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August 2019

Joint appointment for USC exercise physiologist
30 Aug 2019

A USC academic with more than 20 years’ experience in cardiovascular research has become the first joint appointment of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) and the University.

USC Moreton Bay helps nurse care for environment too
30 Aug 2019

A registered nurse who commuted up to three hours a day to get his university degree in Sydney while living in Gosford has jumped at the chance to study another passion at USC Moreton Bay – just 10 minutes’ drive from his home at Griffin.

USC student wins social media marketing award
30 Aug 2019

An emotive social media campaign designed by a final-year USC Bachelor of Communications student has taken out the Best Student Campaign in the Social Media Marketing Awards for Australia and New Zealand.

Estelle Osmak
Estelle has mind set on USC Moreton Bay degree
30 Aug 2019

A stay-at-home mother who works within a family-run construction business will celebrate her “next phase of life” as a USC Moreton Bay Honours student when she turns 30 in early 2020.

Ambassador friendship leads to dream job for Dave
29 Aug 2019

Working as a USC Student Ambassador throughout his Environmental Science degree has helped Dave Clancy land his first job.

USC unveils a new way to power universities
29 Aug 2019

USC has switched on an unconventional new system that will slash 40 percent of grid energy use at its largest campus.

USC catches Australian softball pitcher
29 Aug 2019

After nearly a decade playing professional softball in Hawaii and Japan, Australian softball team pitcher, Kaia Parnarby, has chosen to make USC her home base.

International Studies student Raymart Walker
Aspiring diplomat inspired by Tokyo and Bangkok trips
28 Aug 2019

Interning at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and attending a high-level meeting simulation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok have given a 24-year-old USC student amazing insight into global relationships.

USC Fraser Coast to offer full Social Work degree
26 Aug 2019

USC will introduce a full degree in Social Work at its Fraser Coast campus from Semester 1 next year.

Too sick to drive? USC researcher shares tips for Qld Road Safety Week
26 Aug 2019

USC road safety expert Dr Bridie Scott-Parker has outlined top tips for road users as part of Queensland Road Safety Week.

Early offer for slice of uni life at USC Moreton Bay
23 Aug 2019

Samantha Forte of Narangba is looking forward to boosting her parents’ pizza business after signing up to study Business at USC Moreton Bay next year.

Melissa nurses dream career at USC Moreton Bay
23 Aug 2019

A former Scarborough school student has returned from a decade working in administration in Melbourne to raise a family at Rothwell and study at USC Moreton Bay to pursue her life’s dream of becoming a nurse.

Student songbird warms up for Lightning clash
23 Aug 2019

High Performance Music will meet High Performance Sport when first-year USC Creative Arts (Music) student Jamison Kehl holds court at the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s final home game of the season.

Law graduate wins national honour for second year
22 Aug 2019

USC’s 2019 Chancellor’s Medallist Michael Jefferies has been named Australian Law Student of the Year – for the second year in a row.

Students to learn about careers in health industry
21 Aug 2019

The broad range of jobs available in the Sunshine Coast’s growing health industry will be showcased at a careers day for high school students this week.

Early findings for first year of youth brain study
21 Aug 2019

A first-of-its-kind youth mental health study being conducted on the Sunshine Coast has reached its one-year mark with significant initial findings.

Benchmark report highlights power of innovation
19 Aug 2019

Local businesses who prioritise innovation increased their sales of new products and services by 20 percent and higher, according to a 2018-2019 Regional Innovation Benchmark project completed by USC researchers for the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Project Team (SCRIPT).

Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Chair Gayle Minniecon and USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.
USC and Butchulla walking together on K’gari
19 Aug 2019

USC and the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) have held a roundtable discussion recently to identify a shared pathway for working together on Butchulla Country – starting with K’gari (Fraser Island).

Planned burn of habitat on USC campus
15 Aug 2019

A prescribed burn of a section of USC’s compensatory habitat site at Sippy Downs is planned for Thursday 22 August, weather permitting.

