The Deakin Times - January 2013

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first issue of The Deakin Times for 2013.

In this issue, find out about all the recent Deakin research news including;

Catch up on all the current Deakin Alumni Community news including;

Also don’t forget that if you, your children or your spouse are considering further studies this year at Deakin in T1 or T2, you can apply to receive a 5% subsidy off the cost per unit undertaken on any postgraduate course via the Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Subsidy Offer.

I wish you a fantastic year to come and look forward to your continuing support of the Deakin Alumni program in 2013.

If you have any questions or feedback in relation to The Deakin Times please email us at

Kind regards,

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Subsidy – enrol today
Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can receive 5% off per unit on the cost of postgraduate studies on new course enrolments for Trimesters 1 and 2 in 2013. Find out more.

New Alumni benefit
The Deakin Alumni Community has combined with to offer members a 10% discount on hotel reservations in over 141 countries and 7,400 worldwide. For more information visit Deakin Alumni offer.

Stay connected with the new DeakinMobile app
Stay connected to your University with the new DeakinMobile app that provides you with news and events, campus maps, transport information and more. For more information visit DeakinMobile app.

Deakin Alumni of the Year Awards 2013
Nominations are open for the Deakin Alumni of the Year Awards 2013 and you are invited to nominate outstanding Alumni for these Awards. The Awards recognise, acknowledge and promote Alumni around the world who have achieved outstanding successes. Nominations close 1 June 2013. For more information visit Deakin Alumni Awards 2013.

Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2013 - Sri Lanka
These Awards recognise Sri Lankan-based Alumni who have attained success in their field of specialisation, or have contributed significantly to the betterment of Australian education and their institution or alumni community. Nominations close 21 January 2013. For more information download an information brochure and award nomination forms.

Alumnus wins prestigious Victoria Fellowship
Congratulations to Deakin Alumnus and synthetic chemist Dr William Gee (2007), who along with eleven other young Victorian scientists recently won a prestigious Victoria Fellowship worth $18,000 to undertake further scientific research overseas. Dr Gee is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Monash University.

2012 - The Alumni year that was
Visit the Deakin Alumni Community Photo wall to see a selection of photos from some of our 105 Deakin Alumni events held globally in 2012.

Alumni authors
Garry Powell (1990) – has released Valuable Steps - A History of Physical Education in Victoria. To purchase visit

Professor Neil Mann (1996) - has co-released, Evolving Human Nutrition as part of a joint project with Oxford University. For more information visit Cambridge University Press.

Dr Greg Chapman (1991) - released a new book, Married to the Business: Honey I love you but our business sucks! To purchase visit

Carmel Audsley (1993) - released, Ours, Yours and Mines in what is the first in a trilogy of historical novels based on true events. To purchase visit

Events – what’s coming up?
Deakin Postgraduate Information Evening
From 5pm-7pm, Tuesday 12 February 2013, Building lb, Deakin Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood Victoria
Find out at this event why Deakin is the right choice for your postgraduate or honours study. Course advisers will be available to provide information about courses, career prospects, flexible study options, admission requirements and the application process. Register to attend.

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve - Seminar and Networking Evening
6.30pm-8.45pm, Wednesday 27 February 2013 @ Four Points by Sheraton, Level 2, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong Victoria
Presented by renowned 100 Things author Sebastian Terry, Alumni are invited to come along to this free event and be inspired to reach your full potential, by the truly remarkable story of this extraordinary Australian adventurer, fundraiser and motivator.

Free networking refreshments will follow at the end of this seminar.  You are welcome to bring one guest. RSVPs are essential by 20 February unless earlier booked out. RSVP to or telephone 03 5227 1019.

Visit Deakin Alumni events for details about other upcoming events.

Deakin University research and other news
This month our research stories include:
Mums and daughters who shop key to success of retail industry

Beauty and star factor a real curse in academe

Deakin fuel saving invention takes out national innovation award

For more news stories visit Deakin Research.

Subscribe to Invenio
To receive all the latest research news subscribe to Deakin’s research newsletter Invenio.

Alumni services and benefits
Bupa Health Insurance
Bupa offers Deakin Alumni members access to great corporate health cover deals and other benefits to help you stay healthy, happy and enjoying life. Visit Deakin Alumni Bupa Health Insurance offer.

Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months
Deakin University Library offers discount memberships to Deakin University Alumni members globally. First time Alumni Library members receive the first 12-months membership free. Become a member today by visiting Deakin Alumni Library membership.

Deakin Alumni have access to a large range of services and benefits so find out more visit Deakin Alumni Services and Benefits.

Alumni in profile
This month we catch up with an aspiring 2016 Olympian making a splash in the world of canoeing…

Sarah Grant – Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Science 2012

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21st January 2013