February 2012 News on Campus @ Bond University


Bond University has embarked on a new era with the commencement of its seventh Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Tim Brailsford. Wasting no time in getting down to business, Professor Brailsford, who officially took the reins on January 9, has welcomed 4,500 students to Semester One, 2012.

A highly experienced leader in the tertiary sector, Professor Brailsford has joined Bond from the University of Queensland, having previously held deanship and other senior academic leadership roles at the Australian National University, Monash and the University of Melbourne.

With a number of changes facing the industry globally Professor Brailsford said it was a challenging and exciting time to be in higher education. “Universities worldwide are at an interesting juncture of rapidly changing government policy, increasing global competition, and they are dealing with a raft of new factors with international students,” said Professor Brailsford. “Our business is truly global and mobile in a way that knows no boundaries. It is challenging the way we teach, research, and market,” he said.

Widely experienced in international education Professor Brailsford believes the current environment coupled with Bond’s commitment to teaching excellence presents significant opportunities for the University. “In reality Australia has a narrow experience in higher education. I have worked with a number of operating models globally and there is potential for institutions like Bond to play a significant and successful role on the world stage,” said Professor Brailsford.

“Bond has for the past 23 years offered a personalised and unique student experience providing small class sizes – the lowest student to staff ratio in the country; state-of-the-art facilities; cutting-edge technology; curriculum focused on preparing work-ready graduates; and fast-tracked degrees that give our graduates up to a 12 month head start. “We are committed to providing Australia’s greatest student experience that produces graduates who are leaders in their field driven by ambition and desired by top-tier employers,” he said.

The Chancellor, Dr Helen Nugent AO stated: “On behalf of Bond University Council, I welcome Prof. Brailsford to this new era in the history of Bond University”. Bond University has embarked on a new era with the commencement of its seventh Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Tim Brailsford.


Bond University’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science is a specialist degree developed by Dr Tony Badrick, previously the CEO at Sullivan Nicolaides - a leading medical laboratory service provider in Queensland and Australia.
The program is designed for students who wish to work in medical laboratories within hospitals or private diagnostic laboratories.
Accreditation of this program is being sought with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS), which will increase employment opportunities within the diagnostics industry. The program is offered through the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

The inaugural Miscarriages of Justice Moot Competition was held in the Faculty of Law from 14-18 November. The competition is a new initiative to encourage LLB and JD students who have not participated in a competitive external mooting competition during their time at Bond to experience the world of mooting. The problem involved the criminal law of Australia, Australian laws of evidence and the law pertaining to criminal procedure. Particularly, the issue outlined in the problem related to a miscarriage of justice.

The competition attracted 72 students competing in 18 preliminary moot rounds which were judged by a range of students, tutors and senior academic staff members. The Faculty supported a number of cash prizes for the mooters, which included $700 for the winning team.

Congratulations to Grand Final Winners Gary King and Maxwell Davis, with special mention to Runners-up Deborah Horsley and Christina Kranz, Best Oralist in Preliminary Rounds Marryum Kahloon, and BestNESB Oralist Lalitha Kumar.

Bond University student Edward White has swapped his text books for snorkels commencing his four month internship at Daydream Island Resort and Spa. The lucky Bachelor of International Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management student has been offered the chance of a lifetime to work alongside the island’s resort manager for 16 weeks gaining hands-on experience.

Far removed from the traditional classroom setting, former Brisbane Anglican Church Grammar School boy Edward said this opportunity will allow him to gain a unique insight into the industry. “I am really looking forward to seeing the practical application of methods and procedures that I have learnt in my studies at Bond University,” said Edward.

“Gaining this experience in the Whitsundays while working with the resort manager is a dream come true for me; I am looking forward to learning how a hotel runs from a manager’s perspective and being able to see how revenue management, sales, marketing, strategies and logistics come together simultaneously to allow the operations side of the hotel to run smoothly.”

Daydream Island Resort Manager Warren McCorriston said the property is eager to extend links with educational institutions such as Bond University and provide opportunities for students to expand their practical experience and potentially advance through the management ranks of a resort like Daydream. “This is a great opportunity for a young person of Edward’s calibre,” Mr McCorriston said. “He will experience a hands-on learning program including in the front office, food and beverage and housekeeping departments. He will also be given supervisory experience and first-hand day to day managerial experience with department heads and senior management.

