This month has seen a book launch, an Education Awards Evening, Sports Presentation Dinner and two high profile appointments. If you know of a good success story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Dean of Health Sciences & Medicine Professor Chris Del Mar who, together with fellow colleagues Associate Professor Jenny Doust (University of Queensland) and Professor Paul Glasziou (University of Oxford), celebrated the launch of their book, Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision Making in late September (pictured above).
Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke presented Keebra Park State High School Principal, Ms Fran Jones, with a $10,000 Principal’s Scholarship on behalf of Bond University and the Gold Coast City Council’s School Working Party at an awards evening held at Bond on Friday 19 October. The scholarship will cover Ms Jones costs to travel to Islington in England to visit schools and school authorities to learn of contemporary education practices to enhance pedagogy on the Gold Coast. Andrea Khoo was also recognised as the top education student for 2007 at the awards evening, being awarded the $500 Frank Surman Australian College of Educators Award by Mr Glen Finger, Gold Coast President of the Australian College of Educators.
Well done to Professor John Wade who has been appointed chairperson of the Family Law Council. Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced the appointment, saying "Professor Wade teaches law at Bond University and has excellent qualifications for this position. He has both extensive practical experience as a mediator and an international reputation as a leading author in family law and dispute resolution."
Professor Peter Jones has been appointed the new Deputy Dean (Medicine) with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Professor Jones is an experienced academic consultant Paediatrician, with special research expertise in the immunology of asthma, and broad experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and health education. As the foundation Professor of Rural Health at the University of Newcastle, Peter established the University Department of Rural Health on behalf of the University of Newcastle, Northern New South Wales in Tamworth in 2002. He was also appointed as the foundation Director of the Newcastle University’s Medical School’s Rural Clinical School in 2006 and has run both the Rural Clinical School and UDRH for the University of Newcastle. His previous appointment was as the Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Newcastle.
The Bond Sports Awards dinner was held on October 4 at the Broadbeach Bowls Club to recognise sporting excellence by students over the past 12 months and to announce the new Sports Association. Bond University students had some outstanding sporting achievements throughout the year. The successful award recipients are as follows:
University Colour Awards
- Simon Pikkat (Skiing) – Simon won Gold at the recent Australian University Championships for Snow Sports in the Male Skier Cross and tied equal third overall for Male Freestyle skiing out of 43 competitiors.
- Paul Kapiris (AFL) – was selected in the "Green & Gold" Australian side following the University Games competition in recognition of his individual performance. Paul was the only Qld student to be selected.
- Tammy Semionov (Swimming) – won Gold in the 50m Breaststroke at the Australian University Games which was Bond University’s only Gold medal for the games.
University Blue Awards
- Annabelle Williams (Swimming) – Broke five World Records at the National Short Course Championships during the semester break, placed third in the 50m freestyle (EAD) at the Commonwealth Games and has been selected to represent Australia in November at the USA National Swimming Championships.
- Ben Daley (Rugby) – Vice-Captain of Australian U/19 Team that competed at World Championships in Ireland April 2007, contracted with Qld Reds for 2008.
Sports Star of the Year - Annabelle Williams
Outstanding Service Award - Emma Brown for her participation in on campus sporting activities and her representation at all three AUS events for the year, Gold Coast Challenge, AUC Snow Sports and Australian University Games
Sporting Silk Award - Paul Kapiris for his dedication and leadership to the AFL Club and to sport in general at Bond University.
Club of the Year - Rugby Club