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

National Past-President

Caitlin McGrath

National Past-President

Kavetha Selvathilagan

University of Saskatchewan, Alumni

Education (Prior to pharmacy school): Two very exciting years of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta!

Hobbies & Interests: I love spending my free time with my family and friends! You can usually find me chatting on the phone, touring Saskatoon with my grandpa, or socializing with my classmates. Winter is my favourite season and mainly because of my passion for figure skating. If I’m not on the ice myself, I’ll be on the judging panel. Coffee, kayaking, spin class, and gardening are just a few of my favourite things!

Position Goals:

  1. Ensure CAPSI National meetings are run efficiently and effectively as we strive to accomplish our goals for the year and provide ongoing support to our CAPSI members. This will be done by continually focusing on the best interests of our members and by dedicating our meetings to honoring and fulfilling the association’s vision, mission, and core values.
  2. Provide full support to CAPSI council members and subcommittees. I hope to accomplish this by fostering an even stronger sense of community and respect within council and by increasing transparency to our membership.
  3. Continue building on the momentum and accomplishments from previous CAPSI councils in an effort to strengthen the association.

Career Goals:

As I have been progressing through the pharmacy program I find myself intrigued by the many different avenues pharmacy has to offer. After graduation I plan on practicing in a community pharmacy setting to gain experience and find my footing as a new pharmacist. In the future I would love to further my education through a residency or masters in pharmacy.

I aspire to practice with a strong patient-centered focus and to the full extent of the expanded scope of pharmacy practice. I intend to continue advocating throughout my entire career for patient-centered care, inter-professional collaboration, and the pharmacy profession as a whole.

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.).