The Deakin Times - October 2013

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Welcome to the October 2013 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Deakin Alumni Community eNews bulletin. I especially congratulate our newest Alumni members who graduated recently in Geelong.

In this special issue, I have the great honour to announce that the following outstanding Alumni have won our 2013 Deakin Alumni Community of the Year Awards:

Mr Lindsay Maxsted – Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms Janet Dore – Alumni of the Year Award

Mr Ahmad Wamiq Ghowsi – Young Alumni of the Year

Ms Hannah Macdougall – Young Alumni of the Year

Congratulations to our winners who join nineteen other distinguished Alumni who have been recognised since the awards began in 2011. For more information about this year’s winners visit Deakin Alumni Awards 2013.

Underpinning Deakin’s commitment to lifelong learning, Alumni members, their spouse and children can now apply to receive 10% off their postgraduate course fees on new enrolments during Trimester 1, 2014 – Trimester 2, 2015 inclusive (*conditions apply). Apply today at Alumni Postgraduate Course Fees Bursary.

This month we also preview all the latest research and other projects progressing at Deakin. Find out more.

I also encourage you to attend the prestigious 2013 Brookes Oration - to be delivered this year by Mr Paul Bassat Co-founder of SEEK and Square Peg Capital.

There is also the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Residents’ Reunion in November for those that lived on campus from 1970 -1990. This will be a great chance to reminisce and catch up with old ‘ressie’ friends. Find out more.

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Kind regards,

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Deakin Alumni Community Awards 2013
Deakin honours four high achieving Alumni at the inaugural Deakin Alumni of the Year Dinner held in Melbourne. Find out more.

New Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary – take 10% off
Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children are eligible to receive 10% off per unit on the cost of postgraduate studies on new award course enrolments during Trimester 1, 2014 to Trimester 3, 2015 inclusive, for the life of the degree. *Terms and conditions apply. Find out more.

2013 Brookes Oration
The Brookes Oration was established by the Deakin Business School in 2006 to encourage thoughtful debate about the contribution of corporate Australia in the global community.

Mr Paul Bassat, Co-founder and Major Share Holder of Square Peg Capital and Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer of SEEK, will deliver the 2013 Brookes Oration. Find out more.

Australia China Alumni Association Awards 2013
Congratulations to two Deakin Alumni who have been named as finalists in the 2013 ACAA awards including, Marin Burela (1985) and Conrad Singh (1998). Winners will be announced at the ACAA Gala Dinner on 2 November. For more information about our Deakin Alumni finalists visit ACAA Awards 2013.

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

Alumni in the news
Gina Gammaldi (1993), who recently released his first children’s book, The Secret at St. Marys - An Adventure with Cosmo the Dog and Bronte the Cat. Find out more and purchase a copy.

Artist and writer Robert Harle (1999), who has co-edited, Indo-Australian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. For more information or to purchase a copy email

Hamilton business opportunities for Deakin Alumni
Deakin Alumni are being sought to work in newly renovated CBD office space in Hamilton Victoria.  Offices are ideal for Alumni working in architecture, drafting, surveying, engineering and information technology fields. For more information email (in conjunction with Southern Grampians Shire Council).

Deakin Hong Kong Chapter – post your ideas
If you have any ideas or would be interested in being part of our new Deakin Hong Kong Chapter Committee post them today on the Deakin Hong Alumni Facebook site.

Events – what’s coming up?
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Residents’ Reunion (1970 -1990)
From 12noon for lunch, Sunday 10 November 2013, Student Residences Dining Hall, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds Victoria
All Deakin and Gordon Institute of TAFE Alumni who lived at the Waurn Ponds student accommodation between 1970 and 1990 inclusive are invited along to this special reunion event. Lunch will be provided free of charge with drinks available at bar prices. Partners are welcome. RSVPs are essential by Wednesday 30 October via PH +61 3 5227 1317 or email

Alex Zubryn: The Urban Experience People Nature and Place – Deakin Art Exhibition
Exhibiting until 19 October 2013 @ Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, 221 Burwood Highway Burwood Victoria
View this exciting exhibition by painter Alex Zubryn. Find out more.

Corporate Social Responsibility and New Governance Public Lecture
5.30pm arrival for a 6pm start, Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria
Presented by Professor Jeremy Moon, Business School, Nottingham University, this free lecture will explore new ways of governing corporate social responsibility as part of a formal framework both locally and globally. Download an event flyer. RSVPs are essential online.

Deakin Alumni Christmas Networking Evenings – Geelong and Melbourne
Deakin Alumni are invited to attend these annual Deakin Alumni Community Christmas Networking Evenings to celebrate the festive season and catch up with colleagues and old classmates. All drinks and canapés are free of charge. RSVPs are essential. Alumni are welcome to bring along one guest.

6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 4 December 2013 @ Four Points by Sheraton, Level 2, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 11 December 2013 @ The Residence, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street Melbourne

For more details or to RSVP email

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve – Hobart
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 21 October 2013 @ Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour View Room 1, 1 Davey Street, Hobart Tasmania
Presented by 100 Things author Sebastian Terry, Alumni are invited to this free event to be inspired to reach your full potential, by the remarkable story of this extraordinary Australian adventurer, fundraiser and motivator. RSVPs are now closed.

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve – Brisbane
6.30pm-8.45pm, Wednesday 13 November 2013 @ Sofitel, Bastille Room 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane Queensland
Presented by 100 Things author Sebastian Terry, Alumni are invited to this free seminar event. Be inspired to reach your full potential, by the remarkable story of this extraordinary Australian adventurer, fundraiser and motivator. RSVPs are essential by 6 November. RSVP to

Australia China Alumni Association Awards 2013
From 6.30pm, Saturday 2 November 2013 @ The Conrad Beijing, 29 North Dongsanhuan Road Chaoyang, Beijing China
Deakin Alumni are invited to purchase their tickets to attend the prestigious ACAA 2013 Awards night. Find out more.

Malaysia Australia Alumni Council Awards Dinner
From 6.30pm, Friday 22 November 2013 @ Mayang Sari Ballroom, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Deakin Alumni are invited to attend this most prestigious Australian Alumni dinner in Malaysia. Save the date and don’t miss out on networking with other Alumni. Find out more.

Visit Deakin Alumni events for details about other upcoming events.

Deakin University News and Research

This month our research and general news stories include:

Victorian Government proposal to abolish defensive homicide will remove stain on the legal system

Migrants need to be seen as equal and valued members of Australian society, argues UNESCO Chair

Deakin to put Victorian Coal Seam Gas regulation on the agenda at conference

New IKE research agenda – a different lens

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

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Alumni services and benefits
Vision Direct – new Alumni benefit
Deakin Alumni now receive 10% off eyewear when ordering online with Vision Direct – one of Australia’s largest eyewear stores. International shipping is available on all products. For more information visit Vision Direct Alumni offer.

Lifebroker Insurance
Deakin Alumni living in Australia, receive a discount on the cost of a policy in the first year of membership by simply quoting "Deakin Alumni" either over the phone or online. For more information visit Lifebroker Alumni offer. is offering Deakin Alumni members an exclusive 10% discount on hotel reservations in over 140 countries. For more information visit Deakin Alumni offer.

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29th October 2013