Skip to main content Skip to main navigation

Newsroom

All the latest news, research updates, expert insights and stories from Edith Cowan University.

Feature articles

How hair dye is helping conservation of WA’s sea lion population

An innovative new project is using human hair dye on Australian sea lions at Carnac and Seal Islands off the coast of Perth to track and learn about the local population.
Researchers hope the findings will allow them more insight to better protect the endangered species.

Find your news fix

Our newsroom provides you with the latest information across four categories.

Explore articles relating to

For all queries from journalists or to find a subject matter expert:

Latest articles

How hair dye is helping conservation of WA’s sea lion population

How hair dye is helping conservation of WA’s sea lion population

An innovative new project is using human hair dye on Australian sea lions at Carnac and Seal Islands off the coast of Perth to track and learn about the local population.
Researchers hope the findings will allow them more insight to better protect the endangered species.

News

Vice Chancellor Steve Chapman stands in the office area of IBM with representatives and students from ECU

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.

Fruit and vegetables at a farmers market.

Improving food security across Western Australia

For a number of reasons, many people find it challenging to access the food they need to keep healthy — and a newly launched ECU initiative aims to tackle this issue throughout the state.

Two students walking near Building 1 at Joondalup campus

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.

The finalists are pictured with the judging panel.

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.

See all articles

Research

How hair dye is helping conservation of WA’s sea lion population

How hair dye is helping conservation of WA’s sea lion population

An innovative new project is using human hair dye on Australian sea lions at Carnac and Seal Islands off the coast of Perth to track and learn about the local population.
Researchers hope the findings will allow them more insight to better protect the endangered species.

Aerial image of Cockburn Sound with port and infrastructure

ECU to lead collaborative projects investigating Cockburn Sound

ECU marine science researchers will lead three research topics which will play a vital role in improving one of Perth’s most important marine ecosystems. The projects are part of a three-year, $13.5 million research partnership between the WA Government and Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) focussing on Cockburn Sound as part of the Westport Program.

A line of vans and trucks at charging station carpark

Smart charging accelerating the future of electric trucks in Australia

While sales of electric vehicles continue to rise each year across Australia, the push towards renewable power in the local trucking sector has been lagging behind due to a lack of charging infrastructure. However, new research out of ECU shows electric power may be viable for industry in the very near future.

Teenage boy sitting on a couch in a home with a yellow shirt looking down and playing guitar.

Music careers instrumentally misunderstood

New ECU research has shined a light on the critical role parent values and assumptions play in influencing, or discouraging, high-achieving students to pursue a career in music.

Harrison See (2022), Excavation (after encounters with Mah, Nisbet and Brooks-Crew) [detail], oil on canvas, 152.5cm x 91.5cm.

Contemporary painter's lens of Western Australia

A new art exhibition at Edith Cowan University (ECU) features videogame-inspired paintings that explore the complexities of Western Australia’s intersecting cultural perspectives, practices and histories during the pandemic.

See all articles

Opinion

Image of passkey being typed
Featured in | The Conversation

Apple’s PassKeys update could make traditional passwords obsolete

Over the years several replacements for the humble password have been proposed, however none have come close to the ease of using the traditional method. But this could change with the introduction of Passkeys – an update in Apple’s latest iOS 16 operating system. Passkeys could be the long-awaited solution to password malpractice, and the near-constant problem of compromised credentials.

Nurse kneeling in a hospital hallway with her head in her hands.

Nursing must be reinvented

The profession's origins in religion, the military and misogyny continue to be felt and have led to many of the problems faced today.

See all articles

Campus & Community

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman CBE holding and pointing to Workplace Gender Equality Agency Equal Pay Day sign

ECU supports Equal Pay Day 2022

On Monday, 29 August 2022, ECU recognises Equal Pay Day, an initiative of the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) which continues to highlight gender pay discrepancies in Australia.

Students sitting at desks inside the ECU Security Operations Centre

STEM skills sought for the knowledge economy

With STEM skills now required for 75 per cent of jobs in the world’s fastest growing industries, why not shift your focus in this direction? ECU could be your ticket to get there.

Scholarship recipient, proud Noongar and Ngadju woman and Master of Business Administration student, Joanne Hill.

Make a positive difference with a scholarship from ECU

Applying for a scholarship can be the first step towards building your dream career. ECU has a range of scholarships to help cover the costs associated with university, including course fees, textbooks, travel and other living expenses.

ECU Kurongkurl Katitjin building image

Multi-million-dollar grant set to change the future of WA’s Aboriginal children

ECU has identified opportunities for improvements in the way research is conducted with Noongar people and Aboriginal people on Noongar country. It comes as ECU's Kurongkurl Katitjin was recently awarded a $3 million National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2021 grant, which aims to give Aboriginal children the best possible start to life.

See all articles

Media contacts

For all queries from journalists, official statements from the University or to speak to one of our subject matter experts, please contact our Corporate Relations team.

Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2222
Email: pr@ecu.edu.au
Social: follow us on Twitter

Stay in touch

Get our media releases and research newsletter delivered to your inbox, subscribe now.