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Bedroom boost for prostate cancer survivors

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 10

ECU researchers have found an innovative way to improve the bedroom performance of men with prostate cancer.

Smaller firms employ 457 visa workers to survive

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 09

Unrealistic pay demands from Australian workers and gaining a competitive edge in the resources sector were two of the prime reasons smaller firms in the WA resources industry are using 457 visas, according to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) report released today.

Video classrooms transforming teacher education in WA

Friday, 06 September 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 09

Two new high-tech classrooms located at Ashdale Secondary College and operated in conjunction with Edith Cowan University (ECU) are transforming the way teacher education is taught in Western Australia, delivering benefits to school students and both pre-service and qualified teachers.

Seagrass carbon a potential goldmine

Friday, 06 September 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 09

Australia could be sitting on a goldmine of carbon dioxide stored in seagrass meadows worth more than $5.2 billion according to ECU research published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Drunks, pests and harlots - criminal women on Perth's mean streets

Monday, 02 September 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 09

A new book from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has for the first time shed light on the female criminals that stalked the seedy streets of Perth and Fremantle in the early years of the twentieth century.

ECU receives five star rating for fifth year

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 08

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has received five star ratings for its teaching quality, generic skills and overall satisfaction, making it the fifth year in a row it has received the highest rating in these categories in the Good Universities Guide.

Ita Buttrose to speak on Alzheimer’s disease at ECU

Thursday, 18 July 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 07

Edith Cowan University (ECU), in partnership with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is delighted to welcome Ms Buttrose to ECU’s Joondalup Campus to speak about her current role as the National President of Alzheimer’s Australia and receiving the 2013 Australian of the Year Award.

See how university should be at ECU’s Open Day

Thursday, 11 July 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 07

New courses, state-of-the-art facilities and interactive displays will be on offer as Edith Cowan University (ECU) once again throws open its doors for Open Day.

WA Screen Academy nabs multiple nominations

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 07

Graduates from Edith Cowan University’s WA Screen Academy have claimed thirty per cent of this year’s nominations for the prestigious WA Screen Awards, announced at the Astor Cinema in Perth on Tuesday, 8 July 2013.

Exercise as medicine in Indigenous health

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 07

ECU PhD candidate Mr Tuguy Esgin believes using exercise as a form of medicine could help Indigenous Australians avoid a range of chronic diseases. His aim is to see exercise used as a preventative measure as well as treating the symptoms once a chronic disease has developed.

Occupational health and safety programs granted accreditation

Monday, 01 July 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 07

ECU has gained full accreditation for its Graduate Diploma and Master of Occupational Health and Safety programs, making it the first university in WA and one of only four in Australia to be accredited to date.

ECU researchers examine WA’s online sex offender registry

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 06

Researchers from ECU are investigating the public’s attitude toward the WA Government’s child sex offender registry website, including whether parents feel their children are safer.

New role for optic fibre

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 05

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have developed a new water quality sensor utilising fibre optic nano technology.

Accreditation for ECU Health Simulation Centre sees significant health workforce benefits

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 05

ECU has gained full accreditation to deliver training in anaesthetic crises, making it the only organisation in WA to provide training in this area and cementing the University’s position as a global leader in health simulation.

Kinect the key to in-home monitoring

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 04

A student research project is using the built-in motion detection features of a popular games console to provide a low-cost, 24-hour home monitoring system for the sick, elderly or those with a disability.

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