Student Entrance Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy has launched two new scholarships for self-identified Black or Indigenous students.

Rexall ICARE Award for Black and Indigenous Students

This $3,000 award will support self-identified Black or Indigenous students at the LDFP who exemplify Rexall’s values of integrity, customer-first, accountability, respect and excellence.

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Ian Stewart / Shoppers Drug Mart Award for Black Pharmacy Students

This award will support a Black student entering the first year of the PharmD program who is committed to community volunteering and has demonstrated financial need.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Scholarships for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Established by Shoppers Drug Mart and the University of Toronto, the awards will increase support for students from equity-deserving groups and/or students originally from outside of the Greater Toronto Area. The awards will be given to domestic students entering the first year of the undergraduate program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy who self-identify as Black or Indigenous and/or are from cities or towns located a minimum of 80kms outside of the Greater Toronto Area, and excluding Ottawa, Kitchener and Waterloo.

LDFP Faculty and Staff Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for Black and Indigenous Students

Established by faculty and staff of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy to support both undergraduate and graduate students at the faculty. The undergraduate award will be given to one or more self-identified Black or Indigenous student(s) entering Year 1 of the pharmacy program who has the highest admission index. The graduate award will be given on the basis of academic and research excellence to one or more Black or Indigenous student(s) entering Year 1 of the Masters or PhD program in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Contributions made by faculty and staff have been be matched by the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

Reaching for Equity Bursary for Black and Indigenous Students

The Reaching for Equity Bursary is to be awarded to one self-identified Black or Indigenous student enrolled in Year 1 of the undergraduate pharmacy program who demonstrates financial need. The award has been established by Dr. Jon and Lisa Hunchuck to support and make education more welcoming and accessible for Black and Indigenous students.


Student Groups

Pharm Sci for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (PSEDI)

Works to address EDI issues that affect graduate students in pharmaceutical sciences at the Faculty, by providing supports and resources and coordinating events, including town halls.

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Black Pharmacy Students' Association 

The BPSA is a community of Black pharmacy students from diverse backgrounds who have come together to enrich the Black pharmacy student experience at the LDFP by providing academic, social, and career-related support.

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The student group for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies at the Faculty, organizing educational and social events that are open to all students, and sharing resources and information through social media. 

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Pharmacy Awareness of Indigenous Health (PAIH)

Increases awareness of Indigenous health and cultural competence among student pharmacists. This group also shares resources to educate students about barriers that Indigenous people often face in health care and has partnered with Indigenous organizations to deliver education.

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Pharmacy Muslim Student Association 

Connects Muslim students in the Faculty and facilitates spiritual and academic growth

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Do you run or participate in a student-led group with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion? If you would like to have this group listed here, please email: