The Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable John Howard MP has today announced a $4.5 million dollar grant towards Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine building.
The Prime Minister visited the Gold Coast campus today to officially open the new building. He acknowledged the facility will make a huge contribution to leading the medical workforce needs of the fastest growing area in Australia.
“The contribution of a university such as Bond, a place of innovation and difference, brings a new dimension to tertiary education in this country,” said Prime Minister Howard.
“The new medical program provides a first class environment for the training of medical professionals and is an important part of the solution to addressing our health workforce needs,” he said.
The Prime Minister commented the funding boost will match a similar amount recently contributed by the Queensland Government, acknowledging its generosity and support.
Chancellor Trevor C Rowe AM said today’s events cement Bond’s evolution as a premier educational institution.
“The Prime Minister’s demonstration of support in opening our Medical School marks an exceptionally important milestone in the University’s history,” he said.
Vice-Chancellor Robert Stable paid tribute to the Chancellor and Federal Member for McPherson Margaret May MP for their outstanding efforts and commitment in securing the substantial grant.
“I would like to acknowledge Margaret May MP for her tireless and invaluable support of Bond, which proved most helpful in securing this funding.”
“Also Chancellor Rowe’s passion for and commitment to this university was the ‘critical success factor’ in Bond receiving this contribution from the Federal Government,” said Professor Stable.