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Riding a wave of popularity

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

The surf lifesaving movement sowed the seeds of its own decline in influence over Australia’s beaches when it invited American and Hawaiian lifeguards to compete in a Torquay carnival in 1956.

Staying safe

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

From office parties to the Christmas shopping rush, this time of year can be full of pitfalls for the unwary. But ECU researchers have some simple tips to make sure your festive season is an enjoyable one.

Essential Student Services Period 2014/2015

Friday, 12 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

ECU observes an Essential Student Services Period from Tuesday, 23 December 2014, until Monday, 5 January 2015, inclusive. Most areas of the University use this time to take a break, however, our essential services will still be available.

English skills in the spotlight

Friday, 12 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

A prestigious grant will see a research team including Dr Anne Harris investigate the best ways to improve tertiary students' English language skills.

New health centre wins popularity contest

Friday, 12 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

Three new GPs will be appointed in the New Year to cope with the extra demand at the ECU Health Centre in Wanneroo.

Toddlers and tablets: Parents' techno-guilt

Thursday, 11 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

ECU researcher Dr Donell Holloway considers the growing trend of parents who use their touch screen devices to entertain their young children and the techno-guilt associated with this practice.

Technology and toys this Christmas

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

Choosing the right game for the kids to open on Christmas morning can be a daunting task for parents, but ECU’s gaming expert has some advice on what’s hot and what's not in 2014.

Is it worth marking your property?

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

A new research project from Edith Cowan University has shown that property marking can reduce rates of burglary and theft in homes, if applied in the right way.

New nurse out to make a difference

Thursday, 04 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

Not long after handing in her final assignment, ECU nursing student Hannah Wightman is already embarking on her next adventure.

Pieces of puzzle falling into place

Thursday, 04 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

It takes a fair amount of time and patience to put together a 1000 piece jigsaw – but can you imagine if each piece was three meters long and the puzzle covered 2500 sqm?

Eagles legend plays hard, studies harder

Thursday, 04 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

Play hard, but study even harder was the message West Coast Eagles legend John Worsfold delivered when he spoke to 300 high school students recently.

Study finds metals in food a concern

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

WA children are being exposed to potentially elevated levels of metals in their food according to Dr Anna Callan.

New opportunities in Asia under the microscope

Monday, 01 December 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 12

WA Premier Colin Barnett discussed trade opportunities in Asia as part of a keynote address opening ECU's Asia Pacific Business Conference.

The media and Ebola

Thursday, 27 November 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 11

The media have a vital role when reporting on infectious diseases such as Ebola, especially regarding informing people with evidence-based facts as it lessens fear and stigma.

Journalism and broadcasting students win at national awards

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 11

Journalism and broadcasting students have again been successful at the Ossie Awards recognising the best tertiary student journalists, held at the University of Technology in Sydney.

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