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World record haul for USC Spartans swimmers30 Nov 2020
USC Spartans swimmers sent records tumbling at the 2020 Australian Virtual Short Course Championships over the weekend, with Kaylee McKeown breaking a long-standing world record for 200m backstroke.
Who’s stealing the spanner crabs?25 Nov 2020
A USC study will determine if sharks are wrongly getting a bad rap for taking a bite out of Australia’s commercial spanner crab industry.
Hashtag yoga: Study into effects of Instagram images on women24 Nov 2020
A lack of diversity in social media depictions of yoga has prompted a USC researcher to begin a study into the effect this might have on women’s body image and participation in yoga.
High-tech sandbox helps farmers visualise water flow23 Nov 2020
A Civil Engineering Honours student’s Augmented Reality hydrology sandbox will be used by Queensland’s peak horticulture industry body to help teach local growers about water movement in the field.
Creative social comment in new Gallery exhibitions20 Nov 2020
Two exhibitions at USC Art Gallery are offering creative interpretations of political, economic, environmental and social issues through art made from found objects or craft-based materials.
School is out and early uni offers are in for Year 12s19 Nov 2020
After dealing with COVID-19 interruptions and a new university entry system, more than 1,300 new school leavers have snapped up the chance to secure early offers to USC – up 83 percent on last year.
Funding to drive Indigenous and transcultural lens in PhD research17 Nov 2020
A USC-led project to help PhD students strengthen their research with First Nations and transcultural perspectives has received an enormous boost from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Anthology shines light on Creative Writing graduate16 Nov 2020
A USC 2018 Master’s graduate has taken her fascination with lighthouses to the next level as both editor and contributor to a newly published anthology focused on her favourite subject.
USC leads research into stocks of popular eating fish12 Nov 2020
Recreational and commercial fishers are being asked to play their part in important marine research by keeping an eye out for mahi mahi off the southern Queensland coastline that are sporting long orange ribbon-like tags.
SUP champion claims USC’s top sports award12 Nov 2020
World champion stand up paddleboarder Brianna Orams has been named USC’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2020.
Greenery research to make life for aged care residents cooler11 Nov 2020
Life in aged care could become a whole lot cooler thanks to an innovative new research project led by USC and Griffith University.
Social workers in high demand on Fraser Coast11 Nov 2020
The COVID-19 crisis and the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a critical need for local social workers, according to USC Fraser Coast’s new Social Work academic Tess Parker.
Danish student turns gap year into full Business degree10 Nov 2020
A Danish student who enrolled in a one-semester Study Abroad program at USC Sunshine Coast as part of “gap year” travel after high school has instead graduated three years later with a full USC Business degree.
Societal implications of COVID-19: Free webinar9 Nov 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a stressful 2020 for many Australians, but there are lessons we can learn from these experiences to address future challenges, says USC psychology lecturer Dr Jacob Keech.
Kristy aims high as she reaches for career dream5 Nov 2020
While Kristy Benson once thought attending university was out of reach, she now says studying Midwifery at USC helped her realise the importance of chasing a dream and the power of self-belief.
New scholarship for Moreton Bay students starts 20215 Nov 2020
A dedicated Rotarian who 20 years ago was promoting literacy and numeracy around the world to help young people lift themselves out of poverty is the honorary namesake of a new scholarship for undergraduates at the USC Moreton Bay campus.
Free USC webinar: Business resilience post-COVID4 Nov 2020
Businesses and sporting clubs have dramatically changed their business models to survive and thrive despite COVID-19 restrictions, say USC researchers presenting a free public webinar this week.
Sustainable fishing research hooks government funding4 Nov 2020
A researcher from USC Australia using cutting-edge data science to help boost the sustainability of fisheries worldwide has been awarded a major government grant to further her work.
Emma proves she’s fit for business world, too2 Nov 2020
A Mooloolaba gym supervisor with a fitness diploma has launched her business career after graduating from USC with a near-perfect grade point average in her Bachelor of Business.