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Applications are now open for September 08, January May and September 09 intakes, as Bond has a rolling admissions system, and there is no application fee.
NEW MULTI-MEDIA CENTRE SET FOR MAY OFFICIAL OPENINg
The Multimedia Learning Centre in the old Art Gallery space of the Humanities and Social Sciences building is ready for the official opening in May and is indeed the spectacular learning environment originally envisaged.
All cabling for the information communications technology and audiovisual infrastructure is in place, also fitted furniture, joinery and lighting pendants.
State-of-the-art computers and communication equipment are being tested, and vending machines, copying and printing equipment are installed.
Hiring of staff for the information kiosk has begun, to cover the longer opening hours. The Multimedia Learning Centre opens to students in April, with an official opening in May 2008
Facilities include: Social Learning Zone, Laptop Bar, Study Booths, Digital Art Displays and more
Collaborative Learning Room - This room includes a Smartboard, HD projector, video conferencing and laptop connections. Also available are games consoles (X Box, Play Station and Nintendo Wii).
excercise the new medicine
With the increasing focus on exercise as a therapeutic prescription, we could see more students using the Bachelor of Exercise Science as their preparatory Bachelor degree program before enrolling in a graduate entry medicine.
By enrolling in the Bachelor of Exercise Science degree at Bond University you will get significant preparation in the Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology, Physiology (3 subjects) Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Anatomy (2 subjects), before moving onto the complex subjects in Exercise Science, such as Physiology of Exercise I, Physiology of Exercise II, Biochemistry Exercise, Clinical Exercise Testing, Exercise Prescription and Practice, Metabolic Diseases and Exercise and Physiological Principles of Rehabilitation.
In November 2007, The American Medical Association and the American College of Sports Medicine issued the following communication by Dr Robert Sallis, President of the American College of Sports Medicine: “Last week, the American College of Sports Medicine facilitated the launch of a landmark program: Exercise is Medicine™. Exercise is Medicine™ is a new program designed to encourage America's patients to incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily routine, specifically calling on doctors to prescribe exercise to their patients.
This program has set in motion a historic partnership for ACSM. Co-leading Exercise is Medicine™ with the American Medical Association will truly help us meet our goal to encourage and work with physicians to record physical activity as a vital sign during patient visits. ACSM is uniquely equipped to integrate into our own health and fitness community, and help implement "the prescription."
Exercise has become an evidence based therapeutic intervention for the management of many chronic diseases. For example, in Australia, the National Health and Medical Research Council through Primary Health Care Research, Evaluations and Development (PHC-RED) Strategy continues to make a significant financial investment in exercise as a therapeutic intervention. One such investment by the National Health and Medical Research Council was by way of a 3 year grant to colleagues at Bond University and Griffith University to investigate, Exercise : An examination of dose-response relationships for women aged 65-74 years.
The importance of exercise as a therapeutic intervention was further evidenced when the Federal Government, in 2006, issued Medicare billing rights/numbers to those individuals who were accredited Exercise Physiologists.
Evidence is showing that many general medical practitioners are increasingly recognising the importance of regular exercise to their patient's health and want to prescribe exercise before a selected pharmaceutical intervention.
Currently, our knowledge to prescribe EXERCISE, to the same prescription standards as prescribing a drug listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) is lacking. The research on the exercise dose-response relationships is poorly described when compared to the dose-response relationships for drugs listed on the PBS. Given the potential benefits that can be gained from appropriately prescribed exercise, research is underway to determine those dose response relationships.
PROF. PAUL WILSON JOINS LIST OF ICC EXPERTS COURSE
Prof. Paul Wilson has been appointed to the list of experts for the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a consultant in forensic psychology and criminology. The court only appoints experts after a thorough and comprehensive vetting process.
The ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC is based on a treaty, joined by 105 countries.
Prof. Wilson, who frequently gives expert evidence in Australian criminal and civil courts, says that the experience with the ICC will be invaluable for teaching students at Bond in forensic psychology and criminology courses.
NEW School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management
This month saw the official launch of Bond University's School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, where we were proud to announce Marriott International as our inaugural partner.
The partnership sees Marriott join other high-profile organisations that are collaborating with Bond to deliver high quality, industry relevant programs to our students.
The Mirvac School of Sustainable Development and the Macquarie Bank Trading Room are other examples of where we have developed mutually beneficial partnerships with business.
Under such agreements, our students benefit from a curriculum that has been designed in collaboration with industry leaders, work placement opportunities, and a foot in the door when it comes to potential full-time employment on graduating.
Our industry partners, on the other hand, are benefiting from a long-term investment in the next generation of students who will develop a skills set aligned with their organisation's demands and bring an understanding of the latest industry information and trends to the workplace.
