MAY 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.


Bond University is pleased to announce the introduction of 20 new International Student Scholarships into the Bond scholarship family.

The International Student Scholarships are newly established scholarships available to undergraduate or postgraduate students around the world who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability (academic merit based scholarships).

• 25% to 50% of tuition fees of any undergraduate or postgraduate degree (excluding MBBS)
• 10 x 25% scholarships annually
• 10 x 50% scholarships annually

• Available for international students only, for undergraduate and postgraduate study
• Applicants must currently be or have previously been in the top 5% of their high school or university cohort or shown outstanding academic excellence
• Students will be selected for scholarships based on outstanding academic ability. In addition, demonstrated leadership skills and achievements in extracurricular activities will also be considered.
• Students whose first language is not English must refer to and meet Bond University’s English Language Requirements.

To apply for an International Student Scholarship, please complete section 8 of the Bond University application form. When submitting your Bond University application, you will need to indicate in section 8 that you wish to be considered for an academic scholarship and include a personal statement outlining why you should be awarded a Bond Scholarship. References and certified copies of any other documents that will support your application will also be required. Click on application forms

The application deadline for our September semester 2009 is 30 June 2009. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July 2009. For students with an offer for September 2009, they will be audited to see if they meet the academic entry criteria. If you feel you have applicants with offers for September 09, that fall in the requirements, then please ask them to submit a personal statement addressing why they should be considered for a scholarship. This will be helpful but not essential, as we are initially assessing based on academic results.

The Global Entrepreneurial Scholarship is a newly established scholarship available to an undergraduate or graduate student from around the world who has demonstrated entrepreneurial flair. This scholarship covers full tuition fees for any single or combined degree, excluding Bond University’s Medical Program, Doctor of Physiotherapy and Master of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic).
Applicants will be required to submit an Executive Summary highlighting the following:
• Their flair for entrepreneurial ventures;
• An outline of personal ambition;
• Plans on managing the development of a business plan whilst studying at Bond.
Applicants should include any documentation that supports their profile of excellence in entrepreneurship including references, marketing collateral/website links, as well as proof of dedication to their studies.

• Available to both Australian and international, undergraduate and graduate students
• Applicants must currently be or have previously been in the top 5% of their secondary school or college/university cohort
• Demonstrated entrepreneurial flair
• Extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities
• Students whose first language is not English, must refer to and meet Bond University’s standard English Language Requirements
• Submission of an Executive Summary
• Finalists must attend an on-campus assessment weekend with a Selection Committee from Friday 11th - Sunday 13th September 2009
(Flights, accommodation and meal costs during the on-campus assessment weekend will be covered by Bond University).

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Bond University is awarding a past ‘Bondy’ a full-fee scholarship for any graduate program excluding Bond University’s Medical Program, Doctor of Physiotherapy and Master of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic). Applicants will be required to submit a 500 word essay titled ‘My Journey at Bond’. This will highlight their experience at Bond University as an undergraduate, their involvement in extra-curricular activities at Bond, and their commitment to the Alumni network. It should also highlight their future ambitions and state what they have been doing since graduating from Bond. This unique scholarship opportunity is available to both domestic and international students.

• Available to both Australian and International students
• Must have completed a full undeRgraduate degree at Bond University
• Submission of 500 word essay titled ‘My Journey at Bond’

Prof Chris Del Mar has advised that he wishes to have more time to concentrate on his research and teaching interests and that he will therefore not being seeking to renew his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at the end of his contract, which is imminent. In reluctantly accepting his decision, the Vice Chancelor, Prof Stable, noted that Prof Del Mar's leadership of the Faculty has ensured many successes including our first medical graduates at the end of his year and our Doctor of Physiotherapy program to name but two.

Prof Del Mar will continue in his university–wide role as Pro Vice Chancellor – Research as well as teaching in the Faculty and undertaking research, especially in Evidence Based Medicine. The imminent arrival of Professor Paul Glasziou, who will commence his $4 million Australian Fellowship at Bond next year, was a factor in Prof Del Mar’s decision.

The Vice Chancellor announced that Professor Richard Hays, currently the Head of the School of Medicine and Chair of Medical Education at Keele University in the United Kingdom, has accepted the position of Dean and he will commence at Bond on 1 October 2009. He has also agreed to be involved, as appropriate, in issues in the meantime.

Professor Hays was the Foundation Head of School, the Foundation Chair of General Practice and Rural Medicine and the Chair of Medical Education at the James Cook University Medical School. He has an impressive and comprehensive curriculum vitae, including over 80 research papers and 5 books as sole author, and outstanding references. Due to Professor Hays interest in Teaching and Learning, and his higher degree in this field, he will also be appointed as the Pro Vice Chancellor – Teaching and Learning from 1 April 2010.

Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Prof. Raoul Mortley welcomed 450 students, family members, sponsors and staff to the Dean's Awards ceremony held in the University Centre's Cerum Theatre on February 13. Master of Ceremonies was Head of the School of Humanities Dr Anne Cullen. Some of the photos taken by Mike Grenby can be viewed via the web link under this issue's masthead. The awards recognise those students who achieved the top mark in their respective classes during the September 2008 trimester, as well as those who made the Dean's List and Vice-Chancellor's List of Academic Excellence. The following students were among the winners of sponsored highest achievement awards:

  • Ayako Sasaki won the award for Applied Linguistics, sponsored by the Applied Linguistics Department.
  • Jared Kreeger received the Behavioural Science Research Company award for highest achievement in Criminology.
  • Jenna Swan won the Bond University Bookshop award for highest achievement in Education.
  • Bond University Latin Society sponsored three highest achievement awards: the recipients were Jan Wappler for French language, and Madeline Arnold (undergraduate) and Shirley Brown (postgraduate) for Spanish language.
  • The Gold Coast Business News graduate achievement award for the School of Communication and Media went to Dane Moores, who also won the Delfin Lend Lease award for highest achievement in Journalism.
  • The Humanities Students Association award for service to students went to Kate Mitchell.
  • The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia highest achievement awards for Computer Games went to Ryan Barwick, Marco Ongpin and Richard Morwood. The Association's highest achievement award for the School of Communication and Media was won by Julian Lambertin.
  • The Mandy Grenby Memorial Fund sponsored two Public Speaking prizes; most improved student went to Laura Lander, and academic achievement went to Sheila Mananghaya.
  • The Maree Hall Memorial Fund highest achievement in Philosophy award went to Travis Monzko.
  • The Provisual Australia highest achievement award in Film and Television went to Dale King.
  • JETRO, Mitsui Australia and the Japanese Consulate sponsored two prizes for Japanese Language. These went to Courtney Brough (undergraduate) and Xiaojing Qi (postgraduate).
  • Jamie Garantziotis won the Public Relations Institute of Australia award for highest achievement in Public Relations.
  • Steffany Wilson and Kyle Willebrands won the R & B Creative Communication prizes for highest achievement in Multimedia.
  • The Smart Sands Walters highest achievement in Communication award went to Wictor Hattenbach.
  • The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office presented three highest achievement awards. The Chinese Language awards went to Louis Lew (undergraduate) and Hitomi Takizawa (postgraduate), and the Chinese Studies award went to Nina Sawyer.
  • The United Nations Association of Australia (Qld) award for highest achievement in International Relations went to Shintaro Koido.
  • The Universal McCann highest achievement in Advertising award went to Jonas Pieper.
  • Sianon Daley received the Energy Massage and Beauty award for graduate achievement in the School of Social Sciences.
  • James Champion received the Xtreme Results award for graduate achievement in the School of Social Sciences.
  • Matthew Hooper won the Local Directories graduate achievement award for the School of Humanities.
  • Tamarin Freeman received the Secret Sanctum award for graduate achievement in the School of Humanities.
  • The ACE Frank Surman Memorial Award sponsored by the Australian College of Educators went to Louise Bassam.
  • Rebecca Upton won the Sybil A.M. Vise graduate achievement award for a female graduating student in Humanities. This award is sponsored by the Australian Federation of University Women, Gold Coast branch.
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences special recognition award went to Bert Gardner.
  • The Gold Coast Bulletin journalist of the year award was presented to Dane Moores.
  • The Australian Psychological Society prize went to Elizabeth Scott.
  • Annabelle Cottee won the Tweed Daily News award for highest achievement in newspaper reporting.
  • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences special recognition awards for Japanese went to Gene Godwin and Sam McDonald.

The evening concluded with a celebratory cocktail party in the Princeton Room, where students and their families had the opportunity to meet other award recipients and Faculty staff.

Two teams of undergraduate students from Bond University’s Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development successfully reached the national final of the Global Management Challenge.

The Global Management Challenge attracts entries from more than 375,000 students in over 30 countries, and is a Technology Enhanced Learning Tool accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. It is the world’s largest strategy and management competition and has been running since 1980.

Bond University is the reigning Australian champion, having won the 2008 national competition, reaching last year’s international final in Bucharest. In the 2009 heats the students championed in a field of 15 teams from universities all over Australia, including the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, Monash University, the Australian National University (ANU), the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Macquarie University. The vast majority of participants were post graduate students and in the final, the two Bond teams faced opposition from the University of Sydney, AGSM, ANU and a combined team from AGSM and the University of Technology Sydney.

“Congratulations to all of the students from our faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development," said Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Stable. “It’s wonderful to see our students maintaining a consistent level of excellence,” he said.

The research unit reflects a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report - The Global Burden of Disease – and directive to the international health community to prioritise research, illness prevention and diagnostic tools that address the growing prevalence of mental and neurological disorders within communities world-wide.

Population health services address the range of risk and protective factors that determine the health of the community. The PHANU will focus on ‘at risk’ population groups for the development of illness prevention and form part of Queensland Health’s Population Health Plan for 2007 through 2012.

“Bond University is honoured to combine expertise with Queensland Health,” said Professor Chris Del Mar, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. “Bond’s Population Health and Neuroimmunology Unit marks an important step taken by an Australian government to address the WHO’s report on neurological disease and its growing impact on public health,” he continued.

“This report shows that, while mental and neurological disorders are responsible for approximately one per cent of deaths, they account for almost 11 per cent of the world’s disease burden,” he said. “The WHO projects that the proportion of neuropsychiatric disorders will rise 14.7 per cent by 2020. This will put pressure on public health systems.

“Bond University will now provide much needed research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these sorts of neurological disorders which occur frequently, cause substantial disability, and create a burden on individuals, families, communities and societies all over Australia, and the world.

“Bond’s Population Health and Neuroimmunology Unit already has the advantage of numerous publications by the collaborators in immunology, vasoactive neuropoptide research and public health, and the unit will be able to also contribute to international scientific literature,” concluded Professor Del Mar.

On Thursday 19 March, in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Bond's unique journalism training program, a luncheon was held to allow new recruits to meet Gold Coast Bulletin cadetship-scholarship founder, John Burton.

Surprise guests at the University Club lunch were the original John Burton Bond Scholars Deanna Nott and Holly Reynolds who were selected to participate in 1989. Gold Coast Bulletin editor Dean Gould and Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Stable also attended the lunch along with Bond's Head of Journalism, Professor Mark Pearson, John Burton’s wife Liz and Bond's three most recent cadet-scholars, Milena Stojceska, Jack Campbell and Ben Case.

The John Burton Cadetship Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding grade 12 student. The scholarship program was established in 1989 on the initiative of Professor Pearson and Humanities and Social Sciences Dean, Professor Raoul Mortley, when the newspaper was edited by Mr Burton. It involves alternating semesters of paid work at the newspaper as a cadet journalist with studies towards the Bachelor of Journalism at Bond and is widely acclaimed as the best preparation for a print or online journalism career in Australia.

Holly Reynolds is now the Director of Left Field, a Sydney-based public relations consultancy, while Deanna Nott is now Director of Communication, Reserve and Employer Support Division for the Department of Defence.

The Bond University project has received financial backing from the Anti-Doping Research Program within the Commonwealth Department of Health to complete studies that examine how growth hormones affect gene expression. “The effects of growth hormone in the body are long lived, even though its actual presence is not,” Dr Gray said.

“We’ve seen the long-term consequences illustrated with the German athletes involved in the systematic, state sponsored doping scandals of the 70s and 80s; many of whom now have on-going health problems as a result. “It is not possible to measure the amount and concentration of growth hormone, so we have taken a more lateral approach,” Dr Gray said.

