MARCH 2011 News on Campus @ Bond University


The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, officially opened the extension to the Legal Skills Centre at Bond University today.

The $8.4 million extension forms part of the Legal Skills Centre, the first of its kind to integrate the full complement of legal-based training facilities, with purpose built suites designed for mediation, dispute resolution and Professional Legal Training. Bond University Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Stable said the extension meant more students will be able to put the first-class facilities to use.
“The centre houses a full-scale electronic moot court, offering state-of-the-art courtroom setting which is equipped with evidence management systems, video conferencing facilities and video streaming that replicated the very latest technology used in the High Court of Australia,” said Professor Stable.
The extension also houses the Psychology Clinic as well as teaching spaces utilised by Bond University English Language Institute and Bond College.
Bond University’s Faculty of Law boasts a world-class curriculum that incorporates the only fully integrated, incremental Legal Skills Program of its kind in Australia. Its success depends upon the personalised learning environment that provides opportunity for each student to make the most of their individual potential. (Footnote the Governor-General is head of State in Australia akin to a ceremonial president)

Which degree will help your students realise their career aspirations?
For students wanting to climb the corporate ladder the differences between Business and Commerce can be confusing. In reality the differences are vast and it is important to ensure students make the right decision. We hope the following summary will explain the type of areas students will study in either degree as well as outlining the type of career pathways that can be followed.

Commerce – The Money Game
A Bachelor of Commerce teaches students to work with numbers and manage large budgets. This is a degree for students that want to be one of the world’s leading business analysts or compare budget notes with political leaders.

Commerce students are introduced to many qualitative methods and this degree contains a range of high level finance subjects to prepare students to be at the forefront of brokering deals or work at the New York City stock exchange.

To succeed in commerce, students will need to be analytical and have a good grasp on numbers. Our Commerce graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies and banks including Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Macquarie Capital and Morgan Stanley, only to name a few.

Business – The Management Game
If your student is a people person and a natural born leader then a business program may be the best option for them, providing the opportunity to specialise in management, entrepreneurship and even real estate.

To succeed in business, students need to have perseverance whilst also being outcomes focused, entrepreneurial and self-confident. If this sounds like your student’s personality type then their potential could lead them to be the next CEO of a multinational corporation or working on an entrepreneurial dream.
Career outcomes for Bachelor of Business students include:
Brand and Product Management
Business Management
Market Research
Real Estate
Strategic Planning
For further information about our Business and Commerce programs, please contact Rob Field your local representative

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine is now an official education partner of Queensland Rugby and the St George Reds team.

This is an exciting association that will allow our students and staff to connect with an elite sporting team that competes at the highest level in the national and international arena. The partnership provides Bond University and the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine with the following benefits;

· Up to 10 student placements/internships in the areas of Sport & Exercise Science, Physiotherapy and Sports Management.
· Players willing to take part in academic research that will support the development of knowledge in the sports science field
· The St George Reds Performance Coach will participate in the HSM Sports Lecture Series
· Player appearances at HSM marketing functions, including Open Day on 24th July 2011
· HSM involvement at Reds training sessions held at TSS
· 2 x 6m Bond branded stadium signage at all home games
· The Bond logo will be displayed on the replay screen, in the match day program, and on one of the player’s jersey.
· Recognition as an official partner of the St George Reds website

We look forward to working with Queensland Rugby and the St George Reds. Go the REDS!

Last Tuesday night, Bond’s very own Multimedia Developer, Brodie Rocca, flew to Sydney to attend the Future Film Scriptwriting Competition as part of the Australian Film Festival. Brodie, and current Bond Bachelor of Film and TV student, Ash Priest, co-wrote and entered a script entitled Imaginary Friends. The duo took out first prize, awarding them $1,000 cash. Congratulations Brodie!

Bond University is pleased to announce the inaugural distribution of grants from the Student Opportunity Fund. This fund was established so that any student or student group could take full advantage of the many opportunities available to them during their time at Bond, whatever their financial circumstances.

In the first distribution of 2011, Bond allocated $31,000 worth of grants to 20 students and groups. Bond University would like to congratulate each of the students and groups whose successful application to the Student Opportunity Fund last year has led to grants to use in Semester 111. Please join us in thanking the many Bond alumni, staff members, Council members and our friends in the community whose generous donations have made this fund possible.

