Professor Robert Stable
This month, we celebrate the achievement of winning two United Nations of Australia Association World Environment Day awards: the Szencorp Green Building Award for the 6 Green Star Design Rated Mirvac School of Sustainable Development building and an individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment to Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe. Congratulations to the staff of the School of Sustainable Development for their ongoing commitment to outstanding programs in sustainable design and research.
The Pratt Institute in New York is considered to be the leading architecture school in the world. Dean of the Institute, Professor Tom Hanrahan, visited Bond University this month to participate in a curriculum workshop for our Soheil Abedian School of Architecture, opening in January 2011. This academic friendship is a credit to the Advisory Board as it is the first time the Pratt Institute has worked with any Australian school of architecture. It is with international relationships such as this that we can inspire students and educate them to become internationally recognised ‘work ready’ graduates.
I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Professor Lars McNaughton who joins Bond from the University Of Hull, as the new Head of the School of Health Sciences. I look forward to working with Professor McNaughton as he leads the School of Health Sciences.
Open Day is fast approaching and we should expect to see many great displays from all faculties. It is one of the most important days on the Bond calendar, and I encourage as many members of the Bond community as possible to visit the campus on this day.
Vice-Chancellor and President
NEW PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR OF QUALITY / TEACHING AND LEARNING
Congratulations to Professor Richard Hays, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Sciences & Medicine who has taken on the portfolio of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality/Teaching and Learning).
Professor Hays’ dual professional and educational academic credentials will ensure that Bond continues to offer a high quality teaching and learning environment.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Stable acknowledges and thanks Professor Raoul Mortley for the outstanding job he has done as PVC (Quality/Teaching and Learning).
Professor Mortley will continue in his role as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and will also be taking on the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Special Projects in which he will manage the current AUQA Audit process through to completion and assist the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost with critical strategic initiatives.
BOND UNIVERSITY WINS TWO WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AWARDS
Bond University’s Mirvac School of Sustainable Development building was once again recognised for its outstanding sustainable design, winning the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) World Environment Day Szencorp Green Building Award.
This is the latest in an impressive list of national and international awards for the University’s building, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Sustainability Award in 2005.
Bond University’s Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe, ‘an environmental pioneer’ also won the individual award for Outstanding Service to the Environment for his contribution to eco-management and environmental science education.
Professor Robert Stable said these awards were another example of the world benchmark Bond is setting to deliver a superior experience for students.
"Bond University is honoured to have won these prestigious green awards. Last year winning the RICS award put Bond University on the world stage as a leader in the field of sustainability. Now this World Environment Day Szencorp Green Building Award and Professor Hundloe’s individual award confirms our position as Australia’s educational leaders in sustainable building design,” said Professor Stable.
“We are very proud of the Mirvac School of Sustainable Development building. It has innovatively reduced carbon emissions by 80 per cent and is Australia's first higher education building to receive a 6 Star Green Star Design Rating,” he said.
BOND UNIVERSITY APPOINTS HEAD OF SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Professor Lars McNaughton has been appointed as the Head of the School of Health Sciences within Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine.
Professor McNaughton joins Bond from the University of Hull in England, where he was Head of the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science for the previous seven years.
With an academic career spanning more than 30 years and boasting more than one million dollars of research and equipment grants, Professor McNaughton is internationally recognised for his work in the area of acid base balance in exercise.
He hopes to use his international teaching and research experience to continue to grow the School of Health Sciences.
“I would like to see the School continue to build upon its excellent reputation across all programs and indeed, to expand the program offerings within the School,” Professor McNaughton said.
“We will continue to attract students who are keen to receive first-class teaching from academic staff who have a reputation for research-led and research-informed teaching, which assists our students in acquiring the Bond University graduate attributes of responsibility, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork and knowledge, to mention but a few.”
“Both the School of Health Sciences and the University have excellent reputations. The small class sizes and excellent teaching practices place Bond at the forefront of education, in times when many institutions simply teach the masses,” he said.
