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Issue 01 - 06

Issue 01 - 06

Is this stool taken?

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

What leads someone to study something that would cause most of us to recoil in disgust? Professor Tom Riley explains just how he ended up in the poo.

Five minutes with Nardia Bordas

Friday, 28 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

Nardia Bordas was always destined for a career in a laboratory. But the School of Science Laboratory Technician took a slightly unconventional path to get there.

Sweat & determination are fit for business

Monday, 24 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

Patricia Slapp has climbed through the ranks of the fitness industry since finishing her sports science degree at ECU.

Dead end job

Thursday, 20 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

The workplace of the future will look radically different from what we are familiar with today. Kim Cousins investigates how universities and industry are preparing for this shift.

The farm of the future

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

Since the dawn of civilisation, farmers have been innovating to get the most out of their land. ECU academics are at the forefront of new research that could drive the next agricultural revolution.

University to universe

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

ECU researchers are involved in projects that span the globe – and beyond. In some cases, photography is an integral part of the research process. In others, it’s simply to capture a unique moment in science.

Dementia: when prevention is better than cure.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

As Australia's population ages, the prevalence of dementia is set to increase dramatically. Tiffany Fox talks to the scientists working to hold back the tide on this disease.

What’s the biggest myth in your field?

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

Each edition we ask different ECU researchers a question relating to a variety of fields, find out how they've tackled this issue.

For the love of ivory and strings

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

With 130 historical pianos - including the first in Australia - set to call WAAPA home, Perth is beginning to make its mark internationally.

Wholesome cooking takes to the road

Thursday, 13 October 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 06

Superstar chef Jamie Oliver has built his reputation on the idea that anyone can learn to cook — and now ECU is helping spread that philosophy through Western Australia.

Five campuses and one lost VC

Friday, 20 May 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

When ECU was founded 25 years ago it had five campuses. While this caused confusion for staff who sometimes found themselves in the wrong suburb for a meeting, it also inspired innovation.

A better beginning

Friday, 20 May 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

What happens in the first years of a child’s life can have ramifications for the rest of their days. We look at four ways researchers and governments are trying to set children up for success.

What's in a name?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

A quarter century ago there was a debate raging about what to call Perth's newest university. While the name Edith Cowan University was eventually chosen, other suggestions included The University of Perth and C. Y. O'Connor University.

Five minutes with... Dr Noel Nannup

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

When Dr Noel Nannup was offered the role of ECU’s Elder in Residence, he wasn’t sure if he should take the job. But he received some encouragement from an unexpected source.

The future

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

Reflecting on ECU's 25th anniversary, Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman looks forward to the next quarter century.

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