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ECU a good place for a safe space

'The Living Room' at ECU is a new safe and inclusive space for students to find support in a comfortable and easily accessible way that fits their needs while providing a sense of community belonging.

The future belongs to you at ECU Open Day

ECU Open Day is here with an open invitation to future students to immerse themselves in a campus experience, where they can 'try on' a whole range of future study and career options.

IBM Future Lab: A new home at ECU to build the jobs of tomorrow

The IBM Future Lab has officially opened at ECU Joondalup campus to help train West Australian students for the jobs of tomorrow across Artificial Intelligence (AI), sustainability and energy transition. The lab will help create a highly skilled and diverse workforce, with the aim to create around 200 jobs across IBM within Western Australia over the next 5 years.

Media marvels recognised at ECU awards ceremony

The annual ECU media awards have been held to celebrate the most outstanding research media campaigns and contributors to The Conversation in 2023. This year's event welcomed new media talent, and welcomed back some 'Hall of Famers'.

Doing the math on teaching teachers

No one knows better than a university that teaching is a complex task. It takes a special combination of professional knowledge, motivation, and productive beliefs to become a good teacher.

ECU soars in medium-term employability rankings

The latest GOS-L survey results have been released, revealing ECU graduates are not only some of the most employable in the state, they also earn more than graduates from any other WA university in the medium-term, with a median full-time salary of $86,900.

ECU leads Western Australian universities for equal pay

Data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has revealed ECU's gender pay gap is the lowest of all Western Australian universities, at 3.7%. ECU is also well below the national gender pay gap, which sits at 19%.

ECU supports big report with big ideas

ECU has welcomed the biggest review of tertiary education in Australia in 15 years, the Australian Universities Accord. ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman CBE said he supports any moves for the greater good of Australian education.

Learning to read is a human right, say top university educators

ECU School of Education has published its position paper for the Teaching of Reading, emphasising the critical importance of learning to read as a fundamental human right. It highlights the necessity for explicit instruction and a comprehensive understanding of the complex processes involved in reading acquisition.

Children's University beckons WA's South West

ECU's Children's University is expanding in 2024, with regional students in the South West eligible to enrol. Designed for primary school children, specifically from disadvantaged backgrounds, its success has already seen 1000 students complete more than 64-thousand hours of extracurricular learning.

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ECU recognised nationally - SAGE Cygnet Award

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has solidified its status as a sector leader in gender equity, receiving a third SAGE Cygnet Award acknowledging the University's commitment to gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM).

ECU makes top 10 in The AFR's Best Universities Ranking

The Australian Financial Review has published its inaugural Best Universities Ranking, and ECU has made it into the highly coveted Top 10. ECU finished in sixth overall position in the AFR's list, the only Western Australian university to make the top 10.

$40,000 scholarships on offer for ECU teaching students

If you've been thinking about a teaching career, the Federal Government may have made the decision a little easier.  New scholarships of up to $40,000 are open to eligible students enrolled in Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching courses in 2024.

WA's innovative health research showcased at ECU open day

Precision health was the key theme at the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund open day held at ECU. The event was attended by Medical Research Minister Stephen Dawson, who said health and medical research is the catalyst to help us live healthier and more productive lives.

ECU Associate Professor getting to the heart of healthy ageing

Associate Professor Josh Lewis has been awarded a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship allowing him to further research into abdominal aortic calcification (AAC), which is a build-up of calcium in the body's largest artery and is a marker for cardiovascular disease risk.

ECU triumphs at WA Export Awards

Now in its 35th year, the WA Export Awards have been held again to recognise local companies and educators who provide a platform to raise the profile of the State's export industries. ECU took out the top gong in the education and training category.

Leigh Sales on the art of storytelling

Leigh Sales AM, one of Australia's most respected journalists and recent recipient of an honorary doctorate from ECU spent an evening with staff, alumni, and media heavyweights to discuss the art of storytelling.

ECU committed to giving The Voice a voice

ECU has hosted a Voice to Parliament open forum event with leading Australian Aboriginal intellect and activist, Noel Pearson. A prominent Yes campaigner, Mr Pearson took questions from the audience, which included more than 100 ECU staff and students.

Bringing the best in the world to WAAPA

In partnership with Minderoo Foundation, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) has announced two exciting long-term theatrical projects with world-class arts practitioners.

Creating safe and supportive spaces for LGBTIQA+ young people

Wear It Purple Day 2023 is Friday 25 August and was founded in response to high rates of LGBTIQA+ youth suicide due to experiences of discrimination and marginalisation. The movement strives to foster safe, supportive, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

ECU supports Equal Pay Day 2023

On Friday, 25 August 2023, ECU recognises Equal Pay Day, an initiative of the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency which continues to highlight gender pay discrepancies in Australia.

