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

National President-Elect

Tara Sanders

National President-Elect

Tara Sanders

University of Saskatchewan, 3rd Year

Education (Prior to pharmacy school): I spent the first two years of my post-secondary education at both the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan, working towards a B.Sc in Physiology and Pharmacology.

Hobbies: In my free time you can usually find me scrolling through Pinterest to help me build the ultimate centerpieces for my upcoming wedding. When I’m not studying or wedding planning, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friends, and my playful kitten, Milo. My free time is also spent gardening, cooking, or exploring Saskatoon.

Position Goals:

  1. Increase CAPSI’s transparency to our members in order to show the value that CAPSI adds to all pharmacy students’ careers. To accomplish this, I aim to ensure our Operating Manual is up to date, encourage members to view our meeting minutes, and increase our member’s exposure/access to our meetings via social media.
  2. Consult with and support both the President and the rest of council in their duties throughout our term; to help broaden my understanding of the intricacies of CAPSI while also ensuring its sustainability and efficiency.
  3. Advocate for the interests of Canadian pharmacy students and ensure CAPSI members voices are heard throughout the advancement of our profession.

Career Goals:

Currently, I hope to make the most of my third year of pharmacy school. I plan to gain as much as I can from every opportunity that pharmacy school can offer and look forward to the challenge ahead.

After completing my pharmacy degree, I hope to work in a setting that allows me to promote, contribute to, and advocate for our professions expanding scope of practice. At this point in time, I am taking in every opportunity I can and I am unsure, but very excited, about which avenue of pharmacy I would like to pursue after graduation. Overall, I am looking forward to collaborating as part of an inter-professional team in the pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care.

Duties for National President-Elect

  • Learn about the function and intricacies of CAPSI
  • Consult with the President regularly and assist the President in all aspects of his/her duties when needed.
  • Serve as Vice-Chairman of the General and Executive Council meetings and during the absence of the President he/she shall perform such duties and exercise such powers.
  • To prepare reports for the Annual Meetings (PDW and CPhA conferences) and when appropriate to inform the Executive and General Council.
  • Act as the Liaison between the Academy of Students in Pharmacy (ASP) and CAPSI.
  • Act as the Liaison between the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) and CAPSI.
  • Play a secondary supportive function in projects and initiatives.
  • Organize and prepare agendas for the turnover meetings at the beginning of his/her presidential term (CPhA Conference).
  • Participate as an active member of the Executive Council, offering feedback and input on any issues and discussions that arise.