The Deakin Times - April 2014

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Welcome to the April 2014 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Deakin Alumni Community eNews bulletin.

This month we preview some of the exciting research stories and other news happening at Deakin including:

Deakin welcomes report on demand driven system

Waste not, want not – researchers investigate extracting quality metals from contaminated waste

Link found between poor dental health and depression

Consumers pay more to insure against mobile phone bill shock, research finds

Read about our professional development events coming up in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane Warrnambool and China. In case you missed them, our recent events and webinars are now available online to view. View our webinars here.

We also catch up with Deakin alumni from the 1970-1990 era, as they recount their time living on residence at Waurn Ponds.  Watch the video here.

A reminder too that as part of Deakin's forty-year celebrations alumni globally are encouraged to be involved with all the celebration events and activities taking place over 2014. Find out more.

If you have any feedback in relation to The Deakin Times please email the Deakin Central Alumni Office.

With best wishes

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary – take 10% off and change your world

Looking at commencing postgraduate study in trimester 2? Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can apply to receive 10% off per unit on the cost of postgraduate studies on all new award course enrolments for the life of the degree. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more.

School of Law Alumni Head back to campus
Law Alumni have assisted some current law students to prepare for the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot - with stunning results. Find out more.

Sports Management Alumni Chapter Launched
Over ninety Sports Management Alumni attended the recent launch of Deakin's newest Alumni Chapter. Find out more.

Alumnus appointed Tasmanian Treasurer
The Hon. Peter Gutwein MP (2007)
 has been appointed Treasurer and Minister for Planning and Local Government in the newly elected Tasmanian Parliament. Mr Gutwein is the member for the Northern Tasmanian seat of Bass. Find out more.

Deakin University Art Gallery 2014 Exhibition Program
Visit the Deakin Art Gallery throughout 2014 to view exciting exhibitions by alumni, students and Australia's best contemporary artists.  Find out more.

Change 100 Lives: The power to change is in your hands
As a Deakin Alumni member, you know better than anyone that a tertiary education has the power to shape lives and communities in many positives ways.  Find out more.

Nominations open for 2014 CHASS Australia Prize
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for the CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (cash prize of $2,000). Find out more.

MBA Alumni after work drinks
MBA alumni of Deakin are invited to join MBA alumni from Monash, Melbourne Business School and RMIT for after work drinks in the Melbourne CBD on Friday 16 May from 5.30pm. The event is hosted by My Alumni. Register online to attend.

Alumni in the news
Fiona McCallum (2000)
 who has just released her fifth novel, Time Will Tell. Published by Harlequin Australia. Find out more.

Seeking Burwood Teachers College Alumni of '63
Calling for expressions of interest from 1963 BTC commencing class members for a possible reunion later this year. Please contact Liz Bailey (nee Foster) at

Events and webinars – what's coming up?
The Challenges of Effective Leadership - Seminar and Networking Evening
6.30pm-8.45pm, Wednesday 14 May 2014 @ Deakin on Timor, Warrnambool City Centre, 165 Timor Street Warrnambool

Presented by businessman and philanthropist, David Smorgon OAM, this seminar discusses the vital skills and attributes you must develop to be a more effective leader. RSVPs are essential by 7 May 2014. Find out more.

MBA Professional Development Event: Workplace Bullying & the Anti-bullying Act
2pm-6pm, Friday 30 May 2014 @ Deakin University City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Deakin Graduate School of Business invites MBA Alumni to this professional development event presented by Commissioner John Lewin. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

Can we prevent depression by improving diet? 
- Seminar and Networking Event

6.30pm-8.45pm, Wednesday 7 May 2014 @ The Duxton Hotel, 1 St George's Terrace, Perth WA
Deakin University's Associate Professor Felice Jacka, provides an overview of recent evidence from around the globe demonstrating the important role that diet plays in common mental health problems. Find out more.

The Challenges of Change: Creative and Effective Problem Solving - Seminar and Networking Event
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 16 June 2014 @ Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD

Presented by legendary Australian Football League player, coach and ambassador Mr Kevin Sheedy AM. Hear Kevin's personal insights and experiences into proactively overcoming the challenges of change in your workplace and everyday life. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.


Deakin Alumni in China are encouraged to attend upcoming events offered through our corporate partner Australia China Alumni Association. Find out more.

In case you missed some of our recent professional development webinars and events you can now view these online.

For more information about other upcoming events visit Deakin Alumni events and webinars calendar.

Deakin University news

This month our top university news stories include:

Deakin welcomes report on demand driven system

Link found between poor dental health and depression

Waste not, want not – researchers investigate extracting quality metals from contaminated waste

Consumers pay more to insure against mobile phone bill shock, research finds

New research makes migrant species a conservation priority

For more research stories visit Deakin Research and for general University news visit the Deakin Newsroom.

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Alumni services and benefits
Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months*

Deakin University Library offers discount memberships to Deakin University Alumni members, including those living overseas. *First time Alumni Library members receive the first 12-months membership free. Sign up today at Deakin Alumni Library membership.

LeasePlan joins up with the Deakin Alumni Community
LeasePlan has recently joined together with the Deakin Alumni Community to offer members some great business vehicle leasing deals. For more information visit Deakin Alumni Grow offer.

Geelong Performing Arts Centre
GPAC offers Deakin Alumni an exclusive opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Alumni members can access discounted tickets to a great range of shows for the GPAC Theatre Season as sponsored by Deakin University. Find out more.

Alumni in profile

Deakin alumni from the 1970-1990 era reminisce on their time living on residence at Waurn Ponds as part of Deakin's 40th Anniversary celebrations.  Watch the video here.

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