“We look forward to his involvement and the potential for this to result in ongoing employment and other opportunities with the University.” Edward, who is expecting to graduate in December 2012, has big plans for the future, eyeing off an international career.

In an Australian first, Bond University is set to launch an Australian Centre for Arson Research and Treatment (ACART) that will focus on the research and treatment of deliberate firesetting. With the assistance of funding from the Commonwealth Attorney General’s department, the Centre’s aim is to produce research designed to inform best practice for the assessment, treatment, and management of arsonists in Australia. Directed by two of Australia’s foremost arson experts, Dr Rebekah Doley and Dr Katarina Fritzon, it will offer a pilot treatment program targeting deliberate firesetting behaviours in juveniles (over 14 years old) and adults.

Dr Fritzon said it is the first time funding has been made available in this area in Australia. “There has been growing concern both nationally and internationally about the gap in arson literature and research,” said Dr Fritzon. “Compared to the huge body of research around violent or sexual offenders, arsonists haven’t received much attention to date, which is surprising, given the enormous loss the nation has endured at their hands over the years. “This very important funding came about following the National Forum for the Prevention of Bushfire Arson held in the aftermath of 2009’s Black Saturday bushfires, and it represents a clear signal from the government that deliberate firesetting is something they want to tackle,” she said. Dr Fritzon said current treatment models for arsonists fail to address critical aspects of their behaviour.

“Currently, convicted arsonists undergo a generic behaviour modification program that focuses on developing their cognitive skills and problem solving, which are all important factors, but there are other equally important factors that are not being addressed. “Our model is based on theoretical work that explores different functions or motives for arson that the current treatment models don’t reach,” said Dr Fritzon.

While the Centre’s initial focus will be on the arson treatment program, there are also plans to develop risk assessment instruments that predict the likelihood of first-time arsonists becoming serial offenders, along with a screening program for voluntary fire-fighters to determine their propensity to light fires. Through collaborations with international organisations and individuals, particularly in Scotland and the United States, the research undertaken by the Centre will be helping to fill a gap in the field of assessment and treatment of arsonists worldwide.

ACART is calling for individuals over the age of 14 years who have been convicted of arson, or for whom family members hold concern, to take part in their pilot 22-week treatment program. 28 February 2012

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro 2012 - Surfing
The Quicksilver and Roxy Pro extends across the Gold Coast, with Kirra, Burleigh Heads, Greenmount and surrounding beaches also being utilised for their world-class surfing conditions. The ASP Top 45 will kick off the season's Dream Tour at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. You generally go surfing to avoid numbers. You generally go surfing to avoid almost everything. But pro surfing, bless its socks, is essentially all about turning surfing into numbers. This is how they plan to do it at Snapper Rocks. The basic premise is that 36 surfers enter, but only one bloke leaves with the giant novelty cheque, the trophy and the number one rating on the ASP ladder. When examining how this game works there are two things to consider; the contest format and the judging criteria.

NAB Cup - Metricon Stadium- Australian Rules Football
The footy season is back and it's on the Gold Coast! See your favourite local AFL teams the Gold Coast SUNS and the Brisbane Lions go head to head with the Melbourne Demons in Round 2 of the NAB Cup. With kick off at 6.10pm and kids under 15 free, this match acts as an affordable family fun night out.

Renault National Beach Volleyball Series - no tickets left for this event at the Olympics
Want to see future Olympians in action? You don't need to travel far with Surfers Paradise Beach playing host to Australia's elite men and women's Volleyball teams vying for spots at the London 2012 Olympics. Bring the family along for a fun filled day at the beach with the added excitement of this thriving competition.


A group of 31 Bond students hosted a special pre-Christmas holiday camp late last year for 20 intellectually and physically disabled Gold Coast children. Students volunteered part of their holiday time to care for children with Down’s Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy,
keeping them entertained with a jam-packed program of sport, theatre, adventure and games.

