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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Regaining your Equilibri-um

Hayley Teasdale and David Hinwood are PhD students from the University of Canberra who have come up with a brilliant, simple and accessible solution to reduce falls for people whose balance is impaired, such as Parkinson’s disease sufferers.

The Equilibri Balance Ball retrains balance by improving proprioception, or the sense of where your body is in space. Check out the video below, in which they explain how it works.

Video by John Masiello

Students in Focus

Seeing past the invisible

Second-year Bachelor of Science student Zali McPherson is passionate about public health, volunteering, and ensuring that every person with a disability feels like they’re being seen.

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Students in Focus

The mnemonics of melody

UC student Heather Roche drew on her lifetime love to explore the power of music, memory and meaning for people living with dementia, in collaboration with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

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Business & Economy

61% of academic job losses over the past year were women

Research economist Eliza Littleton explores the gendered impact of a lack of pandemic support for public universities - against the backdrop of a widening gender pay gap.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Canberra's own Para-athlete of the Year

Bachelor of Sport Science student James Turner has had an exceptional year - winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics and breaking a few world records along the way.

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