With our University quickly gathering speed again after the Christmas and New Year holiday period, I am pleased to welcome you all back and wish you a fulfilling, healthy and happy 2013.
As 2012 draws to a close, it is my view ECU has made very good progress yet again.
Recently I had the pleasure of being involved in the official launch of the Yanchep Central Shopping Centre, the first stage of a new community in the north-west corridor of Perth in which ECU will have an education facility.
Our 21st year has been another fine year as ECU continues its development as a modern, progressive and evolving University.
Each year we acknowledge the top 100 students at our University, based on their weighted average mark, and number of completed units.
It is with great delight that I congratulate the following individuals from within our University community.
ECU recently signed an international study tour agreement with Zayed University, based in the United Arab Emirates. The agreement will give you the opportunity to travel to the University’s campuses in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi, meet fellow students and immerse yourself in a new and diverse culture.
It is my pleasure to announce Caroline Barratt-Pugh (Professor of Early Childhood Education) and Daniel Galvão (Professor of Exercise and Sports Science) as successful applicants in this year’s academic promotion round, to Professor (Level E).
On Sunday, 30 September it was my great pleasure to join staff and students as we celebrated the graduation of more than 140 ECU students with our partner organisations, SMF Institute of Higher Learning and Academy of Human Development, based in Singapore.
It is my great pleasure to congratulate ECU’s Contact Centre, within the Student Services Centre, on receiving the Gold Medal in the 2012 National Customer Service Council Awards.
Many American universities have required their students to give back to their local communities through volunteering as part of their studies, something I believe we could adopt in Australia.
On Sunday, 26 August it was my great pleasure to join more than 100 ECU staff and students in participating in the 2012 City to Surf.
Recently ECU welcomed over 12,000 future students, their families and friends to Open Days at both the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campuses.
ECU students recently received national accolades for their design of an app which transforms a smartphone into an emergency beacon.
We are now the most water and energy efficient university in Western Australia, thanks to the efforts of our students and staff.