Canadian pharmacy students and interns unified for excellence, advocacy and academics in pharmacy.

IPSF Liaison

Joyce Yu

IPSF Liaison

Joyce Yu

University of Waterloo, 2nd Year

Education (Prior to Pharmacy): BSc in Biomedical Sciences

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, GoT, playing piano and travelling!

Position Goals:

  1. Increase the number of sites available for incoming students.
  2. Encourage more Canadian students to find host sites and apply for outgoing exchanges.
  3. Increase IPSF awareness and presence within CAPSI and in the pharmacy student body.

Career Goals:

Compounding or renal pharmacist.

Duties for IPSF Liaison

  • Act as the liaison to the International Pharmacy Students’ Federation.
  • Represent CAPSI and Canadian pharmacy students to the world.
  • Introduce, implement and coordinate the various IPSF projects for the current year.
  • Complete letters and questionnaires about pharmacy in Canada.
  • Keep the Federation informed about proceedings and work within CAPSI.
  • Inform the Federation about meetings, conferences, etc. in Canada.
  • Submit articles for the News Bulletin publication.
  • Responsible for the collection of payments for the IPSF Annual Membership Fees and Student Exchange Fees.
  • Provide progress reports about the work achieved in Canada.
  • Represent and arrange appropriate and adequate representation of CAPSI at the IPSF annual Congress by Official Delegates of CAPSI and to instruct these delegates fully of their duties at Congress.
  • Promote IPSF to students and recent graduates.
  • Examples of projects of IPSF include: Student Exchange Program, Annual IPSF International Congress of Pharmacy, Village Concept Project (Joint CAPSI / IPSF) + many other projects such as Book Appeal, AIDS Awareness, Pharmacy 2000, etc.
  • Participate as an active member of the Executive Council, offering feedback and input on any issues and discussions that arise.
  • Attend meetings and prepare and distribute reports at the two Annual Meetings: PDW and the CPhA Conference. (Reports may be made throughout the year to inform the Executive and General Council as needed).


Valuable Skills & Traits

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Desire to attain a global awareness and perspective