Message from Dean Lisa Dolovich
The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy continues to lead as one of the top-ranked faculties of pharmacy in the world. We have met the challenges of the past few years with the resilience, compassion, and creativity that are fundamental to our individual and collective success.
As we begin a new academic year, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on our achievements of the past year and celebrate the outstanding work that happens across our faculty. This year’s Dean’s Report highlights the many ways in which the teaching and research we lead fits together to move the profession and science forward to improve patient care and create better health systems.
In particular, this year’s feature story shows how the breadth of our expertise in drug therapy, from the earliest stages of drug development to real-world medication use, is contributing to better care for patients and improving health outcomes.
As we continue to grow in our aspirations and our impact and look ahead to the launch of our next five-year plan, we will be building new initiatives to further support our success and help us achieve our full potential. This past year, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group delivered a Strategic Plan to the Dean’s Office that will serve as a roadmap for our Faculty in this area. The EDI Working Group was co-chaired by Dr. Lachmi Singh, Director of Education Programs and Administrative Services, and Dr. Jillian Kohler, Professor and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency and Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector, and included members of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. I have accepted the recommendations made in the EDI Strategic Plan and they have been incorporated into the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy’s Academic Plan (2022-2027) to be launched later this month.
I invite you to learn more about our achievements of the last year and draw inspiration as we begin a new year full of opportunity.
Professor and Dean
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto