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2010 media releases

ECU working with Prostate Cancer Foundation to improve men's access to health information and support

Friday, 20 May 2011 News > Media releases > 2010 > 03

ECU researchers are working with health organisations across the nation to address the staggering statistic that men who live in very remote areas are likely to live 17 years less than their city-dwelling counterparts.


ECU working to improve healthcare outcomes for Indigenous Australians

Friday, 20 May 2011 News > Media releases > 2010 > 03

With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living, on average, 17 years fewer than other Australians, it has never been more important to maximise the effectiveness of healthcare for Indigenous Australians.


ECU and Huntington's WA launch $330,000 research project

Friday, 20 May 2011 News > Media releases > 2010 > 03

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have launched a collaborative study into improving the quality of life of patients with Huntington's disease.


Small Business Research at ECU

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 12

Small businesses make up a vital part in Western Australia’s economy, accounting for 96 per cent of all businesses in WA and employing an estimated third of the state’s labour force.


ECU seeks volunteers for research study into the prevention of childhood obesity

Thursday, 18 November 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 11

Childhood obesity is at a record high with a staggering 25 per cent of children aged five -17 considered overweight or obese. Furthermore, research shows that 50 per cent of obese children will carry these trends into adulthood.


ECU and the City of Wanneroo creating workplace ready graduates

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 11

Employers now, more than ever before are looking for graduates that have a combination of industry experience and theoretical skills.


ECU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, has accepted a new contract offered by the ECU Council, and will remain Vice-Chancellor until September 2014.

Monday, 15 November 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 11

ECU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, has accepted a new contract offered by the ECU Council, and will remain Vice-Chancellor until September 2014.


ECU partnership helps change lives of troubled youths

Thursday, 21 October 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 10

Depression, obesity, broken families, and drug use are issues which affect thousands of young people each year, leading to a number of troubled youths within our local communities.


Local students win SCRAM grand final

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 10

Local students from Safety Bay Senior High School put their conflict resolution skills to the test last week at the 2010 School’s Conflict Resolution and Mediation (SCRAM) grand final, held at the ECU Joondalup Campus.


ECU to research Mid West Broadband uptake

Friday, 08 October 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 10

The National Broadband Network initiative, announced in April 2009 by the Australian Government aims to provide 93 per cent of Australian homes, schools and workplaces with access to super-fast broadband, delivering speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.


ECU Business Experience giving school students an extra edge

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 10

Work experience is an important factor when searching for new employees, with Graduate Careers Australia stating that employer’s value, and prefer, job applicants who possess skills such as team work, communication and problem solving.


Research shows improved nurse staffing is associated with 25 per cent fewer patient deaths

Friday, 17 September 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 09

Improved nurse staffing levels were associated with a 25 per cent decrease in the rate of patient deaths, according to a study conducted by Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers.


World Expert on Gender Equity to speak at ECU

Thursday, 09 September 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 09

Edith Cowan University’s 2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Oration will be presented at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 5 October at ECU’s Joondalup Campus in Building 32 by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Professor Cheryl de la Rey.


ECU researcher investigating the many roles of working mothers

Thursday, 26 August 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 08

Are you juggling caring for kids, looking after your elderly parents and maintaining a career? If yes, then why not be part of a comprehensive study being conducted by Edith Cowan University (ECU) entitled, ‘Role balance for working women with multigenerational caring responsibilities.’


ECU working to renew education for youth workers nationally

Thursday, 26 August 2010 News > Media releases > 2010 > 08

Higher education youth work programs from across Australia will receive a boost, as a result of a comprehensive project to be run by Edith Cowan University (ECU).


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