The Indigenous Gala is a signature event on the University’s annual calendar. It serves as both a major fundraiser and an opportunity to promote Indigenous culture to the wider community.
Under the patronage of Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, the event is a celebration of Indigenous culture featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and entertainers, as well as past and present Indigenous students. The night also includes a live art auction and silent auction.
The event attracts over 500 corporate and community attendees from all over Australia and, since 2010, has succeeded in raising almost $2.8 million for scholarships, grants and bursaries.
2021 Bond University Indigenous Gala
SPECIAL GUEST AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER - DR MARK WENITONG
As one of the first Aboriginal doctors in Australia, Dr Wenitong has had an extensive, impactful career in Indigenous health service, national policy and research.
For the past 12 years he served as the Senior Public Health Advisor and Medical Officer for Apunipima Cape York Health Council which is responsible for providing primary health care to 11 Cape York communities.
Dr Wenitong is currently Director of Research Knowledge Translation for the Lowitja Institute and Inaugural Chair of the Queensland Health Statewide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clinical Network.
In 2020 he received a National Public Health Award for his leadership and commitment to improving Indigenous health outcomes. Dr Wenitong knows the transformative power of education and looks forward to sharing some of his experiences with you at this year’s Gala.
Date: Friday, 15 October 2021
Time: 6:00pm pre dinner drinks for a 6:30pm start
Location: Sports Hall, Bond University
Dress Code: Cocktail attire
Tickets: $250 per person or $2,500 per table of 10
Includes a three-course dinner, beverages, entertainment and auctions.
Funds generated support scholarships and bursaries for Bond University Indigenous students.
Book your tickets here.
Bond University's Indigenous education initiatives are generously supported by:
Dr Patrick Corrigan AM
Douglas Murphy QC, LLM Alumnus ’89
ISS Facility Services
The Optical Superstore
Dr Ken McGregor
MSS Security and Habitat Security
Westpac Institutional Bank
Professor Janie Smith
Professor Michelle McLean
Advance Plant Services
Gold Coast Private Hospital
Nerang RSL & Memorial Club
Study Gold Coast
Living Bursaries partners