Gold Sponsors ($1,000)
BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA)
“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 works collaboratively with the Ministry of Health, UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacists of BC and other key stakeholders in pharmacy.”
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 the leading sports drinks, Hydralyte’s hydration formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for rapid and effective rehydration and is recommended by medical professionals around the world.
PCCA is an independent compounding pharmacy’s complete resource for fine chemicals, devices, training and support.
PCCA was incorporated in 1981 by a network of pharmacists who recognized the need for customized medications.
- Clinical Services – PCCA’s team of 20+ full-time pharmacists are at your disposal 24/7/365
- Formula Access – 9,400+ formulas, whenever and wherever you need them
- Exclusive Bases – PCCA’s proprietary compounding vehicles unmatched in performance and reliability
- Pharmacy Compounding Education – PCCA offers pharmacy education, training and support to help you get ahead, and stay there
- Unparalleled quality control and quality assurance for all products
PCCA exists to help our members successfully practice the art and science of pharmacy compounding through a variety of products and services designed especially for their practices. Empower your pharmacy, and inquire how you can help your patients!
RBC On Campus is thrilled to be supporting this year’s GPA! We offer holistic advice and financing options to assist Pharmacy students in all stages of their program. Focus on your specialty, not your finances, with a solution that offers flexibility and a low interest rate, all with no co-signor requirements for domestic students. Find us in the Nest building at UBC or at rbc.com/oncampus to get in touch!
Shoppers Drug Mart
Pharmacists are employed by Shoppers Drug Mart® Associate-Owners who offer the right environment and incentives for personal and professional growth with new and exciting concepts in patient care, technology and career development.
When you become a member of a Shoppers Drug Mart® Associate-Owner team, you will be encouraged to advance your education and pursue special designations, and will be provided with unparalleled support in achieving your professional goals.
As an integral member of a community health care team, you will work with the Pharmacy team, to help make a difference to the health and well-being of Canadians through the provision of primary care services including – medication reviews, prescribing and immunizations, as enabled by provincial regulations. Several Pharmacists have also achieved the designation of Certified Diabetes Educators and many are Certified Geriatric Pharmacists, with expertise in geriatric pharmacotherapy for seniors. Others have obtained the International Society of Travel Medicine Certificate in Travel Health and provide complex travel health services in the Shoppers Drug Mart® networks’ Travel Health Centers of Excellence.
Becoming an Associate-Owner
Shoppers Drug Mart® stores are owned and operated by Pharmacists. The Associate-Owners benefit from management efficiencies inherent in being part of the Shoppers Drug Mart® family. For those who require training in management, finance, communication and/or leadership, learning occurs through interactive distance learning, on-the-job training and coaching/mentoring.
Making the move to corporate
Pharmacists who wish to work in a corporate environment have the opportunity to move into various positions in our central or regional offices. Many of our executives are Pharmacists who started their careers with Shoppers Drug Mart® in the dispensary.
Trudell Healthcare Solutions
Improving lives across the globe.
Our mission at Trudell Medical International is to help people breathe better and live fuller lives. We achieve this through patient and user centric products, designed and manufactured by a dedicated team of individuals.
We live out our mission everyday through patient, customer and care pathway obsession, a learning mindset and working collaboratively together.
Some of our leading brands in respiratory care include the AEROCHAMBER* brand of spacers, the AEROBIKA* OPEP devices, and the TRUZONE* Peak Flow Meter, marketed and distributed in over 100 countries. Our high-quality products are differentiated in the marketplace by their clinical utility, innovation, and unique patient-centric design. Some of our products have won design awards and all our products are backed by science and supported with 100+ peer reviewed articles in leading journals and 300+ patents.
Xenex Labs has been supporting Canadian pharmacies and compounders for over 40 years by supplying superior quality compounding ingredients. We continue to uphold our commitment to high standards for quality control by only supplying Health Canada and US FDA GMP Approved Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Chemicals, and Compounding Bases. In doing so, we are trusted to deliver excellence as we continue to become an invaluable partner and the preferred pharmaceutical supplier in the industry!
