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ACP Leadership Development Award a great opportunity for U of A students

February 22, 2023
Third- and fourth-year U of A Pharmacy students are welcome to apply.

Are you a third- or fourth-year student in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences? Have you demonstrated leadership, citizenship, and professionalism within the pharmacist profession or your community? Or, are you an aspiring leader looking to sharpen your skills? If so, you are not only eligible, you’re strongly encouraged to apply for ACP’s Leadership Development Award!

The recipient will receive up to $5,000 to use towards participation in a leadership development opportunity. This can be a leadership program delivered by a post-secondary institution or through participation at an international conference. It’s an opportunity to learn, share, and broaden perspectives on leadership with pharmacists and other health professionals nationally or internationally.

As an example, 2017 Leadership Development Award recipient Aliaks Savin used his award to join ACP leaders in attending the 2019 FIP World Pharmacy Conference in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

“The conference included a variety of conversations from therapeutics to promoting pharmacy as a leader in health care to advances in technology,” said Aliaks. “It also gave me an opportunity to connect with pharmacists from other parts of the world and learn about what works for them and what doesn’t.”

Aliaks encourages eligible students to apply for the award, especially considering the experience you will gain.

“Don’t hesitate. Give it your shot,” said Aliaks. “I think a lot of financial awards and scholarships are great, but this award is an experience that can really change your outlook on our profession, your practice, and maybe where you see yourself in the future. Applying for this award can give you all this. If you want to have experiences you may not otherwise have access to, this is a great opportunity.”

Applications must be received by March 15, 2023. The award will be presented at ACP’s Celebration of Leadership June 14, 2023, in Edmonton.

To learn more about eligibility and apply for the award, visit our awards page.