Call for National Student Delegate 2023 - 2025

May 9, 2023

Are you a first, second or third year pharmacy student? If you are, CSHP is calling on YOU to be the Student Delegate on the CSHP National Board, representing pharmacy students across the country.

The Benefits

You will have an opportunity to:

  • Help shape and lead the future of hospital pharmacy in Canada. 
  • Gain access to up-to-date information about the challenges and opportunities facing CSHP, the profession of pharmacy, and healthcare.
  • Exchange ideas and perspectives with leaders in hospital pharmacy across Canada. 

Are You Qualified?

Candidates must be:

  • A CSHP Student Supporter (in good standing).
  • A CAPSI National member at the time of application.
  • Full-time student pharmacist during at least the first year of the Student Delegate term and enrolled in an academic program in Canada.

Student Delegate Responsibilities

  • Be the voice of pharmacy students and a voting member on the CSHP National Board.
  • Be the voice of CSHP on CAPSI Council.Fully participate virtually or in-person in all four CSHP board meetings annually (January, April, June, and October). The April & October meetings typically occur in-person, though a hybrid meeting option may be available.
  • Fully participate virtually or in-person in all four CSHP board meetings annually (January, April, June, and October). The April & October meetings typically occur in-person, though a hybrid meeting option may be available.
  • Participate virtually or in-person in all four CAPSI National meetings in a year as a non-voting liaison. The CPhA and PDW meetings are typically held in June and January respectively and the virtual meetings are typically held in the fall and winter semesters.
  • Attend Professional Development Week (PDW), typically held in January.
    • Communicate with CAPSI’s PDW Planning Committee to approach CSHP with respect to establishing a hospital pharmacy-specific talk during each annual PDW conference.
    • Attend the PDW Awards Ceremony and present the CSHP/CAPSI Hospital Pharmacy Student Award to the recipient.
    • Assist the representative from the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board in staffing the CSHP booth at the PDW Health Fair.
    • Represent CSHP at the CAPSI Council Meeting and report issues to the CSHP Board at the Mid-term Board Meeting in April.
  • Act as scrutineer for CAPSI National elections.
  • Prepare semi-annual reports to the CSHP Board and CSHP branch student representatives (typically in April and October)
  • Prepare quarterly reports to the CAPSI Council.
  • Promote hospital pharmacy practice and CSHP to pharmacy students.
  • Be an active collaborator with other communications and membership volunteers and the CSHP National Office staff.
  • Liaise with the CSHP National Office staff and local CSHP & CAPSI student reps to lead the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) competition across all participating schools of pharmacy.
Hold a leadership position as the Chair of the CSHP Student Network, liaising with local CSHP student representatives at each pharmacy school through written communication and semi-annual virtual meetings.  

Term and Logistics

This is a two-year term which begins immediately after the 2023 CSHP national Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October to the close of the 2025 national AGM in October. The incoming delegate will be invited to observe all CSHP Board meetings prior to their term beginning. The student delegate’s term with CAPSI initially commences with CAPSI’s Board Meeting in June 2023. 

CSHP will support the cost of attendance for in-person CSHP meetings and for participation at CAPSI’s Professional Development Conference.

Note: The 2023 CSHP AGM, Fall Board Meetings and Sessions will be held in Montreal from Oct 20-22. 

How Do You Apply

Please submit:

  • A letter of intent documenting why you are an ideal candidate or contact us to arrange a telephone/videoconference declaration.
  • A letter of support (i.e., reference letter), or contact us to arrange a telephone/videoconference with the reference.
  • Your curriculum vitae.

Please send your application documents or reach out to request a telephone/videoconference declaration to Hira Tauqeer by e-mail at by May 31st, 2023.

Questions? Feel free to contact Hira Tauqeer by e-mail at  or the CAPSI President at if you have any questions about this position.