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2021

New mRNA COVID-19 vaccine trial to begin soon
27 Jul

USC Clinical Trials will soon begin a trial of a potential new mRNA vaccine formulation for COVID-19 at its Morayfield centre.

Whale event to create waves with powerful messages
27 Jul

First-hand insights from USC researchers and others on the front line of whale conservation and research in Australia will be presented at a free public event  as part of the Hervey Bay Whale Festival.

Kaylee McKeown - photo Swimming Australia
Kaylee McKeown wins Olympic gold medal
27 Jul

USC Spartans swimmer Kaylee McKeown has become an Olympic champion today after winning the final of the 100m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics.

Future students can ‘Meet USC’ on campus
26 Jul

USC will open the doors to four of its South East Queensland campuses this Sunday, 1 August, for its annual Meet USC events.

Sophie McCulloch (Photo Credit Adam Styles)
Elite surfing student sets sights on next Games
26 Jul

The inclusion of surfing as an Olympic sport in Tokyo has inspired USC graduand Sophie McCulloch to set her sights on competing at the 2024 Games in Paris.

Six USC athletes are competing in Tokyo Games
23 Jul

USC will be cheering on its six athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the sports of swimming, marathon swimming, softball and cycling.

USC course to help future-proof small businesses
22 Jul

Small business owners and managers can learn how to future-proof their businesses by taking part in a free short course offered by USC that focuses on developing strategies for sustainability and success.

Games could deliver ongoing benefits for accessibility, says Paralympic athlete
21 Jul

A former Paralympic wheelchair basketballer who helped Brisbane bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is eagerly awaiting news on the decision from Tokyo.

USC law student is a water-skiing sensation
21 Jul

Australia’s new overall women’s open water ski champion Casey Wooderson is powering ahead towards two key goals – representing Australia in future world titles and using her laws studies with USC as a pathway to a career as a Native Title lawyer.

PhD student seeks Indigenous voices hidden in Queensland history
20 Jul

An Indigenous USC PhD student is taking on the complex task of bringing to light the history of Queensland’s First Nations people that has been hidden in state archives in a bid to amplify their voices in historical narratives.

Kaia Parnaby will pitch for the Australian softball team in Tokyo
USC athlete to star in opening event at Tokyo
19 Jul

USC student Kaia Parnaby looks set to play a central role in the first sporting action of the Tokyo Games on Wednesday 21 July as host nation Japan takes on Australia in softball.

USC holds mid-year Orientation for new students
16 Jul

USC is staging a mix of on-campus and online Orientation events next week to help new students across its five campuses from Fraser Coast to Moreton Bay get the right start to their university journey.

New degree helps students plug into music careers
15 Jul

A new USC degree for 2022 aims to amplify the scope and skills of the next generation of music industry artists and professionals across the Sunshine Coast, Australia and the globe.

USC’s Open Day will be open to all online
15 Jul

USC Australia is once again offering a ‘choose your own adventure’-style online event for its annual Open Day on Sunday 18 July.

Bird nests hold plastics dangers: USC study
12 Jul

A world-first study by USC researchers of almost 900 Australian bird nest specimens dating back more than 180 years has found an increasing amount of potentially harmful plastics and parasites in nests built over recent decades

Aunty Judi Wickes
NAIDOC Week holds joy, sorrow for Aunty Judi
8 Jul

NAIDOC Week holds great significance each year for Aunty Judi Wickes, a long-term Indigenous Services staff member at USC.

World of fashion to be revealed at free lounge lecture
8 Jul

Find out what it takes to dress rock stars such as Lady Gaga and design clothes for leading fashion houses at a free USC lounge bar lecture in Gympie.

Young Unis ranking highlights USC’s progress
7 Jul

USC Australia’s result in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings for 2021 has highlighted its success in becoming a globally significant, world-class university.

USC experts available to comment on Olympic Games
5 Jul

Academic experts from USC are available to comment on various topics related to the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games - from athlete nutrition to infectious disease management, high performance sport to Paralympic athletes.

New leader for research and innovation at USC
2 Jul

USC Australia has appointed Professor Ross Young as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Dietetics student Abbey Sullivan in North West Qld
Dietetics student takes the roads less travelled
1 Jul

A USC Dietetics student planning a series of work placements across regional Queensland in the next six months has won a $1,500 scholarship to help fund her journey of more than 2,000km.

Images of marine bioproducts produced from algae, including dry algae powder and astaxanthin capsules.
USC part of Marine Bioproducts research centre
30 Jun

USC Australia is set to play a key role in a Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre (MB-CRC) that was announced today by the Australian Government.

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USC’s popular online Open Day to return in July
28 Jun

Following the enormous success of its first online Open Day last year, USC Australia is again offering a personalised and immersive online Open Day experience on Sunday 18 July from 9am.

Study finds brain-muscle link after hamstring strains
23 Jun

A USC Exercise Science academic who has worked as a strength and conditioning coach in Brisbane soccer has won a national award for his research that furthers understanding of the brain’s role in how well athletes recover from hamstring injuries.

Spartans UBL women's basketball team. Credit Kai.P.Photography
USC women’s team shoots into basketball finals
22 Jun

The only Queensland women’s team in the inaugural 2021 University Basketball League – the USC Spartans – will contest the UBL finals at the University of Sydney on 13-14 July

Spartans Paralympic swimmer Katja Dedekind at USC Pool in 2020
Spartans swimmers named on Tokyo Games squads
18 Jun

Outstanding performances by five USC Spartans swimmers at this week’s national trials in Adelaide have earned them places in the Australian teams headed for the Tokyo Games.

Daughter’s medical journey inspires university goals
17 Jun

A Hervey Bay mother, whose daughter has undergone two open heart surgeries in the first two years of her life, is using a free USC university skills course as the first step towards a career as a paediatric nurse.

eDiscovery workshops to make holiday learning fun
16 Jun

USC is calling all aspiring scientists, explorers, artists and actors to stretch their creativity and innovation at eDiscovery sessions over the school holidays.

Gestational diabetes journey leads graduate to launch chronic disease clinic
15 Jun

Developing gestational diabetes in her first pregnancy came as a shock to Dr Evelyn (Pheh Ping) Chang.

Student research supported by Rotary scholarships
14 Jun

Three compelling USC student research projects spanning creative writing, biotechnology and molecular biology have each gained a $4,500 boost from the combined Rotary clubs of the Sunshine Coast.