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Connect with Culture at ECU Research Week 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017


This September, ECU will host the 9th annual Research Week, with an exciting line-up of events showcasing the amazing research culture at the University. Visit ECU’s Mount Lawley campus for an opportunity to connect with researchers in Education, Media, and Creative and Performing Arts.

The week starts off with a look at Aboriginal Education: Diversity within cultures & communities. Dr Graeme Gower will share his work on cultural competence, followed by a showcase of the research being carried out in the School of Education.

Don’t miss Stories of the Sky on Tuesday 19th September, as ECU’s Elder-in-Residence, Dr Noel Nannup, tells stories of the universe. He will be joined by ECU student Zal Kanga-Parabia and the Perth Observatory team for an interactive stargazing session.

On Wednesday, Associate Professor Trevor Cullen will be presenting Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum – Except if You’re a Graduate, a humorous look at current research and new initiatives in the constantly changing world of work and professional practice. In the evening, he will join a panel of guest presenters at the City of Perth Library to discuss Fake news – Fiction, Fact or Both.

LINK Dance from WAAPA will be performing at the European Discoveries session on Thursday, while CREATEC (Centre For Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications) and TINAS (This Is Not A Seminar) will be presenting Choreographies of Thought: Dialogue & Discussions.

Friday afternoon presents an opportunity for students and industry to link up through The Networking Project, and to find out more about motion capture with Get Mocapped!. The week will close with a host of offerings from WAAPA, including the WAAPA Research Poster Session and the opportunity to Speed Date WAAPA’s Postgraduate Study Options on Friday, as well as the WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase on Saturday evening.

ECU Research Week runs from Monday 18 September to Saturday 23 September 2017. For more information and to register for events, visit the Research Week website (


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