In a time before radio or even gramophones, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings. Some songs were so popular they spread enormous distances. One such song known as Wanji-wanji has travelled some thousands of kilometres.
The #MeToo movement has undoubtedly opened up an important discourse, challenging the stigma of speaking out against exploitation and harassment. However, the larger task of engineering a culture shift at the grassroots of arts remains.
Despite what every spy movie in the past 30 years would have you think, fingerprint and face scanners used to unlock your smartphone or other devices aren’t nearly as secure as they’re made out to be.
When it comes to personal cybersecurity, you might think you’re doing alright. Maybe you’ve got multi-factor authentication set up on your phone so that you have to enter a code sent to you by SMS before you can log in to your email or bank account from a new device.
Far from preventing cramps, drinking water after exercise can actually cause them, according to new research.
ECU academic Dr Donna Mazza has observed an unusual and possibly disturbing trend in Australian literature.
Dance composer Azariah Felton has joined an impressive global group including world leaders and Nobel Laureates in receiving a 2019 Fulbright Scholarship.
Preventing children from drowning is the subject of Edith Cowan University PhD candidate Carolina Burnay’s research.
ECU’s Dr Nathalie Collins argues that much like HAL of 2001: A Space Odyssey, today’s ubiquitous voice assistants aren’t really our friends.
Love Studies, a field newly emerged in the last couple of decades, is becoming an increasingly significant area of application and research. But what exactly is it? Dr Elizabeth Reid-Boyd explains.
Dr James Croft explains how parkour athletes scramble up walls, and get down safely again.
Why more diversity in children’s literature is overdue and critical.
How many times have you applied for a job you were certain would be yours, only to have the generic ‘you have not been successful’ email drop into your inbox a week later?
Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd encourages giving your creativity a work out by picking up some poetry, repeating your reading, building your movie muscle, letting art energise you and music move you.
The final year of high-school is one of the most significant periods of a young person’s life. But one of the least enjoyable by-products is the stress associated with year 12. Associate Professor Joanne Dickson says how you set goals, think about them and pursue them can either promote well-being or worsen anxiety.
ECU’s new exercise medicine cancer management postgraduate courses equip healthcare professionals with the skills to deliver supervised exercise programs for people with cancer.
Which tennis surface is safest? Which do the players prefer? What’s the most fun to watch?
The serve is arguably the most important component of the modern tennis game – and the faster, the better. But when broken down to very simplistic scientific considerations, the speeds we routinely see top players reach when they deliver a serve are theoretically impossible.
As the festival season ramps up this summer, so has the ecstasy death toll. But drug testing doesn’t only have to take place festivals.
Many Australians will take a trip to one of our national parks over the holidays. Few if any of us would expect not to make it out of one alive.
The end-of-year holidays is a good time to offer an apology – or accept one.
In many households, Christmas means visits from relatives eager to smother kids with kisses. But respectful parenting means giving the kids fair warning so they can decide whether that's ok.
It can be difficult at the best of times for parents to provide a consistently healthy diet for their kids, but Christmas really ups the ante.
Dying doesn’t disappear at Christmas. For those who know death will come soon but don’t know exactly when, the festive season, when the air is thick with “joy”, can be particularly unsettling.
ECU Associate Professor Joanne Dickson, who has completed a body of goal-setting research, has five simple tips to help you pursue your 2019 aspirations with more purpose and vigour.
ECU’s Natalie Gately has all the advice parents need to get through the long school holidays.
The brief abalone season is a social and dining highlight of the year for many Australians – particularly Chinese immigrants, but more needs to be done to communicate how to fish for abalone safely and sustainably.
People in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease may soon have access to personalised treatment advice, tailored to their genetic profile, to help slow the progression of the debilitating condition.
PhD candidate David Preece explains how new ECU research is helping clinicians assess patients’ levels of alexithymia to improve mental health outcomes.
ECU's Dr Shane Rogers breaks down the purpose of dreaming for the young and curious.
Researchers have developed a way to use data already gathered in Australia’s most commonly ordered blood test to detect the iron overload disorder HFE Haemochromatosis.
