Cure

October

Each year, Alberta pharmacy students compete against the other 10 pharmacy schools in Canada to see who can fundraise the most money in the CIBC Run For The Cure.


CAPSI Competitions

October

Each year, CAPSI organizes four competitions on our campus: Compounding, Patient Interview, Over-the-Counter and the Student Literacy Challenge (SLC).


Mr. Pharmacy

November-December

Mr. Pharmacy is a competition between 8 incredibly talented male students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta


Professional Development Week

January

CAPSI’s PDW is a conference for pharmacy students from universities across Canada. PDW 2018 will be located here at home in Edmonton., Alberta! Visit for more information.


White Coat Ceremony
(for First Year Pharmacy Students)

January

The white coat ceremony is a yearly tradition where first year students are officially inducted into the profession of pharmacy. Students will receive a complementary white coat and name tag to use for labs and placements.


Curling Funspiel

January

Gather your craziest costumes and come out for the curling funspiel. This is a traditional curling tournament with a twist and an event you won’t want to miss!


Blue and Gold Ball

February

The Blue and Gold Ball is an annual formal event attended by students, faculty members, and alumni. The event includes the much talked about punch competition, an awards ceremony, and a dance.


Pharmacy Awareness Month

March

Pharmacy Awareness Month is a jam-packed month of pharmacy events that advocate for our profession and educate the public of our role.


Alumni Hockey Game

March

U of A pharmacy hockey players of the present and the past come together for the alumni hockey game. The winning team receives the illustrious trophy and bragging rights for the year!