The University of Saskatchewan AAPS Student Chapter
The University of Saskatchewan’s (UofS) Student Chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) was formed in early 2015. As a newer AAPS Student Chapter, we aim at creating a more coherent, diverse, social and scientific community at the University of Saskatchewan. This student chapter ideally connects students and postdoctoral fellows from different pharmaceutical backgrounds to the largest community of resources available for pharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing.
Our AAPS student chapter helps each student member to share knowledge with peers and mentors from a variety of field of studies such as biotechnology, clinical and epidemiological studies, pharmacology, toxicology, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacokinetics, natural products and nutraceuticals, pharmaceutical quality as well as drug discovery and development, and pharmaceutics.
Our primary aim is to have a platform where our multidisciplinary expertise can meet, nourish and grow. This is best achieved through the integration of different interactive learning environments that will not only help students to grow professionally but will also allow them to develop other communication and leadership skills. Workshops, seminars and discussion groups on career opportunities and current advancements in pharmaceutical sciences are organized. Speakers from industry are invited to talk to students about career options and how to effectively search for jobs in the industry.
Members of the AAPS student chapter are continuously encouraged to engage in activities organized by the AAPS such as the internationally recognized Annual AAPS Meeting and Exposition (PharmSci360). Undeniably this stream of activities fosters the multidisciplinary interaction and provides excellent networking opportunities that will best benefit the faculty, staff, students, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel at the University of Saskatchewan.