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Expert comment: At 1.5°C warming, climate impacts will escalate
1 Mar

Two USC authors contributed to the latest United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Professor David Schoeman and Professor Patrick Nunn

Outdoor educator wins national award
24 Feb

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic’s mission to transform the way people interact with the natural environment has earned him a prestigious national teaching award.

Food producers invited to cook up new ideas with seaweed
24 Feb

From seaweed brownies to seaweed kombucha, the sky is the limit in the USC kitchen.

Clever escapes prove magpies are no feather-brains
22 Feb

Magpies are famed for their intelligence and now a “failed” experiment by researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast has shown just how clever and collaborative the Australian songbird really is.

New app to improve road safety for nation’s cyclists
22 Feb

In a world-first initiative, cyclists across Australia are being encouraged to log their crashes and near misses through a new app being trialled by the University of the Sunshine Coast

Citizen scientists to create 4D beach database
22 Feb

More than 50 citizen scientists have already shown interest in helping a University of the Sunshine Coast researcher build a database of local beaches in a new project funded by the Queensland Government.

Andre’s aiming to make his mark on business world
22 Feb

North Lakes State College’s 2021 co-captain Andre Mascarenhas will join more than 1,200 new students starting their university journeys tomorrow with Orientation at USC Moreton Bay

School captain inspired to study education degree
21 Feb

Urangan State High School’s 2021 Captain Hayden Kington will join more than 130 new students as they start their university journeys with Orientation at the University of the Sunshine Coast's Fraser Coast campus tomorrow.

Olympic leap into USC top 3 for Clinical Exercise Science
17 Feb

An exercise degree has leapt into the top 3 courses at the University of the Sunshine Coast, reflecting a strong rise in the program’s popularity for 2022

New Music student Ella Mathison
New degree hits right tempo for teen songwriter
16 Feb

A Caloundra singer-guitarist who achieved straight As in Year 12 after gigging at local cafes since she was 14 is one of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first Bachelor of Music students.

Old photos provide key details in bid to save sawfish
16 Feb

A nationwide public appeal for help to protect one of the world’s most distinctive and endangered group of rays has uncovered more than 100 sightings and historical photos within months, including what is believed to be the oldest image of a sawfish in Australia.

Excitement as international students return to USC
15 Feb

The recent re-opening of Queensland’s borders was welcome news for University of the Sunshine Coast international students who had been unable to return to Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smashing science stereotypes for women and girls
10 Feb

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February helps shine a light on the value of having more female scientists, says USC Education academic Natalie McMaster.

USC degree is Taylor-made for Kiwi technician
8 Feb

A prosthetic technician from Christchurch, New Zealand, is crafting a new career as a clinician after recently enrolling at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Researcher investigates role of urban design in mitigating health risks from "urban heat islands"
3 Feb

As parts of Australia swelter through heatwaves this week after one of the hottest years on record, USC researchers are investigating the role urban planning and design policy can play in reducing health risks from extreme heat exacerbated by "urban heat islands" in cities and towns.

Medical Laboratory Science graduates work at Pathology Queensland at SCUH
Medical lab students join COVID testing effort
2 Feb

Medical Laboratory Science students and graduates from the University of the Sunshine Coast are helping the pathology industry meet escalating demand during the latest COVID surge.

Urban design can lessen risks from scorching heat, says researcher
2 Feb

As parts of Australia swelter through heatwaves this week after one of the hottest years on record, USC researchers are investigating the role urban planning and design policy can play in reducing health risks in cities and towns from extreme heat that are exacerbated by “urban heat islands”.

Andy Marshall tree identification research
How many tree species live on our planet?
1 Feb

A USC conservation scientist unafraid to go out on a limb – or crawl through thorny vines, or trek remote forests in storms – is among a group of global researchers who can now answer the question: How many tree species exist in the world?