“Essentially, we’re studying the immune system to determine what specific impact the use of growth hormones has on the footprint of cells. “Our work is based on the fact that, while genes themselves don’t change, the way they are expressed fluctuates throughout one’s life; some genes can be turned up, some can be turned down.


Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 2009 team heading to the sunshine coast in week 8!!!.
What are the northern university games?

The Northern Uni Games or NUGs is an annual competition between all universities which make up the Northern Conference. This includes all Qld unis and also UNE in Armidale and USC in Lismore. Its a 3 day multi-sport event combined with a packed social program to provide students from all over Queensland with one of the best university experiences – just ask someone that has been before!

Traditionally the NUG involved many sports however since the introduction of VSU the event underwent some major changes and between 2006-2008 existed as the Gold Coast Challenge offering a limited number of sports. As the participation improves post VSU, AUS are introducing more sports and have re-branded the event back to it’s original name. If universities continue to support this event it will continue to grow. Registrations are now open. Go to





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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Bond University has received a generous gift of $1 million from Dr Hari and Mrs Padma Harilela. The gift will be used to provide scholarships for students to attend Bond and will be called the Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships. The gift follows a personal visit to the Harilelas in Hong Kong by the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar.


Dr Jonathan Ping, Assistant Professor for International Relations,
presenting on “Change in the International Political Economy as a Business Opportunity” for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

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.

During a brief visit to Bond University, Prof. Janusz Arabski of the University of Silesia, Poland, discussed the role of age in acquiring a second language at a student and staff forum organised by Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Dr Beata Malczewska-Webb. This topic has fascinated linguists and psychologists for more than 50 years. Professor Arabski focused on the difficulty experienced by immigrants in second language acquisition and attributes this partly to how they relate to cultural and national identity.

After hearing about the high standards of graduate satisfaction and staff to student ratio, Popi decided to accept an offer from Bond University to be the Assistant Professor of Sports Management. The current Treasurer of Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), Dr Sotiriadou’s research has gained such acceptance that she has been invited to consult the ASC and Cycling Australia on sport development. The Medical & Health Sciences Faculty welcomes Popi to the team.

STUDENT PROFILE - Masters International Relations - Jo Darling

Congratulations to Bond University alumnus Jo Darling who has just completed Bond’s inaugural Washington Internship.

Bond’s Washington Internship is open to academically successful students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences who have completed International Relations pre-requisites together with major studies in a professional area. The internship provides students with an introduction to the realities of work in the professional field with the overarching objective of completing a major supervised project at an agreed workplace.

Jo Darling commenced Bond’s Master of International Relations in 2008 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Human Studies with another institution. During the year, she was awarded Top of Class and achieved the award of Vice Chancellor List of academic excellence. During her degree at Bond, Jo also won the United Nations Award for excellence in International Relations.

"I chose to study a Masters of International Relations at Bond University for two reasons," said Jo.

"Firstly, Bond University's reputation as being a quality education institution was hard to beat, and secondly, I knew that, as an international university, Bond would provide me with superb networking opportunities offshore."

During her Washington Internship, Jo was able to get tickets to see Michail Gorbachev in a panel discussion with an ex-FBI Director and Head of the Woodrow Wilson Centre. She has just completed her final semester working at a couter-terrorism research think tank, and she now plans to stay in the United States.

After a year of preparing her literature review and PhD proposal, PhD student, Sheree Hughes-Stamm is about to begin the practical research of her research project on improving DNA typing methods in natural and mass disasters.

“This project aims to improve the quality and quantity of the template DNA available for samples recovered from commonly compromised mass disaster and missing person’s” explains Sheree Hughes-Stamm.

“The high amounts of decomposition as a result of heat and time highly degrades the DNA making the identification process longer and harder, and often sometime impossible” said Sheree.

Through exploring the breakdown of bone and teeth in different environmental settings and levels of degradation, this project will allow forensic scientists to identify previously unidentifiable remains bringing closure to families affected by disasters.

“I will use the samples donated by the John Flynn Hospital and expose them to different environmental factors, and bury them in a fenced corner of the Pimpama cemetery to allow them to decompose over varying lengths of time” said Sheree.