The natural disasters in many parts of Australia have understandably affected us all. As a former medical practitioner in rural communities, I appreciate how the kindred spirit to rebuild is alive and strong within these devastated communities and, like so many others, the Bond community has come forward to help. In January, the University provided a $10,000 donation to the (Queensland) Premier’s Flood Appeal and we raised more than $18,500 from staff, students, alumni and friends of the university to support affected students, our sustainable development students continue to volunteer with architects and engineers doing assessments, and many staff have personally volunteered their time to help with the clean up. The road to recovery will be long, but the Bond community is committed to assisting; however we can.
I was pleased to welcome our first Architectural Studies students this semester and thank benefactor Mr Soheil Abedian and his wife Anne for making a personal visit to meet with and inspire them. The students took the opportunity to showcase their first pieces of assessment.
The results of the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report were most pleasing with highly positive feedback for our university. The Australian Financial Review even commented that our Business and Management research efforts are rated equal 4th in Australia – an outstanding result for a small and young university. Whilst our focus is, and must be, on the ‘quality student experience’ with an emphasis on small classes, academics and facilities, the nexus between teaching and research is well established. We will use this latest report to plan the next stage of our ‘quality’ journey as a leading international university in Australia.
In other great news, and following the highly commendable results of the 2010 Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) audit, Bond has been selected by AUQA as the international exemplar of Internationalisation of the Curriculum. International university colleagues are now looking to Bond’s description of good practice to model their approach to teaching their international students and preparing all students to contribute to the global society.
I am confident that the vast majority of the Bond community understand only too well that such positive outcomes continue to build upon and enhance our reputation as a leading international institution.
Professor Robert Stable
Vice-Chancellor and President
BONDIES ON THE MOVE
Changed jobs, started a new business or been travelling anywhere lately? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject heading ‘Bondies on the Move' and let us know what’s happening in your life, so we can tell your fellow Bondies both in the next edition of the Alumni Newsletter or The ARCH.
Bondies featured this month include Sandra Rwese
(Class of '02), Kristin Gilbert (Class of '10), James Ramsden (Class of '10), Lucas Wheatley (Class of '03) and Luke Stanistreet (Class of '07)
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. A brief presentation can be viewed (or downloaded) on: www.slideshare.net/srwese/chinese-business-trainers
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.
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Nadine Hamilton (Class of 2003) graduated with her Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology in 2004 and has now opened her own private psychology practice and is the principal psychologist of Life Resolutions Oxenford. She has many years experience as a psychologist assisting people to improve their well-being. Nadine is passionate about providing a professional and caring environment for her clients. Nadine practices positive psychology, and can assist with career issues, coaching, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss (including pet loss), occupational rehabilitation, and training.
Nadine Hamilton | Registered Psychologist | Life Resolutions Oxenford
Suite 7B, 5 Cottonwood Place, Oxenford Qld 4210
P: 07 5574 2448 F: 07 5500 0990
ALUMNI GIVE BACK: ALUMNI SPONSORED TRAVEL GRANTS
Bond alumni are committed to providing assistance to current Bond students so that they can undertake a range of experiences to further their studies and career aspirations. The Alumni Sponsored Travel Grants are to help students fund opportunities related to their studies and future career.
FIRST GRADUATES FOR SCHOOL OF HOTEL, RESORT & TOURISM MANAGEMENT
The leaders of tomorrow in the hotel, resort and tourism industry have entered the workforce after the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management had their inaugural group of students graduate on Saturday, February 12. The School was established within the Faculty of Business in 2009 after a growing demand for graduates with the skills, abilities and drive to succeed in high level management roles in the industry.
GOLD COAST TO BENEFIT FROM LEADING SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH
Bond University is partnering with the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) to better facilitate the management of sustainable coastal living and urbanisation.
The GCCC has committed its support to the appointment of a Professor of Sustainable Development and Design, providing critical funding and industry links to forge the Gold Coast's reputation as world-leading educators and researchers in sustainable development.
MUMBAI CALLING: BOND STUDENTS MOOT INTERNAITONAL CITIZEN CASE
|Bond University mooting team competed in the coveted D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition in Mumbai, India, recently.|
After many late nights and weeks of preparation, the team faced their competition head on, competing against Universities including New York University, Columbia University and University of Melbourne.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: FURTHER STUDIES ADVISOR & TEACHER
NIEC (www.alevelnh.com) seeks an Australian national to work in their Further Studies Office and to teach classes relevant to your field of study. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in administrative, international, and teaching experiences. NIEC is new school consisting of a diverse staff and highly motivated pupils. We are working together to redefine the educational capabilities of Chinese students. NIEC offers a competitive compensation package, Chinese residency visa, and gives you the opportunity to live in one of the most dynamic and fascinating countries in the world.
Application: Email your CV with a cover letter expressing your interest in this position, and the information for two references to: Lucien Giordano at Lucien@alevelnh.com
- Advising students who desire admission to Australian universities
- Helping all students with applications to universities around the world
- Organising extra-curricular activities
- Classroom teaching
|PHD GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Faculty of Business is pleased to announce PhD grants are available for up to five suitably qualified candidates. The PhD stipends are valued at $28,000 per annum for three years.
We are looking for exceptional candidates who have proven ability to succeed as demonstrated in their previous or current academic results, publications, research and work experience.
Applications are now open and will close on 31 March 2011.
For further information about selection criteria and application process, please contact:
Research Program Advisor, Faculty of Business,
Phone: +61 7 559 50213