More than 700 ECU staff have walked around the world four times in just over four weeks as part of the Globetrekker Challenge.
The gamified wellness program, partly developed by ECU graduate Fleta Solomon, aims to get staff walking more than 10,000 steps each day.
It uses bluetooth activity trackers to record people’s movements to improve employees’ health and wellness.
At the halfway point of the program 64 per cent of staff are reaching the 10,000 step goal. As a whole, ECU staff are averaging more than 12,000 every day.
That works out to more than 220 million steps and a distance of more than 160,000km.
Ms Solomon studied Exercise Physiology at ECU and worked in occupational health and safety in the resources industry before helping found Globetrekker Challenge in 2014.
For more information visit the Health and Wellness webpage.
Congratulations to Dr Mick Adams, Senior Research Fellow at ECU’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, who was recently honoured with a national Elders award.
A number of opportunistic vehicle break-ins have recently occurred on the Mount Lawley Campus.
ECU staff can win tickets to any film at this year's Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
Do you know the common names for the Bindi Bindi, Jingee and Ngoolark? These three well known native animals will feature in new artworks commissioned for ECU's NAIDOC Week celebrations.
During National Reconciliation Week Pro-Vice Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) Professor Colleen Hayward AM launched the next phase in ECU’s contribution to reconciliation with the release of the University’s 2015 – 2018 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
ECU staff commitment to personal excellence was recognised at the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Awards this week.
Professor Lelia Green, an expert in how young people interact with the internet and video games, will deliver the first talk in The West Australian ECU Lecture Series.
Do you know an exceptional student who is making a difference at ECU? Reward their efforts by nominating them for a 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Student Award.
A symposium at Perth Zoo supported by CREATEC is addressing the relevance of big data to aspects of social and cultural life.
A team from ECU Sports will ride a stationary bike for 30 hours to raise money for the charity Youth Focus and staff are invited to ride alongside them.
ECU’s flags will fly at half-mast today in memory of the 147 students killed at Garissa University College earlier this month.
This not-to-be-missed event will feature a procession through the Joondalup Campus and formal welcoming of Professor Steve Chapman to ECU. Registrations are now open.
ECU recently joined with the Center for Medical Simulation’s Harvard Medical School and The Department of Health to deliver the instructor training course ‘Simulation as a Teaching Tool’.
IT Services is pleased to announce two new services which are now available for use on computers, tablets and phones.