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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

Community Connections

Capturing the spirit of those who step up

Published by the ACT Volunteer Brigades Association, Ablaze preserves the experiences of the volunteer fire fighters who served in the Black Summer of 2019-2020. University of Canberra community members and brigade volunteers Allison Ballard, Martin Greenwood and Katie Tabke share stories of an unforgettable fire season, the monumental human force that stood against it – and people who keep showing up for each other.

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Community Connections

Let’s hear from women in aged care residences

In her recent best seller, The Invisible Woman, Caroline Craido Perez claims that "most of recorded history is one big gender gap". When it comes to the lives of the ‘other half’ of humanity she says, "there is often nothing but silence". This is perhaps never more evident than in the final years of our lives when some of us are residents in aged care homes.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

COVID-19: The need to fill the spatio-temporal data vacuum

We need better, more meaningful data on prevalence and incidence rates in order to combat COVID-19, says University of Canberra epidemiologist Professor Mark Daniel.

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Environmental Influence

UC voices at COP26

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, wrapped up in Glasgow over the weekend – University of Canberra students and staff got in on the action by taking part in numerous events during the two-week summit.

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