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Dr. Blanchette accepted into WA government’s College of Experts

Dr Melanie Blanchette new subject expert at the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA).

New study sparks fresh call for seagrass preservation

An increase in carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 5 million cars a year has been caused by the loss of seagrass meadows around the Australian coastline since the 1950s.

Cyber Check.Me – Smart Communities

WA AustCyber Innovation Hub recently held COVID -19 Recovery Update event in Perth’s CBD. An evening where supporters and partners of WA’s Cyber Industry got together (with some distancing) to share current initiatives and events.  
Included in the evening was a small presentation by the Cyber Check.Me team and Hon. Dave Kelly (Minister for Water; Forestry; Innovation & ICT; Science; Youth).

Ms Meidi van der Lee and Dr Michelle Ellis are finalists in the 2020 AWSN Women in Security Awards

Ms Meidi van der Lee 2020 AWSN Women in Security awards – Best Volunteer category. Meidi is a final year Master of Cyber Security student who has made a significant impact here at the University. In a short period of time, Meidi has been a mentor, role model, agitator, change maker and a leader amongst her community, our international student group, the ECU Ambassador program and the wider security industry.

Congratulations also goes to Dr Michelle Ellis and her Outreach and Engagement team for being a finalist for 2020 AWSN Women in Security Awards - Best Higher Education Program for Young Ladies in Security.

WA's South Coast a killer whale feeding hotspot

Researchers have developed the first snapshot of killer whale numbers and behaviour off the south coast of Western Australia.

Learning Chemistry without experiments is like learning how to swim without water!

Dr Magdalena Wajrak, Senior Chemistry Lecturer, at ECU was recently invited to discuss her approach to creating an engaged online learning community in the current COVID-19 climate, as part of the Microsoft Higher Education Remote Learning Series.

Latest university news

ECU student VR project wins top tech award

An ECU project that uses Virtual Reality (VR) to train future welders has taken out a major state technology award.

Newly developed therapy could provide a bright light for Western Australians suffering with poor sleep and fatigue

Researchers at Edith Cowan University (ECU) are investigating the effects of light therapy on fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness in people living with neurological conditions.

Seagrass paves the way for a carbon-neutral Rotto

The stunning turquoise bays of Rottnest Island could be key to a carbon-neutral future for Perth’s favourite island getaway, according to new research from Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia.

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