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

Vice President, Commmunications

Jennifer Butler

Vice President, Commmunications

Jennifer Butler

University of Manitoba, 4th Year

Education (Prior to pharmacy school): I did 3 years of a 4 year B.Sc. Co-operative program with a joint major in biochemistry and microbiology before being accepted into the pharmacy program at the U of M

Hobbies & Interests: I am currently obsessed with the Broadway hit, Hamilton! (I also like other musical theatre). Other than that, not too much else in terms of hobbies.

Position Goals:

  1. Secure at least one new CAPSI Club membership to increase council funding .
  2. Establish a feedback system for CAPSI students to ensure that they are benefitting from their membership.
  3. Further develop CAPSI’s promotional and advertisement materials that can be viewed by sponsors, students and the general public.

Career Goals:

Future career goals: obtain a position in a hospital pharmacy practice setting, and further work towards management and teaching roles.
Current career goals: just make it through to the end of pharmacy school!

Duties for Vice President, Communications

  • Act as a Liaison between CAPSI and other associations, organizations, pharmaceutical companies (i.e. responsible for public relations).
  • Act as a resource for local CAPSI representatives for awareness and promotion.
  • Responsible for the review, update and distribution of CAPSI’s promotional material.
  • Coordinate membership benefits and services (e.g. CAPSI Club, CAPSI Agenda).
  • Responsible for the solicitation of pharmaceutical companies to sponsor CAPSI  events.
  • Responsible for follow-up with phone calls and thank you letters to supporting companies.
  • Represent CAPSI  and speak at the annual Pharmacy Awareness Month (PAM) Launch.
  • Participate on the Membership and Website Committees.
  • 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 and comfortable speaking in public
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • Organization, time management
  • Effective social skills