May 2011 News on Campus @ Bond University


SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE - Soheil Abedian School of Architecture Building
A design competition was held to determine the design of the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture.
Five architectural firms submitted designs for consideration. The School of Architecture sub-committee reviewed each design, selecting one that captured the essence of Bond, with subsequent approval by Council. Mr Soheil Abedian has generously pledged an additional gift to support the construction of the new building which will house the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture. Detailed diagrams are now being prepared.

Preliminary work has commenced on progressing a detailed design for the School of Architecture by Populous/CRAB, the architectural partnership commissioned to design the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture. Representatives from the design studio, the builder and the University have been working to ensure that the building achieves its fundamental goal as a six green star as built building.


The Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine will launch three new sports programs in 2012. Each program is offered to students from January 2012 and allows students to graduate within two years, thanks to Bond’s fast-tracked trimester year.

Bachelor of Athletic Training
The Bachelor of Athletic Training is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and sound practical skills in the specialised field of Athletic Training. The program will provide well-grounded educational processes in the behavioural and cognitive sciences and applied athletic training. The Bachelor of Athletic Training will incorporate a 100 hour internship to further develop your skill acquisition and problem solving. The Bachelor of Athletic Training positions graduates for employment as a high performance coordinators, talent identification consultants, advisors (performance services), and elite program coordinators.

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition
The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition is structured to produce high quality graduates who have an excellent understanding of basic, clinical and applied sciences. The program will provide students with well-grounded educational processes in the behavioural and cognitive sciences, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and advanced studies nutrition and health, food use in society and clinical sports nutrition. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition will incorporate a 100 hour internship to further develop student skill acquisition and problem solving. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition positions graduates for employment as a high performance nutrition consultants, talent identification consultants, advisors (performance services), and elite program coordinators.

Bachelor of Strength and Conditioning
The Bachelor of Strength and Conditioning is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and sound practical skills in the specialised field of strength and conditioning. The program will provide you with well-grounded educational processes in the behavioural and cognitive sciences and applied sports sciences. Applied sports sciences include biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and advanced study of the principles of high performance sciences that incorporate athlete monitoring and emerging technology in sports. Learning strategies include a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions using problem solving, case studies and clinical reasoning. The Bachelor of Strength and Conditioning positions graduates for employment as assistant / head strength and conditioning coaches, high performance coordinators, talent identification consultants, advisors (performance services), and elite program coordinators.

On May 2, Bond University opened its popular annual short film competition BUFTA, where Junior and Senior students have the chance to win a full tuition scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University. Celebrating fifteen years of exceptional student short films, Bond University’s Film and Television Awards are recognised as one of the richest competitions of its kind in Australia.
Aspiring film and television students from across Australia are invited to enter short films of up to 10 minutes in length in a variety of categories including Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental or Music Video.

the KISSTile Solar Roof Tile project, that is an active research collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, B-Pods Holdings and Ergon Energy. Professor Robert Stable will officially launch the KISSTile project with overviews provided by Jason Perkins from B-Pods and Professor George Earl Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture.

The Keep It Simple Solar Tile (KISSTile) is a composite chassis that is fitted with a technical package consisting of Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells with Solar Thermal Hot Water (STHW) and associated electrical and water connectors in a common platform. This can be inserted in a range of casings complimentary to any roof tile design.

As part of Bond University’s sustainability focus, the Institute is trialing the new KISSTile solar roof tile over a 12 month period. The KISSTile product is the world’s first building integrated solar solution roof tile that creates both electricity and hot water from a single unit with B-Pods Holdings Pty Ltd owning the rights to the product.
A roof structure, much like a gazebo, was erected in March between car park PR 12 and the walkway to car park PG 4.

In less than four years since finishing Year 12, former All Saints’ School Captain, Candice Dixon, has found her dream job. In March this year, Candice was selected as the newest presenter on Channel 7’s popular children’s program, Saturday Disney. Sharing hosting duties with Shae Brewster and Nathan Morgan, Candice’s new role involves “crazy dares, making kids laugh and generally embarrassing myself”.