ECU's 5-star excellence

ECU has yet again achieved outstanding results in the Good Universities Guide across a range of categories that showcase the University's excellence and dedication to student experience.

Cross-continental inspiration wins musical grant

Edith Cowan University's Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Associate Professor, Jonathan Paget, has won a national grant from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

Accreditation boost for OEHS major

Graduates from the course will now have dual qualifications enabling them to work as both an OHS Practitioner and an Environmental Health Officer.

Listening to and learning from our Elders

When thinking about this year's NAIDOC Week theme, 'For our Elders', we are reminded of the importance of Elders and how they have played and continue to play a critical role in our communities.

ECU attracts new creative talent in regional WA

ECU, the State Government and global technology giant IBM have joined forces again, this time in WA's South West where a forum has been held to connect entrepreneurs, digital software developers and tech innovators.

Renowned WAAPA soprano awarded King's Birthday Honour

Australia's most highly awarded soprano has once again been recognised for her services to Opera, with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Head of Classical Voice and Opera Studies Emma Matthews AM receiving a prestigious Order of Australia Award in the 2023 Kings Birthday Honours.

Personalised vaccines may revolutionise cancer treatment

Combining common immunotherapy treatment with a vaccine tailored to suit an individual's tumour genetics significantly improves survival and disease recurrence rates among people who'd had high-risk melanomas removed - and it could impact how we treat other forms of the disease.

Rare masterful skills awarded

Edith Cowan University (ECU) PhD candidate, Mr Paul Laurence Tunzi AM, is the recipient of a 2023 Order of Australia for his significant service to music as a pianoforte technician, and to the professional associations he has served.

ECU Professor Inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame

Professor Cobie Rudd, an Edith Cowan University Professor and Senior Executive, has been inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame for her contribution to education and health, and her continued efforts rectifying gender inequities in the workplace.

Research helping young people fight MS wins funding

MS Australia has awarded Edith Cowan University (ECU) a grant to continue its research into how motor neuron behaviour contributes to muscle weakness in multiple sclerosis (MS), which will help fight against this increasingly common and debilitative disease.

Achieving firsts awarding excellence

Dr Charmaine Green, a Wajarri, Badimaya and Wilunyu woman of the Yamaji Nation, and a Research Fellow with the WA Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton, has become the first PhD to be awarded through Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University's (ECU) Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.

Greener lithium products a step closer thanks to new ECU industry deal

ECU is partnering with Australia's first lithium manufacturer Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia to drive a greener, more sustainable future for lithium products. The collaboration is focussed on exploring ways to maximise the use of Australia's finite lithium resources, and potentially accelerate decarbonisation.

Prestigious lifetime achievement award for ECU filmmaker

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) today announced Associate Professor Cathy Henkel as the winner of the 2023 Stanley Hawes Award, a prestigious honour bestowed on a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary and factual sector.

New Executive Dean to lead ECU School of Education

ECU has appointed Professor Caroline Mansfield as Executive Dean of the School of Education. Professor Mansfield has an extensive career in both education and research, in the area of teacher resilience and wellbeing.

ECU scientists help bring ecological ocean drama to life

Bringing the marine environment to life on the big screen for the new movie blockbuster Blueback, was made possible with the help of ECU marine scientists and the world-class equipment used by staff and students. The film depicts the escalating global climate crisis and the state of the world's oceans.

ECU cyber security expert goes global

ECU Associate Dean of Computing and Security Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland has won Business Events Perth's 2022 Aspire Awards, which will see him travel to meet with other global cyber experts in Europe.

ECU research talent on show

The breadth of ECU's interdisciplinary research talent will be on show at the annual early and mid-career researcher network (EMCRN) showcase event. The symposium is a rare opportunity to bring together researchers from diverse fields.

ECU has jumped in world-wide university rankings

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman CBE announced he was delighted that the release of the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 has seen ECU jump to a new level in world rankings.

ECU and IBM partner to bridge industry-ready skills gap

ECU and IBM are creating opportunities for students to 'Earn As They Learn' by providing applied industry experience with IBM and their clients. The internship program focusses on current and emerging high demand skill areas key to WA's digital economy, including user experience designers, software engineers, data scientists, mobile application developers and project managers.

ECU courses and academics raising the bar

ECU continues to rise in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, with this year's ShanghaiRankings recognising the University for its teaching and learning excellence.

Inaugural Taryn Fiebig Award winner announced

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Classical Voice student Erin Strle has been awarded the inaugural Taryn Fiebig Award, thanks to the generous support of The Humanity Foundation.

Honour for a lifetime of dedication to research

The milestone accolade of Lifetime Honorary Fellow has been awarded to VC Professorial Research Fellow, David Broadhurst, Director of the Centre for Integrative Metabolomics & Computational Biology.

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