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Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.
Emma Macdonald Australians are used to dealing with fires and floods, but how well prepared are we for the next flu epidemic?
Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra has pushed through with its plan to tie staff salaries to Commonwealth funding, despite union threats last week it would initiate strike action.
Emma Macdonald A single anonymous donor has given $1 million to shore up language studies at the Australian National University.
Emma Macdonald ANU professor credited with saving the world from nuclear annihilation has been presented with the university's highest honour.
Emma Macdonald UC students will pay up to $325 a year for parking, while staff will be up for $650 a year under charges to come into effect from next year.
Emma Macdonald University confident it will meet its target of shedding 230 staff by mid-2015.
Emma Macdonald Exams may start at UC next week but the student body seem fairly laid back. Chilled even.
Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra will bypass the National Tertiary Education Union to offer staff a three-year pay deal worth over 9 per cent.
Emma Macdonald There has been a 400 per cent increase this year in the number of Canberra women seeking genetic testing for breast cancer genes.
Emma Macdonald Three women in this photo have been dealt a cruel genetic blow - inheriting a predisposition to breast cancer.
Emma Macdonald Graham Tuckwell has no doubt that he has started something of a trend in philanthropic donations to universities in Australia.
Emma Macdonald Canberrans donate and raise millions of dollars for breast cancer, but do they have any influence on how the money is spent?
Emma Macdonald Canberra parents are being urged to stop putting their babies in bed to sleep with them following 14 deaths to unsafe sleeping practices in babies under a year old over the past decade.
Emma Macdonald Adam West found the leap from high school to college a big one, but the move from college to university was a breeze.
Emma Macdonald Yanping Zhang is not a doctor. But her contribution to breast cancer research in the ACT has potentially helped save lives.
Emma Macdonald ANU staff offered a 12 per cent pay rise over the next four years – a vast improvement on the previous offer, according to the union.
Emma Macdonald Peter Finegan is not surprised that Australia is failing to reduce indigenous or socio-economic disadvantage at school.
Emma Macdonald Australia's latest report card on educational achievement is ''depressing reading''.
Emma Macdonald As Canberrans wore pink ribbons and ate pink cupcakes to signify National Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Michelle Williams stayed in her home and fought a private and very ugly battle with the disease.
Emma Macdonald One of the most commonly cited reasons women detest and defer regular mammograms is that it is painful.