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June 2021

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.

G-Day raises $268,000 for students and research
10 Jun

People across USC’s South East Queensland regions have shown how much they value their University’s student success and research work, with more than $268,000 pledged on its annual Giving Day.

Professor Helen Bartlett with Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart and Councillor Karen Finzel
USC and Noosa Council sign important agreement
9 Jun

USC and Noosa Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that is set to pave the way for new education, research and on-the-job training opportunities.

USC app to make bushfire prediction fast and accurate
8 Jun

USC researchers will develop a citizen science app for people living in fire-prone areas to help predict the likelihood of bushfires in Australia and minimise their devastating effects.

Insights into careers will help teens aim for future
7 Jun

It is a time when Year 10 students are making major decisions about their senior studies and future career goals – so USC is opening its doors to help them in their search for answers.

Professor Helen Bartlett and Rex Halverson
MoU to boost Noosa Biosphere’s role as a ‘living lab’
7 Jun

A Memorandum of Understanding between USC and the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation will help strengthen the biosphere reserve’s ongoing role as a ‘living lab’.

Research partnership to focus on new transport technologies
4 Jun

A new research partnership between USC and the Queensland Government will help prepare the state for futuristic transport that uses emerging technologies to better connect people and goods in more sustainable, efficient and convenient ways.

USC offers free two-day tertiary taster
3 Jun

USC is offering a free university skills course at all campuses as a first step for adults considering tertiary study.

New midwife, nurse meet on job after career shifts
3 Jun

A midwife and a nurse who recently graduated from USC with near-perfect grades are together helping bring new lives into the world at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

New short USC courses to help businesses thrive
2 Jun

Business people in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast regions will have the chance to boost their operations and aspirations through five Business short courses being offered by USC.

Dynamic father-daughter duo graduate together
2 Jun

An Indigenous father and daughter who recently graduated together from USC Fraser Coast share the same career aim ­­­– to make a difference in people’s lives.

Scientists seek SEQ urban kangaroo sightings
2 Jun

If you’ve seen a kangaroo or wallaby around your part of town recently, researchers from USC Australia want to know about it for a study that could bolster protection efforts.

New era for para-sports as USC joins key group
1 Jun

Cutting-edge innovation in Paralympic sport performance will soon enter a new era after an agreement was signed between Paralympics Australia and key Queensland-based sporting and research bodies, including USC Australia.