Professor McNaughton said the opportunity to work at Bond University was the drawcard for him to return to Australia from the United Kingdom, where he has been living and working since moving there from Tasmania in 1999.
LATEST GRADUATES CELEBRATE
Congratulations to the students who graduated on Saturday June 19, 2010. All faculties were represented by these graduates who completed their studies in semester one, 2010. Congratulations also to the two valedictorians Ellen Perkins and Sarah Shah who addressed their fellow graduates on the day. Each graduate should be proud of being a part of another resounding class effort and the enormous achievement of completing their university degree.
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MOOTING FINALS ARE ON AGAIN
The final rounds for the annual Bond University Faculty of Law High Schools’ Mooting Competition will be held on campus on Saturday, July 24, 2010.
Finalists include teams from:
- The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School (Melbourne, VIC)
- Cranbourne Secondary College (Cranbourne, VIC)
- Seymour College (Glen Osmond, SA)
- Glenmore State School (North Rockhampton, QLD)
- Somerset College (Mudgeeraba, QLD)
- Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School (Terranora, NSW)
- Brisbane Grammar School (Brisbane, QLD)
- Canterbury College (Beenleigh, QLD)
- St. Clare’s College (Canberra, ACT)
- Ipswich Grammar School (Ipswich, QLD)
- Newington College (Stanmore, NSW)
- Sydney Grammar School (Sydney, NSW)
- St. Francis Convent (Malaysia)
- St. Teresa (Malaysia)
Mooting Master and Bond University Associate Professor of Law David Field said the mooting competition introduces students to the courtroom environment while allowing them the opportunity to confront real-life situations without the real-life consequences.
“The best advocates in the finals are awarded partial scholarships to Bond University. In the past, many of those who have taken up these scholarships have gone on to win international mooting competitions for Bond, and have secured prestigious graduate careers including Associates to High Court Justices in Canberra,” he said.
YEAR 12 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON
Bond University's 2011 Year 12 Scholarship Program is nearing a close with applications only open for another five weeks. Bond University has a number of full and part-fee scholarships available to current year 12 students studying at an Australian High School. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement as well as leadership skills, involvement in extra-circular activities and community service.
If you believe you have what it takes, we urge you to apply for a Bond University scholarship. Applications are now open and close July 31, 2010. To apply go to application.bond.edu.au/
Bond University also has a number other scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants from Australia and around the globe. Visit www.bond.edu.au/scholarships for further information and specific scholarship application deadlines.
Open Day 2010
Wanting to find out more about studying at Bond in 2011? Be sure to put Open Day 2010 in your calendar now. Come along to this event to find out how Bond University can bring your ambition to life... tour our fantastic facilities, meet our staff and students and enjoy a day of jam-packed entertainment and informative presentations.
When: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 10am - 3pm
Location: Bond University Campus, Robina, Gold Coast
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BEN CALLED UP FOR WALLABIES TEST SQUAD
The first half of 2010 has been a whirlwind for Bond University law student and rugby star, Ben Daley, who has been called up for the 30-man Wallabies squad for the upcoming tests against Ireland, England and Fiji.
The year started on a high note with Ben being named as captain of the Queensland Reds Super 14 side for their trial matches against the Waratahs and Crusaders.
Ben obviously impressed the Wallabies selectors, leading the Reds to back-to-back wins and scoring two early tries to set up a 20-12 win over the Canterbury Crusaders at Ballymore.
After scoring an OP2, the All Saints Anglican School alumnus was accepted into the Bachelor of Laws program at Bond University where he is now studying part time to balance his sporting commitments.
Ben said the reputation of different law schools was a major factor when deciding where to study.
“Every person I asked told me the same thing: Bond University is the absolute best in Australia if you want a more personalised learning experience.”
To find out more about Bond University’s law program, contact the Office of Admissions on 1800 074 074 or via email email@example.com.