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Single use water bottle days are numbered at ECU

Monday, 23 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

ECU will begin phasing out single use plastic water bottles and straws across its three campuses from the start of semester 2 next week as part of a joint initiative with the ECU Guild.

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school - but face unique challenges

Thursday, 19 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

Many Indigenous students from remote areas overcome unique challenges to attend boarding school, and in doing so, reap clear benefits including employability, access to positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according to new ECU research.

World-first blood test to detect deadly melanoma in early stage patients

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

A blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages has been developed by ECU's Melanoma Research Group.

Men still second-class citizens in birthing suite

Monday, 16 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

Despite Australian men playing a more active role in their child’s birth than previous generations, an anonymous survey of midwifery students from Edith Cowan University (ECU) reveals they are still often treated as second-class citizens.

Warming up to the benefits of stretching

Thursday, 12 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

Stretching doesn't improve athletic performance, but it may provide psychological benefits new research has found.

$300,000 for Huntington’s disease home therapy program

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

People with Huntington's disease will be able to independently undertake therapy thanks to a major grant.

Aussie digging mammals vital to iconic Tuarts

Monday, 09 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

How can a tiny Quenda help save towering Tuarts?  It's all in the diet...

Kerry Sanderson elected as ECU’s new Chancellor

Friday, 06 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

Former Governor of Western Australia the Hon. Kerry Sanderson AC has been elected as Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) fourth Chancellor.

ECU set to host international conference exploring children and the internet

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

How social media is birthing a new generation of child stars, immobile children using mobile devices, and vlogging of family life are just some of the topics up for discussion at an international conference investigating children and the internet.

Asia Pacific health security comes into focus

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 News > News > 2018 > 07

ECU researchers will be part of a multi-million dollar research project aimed at improving the health system of Fiji to combat deadly waterborne diseases.

ECU a top 100 university in the Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 News > News > 2018 > 06

ECU has jumped nine places to be named at 87 in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018.

Computer science expert joins ECU

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 News > News > 2018 > 06

Professor David Suter has joined ECU’s School of Science as a Professorial Research Fellow in the area of computer vision and machine learning.

Study finds food insecurity in Australia worse than reported

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 News > News > 2018 > 06

The true extent of ‘hidden hunger’ in Australia may be higher than previously thought, suggests new research by Edith Cowan University (ECU).

New Joondalup brain lab aims to get people moving

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 News > News > 2018 > 06

A new lab that aims to help people who have suffered neurological damage get moving again has been set up in Joondalup.

App takes bite out of food waste

Thursday, 21 June 2018 News > News > 2018 > 06

A smartphone app has been developed to make it easier for food businesses to donate their excess stock to charity.

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