For Incoming Students

So, what is GPA?

GPA (Great Pharmacy Adventure) is a student-run welcoming event just for you, the UBC Pharmacy Class of 2027! GPA features a full-day of creative team-building activities and exciting adventures. You can expect to make memories that you will never forget. On Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, first-year students will form small teams with a senior pharmacy student who will lead you through a journey of tasks and obstacles across UBC campus, seeking to complete the Great Pharmacy Adventure!

How much does GPA cost?

  • Early bird: $35 (July 01 – July 07)
  • Regular: $40 (July 08 onwards)
    • Note: Register before July 21st to guarantee your T-Shirt size!

How do I pay?

Check out our Registration page!

What’s included?

Your tickets include: a goodie bag containing a multitude of goodies to get you ready for pharmacy school, an unforgettable day filled with long-lasting memories, and FOOD!

What will the day look like?

Click here to be directed to the Basic Itinerary

When will I be notified about my group leader?

All participants will receive an email with their group members’ names and their group leader’s information by Monday, August 28th, 2023. Get ready and look forward to getting a message from your group leader prior to the event and meeting your peers!

Who should I contact if I cannot attend GPA anymore?

Please contact us at with your full name, student number, and an explanation of your absence before Monday, August 28th, 2023.

If I change my mind, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, after submitting your registration, there will be no refunds issued by the GPA 2023 committee. We apologize for the inconvenience.