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Ignite - 2020 edition

Ignite - 2020 edition

Bear, USC Detection Dog
USC Detection Dogs

USC's Detection Dogs for Conservation – our land's best friend.

Professor Helen Bartlett
USC welcomes a new Vice-Chancellor and President

In August 2020, USC welcomed the arrival of its third Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett and farewelled Professor Greg Hill AO.

Four years of high-performance sport

USC's high-performance sport program has grown from one resident team to 14 sport-based partnerships.

2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards banner
USC's Outstanding Alumni recognised

Congratulations to the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award winners!

The Thompson Institute's Mental Health Nurse Research Officer Monique Jones speaking about the EMERALD program
The science of wellbeing

USC's Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience-Thompson Institute launches new programs to boost wellbeing.

Norm And Ellen De Chastels
Igniting a transformative gift

Norm and Ellen de Chastel's donation to USC will enable research and provide services to the local Sunshine Coast community.


Small servings of recent news and events.

hand holding a bunch of wildflowers
The joy of giving

Since 2011, Laurie Cowled has funded prizes and study support bursaries at USC as well as an annual scholarship.

Group of students with mentors
USC Mentoring

USC alumni guide students on their career path.

Dr Libby Swanepoel holding seaweed.
Burp-free cow feed drives seaweed science at USC

A puffy pink seaweed that can stop cows from burping out methane is being primed for mass farming by USC researchers.

Undiscovered: Michael Cook exhibition
Expanded USC Art Gallery reopens with historic exhibition

USC Art Gallery reopened its doors with Michael cook: Undiscovered.

The last word

USC Alumnus, Kate Greenwood, archaeologist and cultural heritage consultant.