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Alumni Update 2013 Issue 5 University of South Australia, Business School
Counting down to unijam
unijam is now just days away and thousands have registered to take part – thanks to all those alumni who have already registered.

A special video has been made to show participants how to take part in the jam – see the unijam site http://w3.unisa.edu.au/unijam/

Alumni from every Australian state and from 42 countries around the world have registered for the jam and we are expecting more to sign up as the event draws closer.

Ideas and suggestions made during the jam will inform the planning process for the University for the next five years and help to set priorities around teaching, research, the student experience, our international engagement and how we work with industry to boost Australian innovation.

A list of special guests including Australia’s Ambassador to China, Frances Adamson and former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, a full guide to the topics to be discussed and a digital presentation explaining how to jam – all the tools you’ll need to take part - are now live on the website.

The jam is totally online; it is a social media style environment with the feel of a chat room, so there are many threads of conversation occurring simultaneously.

You can jam for two minutes or two hours; you can log on and observe; you can come and go into the jam as often as you want over the 48 hours.

As well as simply registering, we are keen that alumni should participate in the discussion and we are pleased to announce prizes to reward participation.

So now is the time to look over the website and plan your unijam session – pick the times the topics and the people you want to chat to and lock it into your diary.

Contribute to a Commemorative Alumni Message for Professor Gerry Griffin
Professor Gerry Griffin, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of South Australia Business School
Professor Gerry Griffin, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of South Australia Business School
(formerly the Division of Business), will retire from the university in July 2013. Over the years, Professor Griffin has developed warm and enduring relationships with
the Business School's alumni, in Adelaide, and around the globe.

Professor Griffin's significant contribution to the
university since he joined it in 2004 will be celebrated at
a gala event in June. A commemorative album filled with messages from staff, corporate contacts, and alumni will be presented to Professor Griffin during the formal proceedings.
As an alumnus of the UniSA Business School, you are invited to contribute a personal message for inclusion in this commemorative album. Good wishes, reflections and reminiscenses will be accepted via email farewellgerrygriffin@unisa.edu.au until Friday 31 May.

When submitting your message, remember to include your full name, program details, graduating year,
and location of study.

UniSA Global
Dr Ezaz Ahmed
The University has been working hard to develop its international engagement, especially within the Asia Pacific in the context of the Australian Government’s new Asian Century white paper. For an update on UniSA’s international activities please see http://w3.unisa.edu.au/international/update/
Alumnus in focus
Dr Ezaz Ahmed
Dr Ezaz Ahmed
Human Resources Management doctoral graduate and university lecturer and researcher Dr Ezaz Ahmed has been invited to be a member of the inaugural Research Advisory Panel of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australia's peak and largest HR association for HR professionals. more...

If there is something that you want to share please tell us your story.

Stay Connected  
Promoting your business or the organisation you work for on the Alumni Business Directory is free of charge and will expose you to almost 30,000 Alumni Network Card holders. You can get great discounts on other business services, from financial advice to physio treatment.

Recently listed businesses include Kwasi Studios website design and inbound marketing services, and Living to the Max Occupational Therapy Services in Adelaide.

To find out about new benefits and services for alumni keep your contact details up to date and Stay Connected to the alumni network.

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Urban dwellers and the changing city - 30 May
Many of today’s urban dwellers often face sorrow with the loss of their homes, work and everyday life. Urbanist Professor AbdouMaliq Simone will examine the urban processes of various modern cities and how they function at this free public lecture. more...
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Singapore alumni reunion and AGM - 2 July
Celebrate with classmates at the alumni reunion dinner, Grand Hyatt Singapore. Register before 31 May to go into the draw to win a Samsung S4! Join the Chapter and have your say at the Annual General Meeting, to be held before the dinner. more...
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Hong Kong alumni reunion – 6 July
Meet our new Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, and celebrate with fellow classmates at the annual chapter reunion dinner at the Palace 188 Restaurant. more...
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Malaysia alumni
reunion - 29 June
Book now for your chance to meet our new Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, and catch up with former classmates at the exclusive Petroleum Club in Petronas Towers. more...
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Property career mentoring program
One of UniSA’s longest running industry-linked initiatives for property students, the annual UniSA–API Mentoring Scheme, has been launched again for 2013, offering 20 students the opportunity to learn more about careers in property. more...
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View the 4th edition of the unisabusiness magazine produced for our business and alumni communities. It provides the latest business insights, generated by our researchers and business partners, and features interesting articles, interviews and practical tips that address current issues in business today. more...
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This exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia features the work of twenty key contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Until 5 July. more...
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