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June 2020

Design student exhibition at Mata Mata, South Africa
Design students’ work wows tourists in South Africa
30 Jun

A fascinating permanent exhibition by USC Design students that adorns the walls of remote Mata Mata Camp in South Africa has so impressed South African National Parks (SANParks) that the organisation will now publish it in book form.

OT graduate Chelsea-Maree Campbell
OT graduate helped people of South Pacific nation
29 Jun

A work placement in Vanuatu while at university has given new Redcliffe occupational therapist Chelsea-Maree Campbell an even wider understanding of community health care.

Birthing presentation to restart seminar series
26 Jun

A USC midwifery expert will deliver the first presentation of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) Seminar Series since the series was interrupted in March by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Quick-thinking students find cancer support solution
25 Jun

Two USC Occupational Therapy students have refused to let the coronavirus pandemic derail their final university placement by quickly creating an online alternative to assist people with cancer stay connected and active in self-isolation.

Book sheds new light on natural disasters
24 Jun

Disasters will keep happening in Australia – but we must learn the lessons of the past if we want to diminish future risks and impacts, says a new USC History academic about to launch a book filled with floods, fires, cyclones and earthquakes.

Researchers study drivers’ responses to suspension of random breath testing
23 Jun

Road safety researchers at USC Australia are keen to find out how driver behaviours changed during a temporary suspension of static roadside random breath testing (RBT) by the Queensland Police Service during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Graduate Eden Cassidy
Combining maths and HPE suits graduate teacher
23 Jun

When it comes to exercises, USC graduate Eden Cassidy of Murrumba Downs enjoys the mathematical kind just as much as the physical.

USC to hold online Open Day on Sunday 19 July
22 Jun

Prospective students from across Australia will be able to participate in USC’s Open Day on Sunday 19 July – regardless of which borders are open or closed – as the event will be provided online for the first time.

Brother and sister graduates boost health of workforce and environment
18 Jun

Two Burpengary East siblings who graduated from USC this year are focused on improving Queensland life in two dynamic but very different areas: workplace injury rehabilitation and farmland agronomy for water catchment quality.

Students set for USC’s first online Orientation
17 Jun

Orientation activities at USC have been moved online for the first time, as the University takes a COVID-safe approach to preparing new and continuing students for Semester 2.

First students sign up for funded USC short courses
16 Jun

Students taking advantage of USC short courses funded by the Australian Government are this week getting the exciting news that their applications have been accepted.

High demand leads to second round of suicide awareness training
15 Jun

High community demand for online suicide awareness training has prompted USC to provide more opportunities for Sunshine Coast residents to develop skills that could save lives.

Education graduate finds perfect career balance
11 Jun

Classroom placements during a USC Bachelor of Primary Education were both preparation and inspiration for Morayfield State High School graduate Holly Clements.

Former ballerina en pointe with therapy career
10 Jun

A new USC graduate from Deception Bay who took a three-year gap between school and university to perform with the Queensland National Ballet School has leapt into a new role as an occupational therapist.

Graduate Steele Ford working with seaweed at Bribie Island
D’Aguilar graduate studies science of seaweed
9 Jun

With his arms deep in a tub of locally-grown seaweed at the Bribie Island Research Centre, Steele Ford’s job is as hands-on as his recently-completed USC Bachelor of Environmental Science.

Call for citizen scientists to find reef island species
8 Jun

Anyone who has swum past a stingray or spotted a shark at Lady Elliot Island can contribute to scientific research aimed at protecting critical habitats in the Great Barrier Reef.

USC leaders receive Order of Australia awards
8 Jun

USC is celebrating two of its leaders gaining Order of Australia awards, as announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

USC academic Sarah Pye with her book Saving Sun Bears
Academic to launch sun bears book on World Environment Day
4 Jun

USC academic Sarah Pye will launch her book, Saving Sun Bears, as part of the Sunshine Coast’s first online World Environment Day festival on Friday 5 June.

USC provides free toolkit for job seekers
3 Jun

With COVID-19 lockdowns severely disrupting the Australian job market, the USC Business School has stepped forward to provide free assistance to those applying for jobs.

Project to benefit reef water quality and grazing
2 Jun

Research by a USC PhD graduate that used the latest drone-based remote sensing techniques to investigate sediment sources to the Great Barrier Reef is the catalyst for a joint project by the University and CSIRO.

Word power helps illustrator bring stories to life
1 Jun

Children’s author and illustrator Shannon Horsfall says completing a Creative Writing degree at USC has taken her story-telling skills and love of literature to new levels.