The Department of Pharmacology is an integral part of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. We are proud of the excellence of our scientific research and our deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Read a statement on the importance of pharmacology in the post-genomic era, from distinguished alumnus Dr Terry Kenakin.



Graduate Student News

Congratulations to the following graduate students for receiving the following awards:

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) 75th Anniversary Award

  • Scott Campbell (Dr Peter Light)
  • Ana Cotuneanu (Dr Bradley Kerr)

  • Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Graudate Scholarship MSc

  • Ana Cotuneanu (Dr Bradley Kerr)

  • Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD)/Alberta Health Services (AHS) Award

  • Andrej Roczkowski (Dr Rick Schulz)

  • Stephana Cherak, a graduate student in Pharmacology, has been selected as Editor in Chief for the Alberta Academic Review!

    The Alberta Academic Review (AAR) is a peer-reviewed academic journal located at the University of Alberta, and is a forum for academic debate and discussion on a wide variety of subjects. The AAR seeks to serve as a record of graduate and undergraduate academic work in Alberta, with a focus on work produced by students at the University of Alberta.

    Congratulations to the following graduate students for receiving the following awards:

    Alberta Innovation Health Science (AIHS) Graduate Studentship

  • Khushwant Bhullar (Dr Basil Hubbard)
  • Andrew Woodman (Dr Stephane Bourque)

  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award

  • Ines Zuna (Dr Andy Holt)

  • Li Ka Shing SinoCanadian Studentship

  • Haopeng (Frank) Lin (Dr Patrick MacDonald)

  • Motyl Cardiac Sciences Graduate Award

  • Stephana Cherak (Dr Stephane Bourque)

  • Pharmacology Recruitement Award

  • Mathew Hubert (Dr Peter Light)

  • Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Graudate Scholarship MSc/PhD

  • Mathew Hubert (MSc) (Dr Peter Light)
  • Andre Roczkowsky (MSc) (Dr Rick Shulz)
  • Kevin Thorburn (PhD) (Dr Bradley J Kerr)

  • Reiffenstein Travel Award

  • Ines Zuna (Dr Andy Holt)

  • Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Award Graduate Studentship

  • Brandon Chan (Dr Rick Schulz)
  • Stephana Cherak (Dr Stephane Bourque)

  • Faculty News

    Dr Basil Hubbard has been named one of 5 new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. The CRC program was designed to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. CRC funding will allow our researchers to pursue their groundbreaking research and improve the health of Canadians.

    Congratulations to Dr Patrick MacDonald for becoming one of the 7 recipients of The 2016 Killam Annual Professorship. The award is granted to faculty members based on the quality of their scholarly activities such as teaching, research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, and supervision of graduate students.


    Thank you for attending our seminars. Please stay tuned for upcoming seminars.

    Pharmacology Graduate Student Recruitment Award:

    Students with an Honours degree in Pharmacology from the U of A and a GPA of 3.7 or higher are eligible to receive a Pharmacology Graduate Student Recruitment Award on entering our graduate program.

    Social Events:

    Please stayed tuned for upcoming Social Events.