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FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

Professor Robert StableAs I hope you are all aware, Bond will be audited by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) during 12-15 April 2010. Whilst such audits are required by the legislation under which we operate, we actually welcome them as they allow us to prove that our standards are what we say they are and they help us identify areas where we can be even better.  

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BOND NEWS
NEW SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ANNOUNCED
Vice-Chancellor Robert Stable, Soheil Abedian, Chancellor Helen NugentEarlier this month Bond University announced the new  Soheil Abedian School of Architecture, which will open in January 2011. The new School has been established to meet growing demand for Australian architects with specialisation in sustainably built environment design.

The Soheil Abedian School of Architecture will open in January 2011, heralding a new era of Australian architects with specialisation in ecologically and socially sustainable built environment design.
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PROFESSOR MARK HIRST APPOINTED DEAN, FACULTY OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Professor Mark HirstBond University has appointed Professor Mark Hirst as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development, effective July 2010.

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BOND COLLEGE'S INAUGURAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES AMONG OUR LATEST ALUMNI

Three of the first Bond College graduates to complete university studies were among the 349 graduating students to be awarded their degrees at this month's graduation ceremony, and they couldn’t have been more thrilled.

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CENTRE FOR LAW, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

Professor Patrick KeyzerBond University’s latest Research Centre, The Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy, was established in late 2009 under the leadership of Foundation Director Professor Patrick Keyzer of the Faculty of Law.

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QUESTIONING CLINICAL 'HABITS' THAT POSE POTENTIAL THREAT TO PATIENTS

Evidence Based Practice WorkshopBond University’s Professor Chris Del Mar and Professor Mieke van Driel, and Oxford University’s Professor Paul Glasziou (who will join Bond in July) were among the internationally published academics who delivered an interactive Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) workshop to more than 30 Queensland medical practitioners on campus recently.

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ACHIEVEMENTS  AND  ACCOLADES
Prof. Sudhir Kale honouredThis month we congratulate Professor of Marketing Sudhir Kale on his appointment as external researcher for The China Centre for Lottery Studies at the University of Peking. We also recognise the efforts of our talented Jessup team members: James Graham, Tom Harrison, Katherine Mansted, Henry Norris and Kate Allan.
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THIS ISSUE


NEW SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ANNOUNCED

PROFESSOR MARK HIRST APPOINTED DEAN, FACULTY OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

BOND COLLEGE'S INAUGURAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES AMONG OUR LATEST ALUMNI

CENTRE FOR LAW, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

QUESTIONING CLINICAL 'HABITS' THAT POSE POTENTIAL THREAT TO PATIENTS

ACHIEVEMENTS  AND  ACCOLADES

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IN MEMORIAM

Titan LiuThe Bond community will sorely miss our friend, colleague, teacher, mentor and student Titan Liu who passed away on Saturday, February 6 after a long illness, aged 30. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Research Seminar by Prof. John Wade

J-Day

Bond University Golf Day

Bond University Race Day

Science Week

Investing in Your Future Seminar

Grade 9 & 10 Headstart Day

All Upcoming Events

IN PROFILE

COUNCILLOR'S PLANS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Councillor Greg BettsGold Coast City Councilllor Greg Betts is a man on a mission. On top of his hectic schedule of work commitments, he has taken upon himself to enroll in a Master of Urban Planning at Bond University.

“Planning is an important part of my role as Councillor, and I sit on a number of Council Committees that concentrate on town planning and strategic planning. So, besides being a personal interest of mine, studying planning is of clear benefit to me, and to Gold Coast City, as it will help to add a level of informed decision making to the political side of Council,” Mr Betts said.

“My study is giving me a greater understanding of the planning process and also why Council officers make the recommendations that they do.

“All Councillors have skills that they bring to the table as a positive contribution and I would like to add planning to mine,” he said.

Mr Betts said Bond’s focus on urban design and sustainable development particularly grabbed his interest.

“These are certainly areas that need more focus from a political perspective,” he said.

“Planners get it, but the political decision makers are a little bit behind the times - well, let's just say that most don't place a priority on these aspects.  I hope to redirect Council’s focus so that urban design and sustainability become a greater priority in planning matters,” Mr Betts said.

He said while he was enjoying learning about the background to the various planning methods that he sees in use at Council, the extra work load was proving a challenge.

“My family is very understanding though, and Bond’s intensive delivery mode and three-semester year is helping to fast-track my studies so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel sooner,” he said.

Despite his demanding schedule, Mr Betts has managed to achieve highly in the subjects he has completed so far, recently awarded the First in Class prize for Economic and Social Foundations of Planning.

It seems his goal of chairing a committee in the next Council term is well within reach.

“In such a leadership role I will be able to have more influence in guiding the political will of the Council in a direction that embraces urban design and sustainability with a new vigor,” he said.


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