Imagine the possibilities….
National & International Internships
One student was awarded a grant to subsidise travel and living expenses, enabling her to take up a 12-week internship with Austrade in Paris. “As I near the end of my time at Bond, I can’t think of any other student experience that would better complete/improve my Bond experience than an internship with Austrade,” she said. “I have been planning this activity as part of my degree for a long time and I am extremely excited at the potential to learn and develop professionally and personally.”

Meanwhile a communications student received a small grant to cover her flights and weekly Metcard ticket to take up a week-long work experience opportunity in the marketing department of a major fashion brand in Melbourne.

Another student received a grant to subsidise the cost of a flight to Geneva, to participate in an internship placement with the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Switzerland. “I will gain first-hand experience as to how the foreign service functions and gain a useful understanding of diplomatic protocol and United Nations rules of procedure,” he said. “I believe that this internship program is a remarkable opportunity… a grant would be of huge assistance towards covering the costs of flights to Geneva.”

Recreational Groups
Groups as well as individuals may apply for Student Opportunity Fund grants, and their requests are not always grand. Some are simple and small, but if the need is real and the benefit is tangible, they are eligible for consideration. One of the musical choirs on campus, for example, was awarded a small grant to purchase equipment that would enable it to perform and represent Bond in the community.

Likewise a sporting club received a grant to cover some of its incidental costs (such as entry to grounds and facilities), and to upgrade its equipment.

Conferences & Competitions
Imagine traveling to Harvard University to attend a four-day conference in your area of study? One Bond student survived the rigorous selection process for international students to attend just such a conference, and then sought assistance from the Student Opportunity Fund to cover his return airfare, registration fee, and meals.

“With the support of Bond University under the Student Opportunity Fund, I look forward to giving my all to this conference and being an ambassador for Bond abroad,” he said.

Another three students, making up a four-person team, were awarded grants to subsidise their travel costs to attend and participate in the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition in Canada. The team had qualified as one of the top 16 teams invited to attend the final competition week, which took place at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.

Student Enrichment
All students studying law at Bond will benefit from a grant awarded to help fund the production of the Annual Career Guide. This publication is produced annually, and made available for free to Bond Law students. However, the cost of producing, typesetting and printing is considerable, and out-of-reach to this student association. The Student Opportunity Fund grant will help make it possible for the group to continue to support law students.

Another grant was approved for a group intending to host two research lectures for postgraduate students, providing the students involved with a wide exposure to PhD students and supervisors, and adding to Bond’s research profile.

Meanwhile, another group of students was awarded a grant to host a networking evening for students, academics, alumni and industry-members. Part of their grant was used to bring two guest speakers to campus for the event, an opportunity for students to gain valuable insight from leaders in their field.

Community Engagement
A group of Bond students sought assistance from the Student Opportunity Fund to lead and host two community engagement activities.
Through the first activity, hosted on the Bond campus, Bond students would provide primary school students from the community with an action-packed workshop on public speaking, organised in collaboration with local primary schools. The second activity planned was a series of seminars, again held on the Bond campus, to educate local business owners on the opportunities to reduce their carbon footprints.

A different student group received a grant to subsidise the costs of its members hosting a fundraising and community engagement event. The funds would also be used to enable students to participate in a ‘social justice’ trip to volunteer their skills.

With applications for the Semester 112 round of grants having recently closed, the Student Opportunity Fund Committee looks forward to supporting many more Bond student initiatives in the future.

In the past study abroad students have often missed out on the excitement of Bondstock either by not being able to secure tickets or not fully understanding the excitement of Bondstock. This year the committee wants to change that! We want all incoming students to have the opportunity to experience Bondstock to its fullest extent. The week itself is divided into 2 events a day. We can provide more information regarding events and ticket information as it becomes available but please feel free to check the Bondstock website to get a feel of last years events!


The Emerging Technology Committee presented: Let your ideas run wild in an i-padded room with Dr Allan Stirling, School of Medicine and Dr Jeff Brand, School of Communication and Media

Mobile Learning, according to the 2011 Horizon Report, is expected to be a mainstream teaching and learning technology this year. Social learning site Xplana projects higher education digital textbook sales in the U.S. will reach 2.5% of all textbook sales this year and rise to 19% by 2014. E-readers and tablet computers are now mainstream consumer devices.

