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July 2015

Research to support young drivers with autism
30 Jul 2015

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are seeking young drivers who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents to participate in a road safety study.

USC Law students will conduct a mock trial
Hogwarts goes on trial at USC’s Imaginarium
30 Jul 2015

In a court case that will feature more spells than adjournments, the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will go on trial at USC's annual Imaginarium and Open Day on Sunday 9 August.

Scott Ford undertakes training aboard a Queensland Government Air Rescue helicopter
Honours gives Scott the edge for helicopter rescue role
29 Jul 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Scott Ford is now working aboard a Queensland Government Air Rescue helicopter after completing his Honours in Biomechanics.

Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics Dr Mark Sayers
Former All Blacks skills coach talks biomechanics
29 Jul 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast exercise expert will present the science of taking an athlete’s performance from good to great in a public lecture on Friday 7 August.

PhD student Naomi Stekelenburg
Researcher explores dark side of erotic fiction
28 Jul 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast researcher Naomi Stekelenburg has shed new light on one of literature’s most controversial figures – and she’s not talking about Christian Grey.

Professor of Disruptive Technologies Stuart Smith
USC welcomes ‘disruptive’ new professor
27 Jul 2015

As USC's first Professor of Disruptive Technologies, Stuart Smith has a keen interest in the way digital technologies are rapidly transforming the way we live, work and play.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Roland De Marco congratulates Three Minute Thesis winner Megan Marks and runner-up Tetyana Rocks
Art encourages people to look after environment
22 Jul 2015

Having environmental art in the community encourages people to look after their environmental surroundings, USC researcher Megan Marks has declared.

USC Gympie hosts jobs expo for Year 5 students
21 Jul 2015

Up to 500 Year 5 students from 15 schools in the Gympie region will gain hands-on exposure to a variety of interesting careers at a "Smart Steps: Jobs to Go" expo on Wednesday 22 July.

USC students Douglas Robb and Celine Kernot chat with USC Security Operations Support Officer Dineke Nolan about Student Watch
USC and Police Service introduce Student Watch
21 Jul 2015

USC has teamed up with the Queensland Police Service to launch Queensland’s first Student Watch – a project similar to the highly successful Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

PhD student Amanda Clacy
Researcher to discuss concussion in junior sport
17 Jul 2015

USC researcher Amanda Clacy will present a free public presentation on Monday 20 July on how sporting bodies may be able to better understand and manage concussion in junior players.

Students move between events during Welcome Week
USC welcomes 1,750 new students mid-year
17 Jul 2015

Almost 1,750 new students will receive a friendly introduction to university life at USC's Semester 2 Welcome Week starting Monday 20 July.

Darren Percival performs to the large crowd at Imaginarium
Overseas trip up for grabs at Imaginarium
16 Jul 2015

Visitors to the USC's exciting annual Imaginarium on Sunday 9 August will be in the running to win a trip to an exotic overseas location.

Students at USC Gympie
Welcome Day for USC Gympie students
15 Jul 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will welcome more than 40 new students to its growing Gympie campus with a special Semester 2 Welcome Day on Thursday 16 July.

Lainey Flint working in the lab
Contests to showcase brevity and brilliance
15 Jul 2015

Academics and students are gearing up for two rapid-fire competitions that will cap off the University of the Sunshine Coast’s 2015 Research Week on Thursday 16 July.

League legend Scott Prince will attend the Voices on the Coast festival as an author
Champion halfback gains guernsey for Voices
15 Jul 2015

Former Queensland State of Origin halfback Scott Prince will be among the line-up of children's authors presenting at this week’s Voices on the Coast festival at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC's first multi-level carpark
Celebration for a gift that will keep on giving
14 Jul 2015

A multi-level parking facility unlike any other in the region will be officially opened at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 15 July at 10.30am.

EMBA graduate David Bermingham
EMBA graduate helping to save most vulnerable
14 Jul 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate is using his Executive Master of Business Administration to help save lives.

USC's women's hockey team celebrates winning the gold medal
USC women’s hockey team scores surprise gold
13 Jul 2015

USC's women’s hockey team has emerged as a surprise victor at the 2015 Northern University Games held in Toowoomba last week.

A humback whale off Mooloolaba (image courtesy of Sunreef)
Students head to Tonga for whale tourism research
13 Jul 2015

A group of USC students will be at the forefront of international research into humpback whale tourism when they travel to Tonga for a study tour in late July.

