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September 2017

Caleb Mattiske, a USC Arts/Business student from Nambour who gained high-level work experience in South Korea and Fiji.
USC student aims to strengthen Indo-Pacific links
28 Sep 2017

A USC Arts/Business student from Nambour who gained high-level work experience in South Korea and Fiji after he was awarded an Australian Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship has been named the University’s alumni ambassador for the national program.

USC Chancellor’s Medallist Sam Willcocks with her daughter Zakiya, 7.
Social justice campaigner earns Chancellor’s Medal
27 Sep 2017

Nine years might seem like a long time to complete a combined degree in Arts and Science, but mother-of-three and social justice campaigner Sam Willcocks would not have had it any other way.

Professor Mary Katsikitis
Psychology researchers target foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
26 Sep 2017

USC Psychology academics and students will work to improve the diagnosis and care of children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) on the Sunshine Coast, following the announcement of a $1.37 million Australian Government grant.

USC to present leadership awards to students
26 Sep 2017

The University of the Sunshine Coast will hold its inaugural Student Leadership Awards ceremony on campus at Sippy Downs tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 27 September).

Wurtulla father-of-two Tony Hunkin has become the first USC Law School graduate to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.
First USC Law graduate admitted to Supreme Court
25 Sep 2017

Wurtulla father-of-two Tony Hunkin has overcome serious injuries from a cycling accident to become the first USC Law School graduate to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

USC Honorary Doctor John Sinclair
Fraser Island defender becomes USC Honorary Doctor
25 Sep 2017

A passionate conservationist who has devoted more than 45 years to protecting Fraser Island will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Composer Sean O'Boyle will lead USC's new Music Major.
Composer instrumental in USC’s new Music major
24 Sep 2017

An internationally renowned composer, conductor and performer will lead a new major in Music at the University of the Sunshine Coast, starting Semester 1, 2018.

Discover gold rush geography at free USC lecture
22 Sep 2017

A free public lecture at USC on Tuesday 26 September will explore the fascinating geographical history of Gympie’s gold mining era.

Captain Jan Becker with a baby at a Tanzanian hospital.
Helicopter pilot named USC’s high-flyer for 2017
22 Sep 2017

A woman who runs a helicopter flight academy and regularly volunteers to help Tanzanian midwives save the lives of newborn babies has claimed the title of USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2017.

Senior Lecturer in Nursing Dr Julie Martyn and Lecturer in Nursing Sam Walsh.
USC nursing academics to present at international conference
21 Sep 2017

Two Fraser Coast academics who are delivering an innovative education program to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health practitioners across the Wide Bay region will present their research at an international nursing conference next week.

Judy Watson, a researcher with USC’s Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems.
USC study to help older victims of scams
21 Sep 2017

A USC study is looking for ways to help restore the confidence and trust of older Australians in online technology if they become victims of scams that target personal information.

University of the Sunshine Coast will award an Honorary Doctorate to influential Australian poet Dr Bruce Dawe AO.
Poet Bruce Dawe to receive USC Honorary Doctorate
21 Sep 2017

A renowned Australian poet and arts figure who has voluntarily taught literature to retirees on the Sunshine Coast for the past 16 years will be awarded a USC Honorary Doctorate.

Graduation 2017
Hundreds to graduate at four USC ceremonies
21 Sep 2017

USC will stage four graduation ceremonies at the Matthew Flinders Performance Centre in Buderim on Thursday 28 September, with crowds totalling 1,700 expected to attend.

USC men’s football team after their gold medal win at last week’s Northern University Games.
USC to field its largest national Unigames team
21 Sep 2017

More than 200 USC students will take to the field, track, court and pool when the Australian University Games begin on the Gold Coast on Monday 25 September.

Hugh Hudson receiving a scholarship award from USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill earlier this year.
Students to present research at national conference
20 Sep 2017

Bringing the past into the present through playing video games is among the exciting research projects that USC students will present at next week’s Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research in Adelaide.

USC to announce outstanding alumni for 2017
20 Sep 2017

The University of the Sunshine Coast will announce the winners of its Outstanding Alumni Awards for 2017 tomorrow evening (Thursday 21 September).

