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Counselling expands to include creative arts therapy

October 18th, 2017

Health professional and educators in the Peel region have the opportunity to take advantage of a first in Western Australian counselling education. Murdoch University’s Creative Arts Therapies course is the only university level arts therapies qualification offered in WA.

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Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health

January 17th, 2017

Dr Amanda  Kristancic

The University has begun a three year investigation into how Southern brown bandicoots (quendas) survive in urban bushland in the Mandurah region. Associate Professor Trish Fleming, Professor Giles Hardy, Dr Catherine Baudains and Dr Amanda Kristancic from Murdoch University will work with the local Mandurah community and the City of Mandurah to increase understanding of where quendas are found, the roles they are playing, and identify potential threats to their survival.

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Program opens minds to university study

November 11th, 2016

Murdoch University provides non-ATAR students with new learning opportunities.

An innovative program has opened doors into university for another group of high school students who had never contemplated tertiary study. Around 85 Year 12 students from the Rockingham and Mandurah region recently completed ‘Learning for Tomorrow’ a program run by Murdoch University to help students who are not enrolled in ATAR subjects to contemplate university study.

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Kulbardi helps nursing student take to the air

December 20th, 2013

Named for a Noongar word meaning ‘wings to fly’, the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre at Murdoch University has literally helped one of its students take to the air with the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

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Saving the Peel-Harvey estuary

August 19th, 2013

Murdoch University and collaborators have developed future models for managing the Peel-Harvey estuary to help prevent further decline in its ecosystem health.

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A meeting of the minds in Mandurah

May 21st, 2013

The Murdoch University Senate met in Mandurah last week to discuss the role Murdoch’s Peel campus will play in the future of the region.

City of Mandurah Mayor Paddi Creevey and CEO Mark Newman addressed the meeting, outlining some of the major challenges facing the Peel region.

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Murdoch student proves that age is no barrier

March 17th, 2011

At 72 years of age, Joyce Chalkley is proving that age is no barrier to learning, as she prepares to graduate today from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in sociology and history.

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