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On Wednesday, May 31, join the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations along with the Centre for Practice Excellence, for a live virtual event on Climate Conscious Pharmacy.

Environmental sustainability in both professional and personal life is an urgent priority if we are to meet climate impact goals to reduce global warming. Climate conscious pharmacy practice can contribute positively and significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.

The Centre for Practice Excellence (CPE) is collaborating with CASCADES to develop tools to raise awareness, educate the pharmacy community, and advance climate conscious pharmacy practice. We look forward to conversations across the pharmacy community that will engage, inspire, and motivate all of us to think and act in a more environmentally intentional manner.


  • Zubin Austin 8T8 BScPhm
    Academic Director, Centre for Practice Excellence Professor
    Koffler Chair, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Professor Austin is the only U of T Faculty member to ever have received both the President’s Research Impact Award (for societal significance of his work) and the President’s Teaching Excellence Award (for sustained contributions as a teacher). In 2017, he was installed as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for his contributions in support of the health workforce. He is an international leader in the area of bridging education for internationally educated professionals, and is regularly commissioned by health professions’ regulatory bodies in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia to study competency-related issues.

He has delivered over 150 keynote presentations at international conferences. In 2019 he was selected to deliver the Herbert Platter Lecture at the Federation of State Medical Boards (US) meeting. In addition, he has been named undergraduate Professor of the Year by students on 16 separate occasions.

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  • Annalise Mathers (Co-Moderator)
    Research Officer, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Emily Musing 8T3 BScPhm (Co-Moderator)
    Associate Professor - Status,
    Leader-in-Residence, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Emily Musing is an Associate Professor with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and with the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, and an affiliate member of the Centre for Patient Safety, University of Toronto. She is the the former Vice President, Quality and Safety and Chief Patient Safety Officer at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada, where she led both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services across UHN’s many sites. She was also responsible for providing leadership related to Infection Prevention and Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Patient Safety Team.

Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto and her Masters of Health Science in Health Administration from the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

  • Jamie Park PharmD, RPh
    Research Pharmacist; CASCADES, Centre for Sustainable Health System
    Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Peter Tolios 1T3 BScPhm
    Director, Pharmacy Operations, Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Yifan Zhou 2T1 PharmD
    Chairperson of External Relations, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF)

Yifan Zhou is a hospital pharmacist and the Chairperson of External Relations at International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). Her journey and understanding of the climate and health crisis began recently when she represented the federation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 in Egypt. Since then, Yifan has initiated and contributed to climate-related partnerships at IPSF. She is committed to advocating for the inclusion of health in the climate negotiations and agenda, and raising awareness of pharmacy’s relevance to climate change.

This event is generously supported by Shoppers Drug Mart.