Awards and Subsidies

The UPS along with the Faculty offers many awards and subsidies to students for involvement in extracurricular activities. The list below only contains the awards and subsidies in which UPS is involved with, but is not a fully exhaustive list of all the awards offered by the Faculty. To see the entire list of Faculty awards, please visit their website by clicking here. The awards mentioned below can also be found on the Faculty website under various years. Note that these awards are different from the awards based on UPS Points which are given out at UPS Awards Night. To see awards based on UPS Points, please login to your UPS Points account.

Alumni Undergraduate Award

The Alumni Undergraduate Award recognizes one student from each class that fits the following criteria:
  • Is in first, second or third year
  • Based on their involvement in student activities and contributions to the student body
  • Meets the minimum annual GPA requirement for this award of 2.7 (Second Class Honours)

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: UPS Points and Awards Committee (consists of Class Presidents and UPS Members from all 4 years)
    Funded by: Pharmacy Alumni and Donors


    UPS Award

    The UPS Award recognizes one student from each class that fits the following criteria:
  • Is in first, second, third or fourth year
  • Has made a significant contribution to undergraduate life in the Faculty over the past year and who has not held a position on UPS or Class Council in that year.

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: UPS Points and Awards Committee (consists of Class Presidents and UPS Members from all 4 years)
    Funded by: UPS


    Paul Halligan Spirit Award

    The Paul Halligan Spirit Award recognizes only one student across all 4 classes (not per class) that fits the following criteria:
  • Is in first, second, third or fourth year
  • Has held an official student governing position in the year of the award
  • Played in four or more intramural sports in the year of the award (the same sport in 2 different semesters will count as 2 different sports)
  • Exemplifies high leadership qualities and contributes greatly to the spirit of the student body of the Faculty

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: Recommendation by UPS Points and Awards Committee (consists of Class Presidents and UPS Members from all 4 years), decision by Faculty
    Funded by: Class of 8T5 in honour of Paul Halligan


    8T0 Award

    The 8T0 Award recognizes one student from the third year class that fits the following criteria:
  • To the student who has made the most significant contribution to the professional, athletic and social lives of fellow classmates.

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: UPS Points and Awards Committee (consists of Class Presidents and UPS Members from all 4 years)
    Funded by: Class of 8T0


    Sharon Wells Memorial Award

    The Sharon Wells Memorial Award recognizes one student from the third year class that fits the following criteria:
  • To the student who demonstrates leadership skills and is dependable, reliable, compassionate and socially active in helping others.

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: UPS Points and Awards Committee (consists of Class Presidents and UPS Members from all 4 years)
    Funded by: Philip Feldberg in honour of Sharon Wells


    Dean Donald Perrier Award

    Donald Perrier served as the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy from 1986-1998. This award was created to commemorate his contribution to the practice of pharmacy, especially his effort in advocating the student role in the profession. This award will serve as a reminder to future generations of the power of students to influence and shape the profession of pharmacy. The Dean Donald Perrier Award is to be awarded to a fourth year pharmacy student who meets the following criteria:
  • Has made the greatest contribution to organizations and councils with the goal of advancing the practice of pharmacy. This involves involvement in pharmacy and health organizations such as CAPSI, CPhA, UPS, OPA, CSHP, IHP, OCP, MTPA and others.

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: UPS President, Vice-President and 3 Faculty members
    Funded by: UPS (the physical award is funded by UPS, but no additional monetary value is given)
    Presented by: Donald Perrier at UPS Awards Night


    Pharmasave Award for Student Innovation

    Innovation is the essence of Pharmasave and is what has established our success as Canada’s leader in patient-centered health and wellness programs. It is through these programs that Pharmasave’s Live Well® Pharmacists integrate professional health services like consultations, community seminars and disease management clinics into their daily practices. The Pharmasave Award for Student Innovation is to be awarded to an undergraduate pharmacy student who has demonstrated:
  • Outstanding leadership qualities
  • Community outreach involvement
  • Innovative initiatives in the profession of pharmacy

  • Deadline: Early March (exact date to be determined by UPS Vice-President)
    Decided by: Pharmasave
    Funded by: Pharmasave
    Presented by: Pharmasave at UPS Awards Night


    CONFERENCE SUBSIDIES

    The UPS also provides several conference subsidies for students:

    Professional Development Week (PDW): PDW is a conference held every January by CAPSI National and is held by a different pharmacy school each year. UPS offers a total subsidy of $4,000 split amongst all attendees (amount determined by UPS each year at budget meeting). The subsidy is dependent on the student having attended enough sessions at the Conference and then submitting their stamp card to CAPSI/UPS for validation.

    Pharmacy U Conference: The Pharmacy U conference is a one day conference held every February with a focus on hot topics in pharmacy and in particular the business aspect of things. UPS gets a limited number of free seats each year which it offers to students through a lottery/application process.

    OPA Conference: The OPA conference is a two to three day conference held every June by the OPA and focuses on current topics and changes in the pharmacy landscape. The Faculty offers a ~$100-$200 subsidy to students through a lottery process, and this amount is determined by the Faculty each year. UPS also offers a total subsidy of $2,000 split amongst all attendees who did not receive any funding from the Faculty. This amount is determined by UPS each year at the budget meeting.