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February 2020

Moreton Minds event to consider benefits of gaming
28 Feb

Moreton Bay residents have the chance to learn more about the role that gaming can play in creating positive community change at a free presentation at Caboolture Library on Thursday 12 March.

No go-slow for snow-sailing USC researcher
27 Feb

What does a USC researcher do when he arrives in rural Finland in February for an annual snow-sailing competition, only to feel the winds drop and the temperature rise above zero, making conditions either dangerous or impossible?

Petrie-based Professor to lead USC Moreton Bay
27 Feb

The inaugural Head of USC Moreton Bay won’t have far to travel to her office – she already lives in the same suburb as the new campus.

National awards for remarkable USC teachers
26 Feb

Two USC academics who specialise in occupational therapy and tourism respectively have earned national recognition for their work in enhancing student learning.

Bachelor of Medical Science student Tom Irwin formerly of Scarborough
Moreton Bay school leaver focuses on medical career
26 Feb

The 2019 dux of St Patrick’s College at Shorncliffe this week attended his first lectures at USC Sunshine Coast, excited to be among the University’s third Bachelor of Medical Science cohort studying to become a doctor.

USC Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecology Dr Kathy Townsend conducts reef surveys on Lady Elliot Island.
Research to protect island ‘ark’ from climate change
25 Feb

An intensive research project led by USC Australia is aiming to safeguard the Great Barrier Reef’s most southern island, Lady Elliot Island, from the impacts of climate change.

Brendan Powell presents Oztag scholarships to Tessa Campbell, left, and Rachael Harper's mother Lisa  Ney
Oztag bursaries for USC students
24 Feb

A USC Master of Business Administration graduate behind the rapid expansion of Queensland Oztag in the past decade has presented two USC student athletes with bursaries to encourage their sport and career aspirations.

Olympic hopeful dives into USC biomedical degree
20 Feb

Sunshine Coast super swimmer Lani Pallister will combine two major life milestones this year as she embarks on her 2020 Olympics campaign while starting a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at USC.

Ella to delve deep into the intrigues of the brain
20 Feb

A fascination with the intricacies of the human brain has inspired last year’s St Luke’s Anglican College school captain Ella Wilkinson to study Psychology at USC.

University welcomes next Vice-Chancellor
20 Feb

USC has appointed accomplished executive leader and aged care expert Professor Helen Bartlett as the University’s third Vice-Chancellor and President.

USC awarded for targeting gender equity in science
20 Feb

USC has been recognised nationally for its efforts to advance the careers of women, trans and gender diverse people working in the STEMM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

Orientation Week attracts thousands to USC
18 Feb

This week, thousands of new university students are flocking to USC campuses - from Fraser Coast to Southbank - to find out what university life has to offer.

More students, more space as USC Gympie begins new year
17 Feb

An increase in student enrolments and a brand new study space have set up an exciting start to the academic year for USC Gympie.

New students follow hearts into Medical Science
17 Feb

Five OP1 Sunshine Coast school leavers eager to pursue medical careers without having to leave the region for university study can’t wait for the start of Semester 1 at USC on Monday 24 February.

Thousands of new students to attend Orientation
16 Feb

Thousands of new students will experience university life for the first time on Monday 17 February when Orientation Week begins at USC Sunshine Coast.

Orientation to give new students a jumpstart to university
14 Feb

More than 200 of the Fraser Coast’s newest university students will get the chance to make the best possible start to their academic journeys next week.

Siblings to start study together at USC Moreton Bay
14 Feb

For 19-year-old Keely Beckwith, USC Moreton Bay is more than just a new university – it’s a fresh start.

Twins spring into study at USC Moreton Bay
14 Feb

For the Hamlin twins of Joyner, USC’s newest campus is opening in the right place at the right time – and with the right degrees.

USC study aims to use logging waste for bioenergy
13 Feb

Pine plantations from Gympie to Bundaberg will be at the centre of research to turn logging offcuts and treetops into bioenergy and other bio-based products.

Smart campus tech to augment new degree at Moreton Bay
13 Feb

The energy-saving smart lighting systems at USC Moreton Bay’s new campus are among the many technologies Professor Kenneth Li-minn Ang plans to showcase to his electrical engineering students.

26 storytellers lend voices to youth literature festival
13 Feb

More than 4,500 eager students in Years 4 to 12 will gather on campus at Sippy Downs for the Voices on the Coast youth literature festival.

Spider venom could lead to bee-friendly pesticides
11 Feb

The world’s biggest collection of arachnid venoms will be used to help find pesticides that don’t harm bees, in new research at USC Australia.

First Moreton Bay Region Equity scholarships awarded
7 Feb

Eight school leavers who have enrolled to study at USC’s Moreton Bay campus this semester have become the first recipients of the Moreton Bay Region Equity Scholarships.

Business expert to lead USC Caboolture campus
6 Feb

A strong advocate for Caboolture and its future possibilities has been appointed as Head of the USC Caboolture campus.

Over 65s to ‘exercise right’ in research program
5 Feb

A USC academic will contribute to an Australia-wide research project that aims to increase weekly exercise in people over the age of 65.

Gayndah dux and Junior Citizen of the Year Kirsty Taylor will begin a Nursing Science degree at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus
USC is next step for Gayndah’s top young citizen
4 Feb

A career in the health industry beckons Gayndah dux and Junior Citizen of the Year Kirsty Taylor who will begin a Nursing Science degree at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus this month.

USC scores big-name music producer
3 Feb

USC has attracted a two-time ARIA Award winning music producer to its School of Creative Industries.