But behind the crazy stunts and bubbly personality, Candice’s steely determination to break into the ultra-competitive world of television proves that she is definitely no light-weight. A key catalyst in her success, she says, was her decision to study a Bachelor of Communication at Bond University.“Bond’s fast-tracked, three-semesters-per-year schedule meant that I could complete a Bachelor of Communication in two years and launch my career at a very young age,” said Candice.“On a television program like Saturday Disney, youth is obviously a very important factor but so, too, are communication, journalism and general media skills. “As the show’s hosts, we are required to generate story ideas, research them, write them and present them on air.

“Bond’s communication program was the perfect foundation for this. Like all of their courses, it is intensely practical with a strong emphasis on internships.“I majored in journalism which gave me a really good understanding of writing, researching and camera operations. My lecturers also helped me line up internships at Channel 9’s Gold Coast News and 102.9 Hot Tomato, and I worked on various television and movie sets as an extra while I was studying. “Another key contributor – and a highlight of my degree – was Bond’s public speaking course. It was my very first subject and the classes were so much fun – we did improvisations, group presentations and the famous Toga Speech under The Arch. “I’m doing a lot of similar things in my job now but the presentation skills you learn prepare you for all sorts of work situations – which is why it is one of the core subjects included in every undergraduate degree at Bond.”

Now based in Sydney and enjoying every moment of her exciting new television career, Candice still maintains strong ties from her university days. “My uni lecturers were really more like mentors and I know I can still contact them if I need any support,” she said. “I also met heaps of amazing people from all over the world at Bond and I still keep in contact with many of them. They’ve all gone on to fantastic jobs in all different areas so it’s great to have such an extensive network of contacts.”

To find out more about bringing your ambition to life as a Bond University student, contact: Rob Field

International Marketing Coordinator Camelia Hart has just returned from a successful trip to Europe. Camelia visited the UK, Sweden and Germany over three weeks and took part in two education fairs and 11 institution visits. Feedback was extremely positive and Faculty presentations drew a large interest from students, generating serious enquiry for 2012 study. Camelia also attended the UK Chapter Alumni dinner held in London and updated alumni about the Faculty of Business and opportunities for further study. On Thursday, May 26, the Faculty of Business hosted 41 students and staff from three US universities for a lecture and campus tour. The group was keen to learn more about hotel, resort and tourism management and enjoyed a presentation on eco-tourism from Assistant Professor Claudia Ollenberg.

On Saturday 5 March the Vice-Chancellor had the pleasure of providing the key note address for the opening of the Robina Hospital Extension which included the Bond University Clinical Education and Research Centre. The Centre, which the Commonwealth Government provided $2.5 million towards, is fitted with six tutorial rooms, a lecture theatre, clinical skills area and a shared 24 hour library.

The 2011 Careers Fair held on Thursday 31 March saw over 45 employers exhibit on campus to our students. This was the largest number of exhibitors to date and the composition of employers reflects industry feedback that Bond University is becoming a University of Choice for many of these top tier companies.


Bond University journalism student, Sophia Lazarides, hasn’t wasted any time in making her mark. After completing her final semester of her Arts degree she will commence as a graduate journalist with Crocmedia, filing entertainment and celebrity news stories for a range of Australian magazines.

“Crocmedia has branches in Australia, the USA and the UK so it’s a fantastic opportunity to get my foot in the door of the US media industry,” said the 22-year-old Gold Coaster. “When I start this position, I will be given a lot of creative freedom and leadership opportunities that would otherwise take years of hard work to achieve.” Sophia interviewed for the position at Crocmedia’s Los Angeles office during a one-day stopover on her way back to Australia following a five-month internship in New York. “The USA Internship was probably the best five months of my life so far,” she said. “Not only was the work placement itself incredible, but living in New York City was a fantastic experience. Being forced to live away from home in a completely different country and working with a new team of people in a ‘real world’ job takes your comfort boundaries to a whole new level.”

