February 2011 News on Campus @ Bond University


The Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPhty) Program at Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine has now received the status of full accreditation by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC). This achievement means that Bond University is the first university in Australia to successfully deliver an accredited entry level Doctor of Physiotherapy Program - a model that is now starting to emerge in other universities around Australia.

“This is an exciting time for the physiotherapy team and not even the thought of the required annual reports cannot dampen our excitement and pride in this achievement! “ said Dr Nancy Low Choy, Physiotherapy Program Coordinator at Bond University. Since her appointment in July 2008, Dr Nancy Low Choy has taken the program from its Provisional Approval status (required by the APC for a physiotherapy program to commence) through the 12 month stage of accreditation to the current status of an Accredited Program.

“I appreciate the trust shown by the inaugural and current students who enrolled in the Doctor of Physiotherapy and who have contributed to the stages of accreditation and success of the DPhty Program. I’ve had immense pleasure in advising the current physiotherapy students of the status now achieved and will communicate this to the graduates who are already working as registered physiotherapists.” said Dr Nancy Low Choy

The 2-year fast-tracked physiotherapy program combines extensive theoretical training and clinical experience features small group problem based learning and practical teaching sessions in Bond University’s state-of-the-art Physiotherapy Laboratory and Clinical Skills rooms. The Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine has also formed an educational alliance with McMaster University in Canada, which is internationally renowned for its focus on problem based learning.

Dr Low Choy also acknowledges the foresight and vision of the initial leader of the DPhty Program (Dr Elizabeth Gass), the ongoing support of Jenny Dimento – the physiotherapy administration officer – and the academic team that includes the PBL tutors, Assistant Professors Michael Pahoff – committed to this program since 2006 - Pam Teys, Kathy Doiron, Nikki Milne, Penny Thurnwald and Associate Professor Joanne Bullock-Saxton.

Student applications open in November 2011 with successful applicants starting in the May 2012 semester.


The Faculty of Business is pleased to announce PhD grants are available for up to five suitably qualified candidates. The PhD stipends are valued at $28,000 per annum for three years. We are looking for exceptional candidates who have proven ability to succeed as demonstrated in their previous or current academic results, publications, research and work experience.

Applications are now open and will close on 31 March 2011. While successful applicants may complete a PhD in any field of research within the Faculty of Business, applications in the following areas will be shown preference:

Business Intelligence
Event Management
Family Business
Hotel Management
Mobile Systems and Networking
Software Engineering
Sustainable Tourism
Technology in Learning
Tourism Management

Key politicians, judges and journalists from around the country took part in a symposium at Bond University on Saturday, February 12 to consider the impact of new communication forms on the media’s coverage of the courts and justice. The Director of the Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy at Bond University, Professor Patrick Keyzer, said the event would bring together the key players who manage and filter information from the courts, and consider issues that go to the heart of Australian democracy.

The Chief Justice of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, the Chairman and Chief Executive of News Limited Mr John Hartigan, and Senator George Brandis the Shadow Attorney-General, are among those taking part. Prominent journalists Richard Ackland, Chris Merritt and Damien Carrick are also participants. “In the last 10-12 years the rise of the internet and social media has revolutionised how people get their information, including about the government and the courts. This symposium will reflect on the changes of the past ten years and consider what might happen in the next ten,” said Professor Keyzer.

Professor Keyzer said the full-day’s program would focus on the role of court information officers, trial by media, suppression orders and whether the rise of social media like Facebook and Twitter has made the control of information impossible. “The courts are sometimes criticised for their increasing control and restriction of the information they supply to the public,” said Professor Keyzer. “The courts make such orders to protect the right to a fair trial: to suppress prejudicial details of criminal trials, to prevent trial by media and avoid jury contamination. But the public and juries are savvy to social media, and are perfectly aware that suppressed information is being published in other parts of Australia and is accessible online.

“Suppression of information flies in the face of the public’s right to know. But the right to a fair trial is critically important. We have an outstanding group of presenters at the symposium, and we hope to advance some new solutions,” he said. 11 February 2011

Maximise the opportunities available to you during your studies. Bond University’s Student Opportunity Fund can help you broaden the educational opportunities available to you while studying at Bond. With grants of up to $2,000, the Student Opportunity Fund is available to undergraduate and postgraduate Bond students, as well as Student Association affiliated clubs and societies. Grants can be sought for a broad range of activities. For example, the grants aim to help individual students pursue educational opportunities such as internships or competitions. Clubs may receive support for academic, sporting and cultural activities or projects that will contribute to the campus community in a significant way. Funds can be used to subsidise the expenses of undertaking these activities.

