The BC Pharmacy Association is an organization that supports and advances the professional and economic interests of community pharmacists and pharmacies in the province. In its’ role as an advocate for the profession and business of community pharmacy, the BCPhA maintains strong relationships with the College of Pharmacists of BC and UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Hydralyte is a global leader in delivering clinical hydration. After dominating the Australian oral hydration market for more than ten years, Hydralyte’s range of great tasting electrolyte products are now available in Canada. With up to 75% less sugar and 4x the electrolytes compared to leading sports drinks, Hydralyte’s hydration formulation is based on the World Health Organization’s criteria for rapid and effective rehydration and is recommended by medical professionals all around the world.
Hot Box Yoga is partnering with GPA again this year. Located in Wesbrook Village on UBC’s campus, Hot Box Yoga offers classes that are open to everyone and are designed to provide the right challenge for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The Hot Box Yoga is a studio where authentic yoga is available to everyone without the pretension or intimidation factor that has surrounded modern yoga culture.
Located on UBC’s campus in Wesbrook Village, TD Canada Trust is easily accessible for all of your banking needs. TD delivers a comfortable banking experience, upholding the highest standards of integrity, honesty, professionalism, and security.
Scotiabank is partnering again with GPA this year! Located on UBC’s campus, Scotiabank is easily accessible for all of your banking needs. Scotiabank is committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential by investing in the complete picture of their development believing this is an investment in long-term security, stability, and growth of our communities. As a pharmacy student, Scotiabank offers a Student Professional Plan during your 4 years and beyond.
Jamieson has consistently been voted Canada’s most trusted brand of vitamins: in a rapidly growing marketplace; they set themselves apart with their industry-leading commitment to providing consumers with the purest, safest, and most effective natural health solutions available.
Professional Compounding Centres of America have partnered with GPA again this year, hosting a compounding station during the amazing race. PCCA believes in helping pharmacists and prescribers create personalized medicine that makes a difference in patients’ lives. This is why they provide more products, more education, and more support than any other compounding organization.
Xenex Labs is a leading supplier of the highest quality pharmaceutical compounding products in Canada, serving pharmacies, hospitals, and other professional users. Xenex’s products include Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, compounding equipment, bases, essential oils, and more. They employ pharmacists, chemists, and technicians to provide the best service to industry partners.
Grounds for Coffee is a local cafe home to the “World’s Best Cinnamon Buns”. They use wholesome, locally sourced ingredients, and their bunds are baked fresh daily. In addition to their delicious baked goods, they serve premium, ethically sourced, organic Arabica coffee. Their commitment to the Vancouver community is evident through their generous donations to GPA year after year.
At the Hive, their mission is to make you feel at home in this community from the moment you walk through the door, whether you are brand new to climbing or have been climbing for years. Owned and operated by climbers, who truly love the sport and believe that everyone is a climber at heart, The Hive aims to be a world class centre of activity, with gyms that hosts a comprehensive blend of climbing gyms, training facilities, and fitness centres. Their North Shore facility is home to their PrAna Studio, offering a mix of classes and workshops including yoga, pilates, and conditioning.
EvoCar Share is a car sharing service in Vancouver created by BCCA. Their fleet of Hybrid Toyota Priuses is widely accessible on campus and beyond, and is an exceptionally efficient method of transportation around the city. Users are charged by the minute for one-way trips, with no additional chargers for parking or gas. EvoCar Share has kindly provided GPA participants and volunteers who sign-up with free membership and 45 minutes of driving.
Biercraft Restaurants offer great bistro inspired fare and an extensive selection of Craft and Imported Beers with an emphasis on Belgian beers. The nearest location is in Wesbrook Village, featuring a large patio and a casual, public house environment. Biercraft is open everyday from brunch to late night, and is a perfect place to meetup with friends for a drink or bite to eat.
Loafe Cafe is located on the main floor of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on campus and is dedicated to serving artisan located roasted coffee, fresh baked goods, and made-to-order sandwiches. It is widely recognized as one of the best, and most aesthetically pleasing spots for coffee at UBC.
Shoppers Drug Mart is a Canadian retail pharmacy chain with a convenient location just minutes from the Pharmacy building on campus. Shoppers is a major contributor to practicum opportunities and part-time employment for pharmacy students, as well as a major employer for new graduates. Shoppers is committed to exceptional patient care and is a leader for the future of pharmacy in Canada. GPA is just one of the many events that Shoppers sponsors in the faculty each year.
Modo Yoga is a community of independent hot yoga studios united by a love for yoga and dedicated to created a more sustainable world. Modo Yoga offers a diverse selection of different classes, all built from the foundation of the Modo Series: a system of postures and breathing exercises designed to be practiced in 40 degree heat. Modo Yoga is accessible to everyone, from beginners to experts.
Red Bull is partnering with GPA again this year. “Giving Wings to People and Ideas”, Red Bull continues to have a strong global and community impact including our very own UBC campus.
Guayaki Yerba Mate is partnering with GPA again this year. Their vision holds that yerba mate culture will power their Market Driven Regeneration business model to regenerate ecosystems and create vibrant communities. Guayaki Yerba Mate continues to have a vibrant presence in numerous communities, especially universities, through their University Ambacebador program.