Anna Macfarlane was already a believer in the value of exercise when struck down with a cancer diagnosis two years ago. But she had no idea it could help save her life.
Didn’t get the grades you wanted? Don’t panic, you still have several options.
More than twice the amount of a key biomarker linked closely to heart disease has been found in the blood of people on the paleo diet.
If you’ve ever considered a postgraduate degree, you might be wondering how you can juggle your already busy life with study.
Adopting a forward standing position during a sprint could give professional cyclists a speed boost of up to 5kph.
Parading your patriotism might look like a corporate plan that can’t possibly go wrong but as Dr Mehran Nejati writes, there's some lessons to learn from Virgin Australia's ill-fated attempt at honouring veterans.
A child’s early experiences with books both at home and later in school have the potential to significantly affect future reading performance writes ECU's Simmone Pogorzelski.
Australia’s numeracy and literacy testing across the country in years 3, 7, and 9 is a fairly standard literacy and numeracy test. It is also a decent, consistent, reliable, and valid assessment process. Dr Shane Rogers explains why he believes the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a solid and useful assessment.
New clinical trials seek to overhaul rehabilitation services for patients early in their recovery.
As technology advances and crimes become more complex, law enforcement organisations are relying on solving crimes through analysing digital trace.
Stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can have large impacts on the ability to move independently. Research focusing on the use of robotics for rehabilitation could hold the key to effective treatments.
As the nation’s suicide rate tragically increases, Dr Colleen Carlon says it’s important society supports the people bereaved by suicide.
Research to improve swimming teacher training aims to tackle the grim global drowning statistics.
A team of ECU researchers is hoping to significantly improve health outcomes for patients undergoing hip surgery.
Gifted with a world-significant collection of historic keyboard instruments, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at ECU seeks to lead the world in historical keyboard instrument teaching and research.
Middle managers need additional training and resources to better deal with organisational change and bad behaviour in the workplace.
We need to eat food and drink water every day to keep our body going, explains Professor Amanda Devine.
In this article published in The Conversation Dr David Robinson explains the history behind the racial divisions in South Africa and the end of Apartheid.
A new crime prevention program in Western Australia is training young Australians of African descent to become peer mentors to at-risk youths in their communities.
There’s more than one way to gain entry into university. Just ask Savanna Oats, who undertook a preparation course to boost her skills and confidence before commencing study.
Facebook's ubiquity and use as a single sign on means the recent hack of 50 million accounts could be way more serious than it's being made out to be.
Sex education could have a role to play in combating domestic violence, mental health for LGBT youth and increasing rates of STIs.
The World Wide Web was invented almost 30 years ago by Tim Berners Lee to help people easily share information around the world. As Dr Jo Jung explains, over the following decades it has changed significantly - both in terms of design and functionality, as well as its deeper role in modern society.
Australia should follow England's lead and move towards a more inclusive sex education curriculum, writes Dr David Rhodes.
In this article from The Conversation Dr Cath Ferguson discusses whether positive education is a fad? The answer perhaps, but research into positive psychology indicates long-term benefits for adults.
Around the world, the idea of adulthood - when it happens and how it is defined - is being challenged according to Dr James McCue..
It is time for Australia to launch an independent inquiry into the use of torture during the war on terror Dr Jamal Barnes argues.
A blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages has been developed by ECU's Melanoma Research Group.
No one likes to see their children fail but our trying to protect children self-esteem and feelings could be making them less resilient later in life writes Dr Mandie Shean.
Nyoongar Yamatji woman Teresa Moore is on her way to Los Angeles later this year as part of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts' US showcase of up and coming actors.
Australians in need of personal transport other than taxis have many options — Shofer, Taxify, GoCatch, Shebah and Uber. India's Ola launched a few months ago, and now Chinese DiDi has also launched here.
Life is busy for Aboriginal student Craig Wright who juggles raising his family with study, work and coaching his son’s football and basketball teams, but it’s about to get a little bit easier, thanks to a scholarship win.
The way “gig workers” are paid and protected might be about to change, as a result of legal proceedings brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman according to ECU's Dr Tom Barratt.
