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Best and Brightest on Show at School of Pharmacy Awards

On Tuesday 2 March 2016, the School of Pharmacy, along with 23 generous sponsors, gathered to celebrate the success of students at the School of Pharmacy Awards Ceremony.

The event, which had been part of the Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia’s ceremony to welcome new pharmacists into the profession, is now a successful standalone ceremony. It maintains strong professional links and retains several awards that are steeped in history.

Eighteen of the school’s top performing students were awarded 35 prizes, including the Webster Gold Medal, which was first awarded in 1902. In 1914, the medal was won by the first woman to qualify as a pharmacist in Western Australia, Honoria Mary Lyons, and this year’s winner was fourth year student, Bianca Vincent.

Ms Vincent, who achieved the highest marks throughout the four years of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, also won the Alan McWhinney Memorial Award. The award was established 16 years ago by Mr McWhinney’s daughters, Nora McWhinney, Ruth Barrett, and Mary Marshall.

Another stand out recipient was second year student, Joshua Jones, who was awarded all nine awards for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

It was a memorable evening attended by Faculty leaders, Pharmacy staff, industry sponsors and students.


SOP Awards
Dean Schulze, Chair of the Pharmaceutical Society of WA, Bianca Vincent, award recipient, Professor Kevin Batty, Head of School, School of Pharmacy. (Photo supplied by Phillips & Father.)