Orams' make USC home base for sport and study
15 Aug 2019

USC has attracted an impressive father and daughter duo from New Zealand to its sporting and academia ranks.

Burp-free cow feed drives seaweed science at USC
14 Aug 2019

A puffy pink seaweed that can stop cows from burping out methane is being primed for mass farming by USC researchers.

USC academic and graduate Robin Archbold
Workshop launches poetry performance series
14 Aug 2019

A sold-out beginners’ workshop to be held at USC Sunshine Coast this Saturday 17 August will launch a series of events showcasing spoken word performance, as part of the 2019 Sunshine Coast Horizon Festival.

Students from Chancellor State College compete in the Maths Modelling Challenge at USC.
Grand final time for sharp young maths minds
13 Aug 2019

Teams of top young mathematicians from Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast will go head-to-head this week in a space-themed grand final challenge at USC.

USC Gympie Psychology student Melanie Hulm
Melanie finds new direction on road to recovery
13 Aug 2019

While slowly rebuilding her life after a stroke and brain surgery, USC Psychology student Melanie Hulm has discovered the transformative powers of education and helping others.

Moreton Bay businesses encouraged to join innovation talks
12 Aug 2019

Entrepreneurs and business owners from Moreton Bay are being encouraged to join a focus group to support the local innovation ecosystem.

Roof completion marks USC Moreton Bay milestone
12 Aug 2019

Contractors, dignitaries and future staff of the new USC Moreton Bay campus will celebrate a key construction milestone tomorrow (Tuesday 13 August), with the roof completion taking the project past the halfway mark.

Studio behind Bluey cartoon to give free public talk
8 Aug 2019

“Mum! Dad! Bingo! Bluey!” It’s the infectious song-and-dance theme familiar to families across Australia and the globe, and two of the creatives behind the hit children’s show will speak at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 14 August.

Science Honours graduate promotes ocean conservation
8 Aug 2019

Science Honours graduate Lidia Davidovics-Smith is relishing her role in encouraging environmental awareness among young people.

First Gympie alumni event highlights career options
8 Aug 2019

More than 20 Nursing Science graduates and students have attended USC Gympie’s first alumni event.

Regional suicide study gains national attention
8 Aug 2019

A USC-led research project to improve access to help for people at risk of taking their own lives has made an impact at a national conference into suicide prevention.

EMBA graduate Errika Meades (RAN Lieutenant Commander)
Awarded EMBA graduate happy she took the plunge
7 Aug 2019

USC graduate Errika Meades is a nationally-recognised Australian Naval officer and Defence contractor with 33 years of business and logistics experience on the waves and wharves between Australia and the Middle East, where she will be deployed next week for six months.

Students named for ‘perfect storm’ conference
7 Aug 2019

Three students from USC will be at the forefront of Australian climate change adaptation discussions, when they attend a national conference this month.

Thunder player pursues sport and study goals at USC
7 Aug 2019

Netballer Nicole Guenther of Woodford is pursuing both her sporting and study ambitions as a USC High Performance Student Athlete.

Professor of Sustainability recognised for life work
6 Aug 2019

USC Professor of Sustainability Tim Smith has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) in recognition of more than two decades of human geography research.

Clinical trial of new treatment for the common cold
6 Aug 2019

USC Clinical Trials is seeking participants for a trial of a new nasal spray that aims to reduce the severity and duration of the common cold.

USC students learn power of social media in Mumbai
1 Aug 2019

Five USC Social Media students have taken their skills to the streets of Mumbai to help two organisations – one working with women and children in the red light district and the other promoting performances of a specialist acrobatics art.

Weed for fish feed: PhD student doubling fish immunity with seaweed
1 Aug 2019

By adding a pinch of seaweed to fish food, a PhD candidate from the University of the Sunshine Coast is getting closer to finding alternatives to antibiotic use in aquaculture.