The Deakin Times - May 2013

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

Thank you to all members who responded to our recent Deakin Alumni Magazine Naming Competition. We had around 800 entries and some great ideas for names. We will be announcing the winner of the competition shortly along with the name of your new magazine.

In this issue, read about all the recent research developments at Deakin including:

Sexuality education program for beginning teachers sets lead for Australia and world to follow

Smashing the gamers' stereotypes and crowdfunding a new research project

Deakin Makes Research Pozible

Find out about Deakin’s exciting new partnership with Federation Square in Melbourne called The Deakin Edge.

I also encourage you to nominate outstanding Alumni for the 2013 Deakin Alumni Community Awards. If you know of Alumni doing great things out in the community, in their profession or at Deakin – then let us know about them. Nominations close 1 June 2013.

Lastly if you or your family members are thinking about returning to study in 2013, then come along to one of Deakin’s Return to Study Expos being held in Burwood, Melbourne and Geelong.

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

Kind regards,

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Deakin Alumni of the Year Awards 2013 – nominations closing soon
Nominations are open for the Deakin Alumni of the Year Awards 2013. The Awards recognise Alumni around the world who have achieved outstanding success. Nominations close 1 June 2013. To make a nomination visit Deakin Alumni Awards 2013.

Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Subsidy – Apply today
Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can receive 5 per cent off the cost per unit on postgraduate studies on all new course enrolments for Trimester 2 in 2013. Find out more.

New Alumni Network – calling all Hong Kong Alumni
A Deakin Alumni network in Hong Kong will be unveiled in the coming months. So join our new Deakin University Alumni Hong Kong LinkedIn site and give us your feedback and ideas for this new network.

Alumni in the news…
Law graduate and barrister Bowie Jane who has recently taken the United Kingdom Pop Charts by storm with her debut single Luv Bomb reaching # 11 on the charts. For more information visit Bowie Jane.

Academic staff member Dr James Fitzsimons (2004), who has recently co-edited the publication, Innovation for 21st Century Conservation. For more information visit The Nature Conservancy Australia.

Geelong Young Professionals Breakfast Event
Deakin Alumni in the Geelong region are invited to a GYP work/life balance seminar to be held on Wednesday 5 June 2013 commencing 7am. Find out more and make a booking.

Return to Study Expos
Thinking about returning to study? Then come along to one of three Return to Study Expos that are being held in Burwood, Melbourne CBD and Geelong CBD over the coming weeks. Find out more and RSVP.

Events – what’s coming up?
Beyond the City: Art from the suburban studio
Exhibiting until 25 May 2013 @ Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, 221 Burwood Highway Burwood Victoria
See a selection of artistic works created across the City of Whitehorse located in Victoria. Find out more.

Become a CPA Seminar – Geelong Victoria
12pm-1.30pm, Monday 27 May 2013 @ Rm D2.331 Building D, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street Geelong Victoria
Want to take your accounting career to another level? Find out how CPA Australia can help progress your career at this free seminar event. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

CPA Australia will also be bringing this seminar to many other locations around Australia over the coming months. For other seminar dates and locations visit CPA Australia Seminars.

The Cross Generational Workplace - Seminar and Networking evening
6.30pm - 8.45pm, Wednesday 12 June 2013 @ The Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA
Award-winning speaker, facilitator and coach, Karen Schmidt will deliver a unique, challenging and informative session looking at the cross-generational workplace.

How should we embrace and benefit from age diversity? Which generational habits and choices serve today's purposes? Karen will explore how you can learn from the best of our four working generations and ask what it takes to keep them satisfied, motivated and productive.

Networking refreshments will follow at the end of this seminar.  You are welcome to bring one guest. RSVPs are essential by 3 June unless earlier booked out. RSVP to

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve - Seminar and Networking Evening
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 29 July 2013 @ National Wine Centre of Australia, Hackney Road, Adelaide SA
Presented by 100 Things author Sebastian Terry, Alumni are invited to this free event. Be inspired to reach your full potential, by the remarkable story of this extraordinary Australian adventurer, fundraiser and motivator. Networking refreshments will follow at the end of this seminar.  You are welcome to bring one guest. RSVPs are essential by 19 July unless earlier booked out. RSVP to

Keep the dates free
Canberra Alumni Event – 22 August 2013 @ 6.30pm
Sydney Alumni Event – 9 September 2013 @ 6.30pm
Hobart Alumni Event – 21 October 2013 @ 6.30pm
Brisbane Alumni Event – TBA November @ 6.30pm

Young Professionals Drinks – China Alumni events
Deakin Alumni in Shanghai (22 May 2013) and Beijing (15 May 2013) are invited to these ACAA networking events coming to catch up with old colleagues, classmates and Alumni from other Australian universities.

Colours of Australia – Singapore Alumni Event
From 6.30pm, Thursday 23 May 2013 @ Marine Parade Community Club, 278 Marine Parade Road Singapore
Singapore Alumni are invited to wine and dine, mingle and make new friends at an evening dedicated to the celebration of Australian culture. RSVPs are essential by 20 May. Find out more.

Deakin London Alumni Dinner
6pm 14 June 2013 @ Quaglino’s 16 Bury Street, St James London UK SW1Y 6AJ
Host Professor Gael McDonald, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law is inviting all Faculty Alumni in the area to attend this free dinner and networking event. You are welcome to bring one guest. RSVP by Thursday 30 May to

Visit Deakin Alumni events for details about other upcoming events.

Deakin University research news
This month our research stories include:

Sexuality education program for beginning teachers sets lead for Australia and world to follow

Smashing the gamers' stereotypes and crowdfunding a new research project

Deakin University has the Edge at Federation Square

Deakin Makes Research Pozible

DIRI gets down to business

For more news stories visit Deakin Research.

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Alumni in profile
This month we catch up with one of the co-founders of the Deakin Commerce Alumni Chapter.

Mark Hui – Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) 2004

Tell us your story
We are currently seeking Alumni to profile in future issues of The Deakin Times. If you are interested in being profiled contact the Central Alumni Office to request a profile questionnaire.

Alumni services and benefits
Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC)
Deakin Alumni members can receive up to 40% off full adult prices for GPAC’s 2013 Deakin University Theatre Season as well as its Shaken + Stirred shows. Find out more.

Premium Wines Direct
Deakin Alumni have teamed up with PWD to bring you the brands you love and many hard to get labels at very competitive prices. Find out more.

Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months
The Deakin Library offers discount memberships to Alumni members globally. Become a member today by visiting Deakin Alumni Library membership.

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

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23rd May 2013