Dean of Pharmaceutical and Scientific Affairs & COO, Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ms. Bighash is the Dean of Pharmaceutical & Scientific Affairs and President of AAPS – a registered career college offering training for the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Food, Cannabis and allied industry. AAPS was the first college with an approved and registered Cannabis program by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development of Ontario.
Ms. Bighash has a B.Pharm and BSc. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Toronto, as well as an MBA from Schulich School of Business. Ms. Bighash has lectured extensively and has been an invited speaker at many academic and industry events. She has consulted and mentored both the employers as well as employees on best hiring and career strategies.
In her current role as the Dean of Scientific Affairs and President of AAPS, she manages the educational and training direction of the college. Her activities include management of industry and government relations, overseeing of student, faculty, and staff activities and development of education policies and course contents of the AAPS programs. She works closely with pharma, food, and cannabis companies helping graduates and students get a better understanding of the job market and vast career opportunities with the industry.