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

National Past-President

Caitlin McGrath

National Past-President

Caitlin McGrath

University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) Alumna

Education (Prior to pharmacy school): I have completed my pharmacy degree and now have the honour of placing the infamous BSP credentials behind my name! Prior to being accepted into pharmacy school, I studied two very exciting years of biology at the University of Alberta.

Hobbies & Interests: Figure skating has always been a passion of mine and I fill as many free weekends as possible judging competitions in small communities. When I’m not at the arena, or working CAPSI projects I can usually be found spending time at the lake with my family, exploring Saskatchewan with my grandpa, reading, gardening or watching make-up tutorials!

Position Goals:

  1. Shed light on the historical perspective of the organization during Council meetings. Continue to uncover and record CAPSI’s history to ensure the 50th Anniversary of the organization is celebrated by recognizing the past and looking hopefully to the future.
  2. Provide support to each member of the CAPSI National Council and reiterate the importance of focusing on our membership. By providing support as a new graduate, I hope to provide an overarching perspective of CAPSI’s efforts in relation to the reality of pharmacy practice.
  3. Utilize the ethics committee to create a forum for our members to ask CAPSI National questions, voice concerns and propose ideas for membership and advocacy.

Career Goals:

I am currently practicing as a clinical pharmacist in a rural Alberta community pharmacy. During my time in this position, I hope to gain practical knowledge, establish myself as s pharmacist who makes a difference in the community by providing exceptional patient-centered care, and continue to advocate for pharmacy practice and education. I look forward to where my career will go and cannot wait to become a preceptor!

Duties for National Past-President

  • Act for and in the name of the Association.
  • Supervise and coordinate and play a primary role in the activities and affairs of the Association.
  • Play a primary supportive role in several projects and initiatives.
  • Head the active promotion of CAPSI activities to students, industry and the profession.
  • Chair and mediate discussion during all meetings of the General Council, the National Executive and General Membership meetings.
  • Create agendas, organize council meetings and prepare reports.
  • Chair the Constitutional Review Committee.
  • Active member of the Finance and PDW Planning Committees.
  • Ensure that resolutions adopted by the Association are acted upon and adhered to.
  • Initiate, delegate and promote the development and growth of CAPSI Responsible for fostering good relations and partnerships with National and International Pharmacy Associations (e.g. CPhA, FIP, etc.).