Further to this, the affiliation they develop with our students while they are studying also provides them with an advantage in the increasingly competitive graduate market.
I am delighted to announce the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management as the latest addition to the Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development, and look forward to a strong and long partnership with Marriott International.
Professor Robert Stable
Vice-Chancellor and President
Bachelors: 2 years full-time (6 semesters*)
Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management
Bachelor of Tourism Management
Graduate: 1 year full-time (3 semesters*)
Master of International Hotel and Resort Management
Master of Tourism Management
*Bond University has a three semester-per-year schedule that allows students to fast-track their studies.
His debut feature film, The Art of Flirting, was named Best ASEAN Feature at the 2005 Malaysian Video Awards and featured in over a dozen film festivals worldwide, including in Singapore, Belgium, India, Indonesia, Toronto, Norway. His second feature, SOLOS, part-one of a trilogy exploring human sexuality, was nominated for the Silver Screen Awards at the 2007 Singapore International Film Festival and became the first Singapore film to show at the prestigious AFI (American Film Institute) Los Angeles International Film Festival.
And with Dreams From a Third World being touted as one of the highlights of this year’s festival, there’s no doubt that Kan Lume is one of the most prolific of Singapore’s new generation filmmakers. "There were moments when I felt like I was doing the impossible by attempting to be a filmmaker in my country," Kan Lume said. "But now I feel my belief is validated and all the hard work has paid off," he said. Kan Lume reflects on his time living on the Gold Coast and attending Bond University fondly.
"It was a precious time for me. I made many close friends and my love of film was nurtured and given structure," he said. "Occasionally, when I need reassurance of my abilities, I look back to my time at Bond where my confidence in this subject was born." It was this confidence Kan Lume exuded in his university years that saw him top six of his classes and land a spot on the Dean’s List for Academic Achievement every semester.
But it wasn’t just Bond’s Academics who were impressed with the budding filmmaker. "In the interview for the first job I applied for, it was my student show reel of films that I made at Bond that my bosses were impressed with, and that got me the job," Kan Lume said. That job was Trailer Producer for the Television Corporation of Singapore, which he took up in 2000. He quickly rose through the ranks and produced several TV programs for Channels 5, 8 and Arts Central, before being talent spotted to direct a short film for Singapore Optical Trade Association. In 2003 he stepped down from his role as Television Director for Naga Films to pursue his lifelong dream of narrative filmmaking. Three successful feature films later, Kan Lume is well on the way to a long and successful career in the industry and has his sights set on participating in the crème-de-la-crème of film festivals, Sundance, in "two or three years time".
ANNUAL CAREERS FAIR OPENS DOORS FOR GRADUATES AT BOND
Hundreds of students and recent graduates came together with leading employers from around the country at Bond's biggest ever Careers Fair on March 13.
Over 600 students attended the Annual Careers Fair to meet face-to-face with 39 graduate employers who were eager to promote their organisation and graduate and internship opportunities. Among the employers who attended were Clayton Utz, Aldi, Defence Force Recruiting, The Australian Government, Michael Sing Lawyers, The Raptis Group, Queensland Police, ABN AMRO Morgans, National Australia Bank, The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Centrelink, Gold Coast City Council, Brisbane City Council and many others.
Kirsty Mitchell from the Career Development Centre said she received glowing feedback from employers on the quality of the students and graduates they spoke with. "Across the board, employers were very positive and consistently commented on the high calibre of Bond graduates. "Specifically, they were impressed with their superior communication skills, motivation and career goals, enthusiasm and impeccable personal presentation. "One employer even commented the Bond students were the best they’d seen by far; which, given this employer takes part in Careers Fairs around the country, was a very positive reflection on the University," Ms Mitchell said.
PLANNING FOR LIFE BELOW THE SEDUCTIVE SKYLINE
A spectacle produced through the collaboration of individual designers and developers, each skyline or cityscape gives little indication of true life as it is lived below the high rise towers. Businessmen scurrying to their workplace, or holiday makers relaxing over a morning coffee in a café below … The mother circling the shopping centre trying to get a park, or the teenager going for their morning jog…
It is these aspects of urban life that intrigue Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Bond University Dr Daniel O’Hare, and inspired his recent public talk at the Gold Coast Art Gallery’s exhibition of Olafur Eliasson’s Cubic Structural Evolution Project. A spectacular installation created from more than 300 kilograms of white Lego building blocks, the Cubic Structural Evolution Project invites visitors to participate in the construction of a cityscape using just Lego blocks.
As part of Bond University’s sponsorship of the exhibit, Associate Professor O’Hare was invited to offer his response to the work, delivering a public talk he entitled ‘Beneath the seductive skyline’. "You can see parallels between what has been created here, and the Gold Coast skyline," Professor O’Hare said.