This seminar explored the potentials and pitfalls of tablets and introduce the emergence of "enriched e-books" based on two studies taking place here at Bond University. It explored the pedagogies that may emerge from this research and featured hands-on exploration of tablet hardware and software.

Bond University Center of Research for Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine hosted the Financial Incentives Conference - “When do financial incentives in health care do more good than harm?”
Financial incentives have become common in health care. But when are they effective? And when are they a better option than other means of behaviour change? Any change must also be balanced against the several potential downsides, such as misdirection of clinicians' attention, demotivation, gaming, and conflicts with the interests of patients. It is essential for both policy makers and clinicians to understand in what circumstances and in what format financial incentives do more good than harm. Furthermore, getting the right measure, the right type of incentive, to the right person, is crucial to implementation.
Speakers: Prof. Paul Glasziou, Prof Chris Del Mar, Prof. Phillip Davies, Prof. Tony Scott, Prof. Mark Harris, Associate Prof Ian Scott, Prof. Heather Buchan, Prof. Jenny Doust, Associate Prof Rosemary Knight.

Last week the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies hosted the Centre’s inaugural public seminar on “Mindfulness” which explored the Confucian concept of “using the mind to seal the mind”. Centred on two philosophical discussions chaired by Dharma Master Heng Chih from the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and Mr Allan Chan, patron of the Centre; attendees were encouraged to question “Mindfulness” and how the ancient roots of this philosophy are adapted to modern living. The seminar was well attended by staff and students and will hopefully provide an impetus for further public forums to be established through the Centre.

Nominations for the roles of Team Organisers at the 2011 Northern University Games are now open. The Games will be held in Armidale, New South Wales from 3 – 8 July, 2011 (Semester 112, Week 8).

The following sports will require Team Organisers:
· Australian Rules Football – Men
· Basketball – Men, Women
· Football (Soccer) – Men, Women
· Golf – Mixed
· Hockey – Women
· Lawn Bowls – Mixed
· Netball – Women, Mixed
· Rugby Union 7’s – Men
· Squash – Mixed
· Tenpin Bowling – Mixed
· Tennis – Mixed
· Touch Football – Men, Women and Mixed
· Indoor Volleyball – Men, Women and Mixed

The role involves assisting Bond University staff in the lead up to the games with recruitment and organisation of the team and then managing the team during games.


Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 April
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships or "The Aussies" brings together surf lifesaving clubs and members from across the country and around the world. Watch athletes of all ages compete on the sand and in the surf across more than 295 exhilarating Surf Life Saving events during a week of action-packed competition at Kurrawa Beach, Broadbeach.

Jupiters National Finals Rodeo Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 April
Hold onto your hats, the National Finals Rodeo is coming to town and it's going to be 4 spectacular days and nights of adrenaline pumping action. Enjoy rodeo entertainment at its best, with more bull riding and bronc bucking than you can poke a stick at, join us for the ride of your life.

Gold Coast Blaze v Wollongong Hawks Friday 11 March
Experience 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. It will be a fun-filled night with entertainment from our Inferno Dancers, breaker boys and team mascot Burnie Blaze. Come support your team!



Sandra Rwese - Class of 2002
After graduating with a Master of IT Management in February 2004, Sandra returned to Kenya where she embarked on a series of business ventures which finally saw her launching Chinese Business Trainers in late 2007. Chinese Business Trainers provides training for anyone wishing to correctly conduct business with Chinese partners, tap into the outbound Chinese tourism market, or benefit from endless opportunities in China. Sandra developed a series of workshop trainings ranging from Chinese Business Culture & Negotiation, Tourism Strategy & Cultural Awareness and Moving (Relocating) to China.

Kristin Gilbert - Class of 2010
Kirstin, a study abroad alumnus from 2010, is heading off to Calcutta, India this summer with ten other students to work in Mother Theresa homes and orphanages in the area.

James Ramsden - Class of 2010
James, who recently graduated with his MBA, speciliasing in family business, at our February 2011 ceremony, has been offered the position of Director - Family Office Services with FINH, a Brisbane based full service accounting and finance firm. FINH specialises in integrated family business and James was introduced to the company during his studies by Dr Justin Craig, Co-Director for the Australian Centre for Family Business and Associate Professor at Bond.

