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About SPNSS

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It is the goal of the Saskatchewan Pharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society to make certain our members have opportunities to further their education and professional career goals, get involved, have fun and enjoy their time spent in our college.

We provide quality products, services and programming for our members, including social events such as the famous Bush Party, the Christmas Formal, many student-faculty events plus annual bus trips to Regina and Edmonton. Additionally, the SPNSS produces Pharmacy and Nutrition Professional Enhancement Days, activities for Pharmacy Awareness Week, Nutrition Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Week to mention a few. We also have a strong participation in Campus Recreation in both team and individual sports.

An SPNSS membership gets you discounts for all of our events, Campus Rec default fees paid for most sports, as well as cheap college clothing! Be sure to purchase your membership the first week of classes and start taking advantage of all the benefits.  Not in the College?  All students are welcome to our events!

Price?
$30

Who can be a member?
Any student registered in, and alumni of, the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan

What does my membership get me?

  • Yearbook
  • Access to the Pharmacy & Nutrition Exam File
  • Use of our awesome hangout…The Lounge!
  • Eligibility to vote in SPNSS elections
  • A Ryly’s Nightclub VIP Card
  • Lab manuals published by the SPNSS Book Co-op
  • Discounts Galore on….
  • Styling SPNSS Clothing
  • Crazy fun social events
  • Pharmacy & Nutrition Professional Enhancement Events
  • Campus Rec team and individual sports

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The pre-pharmacy club was started in February 2006 and created as a committee of the SPNSS in March 2006.  The club was founded to address the questions and provide information to students genuinely interested in applying for admission to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.S.P.) program.  With the number of applications to the program increasing every year, there was a sense to provide prospective students with an opportunity to network with current students.  The pre-pharmacy club provides prospective students with information on the various professional organizations, student groups, current issues, and the program itself.  And, yes, we also offer advice (however anecdotal) on the daunting Test of Critical Skills.

Questions can be e-mailed to pre.rx@usask.ca.  Memberships will be available mid September outside the College office (116 Thorvaldson), and will provide access to our PAWS Group as well as invitations to all PreRx Group events.

Pre-Nutrition Club

The Pre-Nutrition Club is organized each year by nutrition students.  The club aims to increase interest in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program at the University of Saskatchewan.  Any U of S student can join, and the club is free.  The club is open to those who are slightly curious about nutrition, to those who have already decided on nutrition and dietetics as a career. 

There is more to nutrition than diets! Members get to learn more about the nutrition program and its admissions process, the practice field of dietetics, and career opportunities as a nutritionist/dietitian. Members get to meet new people who are interested in nutrition.

To join or get more information, send an email to PreNutritionClub@usask.ca. The Pre-Nutrition Club also has its own PAWS group, so come check it out!

Medicines and You

Medicines and You is a program developed by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) to introduce children to the role of pharmacists and various aspects of safe medication use. The Operation Wash-Up program is designed by the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) to educate children on proper hand-washing technique to reduce the spread of illness. Volunteer pharmacy students visit Saskatoon elementary schools to present these interactive programs to students in grades two and three.

If you would like to learn more about these programs or to volunteer, please contact the SPNSS.