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Don’t risk a hot dog this summer

February 5th, 2016

Pet owners warned of health dangers from extreme heat

Perth’s extreme heat wave is likely to put pet lives in jeopardy, with dogs at the biggest risk of suffering health dangers such as heatstroke according to leading veterinary doctors.

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Living on burrowed time: aestivating fish face extinction due to climate change

January 28th, 2016

Black stripe minnow

Two endangered Western Australian fish species are facing a battle for survival due to habitat changes caused by the hotter and drier climate, a Murdoch University researcher has found.

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Chiropractic leader made AM on Australia Day

January 27th, 2016

Associate Professor Bruce Walker

Murdoch University academic Associate Professor Bruce Walker has been awarded Membership in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day honours.

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Science teacher development day aims to boost high school learning

January 25th, 2016

Dr Chris Creagh

Physics teachers from high schools throughout Western Australia (WA) will gather at Murdoch University this week.

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Pet first aid saving lives

January 25th, 2016

Gingi the sick cat

Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital is to host pet first aid courses which will teach owners life saving techniques.

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Murdoch researchers help Australia-wide wildlife health project

January 19th, 2016


Murdoch University veterinary researchers are making an invaluable contribution to a one year pilot project which aims to boost Australia’s capture of wildlife health data.

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Potentially serious pathogens found in feral cats on Christmas Island

January 18th, 2016

Narelle Dybing

A Murdoch University researcher has found a range of pathogenic bacteria and parasites which can have serious consequences if transmitted to humans in feral cats and black rats on Christmas Island.

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Murdoch scoops international teaching award

January 14th, 2016


Murdoch University’s commitment to excellence in learning and teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.

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Bushfire animal care donations accepted at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital

January 12th, 2016

MUVH staff with donations already collected

Members of the public concerned about the animal victims of the bushfires in Western Australia’s south west can donate items at the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital (MUVH).

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WA students think Murdoch in 2016

January 7th, 2016

Josh and Charlotte are among many students enjoying the greater social aspect to campus life

The most recent data from the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre shows that Murdoch University has increased both total applications and its market share of first preference applications to undergraduate courses for Western Australian state universities since 2014.

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Students to showcase attained skills at Southbound festival

January 7th, 2016

Murdoch students will put their skills be on show at Southbound

Solar powered wheelie bin speakers designed and built by Engineering students will be one of the many acquired learning skills Murdoch University students will put on display at the 2016 Southbound Festival this weekend

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Murdoch student’s ‘experience of a lifetime’ at climate change talks

January 6th, 2016

Claire Smith at the COP 21 entrance

A Murdoch University student who attended crucial climate change talks in Paris thanks to a generous scholarship said the trip was the “experience of a lifetime”.

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Child health study comes to Murdoch University

January 5th, 2016

Test participants at a previous Child Health CheckPoint

The latest assessments in a major research project on child health in Australia will be taking place on Murdoch’s South Street Campus this week.

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