Mick strokes up the ailments for education

Meet the man who’s had a hundred heart attacks. Give or take. Not to mention countless cancers, hypertension, emphysema, diabetes… the list goes on. In fact, Mick Cumming jotted them all down in time to share his story. “I had fun going through my notes today,” he says. “I’ve had colon cancer, lung cancer, strokes.... Continue Reading →

PhD researcher inspired to improve education

When Education PhD candidate Aimé Sacrez was tasked with presenting his research topic at this month’s La Trobe 3 Minute Thesis competition, he thought of his daughter. “For me, it’s a thesis, but for Jessica, it’s her future,” says Aimé, seated opposite his seven-year-old daughter, who’s on campus with dad for the day. “Jessica loves maths and science, and she also loves art and writing. The way the education... Continue Reading →

Artist finds Babylon in Bendigo

Do not let the black clothing fool you. Fiona Smith is all colour. That mural she’s standing in front of? That’s her inner world, broken free. That’s the King of Babylon, riding a giraffe. It’s Bendigo’s latest Instagram-worthy work of art, on an historic brick wall of the city's newest bar. “It was all I’d... Continue Reading →

Three’s company for thesis competition

Dr Brett Gordon with PhD researchers Kylie Carra and Stephen Barrett. What can you do in three minutes? Boil a kettle, endure an ad break, sing a pop song. How about explain years of research in an engaging, award-winning summary? That’s what Bendigo’s Stephen Barrett and Kylie Carra have done at the La Trobe Rural... Continue Reading →

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