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Now is a great time of the year, with the holdiays and new year just around the corner to set out your goals and plans for 2008. I hope study at Bond University makes it on your list for 2008. LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN ! Applications are now open for
NEW PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2008
New Offerings from the Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development:
The School is the first designated planning and design institute that fully integrates environmental, urban planning and architectural disciplines with the practical issues of financial viability and societal expectations.
Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning
Master of Property Valuation
Bachelor of Business Systems / Master of Business Systems
Bond University is addressing this demand for qualified IT and Business professionals and as of January 2008 will be offering a combined IT/Business degree. The Bachelor of Business Systems and the Master of Business Systems is designed to bring together, in a single program, the financial, business systems and technology management skills that will form the foundation for a comprehensive knowledge base. Suitable for those aspiring to careers as senior managers and planners within information-rich and process-oriented organisations.
New Offering from the Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine:
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Sports Management
FACULTY OF LAW ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET
It has been an eventful month for Bond University’s Faculty of Law, with the Faculty hosting two separate visits from distinguished practitioners as well as a Legal Profession networking evening to mark the opening of the new Legal Skills Centre.
Dr Marie Bismark was a guest of the Faculty for the first week of October. Dr Bismark is a doctor and lawyer from New Zealand who works at the interface between law, medicine and mediation. Bond Law students had the privilege of attending special presentations by Dr Bismark on medical negligence, telemedicine, and medical tourism, while Health Science and Medicine students benefited from an interesting presentation on ‘what motivates patients to make complaints’.
Mary Walker who is a pioneer barrister / mediator from the NSW Bar and has one of the largest commercial mediation practices in Australia, joined the Law Faculty the following week, sharing her knowledge on how to prepare for representing clients in mediation as well as issues in court connected mediation. She conducted various negotiation and mediation exercises, delivered a lecture on expert witnesses and was a guest judge at the Staff vs Student Debate held on Thursday October 11.
Mrs Walker had the opportunity to utilise the Faculty’s new Legal Skills Centre, and was very impressed with the technology on offer, commenting the new building provided "a fabulous way to learn law". "I would love to have that level of sophistication in the court rooms in which I appear," she said. Mrs Walker’s husband, John Walker, was also in the Faculty for a short time and gave a presentation to colleagues on his area of authority - Litigation Funding.
To cap off the month's activities, over 150 legal professionals, students and staff gathered outside the new Legal Skills Centre on October 23 for the Faculty’s Legal Profession networking event. Guest of Honour was The Hon. Kerry Shine MP, Attorney General, Minister for Justice & Minister Assisting the Premier in Western Queensland, who, along with guests, took the opportunity to tour the Legal Skills Centre, viewing a range of demonstrations. The demonstrations showcased the Centre’s moot courts, video conferencing facilities, interviewing rooms, dispute resolution rooms as well as the latest teaching technology and electronic evidence management systems which replicate the technology used by the High Court of Australia.
rising comet - grants for research projects
The President Professor Robert Stable was delighted to announce that Bond University was this month awarded $140,800 to assist in commercialising two research projects for which Bond has received national and international attention.
The first of the research projects to receive funding was a secure software application called BOSS (Banking on Secure Systems). Developed by Professor Paddy Krishnan and Percy Pari-Salas, BOSS helps protect against viruses which are designed to hijack users’ information during sensitive transactions such as electronic banking.
PhD student Ping Zhang’s innovative hybrid computer-aided diagnosis system that assists in the early detection of breast cancer was the second project to receive funding from COMET. The new technology, developed by Ping under the supervision of Associate Professor Kuldeep Kumar, is set to revolutionise the breast cancer screening process and potentially save thousands of lives. This is the first time Bond has been awarded these prestigious grants by COMET and marks recognition of the tremendous research capability here at Bond
news broadcast from the bond news newtwork - bnn
The annual Australian University Games are a yearly highlight for every student. This year Australia's largest annual multi-sport event, which dates back to 1993, was held on the Gold Coast from 23rd - 28th of September. Bond University is part of the renowned Games that attracts over 6,000 participants each year. Bond students participated in some of the 30 sports being contested such as Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Beach Volleyball and Soccer amongst others.
Furthermore, Bond was proud to host the preliminary round of the Volleyball contest which took place over 2 days in the Bond University Sports Hall. Ten teams competed to move on to the quarter-finals.
Sports Star of the Year
2007 Bond University Sports Star of the year, Annabelle Williams was a finalist in last week’s Australian University Sport Awards, recognising sports excellence by students from all around Australia at a function held at the University of Sydney last Friday evening. This year Annabelle won 2 Gold and 2 silver medals while also breaking 5 World records in her EAD class at the Telstra Short Course Championships and due to these performances, was nominated for the “Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year” award.
health science staff provide strong industry links
Assistant Professor Chris McLellan
With his academic appointment to Bond University, Chris maintains an ongoing clinical load in Physiotherapy. His research/teaching is in the area of Strength and Conditioning. In addition he is Strength and Conditioning Coach/Head Trainer for the Gold Coast Jetstar Titans and Sports Power Consultant to Australian Baseball. His extensive theoretical and clinical knowledge in the area of strength and conditioning has been recognised by the Australian Weight Lifting Federation as Sports Power Coach Accreditation Consultant.
Assistant Professor Bruce Rawson
Bruce is a highly skilled and experienced clinician. His clinical experiences and breadth of those clinical experiences, make for powerful learning in the classroom at Bond University. The successful intersection of theory and practice is very evident in his classroom teaching and in the student feedback.
australia becomes a classroom - Summer abroad program
We are now accepting applications for 2008.
Bond week - january 7 - 11 Semester 08 1
Here are some of the activities we've got planned for this semester:
There are plenty more events and outings happening during Orientation Week and throughout the year.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES
Markus first come to Bond to study his Master of Laws (International Trade Law) in 1999. Having completed his LLB and LLM at Sweden’s renowned Lund University, he was awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship which allowed him to study anywhere in the world.
"I chose to come to Bond University because I wanted to broaden my international experience," he said. "Bond Law’s International Trade Law program had the global perspective I was looking for, and the class mix gave me an opportunity to study with lawyers from all over the world."
Making the Dean’s and Vice-Chancellor’s Lists every semester and graduating with First Class Honours, it was no surprise that Markus was snapped up by one of Australia’s leading law firms, becoming one of the first overseas lawyers to be employed by Minter Ellison’s Brisbane practice.
On his return to Sweden a year later, he joined Archibald Advokatbyrå, part of the Anderson Legal Network, and then transferred to one of Sweden’s top law firms, Advokatfirman Lindahl. Within six years of graduating from Bond, Markus was appointed a Senior Associate at Lindahl, working with international clients in mergers and acquisitions.
In 2006, we were delighted to welcome Markus back to Australia when, once again, he chose to travel half a world away from his home to further his qualifications at Bond University, this time electing to complement his legal expertise with business studies in marketing, finance and accounting.
At the same time, he agreed to share his wealth of knowledge and practical experience with our current crop of budding legal eagles by lecturing in the Law faculty. Markus has now returned to Sweden to resume his senior role with Advokatfirman Lindahl … but that’s not to say we won’t see him again one day!
VISITORS TO CAMPUS
Professor Jere R. Francis presented his paper “The Effect of Big Four Office Size on Audit Quality” to the Faculty of Business, Technology & Sustainable Development. Professor Francis is the KPMG/Joseph A. Silvoso Distinguished Research Professor of Accounting, Director of the Doctoral Program, School of Accountancy, University of Missouri-Columbia.