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Ferals, strays, pets: how to control the cats that are eating our wildlife

Thursday, 18 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

Feral domestic cats are a global threat to biodiversity and were recently named as the biggest threat to endangered Australian mammals.

Engineering course credited for ‘hands-on’ approach

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

ECU is the first university in WA, and one of just six in Australia, to offer a fully accredited Master of Engineering course.

Research a team effort

Thursday, 11 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

Professor Mel Ziman loved puzzles as a child and now she is working on one of the most important puzzles ever tackled ­– how to fight the deadly skin cancer melanoma.

Stunner doesn’t mind getting down and dirty

Thursday, 11 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

The Rainbow Bee-eater is a sight to behold, gracing the sky with its splendid plumage of dazzling golden, emerald, and sapphire plumage, and bright red eyes.

Reimagining Perth's lost wetlands

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

Have you ever wondered what Perth was like before it was a city? A new exhibition at the Perth Town Hall is set to tell the tale of Perth’s swampy past.

FIFO health check

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

How to stay healthy while working a Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) roster was the topic of a public lecture held as part of Research Week on Monday, 15 September.

Pint-sized marsupial punches above its weight

Friday, 05 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

The fat-tailed dunnart might look cute but the mouse-sized marsupial’s harmless exterior belies a ferocious spirit – they’ve been known to kill snakes and other predators when cornered.

Vice-Chancellor retires

Friday, 05 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox has been farewelled by students, staff and members of the ECU community.

Are car vs house crashes on the rise?

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

Hardly a week seems to go by without reports of another car crashing through the living room of a house somewhere in Western Australia. But are these crashes really happening more often?

ECU wins again at iAwards

Monday, 01 September 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 09

A team of ECU researchers from the School of Communications and Arts are the recipients of a National iAward for a new easy to use website which provides bushfire information to the public.

Shufaa named top student

Friday, 29 August 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 08

An ECU law student has been named the top international student in Western Australia for her work in volunteering and outstanding academic results.

Role for parents in high school English lessons

Friday, 29 August 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 08

The range of texts students study over the course of a year in a high school English class can be daunting, but ECU researchers have found parents can play a key role in supporting their children's learning.

Bound for Oxford

Friday, 29 August 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 08

Indigenous graduate Tamara Murdock, who completed a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) with First Class Honours has been awarded a scholarship to the University of Oxford.

Top reading tips for parents of primary school children

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 08

Primary School is a crucial period for children to develop reading and writing skills. Parents have a vital role to play.

Top tips for toddlers

Monday, 25 August 2014 News > Latest news > 2014 > 08

Education researchers have a simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child toward reading and writing.

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