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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.

Fashion blows up

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

Contemporary Fashion and Costume Design students are re-thinking traditional forms of fashion and dress-making, creating new inflatable designs that will be on show at the City of Joondalup's Urban Couture event.

Secrets of seagrass movement unlocked in new study

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

New research led by Edith Cowan University has found seagrasses are like the ocean’s hitchhikers travelling for hundreds or even thousands of kilometres across the sea.

Dash takes to the streets

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Edith Cowan University and parts of central Joondalup will be transformed into a running track on the morning of Sunday 12 October for the ECU Community Campus Dash. 

Making a difference

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Get out there and make a difference. This was the message ECU students came away with after attending major conferences on volunteering recently.

Becoming a tolerant Australian starts in the classroom

Thursday, 02 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Schools have a vital role to play in fostering a tolerant and harmonious Australia. 

Motion capture raises the barre for WAAPA dancers

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 10

Elite dance students now have access to a state-of-the-art motion capture facility which aims to improve teaching and prevent injuries.

Open for business

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

The wait is over with the ECU Health Centre welcoming the first GP patients into the new $22 million facility.

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