We invite you to learn more about us, view our catalog and compounding formulas on www.xenexlabs.com
Bronze Sponsors ($500)
Costco Wholesale’s pharmacy offers competitive total prescription costs, providing great value, savings and affordability to all patients. All patients using Costco can benefit immediately from Costco’s favourable pricing and can also choose to have their prescription medications delivered to their home at no extra cost using telephone or online ordering. A patient does not need to be a Costco member to use the pharmacy. In addition to this, individuals can take advantage of patient care services such as health and wellness programs, immunization services, minor ailments, and medication therapy management by their pharmacist. Visit costcopharmacy.ca for more information.
In-kind Sponsors (<$250)
Evo Car Share
Evo Car share is made for you. Our fully hybrid and electric vehicle fleet is equipped with bike and ski racks, allowing you to enjoy everything BC has to offer. You can drive anywhere, just pick up and drop off in Metro Vancouver. Plus, gas, parking, insurance, and all your kilometers are included in our low per-minute rate.
Feel free to also find more info on www.evo.ca.
Grounds for Coffee
Thank you and shout out to @GroundsYVR for providing these #NiceBuns for our event. Grounds for Coffee has been home to the world’s best cinnamon bun since 1993, with locations at Alma & 10th and on The Drive.
The simple truth is this: we would’ve founded Nora Snacks just as an excuse to import seaweed snacks for ourselves. Our snacks are not only delicious, but also vegan and non-GMO, making them the perfect choice for anyone looking for a unique, better-for-you snack with Asian-inspired flavors. Join us in our mission to make the world a healthier place, one snack at a time! Visit our website (https://www.norasnacks.com/pages/find-in-stores) to find Nora Snacks in a local store near you.
Herbaland makes fun, earth-friendly, nutritious gummies that are created with the earth’s health in mind, from our inclusive recipes to our plant-based ingredients, our production and packaging, and our community giving. Herbaland is the first vitamin gummy brand to go compostable, without brand new compostable pouches!
Loafe Café: UBC’s favourite coffee shop.
At Loafe Café, we are proud to serve locally roasted Pallet coffee, handcrafted sandwiches, fresh, house-baked pastries and seasonal salads. We are known for having the best Happy Hour on campus, with a large patio and constant rotation of the finest craft beer BC has to offer.
We are located on the main floor of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Check out our newest location, Loafe UBC Sauder! To get in touch, see our hours for each location, or check out our catering services, please reach out to us over Instagram (@loafecafe) or visit our website (https://loafe.ca/)
Modo Yoga Vancouver is a therapeutic hot yoga studio located in Kitsilano. Our community is joined together by our love of yoga, our commitment to protecting the earth, and of course our passion for long walks on the beach. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced student, we offer accessible classes that are challenging, healthy, and fun! When you join our sweaty family, you join a community of over 60 studios worldwide. We welcome all bodies and experiences. See you in the hot room!
Based in the lower mainland, Pearl Fever Teahouse is dedicated to its bubble tea craft and consistency in quality. Our service to individual taste aims to evolve the way we think of bubble tea.
Homegrown in Vancouver, our female-led, family-run business started out in 2005 with the goal of becoming one of the best cruelty free skincare brands in Canada and the US. Many years, ideas, awards and press features later, our dedicated team continues to innovate with the highest quality, wholesome ingredients in our extensively tested formulas. All while constantly working toward a better, fairer and more environmentally friendly industry.
Taste Vancouver Foods
More Yum, More Fun! Vancouver’s Award-Winning Walking Food Tours. Taste Vancouver Food Tours offers an authentic 2.5-hour food tasting experience through 3 of Vancouver’s thriving neighbourhoods.
Located in the heart of UBC Vancouver in Wesbrook Village, VNYSΛ (pronounced Vinyasa) is a premium yoga studio offering warm infrared heated yoga to the people in the most unique, diverse, and approachable way. Our wide spectrum of classes including 50/50, Yoga Beats, Detox, Hipster, Mellow Flow, Power, Soul Flow, Yoga Strong, Chill, Flow, Slow Burn, Beginners Yoga, Rise and Shine (and more). We are As Unique As You Are. Never repeated, never replicated.
Modernized and authentic; our classes are filled with creativity, inspiration and love.
Crafted for lovers of sweat and seekers of contemplation. Find your perfect flow with us at VNYSΛ
*Warning: May cause transformational experiences.