Technology is becoming a larger part of the workplace and to keep up, internships must ensure it's a central part students' on the job learning.
Sandpaper figs are the Swiss Army knife of Australian flora.
They’re some of the most beautiful fish in the sea, but for some reason different species of angelfish on remote Christmas Island are interbreeding. ECU researcher Federico Vitelli is trying to find out why, and what the implications of that interbreeding are.
Sport, wine and international students are three key ways Western Australia can maximise its appeal to hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists according to ECU's Professor Sam Huang.
Young children using technology like tablets and educational games could actually be developing quicker than those without according to ECU researcher Dr Donell Holloway.
Softball is making its long awaited return to the Olympic games at Tokyo in 2020 and ECU sports science researcher Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius is making sure our softball team is in tip top shape to bring home gold in Japan.
No one ever forgets their favourite teacher. If you want to leave a lasting impression – and help shape tomorrow’s generation – then a career in the classroom could be for you.
ECU is set to become one of the world’s leading centres in the fight against cyber criminals, playing a key role in ensuring Australia remains a secure place to do business.
Online learning is a great option for those who want to fit study around existing work or family commitments. But it does require a different approach than on-campus study.
University is more than just hitting the books. At ECU, there are more than 38 social clubs and associations, offering students the chance to connect with like-minded people.
Innovative nanotechnology is being used by ECU researchers to turn windows into ‘energy harvesting clear glass’ to help create the green buildings of tomorrow.
Disruptive technology, a changing climate and new industry trends means the world of work is constantly evolving.
If you want a career which offers strong employment prospects and tremendous job satisfaction, then perhaps nursing is for you?
By studying at ECU, you’ll not only be sharing the university grounds with up to 27,000 students and 4000 staff, but a variety of animals that call campus home.
The world’s most successful business people have drive, ambition and vision. They also have a mentor.
Employers want more than a university qualification, and soft skills are at the top of their list.
Discover the secrets of this essential professional skill.
It’s never too early to begin preparing for the job hunt. Follow these tips to stand out from the crowd.
Do you like challenges and working independently? Or do you prefer more structure, with someone else taking the risks? Personal preferences can determine whether you’re suited to being an employee or employer.
Combining business acumen with a creative passion, arts managers are often the driving force behind high profile festivals, performances and artists.
Digital cameras and smartphones may have lowered the barrier for entry into photography, but there is still strong demand for professionals who can make great images.
If you like problem solving, being creative and fast cars, this career could be for you.
Learn about the career that has a skills shortage estimated at 33,000 people and growing.
Sports has become a big business in Australia. Behind every successful individual and team are the professionals who help athletes achieve their maximum potential.
Find out how a law degree can lead to a wide range of career outcomes, from civil and criminal law, to policy, journalism, banking and even politics.
Your links to university don’t end with your graduation. Tap into the ongoing networking and support services available through ECU’s global alumni community.
Get the job you want with these six essential tips from ECU’s careers advice expert.
They say the best things in life are free. Here are six activities for budget-conscious students that are absolutely free.
Every person has a unique ‘fingerprint’ pattern of how our eyes move during conversation and ECU's Dr Shane Rogers wants to know why and what those patterns mean.
Starting your studies this semester? ECU graduates and current students share their tips for getting ahead.
WiFi access is something we take for granted, but accessing the wrong 'free' networks could be putting our devices and identities at risk according to ECU researchers.
Do you want a career with good employment prospects? Environmental health is one area where demand for workers is outstripping supply.
Orientation Week is your first introduction to the new life waiting for you at university. Follow these tips to get the most out of O-Week and hit the ground running on the first day of semester.
For those already juggling work, family and a social life, further study can seem like one commitment too many. But with the option of flexible learning and the lure of a bigger pay check, a postgraduate course may not be as out of reach as you think.
It’s not only your degree that counts when trying to clinch a job.
Starting your studies this year? It's never too early to create a profile and build your professional network.
Find out how ECU postgraduate researchers are combining time in the ocean and the lab to combat a potential ecological menace in Shark Bay.