Lucas Wheatley - Class of 2001
Dr Lucas Wheatley a 2003 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and 2009 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery graduate and who is currently studying a Masters in Clinical Education, attended HSM’s first Dean’s awards ceremony for 2011 on Wednesday 9th of February. Lucas gave a great speech about his University experience and had the Deans Awards recipients glued to their seats. During his 20 minute talk he reflected on HSM life and his desire to achieve and thrive within the Bond University campus and was a great high point during the awards ceremony. HSM would like to thank Lucas for his continual involvement and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Luke Stanistreet - Class of 2007
Luke Stanistreet graduated from his Juris Doctor in 2009 and has practised as a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution group in the Melbourne office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He is now Associate to the Honourable Justice Judd at the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Senator Brett Mason visited the campus on Wednesday 16 February to discuss the Coalition’s higher education policy framework. The Senator was also updated on developments at Bond and toured the campus.

Professor Carol Folt, Provost, and Professor Lindsay Whaley, Associate Dean for International and Interdisciplinary Programs, from Dartmouth College visited the campus on Friday 11 February. This important visit further strengthened the relationship between our two institutions which has been forged over the past several years particularly in the area of benchmarking. During their visit, Professors Folt and Whaley met with each Faculty and the University Council and further opportunities for collaboration were identified.

Ms Margaret Jackson AC delivered an outstanding occasional address at the recent graduation ceremonies on Saturday 12 February 2011. The ceremonies were divided by faculty instead of by undergraduate and postgraduate, which assisted in easing the space constraints.
The university is undertaking a series of oral histories as part of its plan to produce a book on the history of the University to be published in time for Bond’s 25th anniversary in 2014. So far several of the key contributors to the establishment of Bond have been interviewed, with many more scheduled this year.

Glen Cranny gave a presentation on “Practical advice in an urgent criminal law matter – what to do when the Police come calling (warrants, interviews, bail and negotiations)” Glen has specialised in criminal defence work since 1995 and is today recognised as one of the most prominent criminal lawyers in Queensland. Over the last decade Glen has been actively involved in presenting and organising papers and seminars on criminal law, for bodies such as the Queensland Law Society, LawAsia, and the Queensland College of Law. In 2010 Glen was appointed as a Senior Counsellor of the Queensland Law Society.


Coming up
“DEVELOPING CHANGE LEADERS: THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF CHANGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT” Dr Paul Aitken Organisational Psychologist and Research Director Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Leaders are much defined and discussed, normally based on our own personal experiences of what personality and style works for each of us. Although this is interesting, it is not particularly helpful for developing the ‘practice’ of leadership, particularly those practices required for the leadership of change.

Organisations in any sector face significant leadership challenges if they are to remain viable in a constantly changing world impacting on people’s work and personal lives. Unfortunately, ‘how to’ lead people when they are making transitions is still not a common topic for management learning and development programmes. The goal of this Masterclass is to outline the 10 change leadership practices which, when developed and deployed, will facilitate sustainable organisational performance and excellence during business transitions; including how the role descriptions of senior management team members will require a radical overhaul to meet future demands.

Paul is Director of Acrede Consulting and former Deputy Director at The Leadership Trust Foundation (Centre for Applied Leadership Research). He is author of ‘Developing Change Leaders’ (Elsevier: 2010), Visiting Faculty at Henley Business School, Southampton University, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the Leadership Development Centre (New Zealand). Paul is also R&D Director for Concordia International Ltd., a business transitioning and leadership capability building service; assisting managers to execute strategy through change leadership, using evidence based leadership practices, deep dialogue diagnostics, communication and learning tools, and business/people impact measurement methodologies.

In the UK Paul has worked as a senior human resource manager/internal consultant in the private utility and public sectors. External consulting assignments in European and Asia-Pacific private and public sectors most recently focus on Chief Executive and senior executive team development, current and future leader’s assessment/development, and effective business transitioning leadership. Paul combines advising, training and educating with research and writing on; how to develop business transition leaders, the business impact of executive's personal values, collective leadership, and leadership for performance/worldly sustainability. He mentors, supervises research and teaches executives pursuing Doctoral, Masters and DMS programmes in his consulting/research topic interests. Paul delivers and chairs conference presentations and provides Board/senior executive learning facilitation, business consultancy, executive coaching and coaching supervision services. MC and interlocutor for this event will be Professor Ken Parry.