History of JCUPSA

JCUPSA was formed during the commencement of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at the James Cook University Townsville Campus, in Queensland. JCUPSA members have been recognised, alongside JCU Pharmacy staff members, as top tier contributors to pharmacy education and practice in Australia. With a wide variety of students from across Queensland, and abroad, JCUPSA members have been, are, and will continue to be a strong presence in the pharmacy profession in Australia.

The JCUPSA branch of NAPSA was successful in hosting the Annual NAPSA Congress in January 2016 and continues to be recognised for its efforts in this endeavor. JCUPSA was also co-awarded Best Branch from NAPSA in 2016 as a result of the ongoing commitments of the branch to raise awareness about Pharmacy and the pride shown by all members at every opportunity.

JCUPSA endeavors to:

JCUPSA aims to provide educational and social opportunities to our members throughout their time at James Cook University. We also provide discounted textbook orders for our students, in addition to up-to-date information on the pharmacy profession in Australia. Our overall purpose is to enrich and expand the experience of pharmacy students during their time of study in Townsville.

Benefits of JCUPSA Membership:

    • Included NAPSA membership
    • Included Pharmacy Guild of Australia membership (our Platinum Sponsors)
    • Discounted prices on current pharmaceutical texts such as the APF and AMH
    • Exclusive access to discounted educational courses and events
    • Discounted access to social events throughout the year

Payment Details:

Payment for JCUPSA (and NAPSA) membership can be either annually for $20 or a once-off payment of $70 for first and second years and $50 for third and fourth years. Please pay by cash at the JCUPSA Office or by bank transfer. The bank account details are as follows:

Name: James Cook University Pharmacy Student Association

Account number: 10359355

BSB: 064823

For any queries please contact the president on jcupsa@napsa.org.au

Executive contacts for the 2020-21 committee -

PRESIDENT: Breannan Busetti | breannan.busetti@my.jcu.edu.au

VICE PRESIDENT: Sarah Coker | sarah.coker@my.jcu.edu.au

TREASURER: Rebecca Stephenson | rebecca.stephenson@my.jcu.edu.au

SECRETARY: Renee Buckland | renee.buckland@my.jcu.edu.au

Postal Address

James Cook University Pharmacy Student Association

C/O Pharmacy Department

James Cook University

Douglas QLD 4811

Contact Details

Email: jcupsa@napsa.org.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jcupsa

Instagram: @jcupsa

Snapchat: jcupsa

Twitter: @jcupsa_rx