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In Announcements,Blog on July 2, 2012 by Jim Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

The last fortnight was the most nerve-wracking episode of my PhD journey. My main supervisor “ditched” me as I can’t contact him through any means and I’m not sure why. It was out of his character to just do that without saying any reason. But the last definite plan we agreed on was to submit it last week.

The good news was that I was able to find a way to ask the School Dean to delegate the co-supervisors to sign off my thesis for submission. Another good news was that I found through a former colleague that my main supervisor is still alive but I still wasn’t sure why he has not contacted me. Finally, ready or not, I submitted my thesis last Friday. I suppose I can never please everyone even myself. I’m just glad I submitted. Now on to the long episode of waiting for the examiners’ report.




Communication on Transboundary Animal Diseases: Lessons from Human Health

In Announcements,Blog,Current Events,DevCom,Updates on May 6, 2012 by Jim Tagged: , , , ,

PERTH, AUSTRALIA—What lessons can animal health specialists learn from public health programs? A Murdoch University Partnership scholar will discuss part of the results of his research during a free seminar at Murdoch University’s School of Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences.

Domingo “Jim” Caro III of Manila, Philippines, an Australian Biosecurity Centre for Research Cooperation scholarship recipient will discuss “Communicating on Transboundary Animal Diseases: Lessons from Human Health” on 17 May at Rm. VB3.023 from 12:30pm. He conducted his research in three Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. He combined quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate and evaluate communication on TADs and confirmed previous findings that there was some awareness on TADs among study participants. However, he also found that there was no true knowledge among the study participants and identified a number of factors affecting the communication on TADs.

Caro, a development communication specialist, hopes that results from his research will guide the design and implementation of communication programs in developing countries, particularly in the selected GMS countries.



As my PhD journey draws to an end, I joined this year’s Poster Day of the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. This is my third and last Poster Day appearance. My first poster earned me the first ever Geoff Griffits Prize for best designed poster.

The Poster Day will be held tomorrow, 12 November. Entitled Cirque Du Science, it will be participated by masters and PhD students of the School. A number of guests from various industries are also expected to attend. The students will be available to answer questions and explain their research between 12 noon and 2:oopm. Posters will be displayed at Vet School Courtyard with the formal program starting from 3:00pm.

2010 SVBS Poster Day

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In Announcements,Worthy links on August 11, 2010 by Jim Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Asian Media Cooperation and Cultural Exchange 2010 Conference



In Announcements,Worthy links on March 29, 2010 by Jim Tagged: , , ,

My application for membership with the Public Relations Institute of Australia has been approved!

Being a member of a professional group even at a student level has its advantages. Primary motive of people joining a professional group in their industry is that they get all the support from professional development, networking and other opportunities. Although I’ve got a few months left, I hope I can maximise my time as a regular student member. 🙂


Final AB-CRC National Workshop

In Announcements,Worthy links on March 2, 2010 by Jim Tagged: , , , , ,

The Cooperative Research Centre Committee’s decision not to renew the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease (AB-CRC) has led to fears of decreased biosecurity preparedness in Australia. The government, however, claimed that it is strongly committed to ensuring Australia’s preparedness. A government representative said that a national biosecurity commission was being contemplated to replace the AB-CRC.

As part of closing the AB-CRC, a national conference will be held on 10-14 May this year in Queensland.


Upcoming Communication Conferences

In Announcements,Current Events,DevCom,Worthy links on November 19, 2009 by Jim Tagged: , , , , ,

Three equally important communication conferences to be held in the Asia-Pacific Region. Click on the link for details and how to submit papers.