Current Graduate Students

Course Council, Graduate Students’ Association, Input Into the College

The Pharmacy and Nutrition Course Council

The Council is the organization representing graduate students in Pharmacy and Nutrition. It is comprised of an elected (or acclaimed) President, Treasurer and up to two other representatives who are also voting representatives on the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) General Council. The Pharmacy and Nutrition Course Council receives a small amount of funding from the GSA student fees collected. The purposes of the Council are to:

  • Foster a sense of togetherness and cooperation among graduate students in the College (e.g. plan 1-2 social functions/year);
  • Act as a resource of information for graduate students (e.g. Council representatives will welcome and meet with new graduate students, post notices on graduate students' bulletin boards);
  • Review and respond to issues that impact on graduate students as the need arises (e.g. work requirements for university scholarship holders; tuition fees);
  • Attend GSA Council meetings; and
  • Disseminate information to Pharmacy and Nutrition graduate students.

The Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

The GSA is an umbrella organization which represents all graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. The Pharmacy and Nutrition Course Council representatives on the GSA keep students in the College informed about current issues and provide input to the GSA from our students. The GSA has representation on numerous university committees. The GSA General Council meets regularly throughout the year and distributes a newsletter NEXUS to students which communicates information and announcements. The GSA publishes a Student Handbook (organizer) which can be obtained free of charge from the GSA Office. It also provides bursaries based primarily on financial need (contact GSA Office for details). Please see the GSA for more information. The GSA is the graduate students' voice on campus, and students are encouraged to get involved.

Graduate Student Input into the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

The input of graduate students into College policies and procedures is valued and essential. Graduate students are represented on the College committees listed below. Students are encouraged to volunteer for these positions. Their role is to bring forward graduate student views to the committee, vote on issues as they arise, and communicate committee decisions and information back to the graduate student body.

  • College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Full Faculty/Faculty - considers and approves faculty actions related to student academic performance standards, recommends students for graduation, approves awards, approves programs and courses, enrolment quotas, admission requirements, academic regulations and other matters as appropriate.
  • Research and Graduate Affairs Committee - considers matters related to graduate programs, courses, awards, policies and procedures, reserach programs, equipment, laboratory health, safety and environment issues, and the College's seminar program.
  • Division of Pharmacy or Division of Nutrition and Dietetics - a Pharmacy graduate student attends Division of Pharmacy meetings, and a Nutrition student attends Division of Nutrition and Dietetics meetings, to discuss issues affecting the Division.
  • Employment and Education Equity Subcommittee - a graduate student representative provides input on the College's Employment and Education Equity Plan policies and activities.

Pharmacy, Nutrition and Interdisciplinary Studies students make significant contributions to the University and the College, and, in particular, to our research goal, which is

“To discover and apply knowledge in pharmaceutical and nutritional sciences and in clinical and community practice-based areas of pharmacy and nutrition – to improve the health of individuals and the delivery of health care in our respective disciplines.”

They bring new ideas, enthusiasm, expertise, and assistance to faculty in their research efforts. They enhance the undergraduate learning experience through the academic service they provide. They participate in College and University governance in roles on committees and planning special events such as the Life and Health Sciences Research Conference. They contribute to the diversity of the College, by sharing experiences from their home countries and provinces. And, they bring recognition to the University and the College through individual achievements, including national and local scholarships and awards.