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Issue 01 - 06

Issue 01 - 06

The making of a university

Friday, 06 May 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

In 1991 there were bombs falling on Iraq, Bob Hawke was the Prime Minister and 'WA Inc' Royal Commission was in full-swing. It was also the year the nation’s newest university opened its doors.

Unravelling a dangerous thread

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

How can we stop young Australians leaving our shores to fight with violent extremist groups? Ben Jones asks an expert — one of ECU’s newest professors who specialises in the fight against radicalisation.

The Big Question - What is going to kill you?

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

Work, sitting down and reading the news: ECU experts tackle the thorny question of just how we are likely to die.

Big Data – now and then

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

A lot can change in just 25 years. In 1991, for example, international students made up a tiny proportion of overall enrolments. Today, they are a significant part of the ECU community and growing. Check out this and other interesting stats in our Big Data infographic.

China through the lens

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

A group of ECU Photomedia students have captured some of the diverse stories of modern day China, including skateboarding in Shanghai, the country’s one child policy, the affection for their “fur babies” and the impact of national tourism on the remote Yunnan province.

Behind the scenes

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

They are the unsung heroes of a university. Without them, there would be few research breakthroughs or graduates heading to new careers. Ruth Callaghan talks to five of the hundreds of people working quietly behind the scenes.

What is ransomware?

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

What would it mean if you lost your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? As ECU cyber security experts Zubair Baig and Nikolai Hampton write, there’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on your answers.

Between the threat and you

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2016 > Issue 05

Maarten Van Horenbeek's career in information security has seen him work with Microsoft, Google and Amazon.

The making of a genius

Monday, 07 March 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

Are they born with it or does practice really make perfect? What it is that separates the best of us from the rest of us?

Five minutes with...Stephen Heath

Thursday, 21 January 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

The man behind WAAPA's stunning set designs has a passion for artistry – and didgeridoos. Read how Stephen Heath went from being a soldier in the British Army to creating theatrical backdrops in Western Australia.

Viva the VRevolution

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

Virtual reality has finally made it off the pages of science fiction with the promise of transforming everything from entertainment to education, yet challenges remain.

Fighting for freedom

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

India is now the slavery capital of the world, with 10 to 12 million citizens in forced slavery or working as bonded labourers. ECU graduate Anu George Canjanathoppil is doing everything in her power to make slavery a thing of the past.

Selling your life for spare change

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

Why do Australians sell their most sensitive personal information online for just a few dollars? This is the question ECU researcher Patryk Szewczyk has spent the past five years trying to understand.

Modern day tribe

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

A new photographic exhibition at ECU provides a unique insight into Perth’s rave and dance culture scene.

What is the future of dating?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 News > Edith Magazine > Articles > 2015 > Issue 04

Our experts give their take on what implications our obsession with technology has on the future of dating.

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