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

Vice President, Education

Jean-Félix Côté

Vice President, Education

Sydney Saunders

Université de Montréal, 4th Year

Education (Prior to pharmacy school):  I completed two years of Biochemistry.

Hobbies & Interests: 

Beer brewing, Climbing, Reading suspense novels,

Position Goals:

  1. Spark interest and encourage students to further develop their clinical knowledge
  2. Standardize application process for awards across country
  3. Provide interesting insights and opportunities on subjects that are not covered with the standard curriculum.

Career Goals:

I wanna be the very best (pharmacist), like no one ever was
I’m orienting myself towards hospital and community practice
Clinical research is very appealing to me after my background in science

vped@capsi.ca

Duties for Vice President, Education

  • Responsible for the coordination of the National Competitions of CAPSI including review, updates and distribution of the rules and regulations. The competitions include: Compounding Competition, Patient Interview Competition, OTC Competition and Student Literary Challenge.
  • Contact and maintain relations with all sponsors and groups affiliated with the competitions and other projects associated with this portfolio.
  • Review, update and distribute the CAPSI Awards of Professionalism.
  • Maintain a close professional relationship with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy Across Canada (AFPC).
  • Coordinate nationally the “CAPSI Symposia” by proposing topics and assisting with the organization of these sessions.
  • Participate as an active member of the Executive Council, offering feedback and input on any issues and discussions that arise.
  • Develop new ideas to further CAPSI initiatives and implement these ideas with the approval of Council.
  • Attend the two Annual Meetings: PDW and the CPhA Conference and prepare and distribute reports. (Reports may be made throughout the year to inform the Executive and General Council as needed).
  • Submit articles to the CAPSIL when required at your discretion.
  • Coordination of Operation: Wash Up and future community educational initiatives.

 

Valuable Skills & Traits

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze, assess and evaluate protocols, procedures and documents
  • Statistical knowledge
  • Creativity