School of Business launch their student society

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 5-11-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

Publication Place



Students from The University’s of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney’s School of Business have officially launched their inaugural Business Students’ Society.

More than 70 business students, staff, parents, and other members of the business sector were invited to the launch.

The event included speeches from the Dean of Business, Associate Professor Joo–Gim Heaney, the Associate Dean, Dr Damian Gleeson, and Business Students’ Society President, David Thompson. Guest speaker, Minister for Fair Trading, the Honourable Virginia Judge, addressed the audience.

The Minister spoke about being a good corporate citizen. She made it clear that ethical behaviour is still very much an individual’s responsibility, and she applauded the Society for ensuring that business ethics is part of their mission.

The Business Students’ Society secretary, Kate Bruce, said the evening was a tremendous success and the Committee is looking forward to the future and to what they can achieve as student representatives.

“It is our purpose to establish a structure which is going to help future generations of Notre Dame students.

“In the year to come we plan to establish our own publication, create a series of workshops to help enhance business students’ skills for the workforce, widen our student base and maintain our connections with the business community,” said Ms Bruce.

Associate Professor Joo-Gim Heaney commented, “The students are to be warmly congratulated on working together for the success of the Society, the School and the University. I strongly support their wish to contribute positively to the local business community.”

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