The Deakin Times - July 2013

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Welcome to the July 2013 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Deakin Alumni Community eNews bulletin.

This month, find out about just some of the many research projects currently being undertaken at Deakin including:

The heart of the matter – Deakin researcher plays lead role in major European study

TOBY Playpad launched in India

Mothers and babies sought for study looking at the role Oxytocin plays in maternal wellbeing

We interview successful architect and businesswomen Janelle Boynton (1999) - one of the driving forces behind Boynton’s Feathertop Winery in the Victorian Alps.

Don’t forget to check out Deakin’s first massive open online course (MOOC) that commences 29 July 2013. To find out more visit DeakinConnect.

There are also many networking and professional development events coming up in Australia and overseas soon that I encourage you to attend. Read below for more details.

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Kind regards,

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Inaugural Deakin MOOC to explore Humanitarian Responses To 21st Century Disasters
Deakin’s first massive open online course (MOOC) commences 29 July 2013. To find our more or to enrol visit DeakinConnect.

Get up close and wordly at Open Day
Thinking of returning to study? Then come long to Deakin Open Day in August and explore the hundreds of course options available. For more information, dates and times visit Deakin Open Day.

Stay in touch with Deakin social media
Catch up on all the posts, news, clips and events photos from around the University via Deakin social media.

MBA and Postgrad Studies Expos
Deakin will be attending these Expos to be held around Australia in September. For a full listing of Expo dates and locations CLICK HERE.

Australia China Alumni Association Awards 2013
Nominations are now open for the prestigious ACAA Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of successful China-based Alumni across a variety of fields from all Australian universities. Nominations close 23 August 2013. For more details visit ACAA Awards.

Austrade Indonesia seeking Alumni profiles
Austrade in Indonesia are seeking university alumni to profile on its newly launched website If you are interested in being profiled please email Austrade direct at

Warrnambool Business Festival 2013
As part of the Warrnambool Business Festival, Deakin on Timor, Warrnambool City Centre will host two exciting free events in August that Alumni are invited to attend:

Prospects for Europe in 2013 and Beyond - Wednesday 7 August 2013, 12pm-2pm (includes lunch)
Seminar presented by Deakin Graduate School of Business Professor of Economics Pasquale Sgro. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

Doing the Right Thing by your Business – Know the Law - Wednesday 14 August 2013, 6pm-7.30pm
Forum hosted by Deakin University, Centre for Rural Regional Law & Justice.  For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

Events – what’s coming up?
Going the Distance - Tammy van Wisse
6.30pm-8.45pm, Tuesday 13 August 2013 @ Deakin on Timor, Warrnambool City Centre, 165 Timor Street Warrnambool
Presented by Australian marathon swimming legend and multiple world record holder, Tammy van Wisse, come along and hear the extraordinary story of this truly remarkable athlete and environmentalist and be inspired to ‘go the distance’ in life. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

2013 School of Medicine Oration – by Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty
6.00pm, Tuesday 13 August 2013, Geelong Clinical School Lecture Theatre Ryrie Street, Geelong
This Oration will focus on the interface between Killer Pathogens that threaten human lives and the set of Killer T white blood cells that function to maintain our body’s integrity. Free entry to the public - RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

Hollywood at the Hyatt - Deakin Commerce Alumni Charity Ball
6.30pm, Saturday 31 August 2013, The Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria
Feel the glamour as the Deakin University Commerce Alumni Chapter takes you to Hollywood! Join other Commerce Alumni for a night of dancing, great food and fun to help raise funds for Down Syndrome Victoria. Book tickets online now.

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve – Adelaide
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 29 July 2013 @ National Wine Centre of Australia, Hackney Road, Adelaide SA - EVENT BOOKED OUT

The Art of Influencing – Canberra ACT
6.30pm-8.45pm, Thursday 22 August 2013 @ The Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT
Would you like people to say "yes" to you more often? Then come along to this high octane seminar by Australia's influencing expert and top-selling author Michelle Bowden. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

CPA/ACAA Young Professionals Career Development Seminar - China
6.30pm-9pm, Thursday 18 July 2013, Grand Salon II & III, LG Floor, Grand Hyatt Hotel Beijing China
Join the ACAA and CPA Australia and hear from a panel of experts providing advice and expertise on how best to develop your career in China. For more information visit CPA China event.

CPA Forum - Singapore
8am-2pm, Thursday 1 August 2013, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Mandarin Ballroom, Level 6, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore
CPA Australia and AAS, invites Deakin Alumni to this forum at the preferred rate of S$130pp (normally S$150). Please register your attendance directly with CPA Australia. Download an information flyer.

MAAC Annual Go-Kart Challenge 2013 - Malaysia
9am-11.30am, 24 August 2013, City Karting, Level 1 Quadrant C, Shah Alam Stadium, Section 13, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Deakin Alumni are invited to enter teams for the annual MAAC Go-Kart challenge. Rm 360 per team with a maximum of 4 Alumni per team. Download an entry form.

Visit Deakin Alumni events for details about other upcoming events.

Deakin University research news
This month our research stories include:

The heart of the matter – Deakin researcher plays lead role in major European study

TOBY Playpad launched in India

Mothers and babies sought for study looking at the role Oxytocin plays in maternal wellbeing

One in eight Australian IPs are exposed to web threats every day, reveals study

Success in Asia will rely on deeper bonds of friendship with Asian neighbours warn visiting scholars

For more news stories visit Deakin Research.

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Alumni in profile
This month we catch up with successful architect and Victorian alpine region wine-maker Janelle Boynton (1999).

Alumni services and benefits
Deakin Careers and Employment Service
Deakin offers a great range of careers services to Alumni members including mentoring, resume checking, InterviewGOLD, JobShop and much more. Visit Deakin Careers and Employment Services for Alumni. offer Deakin University Alumni members a 10% discount on hotel reservations right around the world. Simply visit Alumni Member discounts.

Deakin YMCA health clubs - Burwood and Geelong
Deakin’s YMCA Health Clubs offer Alumni great discounts on gym membership and facility use at the Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses. For more details visit Deakin YMCA.

Deakin Alumni have access to a large range of services and benefits. To access these visit Deakin Alumni Services and Benefits.

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25th July 2013