Professor Zubin Austin

Academic Director Centre for Practice Excellent, The Murray B. Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management
The University of Toronto

Professor Zubin Austin is the Murray Koffler Chair in Management at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the professional and personal development of the health human resources workforce. He has received awards for his research from national and international organisations. He is also an award winning educator having received the Province of Ontario’s Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award, the University of Toronto’s President Award, and he has been named Professor of the Year by students on 17 separate occasions. He was recently appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, amongst the first pharmacists to be named.

What does the conference theme “Do More” mean to you?
Pharmacists stretching their comfort to do what’s best for their patients…because if we don’t, who will? If not us, then who?

Why are you excited about participating in MM2017?
Learning and sharing about our profession in different parts of the world is so valuable and so important – being open to what’s new and emerging in different countries keeps us all engaged and involved during a time of rapid change in the profession.

Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years?
A profession that patients see as essential to their health and well being. A time when patients wouldn’t even think about taking a medication without first discussing with their family pharmacist.