The Deakin Times - November 2012

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Welcome to the November 2012 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Alumni eNews service.

This month find out about Deakin research into childhood obesity, legal alternatives to illegal drugs and read how Deakin is helping hay fever sufferers. Also listen online to our recent Brookes Oration given this year by prominent lawyer and consumer advocate Mr Allan Asher and find out which Deakin Alumnus was recently honoured by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

We profile some of the fantastic services available to you as a member of the Deakin Alumni Community that includes the recently unveiled Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Subsidy Program and read the results of the recent Alumni Triennial Survey.

I also hope you can come along to some of the really interesting and fun events coming up over the remainder of 2012 - including the chance to hang out with Australian Shadow Treasurer, The Hon. Joe Hockey.

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

Hope you are having a great No(Mo)vember.

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Deakin Alumni Survey 2012: The Results
Find out all the key findings from the recently held Deakin Alumni Triennial Survey. Find out more.

New postgraduate courses for 2013
Deakin has recently unveiled a large range of new undergraduate and postgraduate courses for study in 2013. Find out more.

Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Subsidies
Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can receive 5% off per unit on the cost of postgraduate studies for new course enrolments from Trimester 3, 2012 (*conditions apply) to Trimester 2, 2013 inclusive. Find out more.

Hangout with Joe Hockey
Presented by the MBA Alumni Chapter this is your chance to hang out with Shadow Treasurer the Hon. Joe Hockey on 10 December 2012 and to ask him all the hard questions. For more information on how you can be involved visit OurSay.

Good to hear from…
Joanne Macdermott (2000), whose firm Next Marketing recently won a prestigious Australian Marketing Institute Award. Visit Next Marketing for more details.

Garry Wainscott (2001), who has just released a book, How to Choose a Baby Formula. For more information or to purchase this book visit Amazon.

Graeme Kinross-Smith (Staff), who has released a book of poetry, Available Light: New Poems. To purchase a copy visit Whitmore Press.

Dr Linda Glassop (2007), who recently won the $50,000 IT Invention Test hosted by ICT Geelong. Dr Glassop won the award for designing a cloud platform entitled ComWriter, which is aimed at assisting academics and students to write to an academic standard in a more structured format. For more details visit IT Invention Test 2012.

Events – what’s coming up?
Heritage in Times of Transformation: Public Lecture & Symposium
19-20 November 2012, Melbourne CBD and Burwood.
The Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP), in association with the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, is organising a special symposium to honour the achievements of Professor Bill Logan. The Symposium will open with a special keynote address by Professor Logan on the evening of 19 November at the Experimedia Room at the State Library of Victoria. This will be followed by a one day symposium to be held at the Burwood Campus of Deakin University on 20 November. For more information and to book visit Symposium Bookings and Public Lecture Bookings.

Change Museology – calling all Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Alumni
5.00pm-7.00pm, Wednesday 28 November 2012, Deakin University City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke St, Melbourne Victoria
Deakin Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Alumni are cordially invited to this address by Deakin Alumnus Mr Tony Ellwood, Director, National Gallery of Victoria. This event is celebrating 21 years of the Roslyn Lawry Award in Museum Studies at Deakin University. RSVPs are essential. For more information visit Roslyn Lawry Award Celebrations.

Climate for Inclusion: Benefits for Individuals and Groups - Seminar and Workshop
Monday 3 December 2012, Room B - lb3.210, Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus
Seminar - 1:30pm TO 2:30pm, and Workshop – 2:45pm TO 3:45pm
The Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations will be hosting this Research Seminar and Workshop to be presented by Associate Professor Lisa Nishii, Department of Human Resource Studies, Cornell University, New York. A light lunch will also be provided at 1pm prior to the seminar. If you would like to participate please contact Yuka Fujimoto at by 28 November 2012.

Deakin Alumni Christmas Networking Evening – Geelong (only a few places remaining)
6pm-8pm, Wednesday 5 December 2012, Four Points by Sheraton, Level 2, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong Victoria
Deakin Alumni are invited to the annual Deakin Alumni Community Christmas Networking Evening. All drinks and canapés are free of charge and live classical music will feature. RSVPs are essential to

MBA Professional Development Series - Actions and Consequences: Termination of Employment Under the Fair Work Act 2009
7am–8.30am, Thursday 6 December 2012, Deakin University City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne Victoria
MBA Alumni are invited to attend this Professional Development breakfast session to be delivered by Commissioner John Lewin. For more details visit MBA Alumni Professional Development Series.

RSVP's are essential to Samantha Hein by Friday 30 November via PH 03 5227 1280 or email MBA RSVP 6 December.

Deakin Alumni Annual Christmas Networking Evening – Melbourne (only a few places remaining)
6pm-8pm, Monday 10 December 2012, The Windsor Hotel, 100-150 Spring Street, Melbourne Victoria
Deakin Alumni are invited to the annual Deakin Alumni Community Christmas Networking Evening. All drinks and canapés are free of charge and live classical music will feature. RSVPs are essential to

Visit Deakin Alumni events for more details.

Deakin University research and other news
Study to look at the impact of legal alternatives to illegal drugs

Deakin AIRwatch to alert Victorian hay fever sufferers if it is safe to venture outdoors

Oration calls for fair go in law for small and micro businesses

Indian industry body recognition for Deakin University Alumnus

Most children experience their neighbourhoods from the back seat of the car, Deakin University researchers find

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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 globally. *First time Alumni Library members receive the first 12-months membership free. Download an application form at Deakin Alumni Library membership.

Wine Direct deals for Deakin Alumni
The Deakin Alumni Community in conjunction with aims to bring you the brands you love at very competitive prices.  Order now for pre-Christmas delivery. For more information visit

Engage4Results – 50% off leadership and extreme customer service classes
Deakin Alumnus Mr Ken Wright and the Engage4Results team are offering Deakin Alumni 50% off the cost of team presentations and individual coaching sessions during the month of March 2013 (must booked before 31 December 2012). For more information visit Engage4Results Special Deakin Alumni Offer.

Deakin Alumni have access to a huge range of other services and benefits. For more details visit Deakin Alumni Services and Benefits.

Alumni in profile
This month we catch up with an Alumni member working at Bogazici University in Istanbul Turkey.

Altay Atli - Graduate Diploma in International Trade 2000 and Master of International Business 2001

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