Curtin University Awards —
The Webster Memorial Gold Medal
Awarded for exceptional academic performance in Third and Fourth Year
The Webster Gold Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Society available to a graduating student and is awarded only for exceptional academic performance in both the third and fourth years of study by a student who achieves 75% or greater in all subjects, except one, which can be no lower than 70%
This award recognising excellence is named in honour of Alfred Edwin Webster, who was one of the ten foundation members of the PSWA. This group of pharmacists saw the need, formed the Society, guided the drafting of legislation and steered that legislation through Parliament. After serving as a Councillor, Alfred Webster later served as Registrar for nine years and died at a young age while still in office. He was a person who gave much to and achieved much for his profession. This award commemorates his achievements.
HM Lyons Memorial Award
Awarded for Second Year Pharmacokinetics
In 1914, Honoria Mary Lyons started her career in pharmacy by winning the highest award available to a graduating student – PSWA’s Webster Memorial Gold Medal. She was also the first woman to qualify as a pharmacist in Western Australia. She continued to distinguish herself in the practice of pharmacy for the next 50 years and was accorded Life Membership of the PSWA in 1960.
Margaret Humphries Memorial Award
Awarded for Fourth Year Pharmaceutical Practice
Margaret Humphries was an untiring worker for the Society, the WA Women Pharmacists’ Association and for the profession of pharmacy. She was, among other things, a Councillor for 6 years, Honorary Treasurer for 5 years, a member of the Pharmaceutical Defence Limited Committee and a member of numerous other committees over many years. Life Membership of the PSWA was conferred on her in 1988 shortly before her untimely death in 1989.