Pursue Pathbreaking Research at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Make an impact on global health with a graduate degree in pharmaceutical sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

Led by world class researchers, our graduate students have the opportunity to explore a diverse landscape of biomedical and clinical social research, taking on the challenges that mater most.

Earn your PhD or MSc in a collaborative environment based in the heart of Canada’s innovation and health research ecosystem, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to advance your research, as well as collaborative opportunities with faculties across the University of Toronto and within pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Find your passion and start your next chapter.

From here, go anywhere.

Applications for September 2022 now open

How to apply

What is Pharmaceutical Sciences?

Our scientists are actively engaged in research that’s transforming biomedical science and Canada’s health-care system.

A large part of our research community is focused on the molecular basis for drug targets and diseases, as well as on drug development and disease diagnostics. They are catalysts for the discovery and development of novel therapeutic targets, nanomedicine, new drugs, medical devices and exploring the cellular basis of human disease.

Outside of the lab, many of our researchers partner with hospitals, health-care leaders and policy-makers working across Canada’s health-care system on clinical pharmacy research, drug safety and health services research. Ultimately, our shared goal is to ensure safe, effective, accessible and affordable drug therapies and pharmacy practice excellence.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Virtual Open House

Tune in for a recording of our recent graduate department of pharmaceutical sciences open house.

Hear from our researchers, current students, and alumni about what a graduate degree in pharmaceutical sciences is all about.

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From bench to bedside, our pharmaceutical sciences researchers are making a difference in the health of Canadians.

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Explore Our Department

Program Contacts

Professor Carolyn Cummins

Graduate Chair

Professor Suzanne Cadarette

Graduate Coordinator

Professor Micheline Piquette-Miller

Graduate Coordinator

Graduate Office

Christine Park

Graduate Administrative Coordinator

Graduate Office Responsibilities
  • Course Scheduling
  • Graduate Faculty Membership (GFM)
  • Funding
  • Examination: PhD Final Oral Examination
  • Program Requirements
  • Proposals for SGS Governance
  • Scholarships
  • Seminars - Exit
  • SGS Calendar Entry
  • Teaching Assistantships

Lisa Jack

Graduate Program Assistant

Graduate Office Responsibilities

  • Admissions
  • Awards & Convocation Celebration
  • Course Enrollment
  • Examinations: MSc Oral Examination, MSc-PhD Transfer Examination and PhD Qualifying Examination
  • Grades
  • GRIP Symposium
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Meetings and Minutes (Department & Graduate Education Committee)
  • Orientation
  • Registration
  • Seminars - Departmental


Recent News

New research focuses on essential but often-ignored organ: the placenta

Lack of knowledge about the placenta is one of the major gaps in studying the health of women and pregnant people. The Piquette-Miller lab is helping to address this by studying how the placenta functions, examining transport proteins that regulate how nutrients, drugs and other molecules cross the placenta to the fetus.
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