Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns, UBC Chapter (CAPSI)

Overview of the Club

CAPSI is an association of pharmacy students and interns that is invested in their professional development and the issues affecting their profession. Our organization strives to facilitate the excellence of pharmacy students in academia and professionalism through educational and practical experience outside of the pharmacy curricula. CAPSI operates on five different principles: Unity, Academics, Professionalism, Excellence and Advocacy.

CAPSI National Council is composed of Executives and Locals, all proud ambassadors for the profession of Pharmacy. Each Executive position is annually filled by an elected candidate from any Canadian Pharmacy faculty, and two Local candidates are elected to represent their respective Pharmacy faculty.

Your Local CAPSI Council at UBC consists of your Senior Representative, Junior Representative, Secretary and other executive council positions to help run initiatives for the students over the year. Refer to the local website for more information.

Highlights or Club Initiatives

CAPSI provides a strong voice for pharmacy students in issues that concern both students and the profession as a whole. In addition, CAPSI…

  • Provides opportunities for professional advancement through innovative educational programs
  • Promotes the unification of pharmacy students both nationally and internationally
  • Promotes peer interaction and exchange of ideas through conferences and symposia
  • Provides other membership benefits as listed below.

Benefits of Being a Member

Free items and membership benefits to other professional associations

  • CAPSI notebook, sponsorship merchandise
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Associate Membership


  • 20% discount on Agro iMCQ for students preparing for the PEBCs (licensing exams)

Opportunities to attend conferences and events:

  • CPhA PxP Conference
  • Professional Development Week (PDW) Conference
  • Pan American Regional Symposium and World Congress through IPSF
  • Local events and presentations hosted by CAPSI UBC

Opportunities to participate in local and national competitions (practice clinical skills, earn money, prizes and financial bursaries for attending PDW)

  • Student Literacy Challenge
  • Over the Counter Competition
  • Patient Interview Competition
  • Compounding Competition
  • Advice for Life
  • Poster Competition
  • UBC’s Next Top Pharmacist
  • Pharmafacts Competition

Opportunities for awards:

  • Award of Professionalism
  • Excellence in Pharmacy Award
  • Travel bursaries for conferences

Opportunities to get involved within the UBC PharmD program:

  • Advocacy committee
  • Community Outreach committee
  • Executive positions

How to Be a Member

Reach out to your CAPSI UBC Yearly Representative and they will be able to help you out:

You can also reach to your CAPSI Senior Representative or CAPSI Junior Representative

Links to the Club’s Pages