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Blue carbon focus for ocean-loving world champion
24 Sep

The coronavirus pandemic may have upset world champion stand-up paddleboarder Brianna Orams’ plans to compete in the sport’s 2020 Euro Tour – but the USC Environmental Science student refuses to see it as a setback.

Report highlights USC’s financial benefit to regions
24 Sep

The significant financial impact that USC is having on its communities has been highlighted in a new report released today by the Regional Universities Network (RUN).

Funnel web spider: credit David Wilson at James Cook University
New research on funnel-web spider toxin
22 Sep

While funnel-web spider bites in Australia can be deadly, a scientist from USC Australia has helped discover that human deaths are simply an unfortunate side-effect of the spider’s strong self-defence system.

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Jess designs a career that’s dedicated to dogs
21 Sep

Architectural designer Jess Johnson had a different career switch in mind when she decided to study Animal Ecology at USC Fraser Coast– until she met a koala-detection dog named Bear and his other canine companions

USC students gain early start to media careers
17 Sep

Two USC Journalism students who recently secured full-time reporting jobs in a challenging media landscape say the secret to their success was embracing every opportunity to gain real-life skills through their degree.

Time is right to explore uni options with free course
17 Sep

With many people reassessing their career goals due to COVID-19, USC is offering a free course for those wanting to sample higher education and explore their study opportunities.

PhD student Sam Van Holsbeeck
PhD student helps develop ‘bushfire scar’ model
16 Sep

A USC researcher has helped develop a computer model that aims to predict how long a bushfire will burn and how much of the landscape it will consume.

Graduate Jennie Chandler presents research in Berlin
Zebrafish research could unlock key to genetic defect in people
15 Sep

Genetic research by a USC PhD graduate in England has used laboratory modelling in zebrafish to identify a key feature of a rare kidney disease in humans.

New book promotes high-impact study techniques
14 Sep

Study stress can be a good thing, and technology is creating a generation of students ‘wired for distraction’, according to a new book co-written by a USC expert in children’s brain development and one of his USC graduates.

Koala search team ready for bushfire season
13 Sep

With Australia’s bushfire season fast approaching, a team that specialises in finding koalas in fire-ravaged locations is gearing up for another huge effort.

R U OK? Day: Expert says coping strategies are key
9 Sep

The pressures and challenges of COVID-19 have made healthy coping strategies more important than ever, says USC Clinical Psychology Professor Helen Stallman.

Top young maths minds put kindness to the test
9 Sep

Can kindness spread like a virus? Some of Queensland’s best young mathematicians recently took up the challenge of finding out by competing in USC’s Maths Modelling Challenge.

Philanthropist Laurie Cowled, left, with 2018 graduate Sally Watson. Photo Reed Graduation Services
Laurie, 91, to continue inspiring women in science
8 Sep

A retired Noosaville banker-turned-philanthropist is donating a six-figure endowment to extend her annual USC scholarship that encourages regional and rural women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

Seagrass loss fuels carbon emissions: study
7 Sep

Action is needed to protect and restore disappearing local seagrass meadows, according to a USC scientist involved in an international study that has highlighted the important role seagrass plays in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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