APRIL 2009 Newsworthy & Interesting @ Bond U

Applications are now open for September 2009 and January, May & September 2010 intakes, remember Bond has a rolling admissions system, and there is no application fee.


In January, the Faculty's inaugural medical cohort completed their elective, where students can opt to complete a rotation in a clinical setting, or take part in a research project. The elective is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain experience in a location or specialty they are particularly interested in.

The majority of students undertook a clinical rotation, with many taking the opportunity to travel far and wide, with students completing their electives anywhere from Perth, Australia, to Japan, London, India and Ghana.

One student, Abha Shah was lucky enough to complete her elective under the supervision of Prof Fiona Wood, Director of RPH Burns Unit, WA and 2005 Australian of the Year. During her elective, Abha gained a good understanding of burn patholophysiology and the latest technologies used in burn management (e.g ReCell- pioneered by Professor Wood herself), an introduction to plastics and reconstructive surgery and burns, plus gained more operating theatre experience. Spending eight weeks with Prof Wood was a fantastic experience for Abha and she encourages other students to seek out where they would really like to go and take the initiative to make sure it happens.

In December 2009, the Faculty will celebrate the graduation of the inaugural medicine cohort. Throughout each edition this year, we will highlight student achievements and final preparations underway for this cohort. Next edition we will highlight the students’ Phase 4 Block 1 rotations where students are based at local hospitals.

Why do some individuals and organisations struggle while others thrive during the most difficult times? This was the question posed at a recent workshop held by the Business, Technology and Sustainable Development Faculty. Resilience is something that all organisations, employees and graduates must face in the current economic climate, and has become a quality sought highly in employees and graduates alike.

This interactive workshop included an expert panel discussing issues, challenges and strategies associated with building personal and organisational resilience. Focusing on how organisations and their people can become more creative and agile in the face of change and ambiguity, the workshop employed practical examples and theoretical perspectives to assist participants in identifying and managing unexpected events and establishing greater personal and organisational resilience.

• Professor Ken Parry - Professor of Leadership and Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies at Bond University
• Mr Cameron Wyatt - Co-Founder of Synergy Training, a Brisbane based training and development organisation

One of the Gold Coast’s top eye specialists Dr John Kearney recently hosted two Ophthalmology workshops at Bond University. The workshops were attended by an integrated group of final year medicine students from the Bond University and Griffith University Medicine Programs.

“Integration of some academic activities I believe is in the best interests of our students’ broad learning experience, allows for pooling of some resources and promotes respect between institutions” explains Dr Kearney. “The students have already been demonstrating their new skills with enthusiasm in the eye clinics. Their knowledge is much higher now after attending the workshop” observed Dr Kearney after the first workshop.

Due to the overwhelming success of the workshops and vast benefit to students it is anticipated to continue on an annual basis. “Regularly holding the workshops will complement students’ formal training at each university and Eye Clinical experience in public and private clinics and operating theatres” said Dr Kearney.

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Bond University is launching its Alumni Scholarship which will be awarded to a past ‘Bondy’. The scholarship will offer 100% tuition fees to study any** postgraduate degree program.

As a graduate of Australia’s highest rated university for educational experience and graduate outcomes* we know you have the drive and ambition to succeed and as a lifelong learner and passionate Bondy, we invite you to apply for this exciting scholarship!

Applications open 1st April and close 31st July 2009. **excludes MBBS, Doctor of Physiotherapy and Master of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic)

Students from the subject Interactive Media Projects and Presentations (MMDE 13-373_091) made a formal client presentation to Mr David Whitehill from Splash Multimedia. Bond University student presenters were Kym Holmes, David Flodine, Wictor Hattenbach, Arsalan Khalid, Marco Ongpin and Elpiniki Pantges.

This subject is a final capstone project for Multimedia students, that are currently enrolled in a variety of Degrees from within the School of Communication and Media. As part of their assessment, the presenting students have created an exciting Web based, Interactive Flash Game, designed for children to play and learn about Marine ecological issues.

The Centre will provide a state-of-the-art clinical teaching and research facility for Bond’s medical, physiotherapy and other health students within the 364 bed teaching hospital. A new car park on the western side of the Robina campus is nearing completion, with the next phase of construction scheduled to commence soon after.

The new Centre will provide unique opportunities for collaboration between Bond University and Robina Hospital staff in areas of teaching and research. Robina Hospital’s expansion, due for completion in 2012, is part of Queensland Health’s commitment to provide ongoing public health services to the growing Gold Coast population.

The criminology Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that in 09 2 a new course will be offered. The course is "Introduction to Criminal Investigations".

The course will be delivered by experts in the field with law enforcement experience, this course is for the student who wants to explore the wider issues involved in criminal investigations in contemporary society. The course provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of knowledge for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigations.

