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 →

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 →

Research hub develops in a cycle-obsessed city

  Forget gold, Bendigo is on the way to being famous for something else of value. Cycling biomechanics research. Cool, hey. Exercise physiology lecturer Rodrigo Bini says biomechanics research is popular all over the world, “but if you filter that down into who’s doing cycling research, it’s only a handful of places”. And we’re fast becoming one... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on speech pathology

We bring you a glimpse into the varied profession of  speech pathology via three of our alumna doing amazing work in their chosen field. Meg Allen “A career in speech-language pathology challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts in your heart) to do meaningful work that... Continue Reading →

Lifetime of care leads to nursing degree

"I still can’t believe I’m a registered nurse,” says Sue McLean. But perhaps the La Trobe graduate is the only one surprised by that. It seems Sue has always been a nurse-in-training. And now, after completing her Bachelor of Nursing as a mature-age student in 2016, she’s official. Last month she started her graduate year at... Continue Reading →

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