The children lived on campus for three days under the supervision of the Bond volunteers, who took responsibility for their wellbeing. Highlights of the camp were a trip to Seaworld, a cruise on the amphibious Aquaduck, and a special visit from the Queensland Fire Department. The holiday camp is the only one of its kind to be hosted by an Australian tertiary institution. It was instigated in 2008 by five Bond students, Alex Smith, Will Marsh, Andrew MacAlpine, Henry Norris and Patrick McNamee.

“The main aim of the holiday camp is to give the parents of these children a much-needed respite, so it was really quite humbling to hear the feedback from the parents – I think they enjoyed the few days to themselves as much as we enjoyed the camp,” co-organiser Alex Smith said. “The support we received from the community was also incredible.”

Bond University has signed new partnership agreements with three leading international universities: the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India; the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California, USA; and the Fudan University School of Law, China.

All three universities rank in the top 100 global institutions in either the Times Higher Education rankings or the US Financial Times Global MBA rankings. Bond’s General Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Brett Walker, says each partnership provides access to a network that will enhance the opportunities for students and staff alike to collaborate and network in both the world’s largest economy, the US, and two of its fastest growing economies, India and China.

Orientation week is known as Bond week and some traveling around Australia to the "12 Apostles" (really there's only 9)

New pics in the photo gallery from Bond (orientation) week www.campusdownunder.com/gallery some fun things to do and people to meet in the first week at Bond, lots of fun was had by all and many new friends to hang with (as I still do :) .

Check out the amazing trip I had to the rock outcrops known as the 12 Apostles in Victoria just a 2 hour flight south of the Gold Coast. They are located along the Great Ocean Road, one of the most visually stunning places I have been to in Australia.

The helicopter ride was a must do for me, you get to see so much more and what an impact -just the best!


In Tyrone’s paper, “Trade Mark Dilution in Australia Revisited: How Far Have We Come?”, he discusses whether or not an anti-dilution provision exists in the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth), and whether such a provision is desirable. Trade mark dilution occurs when distinctive trade marks are likely to be harmed by third party use even in the absence of confusion.

Thomson Reuters and the General Editor would also like to congratulate the runner-up, Robert (Bob) Vangenne. Bob is Canadian and studied at Bond University, graduating in August 2011. Bob specialised in IT/IP and ecommerce law and is fascinated with web based marketing in general but specifically the developing integration of gaming theory with social media as a commercial marketing tool.

Bob’s article investigates the new expansion in domain names coming under the new generic top level domain name (gTLD) system. The article reviews the process in acquiring a gTLD and searches to understand the business model that will benefit under the new system.

Both the winning and runner-up articles will be published in the first Part of 2012 in the Australian Intellectual Property Journal. The Journal examines intellectual property law issues and developments within Australia and around the globe.
Australian Intellectual Property Journal (AIPJ) February 27, 2012

Chinese engagements: Regional issues with global implications
Jonathan H. Ping, Bond University, Brett McCormick

McCormick, B. & Ping, J. H. (Eds.) (2011). Chinese engagements: Regional issues with global implications. Robina: Bond University Press.

Abstract Extract:

Dr Brett McCormick and Dr Jonathan H. Ping, as co-editors, have developed the idea for this book, the thesis, and have undertaken the publishing process. This collaborative work has arisen from common academic enquiry, experiences and interaction with PRC citizens in a joint effort to address the question: ‘How do we think anew for our global future?’ Bond University Press has been instrumental in transforming the symposia into a published work. From the many discussed, the thesis of this book has emerged as the one to be published for four main reasons. Firstly, it takes advantage of years of field research in Beijing and China. Secondly, the interdisciplinary nature of the symposia (which have been predominantly—but not exclusively—attended by specialists in history, international political economy and international relations) provides for, is reflected by, and is benefited by the thesis of this book. Thirdly, the international, but crucially regional, location of the authors denote they are all concerned primarily with the Asia-Pacific littoral—all hailing from universities and colleges in the PRC, the US and the Commonwealth of Australia. Finally, and of greatest importance, has been the unique and informal access and interaction granted by senior Chinese military, government and academic individuals. In this, the Chinese individuals have all been given institutional support. This formal acquiescence was symbolised most strongly in 2006 when symposia attendees were the first group of foreign academics to be invited to visit the Chinese Foreign Ministry.


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