Current CAP students

three students walking down a hallway at the School of Pharmacy


As a CAP student, we already know that you are academically strong, motivated, and passionate about pharmacy. It is exciting for us to be a part of your pharmacy journey - which has only just begun! We are here to support and guide you as you work dilligently toward your goal of entering the PharmD program, and eventually joining the pharmacy profession.

Becky Ewan

Kaitlin Bynkoski

Your CAP and PharmD advisors:

Becky Ewan (left)
Kaitlin Bynkoski (right)
Contact us!

Your Science advisor:

Alex Steinke
Contact Alex!


Your responsibilities

CAP students must take their first two years of science studies at Waterloo, and complete the academic requirements for admission to the PharmD program by the end of the winter term of their second academic year. Students are responsible for ensuring that when selecting electives they take all of the courses required for admission to the PharmD program by the end of Year Two.

The CAP Maintenance Requirement Checklist and PharmD Course Requirement Checklist will help keep you on track!

CAP deadlines




Date Event Location
Sep 27, 2023 CAP Reception
(Current CAP students only)
School of Pharmacy
Nov 25, 2023

Fall Open House
(open to the public)

School of Pharmacy
Early March 2024 TBD

CAP2022 Interview and FSA Prep Session
(CAP2022 students only)

School of Pharmacy
Mar 23, 2024

March Open House
(open to the public)

School of Pharmacy


Your CAP Buddy

  • Don't hesitate to reach out!

Mental Health 

  • Health Services and Counselling Services (Campus Wellness) 519-888-4096 
  • Empower Me - online counselling and life coach sessions

Peer Support

Academic Resources

  • Science Undergraduate Office - Dedicated academic advisors who will provide you with course advice, help you plan your academic career and connect you with resources.
  • Grade calculator - Log in to Portal to access this great resource (through Academics: click on the course then go to Grades tab)
  • UW Writing and Communication Centre – To assist in writing practice, support, and research.
  • UW Student Success Office Learning Resources - Learn how to study effectively in university. 
  • AccessAbility Services – Whether you have a known or unknown disability, illness, or condition, they can help you develop your individualized academic accommodation plan for all components of your academic career.
  • Student Absence – Learn what to do when you must be absent due to illness or extenuating circumstances.

4 CAP students smiling at camera
Fun was had by all at the 2022 CAP Reception! CAP students participated in a team-building activity following refreshments and an information session from the CAP advisors.