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Good mental health begins in bed

Thursday, 30 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your mental health according to Professor Ken Greenwood.

Perth's isolation breeds musical success

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Research has confirmed what many industry insiders have long suspected: Perth’s isolation was a critical factor in the rise and rise of the indi/pop rock scene.

Kids and smartphones - what's the risk?

Monday, 27 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

A new European study examining the risks in children using smartphones is a warning for Australian parents.

Tourism conference no vacation

Friday, 24 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Presenting at an international tourism conference has paved the way for exciting career pathways for a group of ECU students.

Hoop dreams become a reality

Friday, 24 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

When Adam Deans had his leg amputated he thought his dream of a professional sporting career was over. But now he is on top of the world after winning gold as part of Australia’s wheelchair basketball team.

Spirit of the games

Thursday, 23 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

ECU’s University Games team was recognised for their fair play at the Gold Coast competition recently. 

Transport program awarded

Thursday, 23 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

ECU has received a TravelSmart award, recognising the University’s plans to get more staff and students busing and biking to campus.

Car keys vital to preventing theft

Monday, 20 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Less than half of Western Australians leave their car keys in a safe, secure location leaving them vulnerable to theft according to new research.

A big feral problem

Friday, 17 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

There's somewhere between 15 and 23 million feral cats in Australia and they're linked to the extinction of at least 20 native species but to solve the feral cat problem we have to first quantify it, Tim Doherty explains.

Forget me not art

Thursday, 16 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

An exhibition by PhD Candidate and artist Sue Girak has given new life to silver-coated copper wire, surgical masks, flywire and plastics that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

Contemporary fashion turning Japanese

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

An ECU fashion student is among a privileged handful of young designers who have gained the rare opportunity to travel to Japan and work on new textiles for their own collections.

Parks can boost health

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Poorly planned parks in some Perth neighbourhoods are causing residents to report worse health outcomes than those with better green spaces.

Running for research

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Hundreds of people ran, jogged and walked through the streets of central Joondalup for the ECU Community Campus Dash on Sunday 12 October.

Mine sites a lifeline for threatened birds

Thursday, 09 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Shorebird habitats are being destroyed around the world but ECU research is showing that mine sites in WA’s Pilbara are inadvertently creating sanctuaries for the migratory birds.

Kicking goals in mental health promotion

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

An ECU sports management graduate is part of an award-winning team that has trained more than 1000 WA football coaches to promote mental health and prevent suicide among young men.

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