Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building
Location Details
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3M2

Closest Major Intersection: College and University
Closest TTC Subway Station: Queens Park

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is delighted to invite you to a special event to showcase Emerge, Thrive and Lead: Academic Plan (2022 – 2027).

Join us and learn more about our ambitious vision for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences and see how we are meeting the urgent need for change with innovations in education, research, and health care practice.

Explore our latest research, drop-in to select mini-lectures, join live lab and building tours, connect with students and trainees, and enjoy a variety of food stations and refreshments!

Register here!


Atrium Activations

Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) Interactive Atlas Tool (Cadarette Group)
The OPEN Interactive Atlas of Professional Pharmacist Services provides summaries of trends and regional differences in indicators of health or health care delivery by visualizing the delivery of pharmacy services across the province.

C.A.R.D. (Taddio Group)
The CARD System (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract) is an evidence-based approach that can be used to help children and adults better prepare for vaccination clinics, improving their experiences and helping to address vaccine hesitancy.

Discovery Pharmacy at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
The Discovery Pharmacy (DRx) is an accredited pharmacy which provides everyday health care as an enterprise dedicated to research, education, and innovation. It provides health care programs delivered by members of more than one health discipline and embedded within the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary health care education and research eco-system.



Select mini lectures featuring:

  • 4:15 p.m. - Shaping pharmacy education for the future presented by

Natalie Crown
Assistant Professor; Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Lachmi Singh
Director, Education Programs & Administrative Services;
Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (DEDI);
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Jaris Swidrovich
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Engagement Lead,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy;
Founder & Chair, Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada

  • 5:30 p.m. - Leading collaboration in precision medicine (PRiME) at U of T ​​presented by:

Dr. Carolyn Cummins
Co-Director, PRiME
Associate Professor, Co-Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Program,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Keith Pardee
Co-Director, PRiME
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy;
Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Biology and Human Health 

PRiME Next-Generation Precision Medicine is a community of world-class scientists, engineers and innovators that advances innovation, training and fundamental science to develop new solutions for unmet needs in human disease.  By harnessing the value of inter-disciplinary research and translation, PRiME is delivering substantial impacts for the Toronto ecosystem, including for institutions and researchers, but also the biotechnology sector, clinicians and ultimately patients.

  • 6:10 p.m.
    • Dean's Address & Keynote: Emerge, Thrive, and Lead: Academic Plan 2022-2027 ​presented by

Lisa Dolovich
Dean; Ontario College of Pharmacists Professorship in Pharmacy Practice,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Breakthroughs in pharmaceutical oncology and translational cancer research presented by

Dr. Raymond Reilly
Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

  • 7:15 p.m. - Building leadership and entrepreneurship in pharmacy* presented by

Zubin Austin
Academic Director, Centre for Practice Excellence;
Professor and Koffler Chair, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Emily Musing
Associate Professor - Status,
Leader-in-Residence, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

*This event is sponsored by National Bank (Supporting Sponsor)


Building and Lab Tours

Running from 4:30-5:30 p.m. & 7:00-8:00 p.m. with limited spaces, featuring:

Dr. Christine Allen

The Allen lab focuses on developing advanced drug delivery formulations for the treatment of a wide range of indications including cancer and osteoarthritis.

Dr. Robert Bonin

The Bonin lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of pathological pain and cognitive disorders, and how neuronal activity maintains and modifies plastic changes in the nervous system.

Dr. Dave Dubins

Visit the Patheon Pharmaceutics Lab, where pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry students learn how to compound drugs. See drug manufacturing equipment, and try your hand at preparing a topical gel vehicle.

Dr. Bowen Li

The Li lab explores new biomaterials and nanoparticles for the safe and effective delivery of nucleic acids including mRNA, circular RNA, siRNA, miRNA and CRISPR-Cas9.