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August 21st, 2017

Macquarie Audiology expert calls attention to noise in the workplace

Macquarie Audiology School

During Hearing Awareness Week (August 20 – 26, 2017), researcher Associate Professor Catherine McMahon, Head of Audiology at Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub, wants companies and employers to be aware that even a moderately noisy working environment, such as an office, could be impacting their employees’ well-being.

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August 18th, 2017

A Canadian coffee lover’s experience in Australia

Australian coffee culture

OzTREKK Director Chris Nolan loves coffee. In fact, every time he visits “headquarters” here in Perth, he juggles multiple cups throughout the day with grin in place, eyes crinkled, and music wafting from whichever area he’s “working” in. So, as our coffee connoisseur, Chris has noted there are some not-so-subtle differences between Canuck coffee and Aussie coffee, and for everyone heading to Oz, you’ll need to be up on your coffee vocab. We’ll let Chris explain:

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August 18th, 2017

JCU dentistry student talks about his placement experience

JCU dentistry student talks about his placement experience

Fifth-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery international student, Ryan Yue-Hin See (also a former OzTREKK student!), moved from his hometown of Toronto, Canada to come to Australia to study in the tropics with James Cook University in Cairns.

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August 17th, 2017

University of Western Australia moves up in world rankings

University of Western Australia moves up in world rankings

The University of Western Australia has climbed five places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities to be placed 91st in the world. The result, announced this week by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, confirms UWA’s reputation as one of Australia’s—and the world’s—top tertiary education institutions.

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August 16th, 2017

Introducing the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine!

Macquarie University has just announced the launch of its four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program, the Macquarie MD, with the first cohort of students expected in 2018. And that means more options for everyone interested in studying at an Australian medical school!

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August 15th, 2017

Griffith University to offer health sciences degrees in Brisbane in 2018

Griffith University health sciences degrees

Growing demand for allied health services has translated to growing opportunities for students seeking healthcare careers outside the traditional medicine and dentistry degrees. Griffith University has responded by bringing three of its most-respected allied health programs—physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology—to Brisbane for the first time.

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August 14th, 2017

Fast facts about Monash Pharmacy

Monash University Pharmacy

Did you know…

Monash Pharmacy students do a one-year paid internship? You can earn up to $40k AUD while you learn. The fifth year of the course entails a paid internship, so not only do you get valuable work experience required for registration, you also get paid for it. Ta-dah!

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August 11th, 2017

Happy Friday!

Leaving @oztrekk office on #Friday like pic.twitter.com/Jvkig8vsfS — OzTREKK (@oztrekk) August 11, 2017

August 11th, 2017

University of Melbourne veterinarians launch new pain management study for dogs

University of Melbourne Veterinary School research

Just like their owners, man’s best friend can also suffer from osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis that occurs when cartilage at the ends of bones wears down causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. A new pain management study for dogs, the first of its kind in Australia, has been launched by veterinarians at the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet clinic in Werribee to look at a new way to treat osteoarthritis in canines.

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August 10th, 2017

Heading to Australia? Be sure to check out the sports scene!

Heading to Australia? Be sure to check out the sports scene!

Besides the “usual” Great Ocean Road tour and Great Barrier Reef dive, what else can you do during your time in Australia? We asked Matthew what he would do if he were to visit Oz.  Take it away, Matthew!

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