ATTENTION HSA STUDENTS: The 2010/2011 Humanities Students Association (HSA) Committee has generously donated $9,000 towards the Student Opportunity Fund to further and directly support current students enrolled in a Humanities and Social Sciences degree at Bond University.

The Alumni Sponsored Travel Grants are intended to help students maximise their educational experience and the educational activities which they can participate in during their time at Bond. Bond students often have the opportunity to broaden their educational experience by travelling to undertake a range of activities related to their studies. Recognising the need to support these activities, Bond alumni have contributed funds to provide travel grants to Bond students. Grants of up to a maximum of $2,000 can be sought by current Bond University students for activities to be undertaken while they still attend the University.

Following the highly commendable results of our Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) audit, Bond University was selected as the international exemplar of Internationalisation of the Curriculum.

The AUQA Good Practice Database (GPD) is an international database of good practices in higher education. The GPD was developed as a benchmarking resource for higher education organisations seeking information on good practices to adapt and adopt. It was launched in 2003 and has hits in excess of 152,700.

Based on our AUQA Audit, Bond University was selected as the exemplar of internationalisation. International university colleagues are now looking to Bond University’s description of good practice in Internationalisation of the Curriculum to model their approach to teaching their international students and preparing all students to contribute to global society.

As part of the university’s sustainability focus, the Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture will be trialling the new KISSTile solar energy roof tile as part of a research project. The tile is the world’s first building integrated solar solution that creates both electricity and hot water from a single unit.

A roof structure, much like a gazebo, is currently being erected next to Parking Area 12 (between the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine and Faculty of Business buildings) and is due to be completed in approximately two weeks. A display panel attached to the structure will indicate the amount of electricity and hot water being generated at any given time of the day.

“Bond has provided me with the knowledge necessary to obtain this traineeship, and it is due to the great education I have received at the University that I’ve been granted this opportunity,” he said. Lachlan said that this traineeship is a dream come true after spending many childhood years visiting the AIS. “Each year when I visited the AIS as a competitive swimmer, I was captivated. It became more apparent that I wanted to be a part of what they were doing and that I wanted to study sports science,” he said. Lachlan said finding a university program that covered his specific interests was difficult, but Bond’s Bachelor of Sports Science focused on elite athletes rather than clinical populations and was exactly what he was looking for.

“I have learned so much about sports science while studying at Bond, and now I am looking forward to developing my skills as a sports scientist while working with the driven athletes, coaches, and support staff at one of the best sporting institutes in the world,” he said. The traineeship will place Lachlan at the AIS for a year, starting January, 2011. His first two months will be spent learning the necessary field skills, and for the remainder of the year he will work with a physiologist on various projects and tasks in two-month rotations.

Lachlan’s goal to become part of the Australian Instituite of Sport has come quicker than anticipated, he now is aiming to obtain a full-time position leading a research team.


Bond University has received a $1 million donation to the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies provides a focus for research, teaching, interdisciplinary studies and public education on the interactions between culture, society, economics and politics in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.

This generous donation will enable Bond University to become a centre of excellence in East-West studies through increasing our academic research by pursuing co-operative strategic research and building the presence, impact and output of research in the fields of economic, political, foreign policy, international relations and security-related issues in the region. It will also pursue a separate cluster on philosophical issues.

This excellent outcome reflects the outstanding collaborative effort by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Raoul Mortley and Scott Bulger, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Relations) to secure funding for the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies.

Since receiving a National Health Medical Research Council grant last year, the group has focused on investigating overactive bladders, a dysfunction that affects 17 per cent of Australians. The field of urology, while very important to patients’ well-being, is less developed in Australia, but with the assistance of Professor Chess-Williams’ group, Bond University has placed itself in the forefront of the development of a critical field of research.

February 19 Good Vibrations Festival
Bringing you the summer's most electrifying beats, pioneering UK dance act Faithless headline this year's festival. Joining Faithless for 2011 are French indie rockers Phoenix, rap/ reggae combo NAS and Damien Marley, electronic pioneer Sasha and entertainment mogul Ludacris. Expect soul sister Erykah Badu, along with genre straddling diva Kelis, who will be bringing all the boys to her yard, eclectic pop indie duo The Ting Tings and amazing sets from Swedish electropop stars Mike Snow.
Friendly Fires make a welcome return to the line up, alongside genre-bending pirates of soul Fat Freddy's Drop, blockbuster vocalist Janelle Monae, rising cooler than you star Mike Posner and local upstarts Yolanda Be Cool.
The golden boy of UK dubstep himself Rusko will be there with enigmatic DJ/ producer extraordinaire Fake Blood, Riverside floor filler Sidney Samson, and local shooting stars Bag Raiders. Also joining the line up are Aussie hip hoppers Koolism, hotly tipped Perth youngsters Tim & Jean, killer US electro house producer Kill The Noise and emerging young Brits Fenech - Soler.

