Current Council

2020-2021 CAPSI UBC Executive Council 

TJ Dhadial
Senior Representative
Expected Year of Graduation:

2022

Education prior to pharmacy school:

Bachelors of Science from Simon Fraser University - Major in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry with a Minor in Business 

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Dedicated and empathetic 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI, for me, is the voice of Canadian pharmacy students. I am glad I get to represent this voice for a better future

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Do not let little things bother you. Try to look at the bigger picture and things will get cleared up automatically

What is your favourite drug and why?

Cialis - one drug that people buy out of pocket without any hesitation all the while complaining that government does not cover the cost of their blood pressure pills

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Celia Ma
Junior Representative
Expected Year of Graduation:

2023

Education prior to pharmacy school:

University of Calgary 

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Kind and adventurous 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI stands for many things in the pharmacy community, but most notably for myself, it is a unifying collaborative for pharmacy students across Canada – a way to share insights about out-of-province initiatives, celebrate the achievements of pharmacy students, and make like-minded friends

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there to meet new people – the connections you make in pharmacy school will last the longest and provide much opportunity in the future. Plus you’ll make unforgettable memories 

What is your favourite drug and why?

Acetaminophen because it seems like a little bit of a magical mystery drug - it works, but we don't exactly know how

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Sandeep Padam
Secretary
Expected Year of Graduation:

2021

Education prior to pharmacy school:

BSc (chemistry) at SFU

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Caring and reliable 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI represents a community of peers who support each other as they become advocates, leaders, and professionals

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Get out of your comfort zone. You may surprise yourself with what you can accomplish!

What is your favourite drug and why?

Amoxicillin (banana flavor) because it used to be my favorite medicine to take as a child

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Louise Araujo
Treasurer
Expected Year of Graduation:

2022

Education prior to pharmacy school:

BSc (chemistry with honours)

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Thoughtful and driven 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

A family of growing pharmacists that work together to further each others education and opportunities alongside the pharmacy program

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Take the time to do things outside of pharmacy. Build friendships and enjoy hobbies, they will help make the harder times worth it

 
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Shirley Li
Vice-Treasurer
Expected Year of Graduation:

2023

Education prior to pharmacy school:

3 years of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Organized and friendly

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI for me means opportunities to learn from fellow leaders from pharmacy schools across the country and contribute to the development of the professional community

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Pharmacy school is stressful and challenging, but always keep in mind to make time for the people you love. You are as important to them as they are to you

What is your favourite drug and why?

Tylenol - convenient, useful and relatively safe

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Manrubby Dhillon
Advocacy Committee Coordinator
Expected Year of Graduation:

2022

Education prior to pharmacy school:

BSc (molecular biology & biochemistry)

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Hard-working and dedicated 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

I believe CAPSI is a platform for student pharmacists to take on leadership roles to advocate for the pharmacy profession and demonstrate new ways to broaden our scope of practice. Health advocacy is of particular interest to me and has become an integral part of my CAPSI ambassadorship as a council member

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Stay connected with your peers! Alone, one can go far, but together we can go the entire distance!

What is your favourite drug and why?

Acetaminophen because even though it is so useful, we still aren't entirely sure how it works in the body!

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Isabella Di Trocchio
IT Officer & Marketing Coordinator
Expected Year of Graduation:

2022

Education prior to pharmacy school:

BSc (chemistry) from Trinity Western University 

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Driven and energetic 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

It means being able to take part in initiatives that advocate and advance the profession of pharmacy through creative and positive programs

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Do not stress the small stuff and take each challenge one step at a time

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Ria Garg
Community Education & Outreach Coordinator
Expected Year of Graduation:
Education prior to pharmacy school:
What 2 words best describe yourself?
What does CAPSI mean to you?
What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?
What is your favourite drug and why?
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Lily Zhang
Fundraising Coordinator
Expected Year of Graduation:

2023

Education prior to pharmacy school:

UBC CPSC

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Honest and dependable 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

I see CAPSI as an platform to be able to promote and advocate for the pharmacy profession and provide the best events and experience for our own students as well

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Never be late to IA's

What is your favourite drug and why?

Ibuprofen to heal all my pain xD

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Emily Wong
Fundraising Coordinator
Expected Year of Graduation:

2023

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Kind and persistent 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI is a community to meet like-minded individuals who want to strive for greatness and advocate for the profession of pharmacy

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Put yourself out there and make new friends!

What is your favourite drug and why?

Ibuprofen to take the pain away

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Amy Jradi
Sponsorship Coordinator
Expected Year of Graduation:

2022

Education prior to pharmacy school:

3 years of biology at UBC 

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Passionate and outgoing 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI is a community of people who support one another

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

It's ok to fail. You learn. You grow.

What is your favourite drug and why?

Warfarin because it is unpredictable and welcomes change

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Amanda Sambrielaz
IPSF Liaison
Expected Year of Graduation:

2021

Education prior to pharmacy school:

BSc (microbiology with honours) at UBC Okanagan 

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Adventurous and determined 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

Opportunities to grow as a pharmacy student and as a person with my peers from my faculty, across my country, and across the globe!

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Studying is important, but taking care of yourself is more important! Make sure to take time to do the things you love with the people that you love.

What is your favourite drug and why?

Penicillin! How someone isolated one of the most influential medications of all time by a random, some could say accidental, observation in his lab still boggles my mind.

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Ting Cheng
IPSF Liaison
Expected Year of Graduation:

2023

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Easy-going and productive

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI promotes world-wide professional networking for pharmacy students and interns

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Treat you friends well, you’ll need them

What is your favourite drug and why?

Skelexin, it does what you think it does

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Brittany Buffone
4th Year Representative
Expected Year of Graduation:

2021

Education prior to pharmacy school:

Bachelor of Science at McGill University - Major in Pharmacology 

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Hardworking and outgoing 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI represents the unity of like-minded individuals in the pursuit of pharmacy excellence and advocacy. It represents a safe space to build on leadership and advocacy skills

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Be curious! Explore and seek opportunities that are of interest to you. Take advantage of this time as a pharmacy student and get involved with organizations and initiatives that inspire you

What is your favourite drug and why?

Insulin. As one of Canada's largest medical discoveries, insulin was a life saving treatment that revolutionized treatment options for diabetic patients and saved millions of lives

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Jenny Chen
3rd Year Representative
Expected Year of Graduation:

2022

Education prior to pharmacy school:

Bachelors in Biochemistry/Genetics

What 2 words best describe yourself?

Optimistic and outgoing 

What does CAPSI mean to you?

CAPSI provides opportunities for students to showcase their professional capabilities and make an impact in the community and the profession. It is also a platform for students feel connected to each other and find support in one another

What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?

Take risks and learn from your mistakes, this is the best time to do it! Most importantly, don't be afraid to ask for help, everyone is on the same team!

What is your favourite drug and why?

Caffeine. Because I need it to get me through this program.

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Valeria Carvalho
2nd Year Representative
Expected Year of Graduation:
Education prior to pharmacy school:
What 2 words best describe yourself?
What does CAPSI mean to you?
What is a friendly tip you would give your fellow pharmacy students?
What is your favourite drug and why?
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1st Year Representative
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