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Putting brain training to the test

Friday, 17 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

Some brain training programs can help slow cognitive decline that may lead to dementia, a new review of research into commercially available products has found.

New ECU China tourism researcher sees opportunities in WA

Thursday, 16 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

One of the world’s leading researchers on Chinese tourism has joined ECU as the University’s 11th Professorial Research Fellow.

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you’d never know from the headlines

Thursday, 16 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

The media is more likely to link illicit drugs with violent crime than alcohol, despite evidence showing that almost half of murders in Australia are alcohol-related.

Grant to help improve rehab after brain injury for Aboriginal Australians

Monday, 13 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

A $900,000 grant from National Health and Medical Research Council will enhance the rehabilitation services available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians following a stroke or brain traumatic injury.

Shell, ECU & WGEA put WA’s gender pay gap under spotlight

Thursday, 09 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

WA has the largest pay disparity (30.9%) between men and women in Australia.

Workplace Gender Equality (WGEA) Director Libby Lyons, Shell Australia Country Chair Andrew Smith and ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman will discuss how to close this gap at a Pay Equity Leadership Forum on 10 February 2017 at the Joondalup Campus.

Solar-powered greenhouse to make the desert bloom

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

A 300sqm glasshouse will be built using solar-glass developed by ECU thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Government.

No experience necessary for ensemble that embraces DIY ethos

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

The public is invited to join ECU artists in creating music using unconventional instruments, including a playable plant, a water-filled subwoofer and 3D printed flutes.

Honorary awards recognise WA trailblazers

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 02

Joining more than 2000 students receiving their degrees at the February 2017 ECU graduation ceremonies were three very special people who were recognised for their important work in the areas of cancer research, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and safeguarding Indigenous children.

Global HR expert joins ECU

Thursday, 02 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 01

Professor Stephen Teo has joined ECU as the University’s 10th Professorial Research Fellow joining the School of Business and Law.

Why do we need a phonics test for six-year-olds?

Thursday, 02 February 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 01

The introduction of a phonics test for Year 1 students has the potential to reduce teacher workloads and improve student outcomes.

Six tips to keep you and your devices secure in the gig economy

Monday, 30 January 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 01

In an industry where reputation and reviews are everything, cybersecurity is incredibly important to maintain the integrity of your data and your employers.

Australia Day honours for ECU researchers

Friday, 27 January 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 01

A genetics researcher and a transport expert are among those included in the Australia Day 2017 Honours list.

New appointments at Edith Cowan University

Monday, 16 January 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 01

Professor Angela Hill and Maxine Plant have been appointed to senior roles at ECU in January 2017.

Older people who care for others live longer

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 News > Latest news > 2017 > 01

Grandparents who care for their grandchildren live up to a five years longer than those who don’t according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

Chemical linked with bigger bubs

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 12

In a surprise finding, research from Edith Cowan University has found that one of the chemicals used in non-stick cookware is actually linked to increased birth weights for babies.

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