February 16 - February 20 Breaka Burleigh Pro Surf event
The ASP 4-Star Breaka Burleigh Pro will once again see the best local and international surfers take to the famed waves of Burleigh Heads.

Gold Coast Blaze v New Zealand Breakers
Experience being part of the most exciting, action-packed and adrenalin-charged game the Gold Coast has to offer! Catch an intense night of elite basketball action from the Gold Coast Blaze as well as embrace a fun-filled night of entertainment from our Inferno Dancers, breaker boys and team mascot Burnie Blaze. Come support your team See jump shots that will have you jumping out of your seat. Fast breaks that will make your heart race. Rebounds that will make you come back game after game. Don't miss the hottest action this summer now!

February 26 - March 9 The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Surf event
The Quiksilver and Roxy Pros presented by Land Rover will light up on the Southern end of the Gold Coast's iconic point break of Snapper Rocks. The best event, aka the Quiksilver Pro presented by Land Rover will kick start the 2011 ASP Men's World Tour. And, what a show it is. From 26th February to 9th March, the world-class event will light up on the southern end of the Gold Coast's iconic point break of Snapper Rocks. The infamous stretch of beach will play host to the planet's top male surfer stars including the reigning and ten-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), two-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) and hometown hero Joel Parkinson (AUS). Coolangatta is the ideal location for a world surfing contest, with Snapper Rocks one of the best right-handers on the planet. Surfing's ale elite make Coolangatta their H.Q. across February into March but if the wave gods aren't smiling there are plenty of first class options nearby such as Duranbah, Kirra and Burleigh Heads. The Quiksilver presented by Land Rover provides fans with over 5 days of action-packed surfing, and to make sure the event has the best conditions, organisers allow for a 12 day waiting period, so you can guarantee the barrels will be huge!

April 7- April 10 Jupiters National Finals Rodeo
It's rodeo entertainment at its best! With more bull riding and bronc bucking than you can poke a stick at!


Bondies featured this month include Christer Hansen (Class of '99), Taryn Hansen (nee Jones) (Class of '99), Orville Butler (Class of ' 99), Hugo Christian Klockare (Class of '04).

Christer & Taryn Hansen - Class of '99 After graduating from Bond, Christer moved to the United Kingdom and completed a Master of International Business at Leeds Metropolitan University, before returning to Australia in 2002 with his wife, Taryn Hansen (nee Jones), also a graduate from the Class of '99. Taryn and Christer were married in 2005, living and working in Perth until moving to Stavanger, Norway in May 2009.

Christer is now the HR Manager for Maersk Oil Norway in Stavanger (www.maerskoil.com), while Taryn is learning Norwegian and currently working for a local professional services firm, managing their international portfolio of clients. They live together with their two children, Charlotte and Mia, in the beautiful Rogaland region of Norway, with the fjords and the mountains on their doorstep!

Dr Orville Butler - Class of '99 - On November 2, Master of Jurisprudence alumnus Dr. Orville Butler presented "The Evolution of Industrial R&D" to the Institute for History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science. Orville is currently Associate Historian at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland where he is project historian for the History of Physicist Entrepreneurs (HoPE) project.

Hugo Christian Klockare - Class of '04 - Hugo Christian Klockare and wife Joey Eastman Klockare (both graduates of Master of International Relations) moved from Kansas City, Missouri to San Diego, California where Christian has begun a new job with Active Network. Joey and Christian have a 2 year old daughter, Freya and are expecting their 2nd child in May of 2011.


Coming Up

Bond Business School, Bond University presents a BUSINESS LINKS Event

Professor Jeanie M. Forray, Western New England College
Professor Kathy Lund Dean, Idaho State University
Tuesday 22 March 5:30pm – 7:00pm
The seminar will be followed by drinks and light refreshments. Building 6, University Club, University Centre Bond University

Jeanie M. Forray is associate professor of management and chair of the management department at Western New England College. She received her Ph.D. in organization studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is immediate past president of the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators and served multiple terms on the executive committee of the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division. She is currently co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Management Education focused on the United Nation’s Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Initiative. Prior to entering academia, Jeanie maintained a successful career in the entertainment industry.

Kathy Lund Dean is professor of management at Idaho State University. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behaviour and ethics from Saint Louis University. She has been a leader in both the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators, and the Academy of Management for over a decade. She’s a founder of the Academy’s Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) interest group and currently serves on the Academy’s Ethics Education Committee. Prior to entering higher education, Kathy enjoyed a career in banking and was partner in a small commercial business.