It's a Wrap! Celebrating 70 years of the UBC BSc(Pharm) program

Updated on July 16, 2021 (Originally posted on October 15, 2019) The Tablet

Celebrating 70 years of BSc(Pharm) graduates, the University of B.C.’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted a banquet dinner and a trip down memory lane for its alumni through the decades on Sept. 14, 2019.


Grant Rowley, grad class 1982, poses for a photo with dad Ed Rowley, who graduated in the very first graduating class of the BSc(Pharm) program in 1949!

Riggs and Hills

Wayne Riggs, Sandra Hill and David Hill from the Bachelor of Science in pharmacy grad class of 1971.

Class of 82

Grant Rowley, James McCormack, Bradley Craig, Beverly Louis, Mary Shyng, Lauretta Gauthier and Mathew Chong, all of the class of 1982, pose for a photo.


The BSc(Pharm) Wrap Up event saw attendees from the most recent graduates to those from the first grad class in 1949.


Alumni Ahmad Ghahary, Frances Hanson-Monnie, Andrea Paterson and Kyle Collins pose for a photo.

Michael Coughtrie

Michael Coughtrie, dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, unveils a plaque to recognize the seven-decade history of the UBC BSc(Pharm) program.

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