Award of Professionalism


CAPSI sponsors an annual award for CAPSI members. This award recognizes a pharmacy student who demonstrates a high degree of professionalism in pharmacy.

Any of the following demonstrates contribution to pharmacy professionalism:

  • Displaying initiative in trying to promote pharmacy as a profession
  • Willing to actively participate in events for the benefit of others – demonstrating leadership skills
  • Showing interest and involvement in any number of events/activities (from fundraising, volunteering, working to increase awareness around community about pharmacy and pharmacy students)
  • Showing initiative in developing a new concept, activity, or fundraiser


Award Eligibility

  • Only CAPSI members are eligible for this award
  • Under recognized students will be given preference
  • The present local executive council and members of national council are not eligible for the award. However, if someone has previously been on council but is not on either council during the year that they are nominated, they are eligible to receive the award.


The most important attributes for the successful candidates would include:

  • Impact and initiative in professional activities
  • Dignity of character
  • Creation of new programs
  • Promotion of pharmacy
  • Dedication to a worthy cause
  • Pattern of professionalism
  • Role model for colleagues


The consideration of each criterion will be based on the impact made outside of school activities, with an emphasis on club (CAPSI, PhUS, Kappa Psi, or Lambda Kappa Sigma, etc.) involvement.  CAPSI involvement includes attending or volunteering for CAPSI events (including but not limited to competitions, committees, PDW, etc.).



  1. The candidate is required to be nominated by two other students. The students are not required to be CAPSI members, but must be nominating someone who is a CAPSI member. No faculty members will be eligible to nominate a student candidate.
  2. The two students nominating a candidate will each have to provide a nominating letter (in a normal standard letter format with a limit of one page) that describes how the candidate has demonstrated the criteria set out for the award.
  3. The candidate must then complete an award application form that involves an essay stating why he or she should win the award and a resume describing professional activities.
  4. The candidate can then submit the application to Henry Gong.
  5. After application packages have all been collected, the award subcommittee will review all submissions and select a top candidate.


Voting Committee
The voting committee will be comprised of volunteer executive members, the junior and senior representatives, and one student from the lay membership.


Time Line

Deadline to apply: October 28, 2016 by 5pm to Henry Gong (

The recipient will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in November.


The award recipient will be presented with a cheque for $100 and a plaque. Their name will also be engraved on a large plaque displayed in the school.

Application Forms

Application forms can be downloaded from the link below.

Application Form for CAPSI Award of Professionalism

If there are any other questions, please contact the IPSF Representative at, the junior representative ( or the senior representative (