"The linear high-rise cityscape is very reminiscent of the Gold Coast beach strip, which is unique in Australia, although not in the world. For instance, Waikiki is famous for its high-rise dominated coastline. "But while this skyline is certainly impressive from a distance, it offers little insight into the urban life that occurs in the streets below. "Unlike this mini Lego world, that is an unplanned, laissez faire clutter of buildings, truly urban cities require buildings to be connected to each other.
"At the ground level, streets and linkages need to tie everything together to make the city liveable. "Creating this inter-connectivity is a complex process. The creation of sustainable, liveable cities relies on a network of streets and linkages and active transport, among other many other factors. "Urban planning is a necessary step in making each cityscape a great place to live at the ground level," Professor O’Hare said. Bond University offers a Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning that is ideal for students interested in careers in a variety of built environment professions involved in creating sustainable cities.
Find out more information about the Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning contact rob@collegedownunder.Net
SPORTING CHALLENGERS…ARE U READY?
The Gold Coast Challenge is back, bigger and better than ever. More sports and more opportunity for Bondies to get involved and enjoy competing against universities from all over Queensland. Registration will officially open in week 1 next semester and you will have until the end of week 7 to sign up. The event is held Sunday to Wednesday in week 9. Last year Bond had 45 students compete across 7 sports but this year we aim to get at least 100 across the new program of 11 sports which includes;
AFL (M/F) BASKETBALL (M/F) BEACH TOUCH FOOTBALL (M/F/Mx) BEACH VOLLEYBALL (M/F/Mx) HOCKEY (M/F) NETBALL (F/Mx)
SOCCER (M/F) SURFING* (M/F) TENNIS (M/F) ULTIMATE (Mx) WATER POLO (M/F)
*surfing is being conducted as the Australian University Championships for surfing so you will compete against inter-state students.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES
*Award-winning journalist and commentator Adrian McGregor presented the Australian Press Council award for academic achievement in Journalism to Katrina Jones. The Gold Coast Business News award for upholding graduate attributes in Journalism went to Dane Moores.
*Marcus Wells of Photon VFX Pty Ltd presented his company's award for academic achievement in Film and Television to David Mace-Kaff.
*Yoyo Tung from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office presented prizes for outstanding achievement in the Chinese Language. Winners were: academic achievement in Chinese Language, Ben Watkins; upholding graduate attributes, Zitian Shen. Academic achievement in Chinese Studies, Sarah Rohrbach; upholding graduate attributes, Matthew Hooper.
*Dr Vicki Bitsika presented the Secret Sanctum Counselling and Behaviour Management award for academic achievement to Barbara Stewart. Duane Taylor presented the Scentual NRG prize for academic achievement in Counselling and Behaviour Management to James Champion.
*Virginia Balmain of the United Nations Association of Australia (Qld) presented the International Relations awards: for upholding graduate attributes, to Fabia Lonnquist; for academic achievement, to Gene Goodwin.
*Associate Dean Jeff Brand presented four Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia prizes. The first two were in Communication: for upholding graduate attributes, to Nikia Shepherd; for academic achievement, to Elpiniki Pantges. The second two were in Multimedia Design and Computer Games: for upholding graduate attributes, to Anna-Lise Rosendahl; for academic achievement, to Kyle Willebrands.
*Assistant Prof. Mike Grenby presented the Mandy Grenby Public Speaking prizes: for most improved student, to Sarah McMurtrie; for academic achievement, to Jonathan Dombrowski.
*The Provisual Australia Film and Television Award went to Cameron Edser.
*Dr Wayne Petherick presented the Behavioural Science Research Company awards: for upholding graduate attributes, to Joseph Diaz III; for academic achievement, to Michael Stewart.
*Berenice Etournaud presented the Bond University Latin Society Spanish language prize for academic achievement to Rachel Thomas. The Latin Society also sponsored the prize for academic achievement in French Language, won by Mahi Jain.
*Lynne Riley of the Australian Federation of University Women (Gold Coast) presented the Sybil Vise AM award for achievement in BA or MA to Mercedes Ramsey.
*Prof. Mortley presented the Maree Hall Memorial Prize for academic achievement in Philosophy to Ryan Heckscher.
*Associate Professor Maria Hopwood presented the Public Relations Institute of Australia awards: for upholding graduate attributes in Public Relations, to Teresa Izquierdo; for academic achievement, to Yukari Iwasaki.
*Dr Beata Webb and Dr Masanori Matsumoto sponsored the prize for academic achievement in Applied Linguistics: Dr Webb presented it to Lu Wang.
*Prof. Mortley presented the Faculty's Education award for upholding graduate attributes to Zheng Zhang.