Kylie has worked as a paediatric speech language pathologist for seven years in various settings around the world, both for rural and indigenous communities. After feeling she could do more for her clients, she knew medicine was for her.
“I have always wanted to be a doctor but I felt that I couldn’t do enough in my present profession, as a doctor I hope to help children even more” said Kylie.

Emma has also spent time caring for others overseas. After completing her Bachelor of Science in 2005, Emma then travelled to Africa to live and volunteer in a rural community in central Kenya. Following this experience she decided that Medicine was her career path of choice. “I hope to find myself back in Africa one day as a practicing doctor to give back to those living in developing countries who are in need” said Emma.

The Northern University Games and Australian University Games offer a variety of sports and social events and are great opportunity to represent your university, have some fun and meet people from all over Australia.

To be eligible to represent Bond, you must be a currently enrolled student.
In 2009 students have the opportunity to participate in one or both university games events.

Northern University Games
Sunshine Coast
Sunday 5 July – Wednesday 8 July 2009
Students starting in the May semester will be able to qualify for these games.

Australian University Games
Gold Coast
Sunday 27 September – Friday 2 October 2009
This is a great opportunity ofr students starting in the September semester

Bond University will host the 2009 Gold Coast Volleyball League (GCVL) from April through to August on Thursday evenings. The league will attract both competitive and social indoor volleyball players from the wider community to compete in the 15 week season. This presents a great opportunity for any students or staff members that play volleyball to enter or join a team in the competition. The first round of competition is April 2 nd with 2 weeks of training prior to that on March 19 and 26.

For students in particular, BUSA will be entering both a male and female team and these teams will be selected over 2 weeks of trials conducted Thursday's week 9 and 10 during the training sessions. If you are interested in playing volleyball for the university team ensure you turn up to the trials from 6pm on these 2 weeks. These teams will form the basis of our University Games representative teams.

Bond Basketball Club would like to inform all those interested that Bond University has been invited to compete to in a very prestigious Basketball Tournament being held in Taiwan. In June of this year (092 Semester) a select group of Bond University Ballers will have the opportunity to travel to Asia to compete against Universities from around the globe. Bond University Basketball Club would like to invite all those interested in competing to an open try-out being held Friday from 4-6p in week 11. We are looking for talented and committed individuals who will represent not only themselves but the University with the utmost respect and dignity.



Greg Clarke, Director of McGees Property
This week's guest speaker was Greg Clarke, a Director of McGees Property and a board member of the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland. With his extensive knowledge in corporate, commercial and retail CBD property, Greg is sure to impart B.I.G. members with both knowledge of property and how to break into the industry.

Dan Denning - Best-selling Investment Author
Dan Denning is not only a regular contributor to The Daily Reckoning, but he is also the author of the best-selling investment book The Bull Hunter (John Wiley & Sons). On top of that, he is the man behind the small-cap investment newsletter The Australian Small Cap Investigator.

By focusing on the Austrian School of Economics approach to entrepreneurship, credit cycles and labour markets, Dan Denning provided B.I.G. members with insights into contemporary market issues and an approach to small cap investing.

Mei Pheng Lee presented “An Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance Law” for teh The Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade and Finance at Bond University.
Mei Pheng Lee is an Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaysia, Associate Fellow, Institute of Bankers, Malaysia, Senior Associate, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Australia

Dr Jonathan Ping, Assistant Professor for International Relations, presented on “Change in the International Political Economy as a Business Opportunity” Dr Jonathan Ping's presentation is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Business Managers by providing them with a greater appreciation of their market through an introduction to the field of international political economy. Sources of long-term structural change and power will be identified and characterised as both a threat to current practices as well as an opportunity for business growth and profit.

News this month from Master of Criminology alumni, Joshua Barath, whose postgraduate qualifications have steered him towards a new career in academia. Joshua came to Bond from Western Ontario where he had been working with high needs and at-risk teens in Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice System.

Having enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts with a Sociology major after graduating from high school, Joshua supported his studies by providing daily residential care and programs for troubled youngsters at Craigwood Youth Services. When it came to studying his Masters, however, he opted to move halfway around the world to study here at Bond. ( I am lucky enough to have assisted Josh with coming to Bond.)

“The big attraction for me was that I would be able to complete my Masters in Criminology in a condensed time frame while studying under some truly amazing academics,” he said. Joshua’s practical experience in the field, coupled with the numerous class, Dean’s and Vice-Chancellor’s Awards led to him assisting as a Teaching Fellow and giving guest lecturers on Juvenile Crime and Youth Justice during his studies.

This experience served as a turning point in Joshua’s career and, soon after returning to Canada, he started teaching part-time at Fanshawe College. Joshua maintains his connection with the Youth Criminal Justice System as a Youth Worker at St Leonard’s but now teaches at the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College, as well as working on academic research in Criminology and Police Foundations.