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5000 reasons to study technology

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 11

WA Year 12 students could hold the key to the next major breakthrough, which is why Westpac Group and ECU are teaming up to offer new scholarships to identify the brightest young minds in technology.

ECU media newsletter - 13 November 2014

Thursday, 13 November 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 11

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This summer edition includes experts on heat stress, office parties and keeping kids safe online.

Future health issues under the microscope

Monday, 03 November 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 11

Two of the biggest issues facing health systems around the world will be discussed by ECU academics at a Perth e-Health conference in November.

ECU media newsletter - 30 October 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes experts on de-readicalisation, extended Christmas trading hours and medical records on the black market.

Perth's isolation breeds musical success

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has confirmed what many industry insiders have long suspected: Perth’s isolation was a critical factor in the rise and rise of the indie/pop rock scene.

Kids and smartphones - what's the risk?

Monday, 27 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

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

Car’s keys vital to preventing theft

Monday, 20 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

New research from Edith Cowan University has found less than half of Western Australians leave their car keys in a safe, secure location.

Forget me not art

Thursday, 16 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

An exhibition of works at Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) Spectrum Project Space has given a new life to silver-coated copper wire, surgical masks, flywire and plastics that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

ECU media newsletter - 16 October 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes experts on Perth parklands, Ebola journalism and exam study tips.

Perth’s best parks aid residents’ health

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

New research from Edith Cowan University has found poorly planned parks and green spaces in some Perth neighbourhoods can cause residents to report worse health outcomes than those in areas with better green spaces.

Mine sites a lifeline for threatened birds

Thursday, 09 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

Shorebird habitats are being destroyed all around the world but ECU research presented at a recent conference is showing mine sites in WA’s Pilbara are inadvertently creating sanctuaries for the migratory birds.

Fashion blows up

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Contemporary Fashion students and WAAPA 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 > Media releases > 2014 > 10

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

ECU media newsletter - 2 October 2014

Thursday, 02 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes experts on childcare nutrition, 3D motion capture for dancers and Indigenous graduation rates.

Motion capture raises the barre for WAAPA dancers

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

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

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