Whether you’re moving out of home for the first time or just wanting to be closer to your classes, on campus accommodation is a chance to enjoy university life to the fullest.
Ever lost important files thanks to a damaged USB or smartphone? Dr Krishnun Sansurooah has now developed a quick and easy way to recover that lost data.
Did you know there are six Nyoongar seasons for the South West region of WA? Birak season (December - January) is characterised by hot weather and cooling afternoon seabreezes.
Many modern toys are internet connected devices that can harvest data from unsuspecting children. ECU researchers explore the risks, but also the potential benefits of the internet of toys.
There are currently millions of organisms living in your gut. ECU researchers explain how these tiny creatures play a big role in your overall health.
Improve your health, protect your home and secure your data by following these simple tips from Edith Cowan University researchers.
WAAPA's new Head of Classical Voice is returning to the place where her career began to teach performance.
Aerodynamics are everything in the world of professional cycling and now ECU researchers are helping the world's best riders boost their performance with innovative new techniques.
Racing prodigy Calan Williams is working with ECU researchers to make sure his body can go the distance on the Formula 3 circuit.
Australians throw away about $8 billion worth of food every year. ECU researchers explain how we all have a role to play in the war on food waste.
Nail Brewing Australia head brewer John Stallwood started with a home brew kit and an ECU marketing degree. He turned an experiment into a career — but the path to success has not been an easy one.
Despite how it sounds, eccentric exercise does not involve going for a run in a silly costume.
In the wars of the future, our IT capability will matter just as much as tanks and warships. Experts from ECU's Security Research Institute discuss how we're training the next generation of cyber warriors.
Sports sponsorship is big business, but how do we value brands’ association with sports teams and leagues? That's what sports management researcher Dr Ashlee Morgan is hoping to find out.
Professor Sam Huang suggests football, red wine and clean air could be massive drawcards for Western Australia to attract Chinese tourists.
A growing trend in Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs around the world is a focus on specific industries. ECU’s MBA course now offers nine new specialisations.
ECU’s cybersecurity experts are among the best in the business, regularly assisting Interpol, WA Police and the Attorney General. But they can also help keep your own personal information safe from attack.
Dr Guanglou Zheng is working to protect medical devices, like pacemakers, embedded in our bodies from cyber criminals.
ECU business alumnus Kashif Saleem has turned a good idea into a thriving company.
We assume that low-fat products are automatically better for us but a new study at ECU looking at children's consumption of dairy could turn that assumption on its head.
ECU has received a five star rating for teaching quality for a record 11 years in a row in the Good Universities Guide 2018.
As society changes, our families are changing too. ECU researchers explore if there is such a thing as a "typical" family?
ECU has released its report on sexual assault and harassment and committed to implementing all recommendations.
Flooding rains, tropical disease and local politics are the price Dr Rob Davis is happy to pay in uncovering the secrets of bird life on the remote islands of Papua New Guinea.
Get ready to set your career in motion with a visit to one of ECU’s three campuses. Check out our expert tips to make the most of your Open Day experience.
Meet Rebecca, Jayden and Tamara, three Aboriginal students from diverse backgrounds who all have something in common.
ECU was recently ranked one of the world’s top Gen Y universities. But just how does it share the attributes of this age group, which value being tech-savvy, globally connected and able to make a difference?
ECU will lead Australia’s efforts to train the thousands of cyber security professionals required to fill a global skills shortage.
A snap decision to start a postgraduate degree in broadcasting has led to Michael Genovese becoming one of the most recognisable faces on our TV screens. Read how postgraduate study is transforming the careers – and lives – of people like Michael.
We can teach a computer to recognise signs of deadly disease, just by showing it a picture of your face. Find out how AI is improving medical diagnosis.
Floyd Holmes wants to know what birds can tell us about how well we're restoring native bushland on Rottnest Island.
From TV studios to race car workshops to hospital wards, today’s modern university now boasts a surprising range of facilities on campus.
How did a high-school drop-out end up as one of the foremost authorities on Aboriginal men’s reproductive health?