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ECU Research Week 2010

Monday, 02 August 2010


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is hosting an exciting program of events as part of the second annual Research Week, which will be held from 16 – 20 August at both the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses.

Research Week brings together staff students and current and future researchers to share their research, knowledge and ideas, in a week-long series of research-based events and activities.

For those interested in postgraduate research, there are a number of free information sessions, presented by knowledgeable lecturers and staff from a range of disciplines.

Higher degree by research candidates can attend a range of informative presentations on topics such as measuring research impact, writing for journals and what examiners look for in a thesis.

ECU’s latest research will be showcased at a variety of free public lectures about topics including cancer management, music research, surviving sexual assault and finance analysis.

A special photographic exhibition entitled, ‘Body Bags: I am a trash bag’ by photographer Catherine Gommersall, which highlights her research into metaphors for consumption will be open to the public, as well as free exhibitions highlighting staff and student artworks.

The WAAPA music research group is opening its doors, allowing interested and current researchers to attend a LINK Dance Company open rehearsal to see first-hand how dance is created and the physical research behind it.

For PhD, Professional Doctorate or Master by Research students, there is also the opportunity to enter the ‘Three Minute Thesis (3MT)’ competition and go in the running to win some fantastic prizes.

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor John Finlay-Jones says the 2010 Research Week calendar highlights the University’s ongoing commitment to research.

“This year’s calendar of events has something for everyone, and is not only a great learning opportunity for both students and the community, but is also a fantastic example of the University’s dedication to continued research and development,” said Professor Finlay-Jones.

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