Coolum business owner and multiple industry award winner Steven Hall, who will become a USC Honorary Senior Fellow.
Print industry leader to become USC Senior Fellow
19 Sep 2017

A Coolum businessman who has devoted more than two decades to supporting innovative learning and career opportunities for USC Design students will be awarded an Honorary Senior Fellowship at a USC graduation ceremony on Thursday 28 September.

USC Spartans Paralympic coach Nathan Doyle.
Postponed: USC Spartans to contest world titles in Mexico
19 Sep 2017

Three USC Spartans are primed to take on the best Paralympic swimmers from around the globe when they represent Australia at the upcoming 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico.

Pelican Waters husband and wife Teddy and Simone Hendriksen.
Chemist couple finds right mix in law and health
19 Sep 2017

After 30 years as pharmacists, a Sunshine Coast husband and wife are completing Law Honours degrees at USC as they seek to take their careers in new directions.

Associate Professor of Law Dr Kelley Burton.
USC staff named among nation’s best educators
18 Sep 2017

Nine University of the Sunshine Coast academics have been named among the nation’s best educators in the prestigious 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Lucas Litewka and Dr Hans Seltenreich
New clinical trials target bowel disease
18 Sep 2017

The USC Clinical Trials Centre has partnered with specialists from Coastal Digestive Health at Maroochydore to conduct research into investigational medications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Renowned wildlife biologist and USC Honorary Doctor Wong Siew Te.
USC Honorary Doctor named as CNN Hero
14 Sep 2017

Renowned wildlife biologist and USC Honorary Doctor Wong Siew Te has been recognised by global television network CNN for his tireless work to protect the endangered South-East Asian sun bear.

USC Sport and Exercise Science students Sarah Tati, left, and Teegan Crawford at the USC Stadium.
USC students step up as sport statisticians
13 Sep 2017

Two USC Sport and Exercise Science students have become sought-after match statisticians for some of the world’s biggest international netball tournaments.

USC Associate Lecturer in Serious Games Dr Colleen Stieler-Hunt
USC hosts workshop for girl gamers in Gympie
13 Sep 2017

Gympie girls are invited to explore the world of gaming as part of a free holiday workshop by USC designed to inspire the next generation of information technology specialists.

Dr Bridie Scott-Parker
USC to hold lecture series for Gympie parents
8 Sep 2017

Parents of high school students in Gympie will have the opportunity to quiz USC academics on a range of teenage issues, from road safety to understanding the adolescent brain.

USC academic Dr Ipek Kurtboke
Global role for USC microbiologist
7 Sep 2017

A USC academic recognised internationally for her research on antibiotic-producing bacteria has been elected to lead an organisation responsible for preserving the world’s microorganism cultures.

USC alumni Danielle Ford, Katie Toney, Melissa Halsey
Outstanding alumni to be announced on 21 September
7 Sep 2017

Excitement is building ahead of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony that will be held on campus on Thursday 21 September.

Michael Eather’s work ‘As souls sail by #6’
Exhibition features generous donations of artwork
7 Sep 2017

A stunning selection of artwork donated to the University of the Sunshine Coast over the past 20 years will go on display at the USC Art Gallery on Friday 15 September at 6.30pm.

High school students in the Moreton Bay Region have the chance to visit the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
USC partnership helps aspiring young scientists
5 Sep 2017

USC’s partnership with the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is giving Moreton Bay Region high school biology students the chance to experience 'A Day in the Life of a Scientist’ at the institute in Brisbane.

Final-year Law students Kayla Bucknall, 24, and Codi Dalley, 25.
USC students head to India for law competition
5 Sep 2017

Two USC law students will put their debating and diplomacy skills to the test this weekend at an international law contest in India.

USC Pool
USC project to help make Qld the Sports State
4 Sep 2017

The starter’s gun has fired on a new USC campaign to share the Sunshine Coast’s sporting research, facilities and education with the world.

Maryborough student Arty Clifford.
Maryborough student has Headstart to Law degree
1 Sep 2017

When Maryborough student Arty Clifford started a USC Law degree this year, he already had the inside track on university life.