Vale Professor Chris Del Mar AM
Chris first came to the University in 2004 as Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine and led the establishment of Bond's Medical Program. Chris was a remarkable inspiration to his colleagues as a valued contributor to both research and teaching - his research indeed had a global impact! It was evident from the heartfelt words and hilarious anecdotes shared at his memorial service held on campus, 19 March 2022, that Chris was truly admired and loved by all. Vale Chris Del Mar AM, you will be deeply missed.
In honour of Chris’ contribution to the university and faculty, an academic medal has been established.
Chris Del Mar Medal
As Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine from 2004-2010, Professor Chris Del Mar AM (1947-2022) led the establishment of Bond University's very successful medical program. In addition to setting up the medical program, Professor Del Mar fostered Bond's emerging research profile, including leading several National Health and Medical Research Council grants. He was an internationally known researcher on respiratory infections and had extraordinary influence on General Practice and General Practice research. He was honoured with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners highest award, the Rose-Hunt medal in 2008. Professor Del Mar was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2021. The medal will honour Chris Del Mar’s vision and dedication to the Medical Program at Bond. It will be awarded each year to the best performing student in their year of graduation. The medal will recognise excellence and achievement and will form part of Chris Del Mar’s enduring legacy.
Please use this link to contribute to the medal