The USA Internship Program is a partnership between Bond University and EUSA whereby eligible Bond students spend a full semester living and working in Boston, San Francisco or New York. “It gave me the chance to put everything I’ve learnt at university into practice in a workplace setting,” said Sophia. “This internship helped me to learn quickly and the pressure really improved my work ethic. I now feel ready to enter the professional workforce and am confident that my skills will match those required for my graduate role at Crocmedia.”

According to Sophia, internship opportunities like this are an extension of the practical teaching methods and networking possibilities that attracted her to Bond University initially. “Bond prepares you for the real world like no other university,” she said. “The teaching and learning facilities are modern, practical and constantly evolving to adapt to changing work environments; the classes are small and friendly so you feel comfortable asking questions and contributing to group discussions; and the students here are all diligent high-achievers who work hard to reach their goals. “Most importantly, the networking opportunities are fantastic. In my very first year at uni, I had the chance to interview former Prime Minister John Howard in a media conference when he visited the Bond campus. “With the small class numbers and the on-campus social activities, I have developed so many strong relationships with people who, like me, will soon be working all over the world. “And I can guarantee that those friendships and associations will last a lifetime.”

To find out more about bringing your ambition to life as a Bond University student, contact: Rob Field Director of Admissions Campus Down Under your local representative for Bond University in Australia

Situated in Australia's leading leisure boat building region, this four day event attracts visitors from around the world. More than 400 exhibitors will showcase hundreds of boats and a wide range of marine products and services, including super yachts, luxury cruisers, power and sail multihulls and a variety of marine materials. This year marks the 23rd annual event.

Broadbeach will host a huge birthday party this month as it celebrates the Blues on Broadbeach music festival turning 10. An incredible line up of entertainers has been announced with more than 40 acts set to perform over four huge days and nights. Be sure to join in the festivities with entertainment throughout the streets and venues of Broadbeach.

Cooly Rocks On is Australia's 'hottest new' Rock' N Roll Nostalgia Festival and will take place in June in the Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Region. Come along and see Rock' N Roll and Rockabilly bands, singers, dancers, Hot Rods, Classic Cars and Cruisers! The festival will feature everything that was cool about the 1950s and 60's and everything that's hot about 2011.

XAVIER RUDD USA Concert Tour: Now - 30 July
Australian music isn't just Waltzing Matilda and The Land Down Under - check out musician Xavier Rudd's North American tour and immerse yourself in authentic Aussie culture. Find a show near you.

THE ambitious Steven Spielberg-helmed sci-fi TV series Terra Nova being filmed in Queensland has had its launch date set back in the US. It is one in a series of hiccups that have beset the project. The two-hour pilot was originally planned to air in the US on May.23 with the full series to follow later-in: the year, and later still on Network:Ten in Australia. But Fox. Entertainment president Kevin Reilly said this week the pilot would now'be deferred to some time in the US autumn. "Terra" Nova is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced." he said of the show being .filmed in the Gold Coast hinterland township of Bonogin and at Village Roadshow Studios at Oxenford. "The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of Terra Nova, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realised. "This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground breaking work.


After the graduation, seventy-five attendees celebrated the occasion as well as the School’s second birthday at a sunset cocktail reception at the ADCO Amphitheatre at Bond University. Attendees included graduates, current students, the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Bond University, as well as key industry personnel. Guests enjoyed mingling and networking over drinks and canapés by the lake. The graduates were also inducted into the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management’s Hotel and Tourism Society. All our graduates are on their way to the top with several securing highly sought-after internships and others gaining employment in prestigious companies.


Visit by Professor Carol Folt and Professor Lindsay Whaley from Dartmouth College Professor Carol Folt, Provost of Dartmouth College and Professor Lindsay Whaley, Professor of Linguistics and Classics at Dartmouth College visited the University. Dartmouth and Bond have a long history of cooperation and collaboration. Council, Deans and Senior Managers shared an informal meal with Professors Folt and Whaley. Matters of mutual interest were discussed. During the visit Professors Folt and Whaley also met with the Deans and with the Director of Marketing and Admissions to explore avenues for further collaboration between Dartmouth and Bond. The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor met Professor Folt last year on their visit to Dartmouth College. Council supported furthering this important relationship.