What will the Sunshine Coast look like in 2030?
What will the Sunshine Coast look like in 2030?
9 Jul 2015

A free public seminar that will provide insights into what the Sunshine Coast could look like in 15 years’ time will be held on Thursday 16 July as part of USC's annual Research Week.

Lecturer in Serious Games Development Ben Rolfe
Learn about emerging careers at parent info event
9 Jul 2015

USC Lecturer in Serious Games Development Ben Rolfe might not have a jobs market crystal ball, but the high-tech computer and visualisation equipment he uses has given him great insight into some emerging new careers.

Professor Michael Kimlin
Academic earns international award for cancer research
9 Jul 2015

A USC academic who is dedicated to determining how much sunlight exposure is healthy for people has just returned to Australia after receiving an impressive international award in the United States.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are among those on display at USC
Constitution in focus for NAIDOC Week at USC
8 Jul 2015

An academic from Canada will present a talk on the topic 'Indigenous Constitutional Politics, Reconciliation and Decolonisation' as a special NAIDOC Week event at USC on Friday 10 July.

A Fraser Island dingo
Academics gain funding for dingo research
8 Jul 2015

USC academics have won two out of four Queensland Government grants to research dingoes on Fraser Island and are involved in a third grant project won by the University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Adam Polkinghorne and Professor Peter Timms inspect a koala after it has been sedated and vaccinated
Research projects gain $1.4million in grants
7 Jul 2015

USC has won competitive grants valued at more than $1.4million for three major research projects aimed at improving workplace safety, encouraging safer driving and boosting koala conservation.

Bruce Swan of BDO presents USC student Laura Ehsman with the BDO Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in the subject Auditing and Professional Practice
Accounting student secures prime graduate role
7 Jul 2015

USC Business student Laura Ehsman has the corporate world firmly in her sights after securing a graduate accounting position with global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A USC Nursing Science student practises moving a patient who is attached to a catheter
USC part of world-first nursing study
6 Jul 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine has contributed to an international study into the use of drips in patients.

Dr David Lacey is conducting research into online identity theft
Breakfast events to link business and research
3 Jul 2015

USC and Sunshine Coast Council will stage three industry breakfasts from 14-16 July to help strengthen links between research and business across the region.

USC Spartans team captains fo the 2015 Northern University Games Angela Johnson and Yoel Jogiono
USC athletes go for gold at Northern Uni Games
2 Jul 2015

Ninety athletes from USC will head to Toowoomba this weekend to compete in the 2015 Northern University Games from 5-9 July.

Michael Cook's Undiscovered #4 is part of the East Coast Encounter exhibition
Art academic co-curates national exhibition
2 Jul 2015

USC academic Dr Lisa Chandler has co-curated a national art exhibition which uses Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to reimagine the encounter between Captain James Cook’s crew and Aboriginal people in 1770.

Associate Professor Gary Crew with two of his novels
Writer brings past to life with new novel
2 Jul 2015

Internationally-acclaimed author and USC Associate Professor Gary Crew will this weekend launch his latest novel – a fascinating recount of the fate of two young castaways in the Torres Strait.

Canoe maker Brent Miller features in the Gubbi Gubbi Gun'doo Yang'ga'man exhibition
Exhibitions celebrate canoe making and art from Vanuatu
2 Jul 2015

Exhibitions that celebrate the canoe-making skills of the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people and the print-making artistry of villagers in Vanuatu will open at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 9 July.

USC SouthBank graduand Lucy Delaforce inspects a hearse at the Boggo Road Gaol
Lucy moves from haunting study halls to spooking clients
1 Jul 2015

Lucy Delaforce of Boondall has gained employment with Ghost Tours Pty Ltd at Brisbane's Boggo Road Gaol while completing a Bachelor of Business at USC SouthBank.

Student Ryley Nixon enjoyed the USC Gainers program
There are no losers in USC Gainers program
1 Jul 2015

A new program offered by the University of the Sunshine Coast is focusing on helping gym goers put on weight, rather than lose it.

PhD student and surfboard shaper Tom Wegener
Surfboards in spotlight at Research Week seminar
1 Jul 2015

The sustainability of the region’s surfboard-making industry will be in the spotlight at one of three public seminars during USC's annual Research Week from 13-16 July.