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Dive into the latest science that's changing the future
12 Aug

National Science Week takes place from 13-21 August and at UniSC the focus is on science with impact – from a regional to a global scale.

UniSC to celebrate amazing alumni achievements
9 Aug

The search is on for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s most remarkable graduates.

Comm Games campaign starts and ends with gold for UniSC
8 Aug

The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating after a highly successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with 15 medal placings secured by the uni crew.

‘Brain fingerprinting’ of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line
5 Aug

Identifying mental health risk in teenagers means we may be able to intervene before adulthood.

It’s Beyoncé’s world. We’re just living in it
5 Aug

The audience is in on Beyoncé’s world-building the same way we watch a film, UniSC's Dr Phoebe Macrossan writes for The Conversation.

Open Day returns to Sunshine Coast campus this Sunday
3 Aug

After a two-year COVID-enforced hiatus, Open Day is back at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs campus this Sunday, giving prospective students the chance to find their futures.

Improve your endurance performance
1 Aug

High performance sports experts from UniSC's share endurace advice ahead of Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival.

All roads led back to Ramsay Street for a cul-de-sac of memory and nostalgia: a fitting Neighbours finale
29 Jul

It’s unlikely Australia will ever see another Neighbours, Dr Sarah Casey co-writes for The Conversation.

A dozen UniSC athletes on world stage this Saturday
29 Jul

An amazing 12 UniSC athletes will be in action in a single day at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday, July 30.

How a man in a monkey cage decided to save the planet...one tree at a time
29 Jul

Professor Andy Marshall admits his career in threatened ecosystems and tropical biodiversity had a cheeky beginning – when he lived in a monkey cage for a week at a zoo in England.

From Charlene the mechanic to Australian TV’s first gay marriage: was Neighbours feminist?
28 Jul

Neighbours evolved to push boundaries around representations of gender, sexuality and feminism.

UniSC and NRL Dolphins back talents of Moreton Bay community
27 Jul

As the Dolphins take the leap into next year’s National Rugby League, the Moreton Bay region’s own university campus will be front and centre in a partnership combining education and sport.

National awards for creative UniSC student innovators
22 Jul

They might be the new kids on the entrepreneurial block, but after a successful campaign at the Australian Championships, UniSC’s Enactus student team is setting its sights on next making it to the world stage.

Playing on good feelings: when ‘eudaimonic’ social media goes bad
22 Jul

Consider your next hit of a feel-good video of a rescued dog or giving those less fortunate money or food.

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YES! The search is on for young sustainability heroes
19 Jul

Young innovators are being called on to help set the research agenda and create sustainable solutions to the some of the biggest challenges facing our planet through a new UniSC research initiative called YES.

It’s all about community for NAIDOC lifetime achievement award winner
13 Jul

Celebrating his heritage and the traditions of his people – and encouraging the wider community to do the same – is what drives Indigenous University of the Sunshine Coast engagement officer Les Raveneau.

Big rig drills next stage of Australia’s newest uni campus
11 Jul

The biggest and newest rotary drilling rig of its type in Australia has started boring 26 metres below ground, kicking off the second stage of expansion at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Moreton Bay campus.

New creative project Beeyali is a call to look after Country and its endangered ecosystems
8 Jul

Listening to the environment allows us to understand the patterns of place and can help us better connect with Country and its ecosystems.

Pursuit of excellence drives UniSC athletes to Games
6 Jul

The University of the Sunshine Coast is cheering on a team of athletes and coaches heading for Birmingham to take on the world’s best at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

National award for applying historical lens to flooding catastrophes
5 Jul

University of the Sunshine Coast flood historian Dr Margaret Cook has won an inaugural award for her “fearless” critique of the continuing damage done by prioritising development over river health and human safety.

Lyndon Davis solo exhibition at USC Gallery. Photo Tricia King.
Indigenous exhibitions celebrate NAIDOC Week
4 Jul

How does the traditional Aboriginal art of the Sunshine Coast differ from that of other regions of Australia Acclaimed Coast artist Lyndon Davis, a direct descendant of the local Kabi Kabi people, offers his interpretations at the UniSC Art Gallery during NAIDOC Week this week.

Spider venom could be key to stopping devastating honeybee mite
4 Jul

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating whether spider and scorpion venoms have the potential to save Australia’s honeybees from the invasive and deadly varroa mite parasite.

Gympie workshop to teach steps to reduce risk of falls
4 Jul

The University of the Sunshine Coast will hold a free falls prevention workshop for elderly Gympie residents and their family and friends, carers and those working in the disability and aged care sectors.

Researcher challenging misconceptions about Indigenous issues in school
1 Jul

The national school curriculum is helping to perpetuate misconceptions about Indigenous issues, says an education researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). Justine Grogan, a proud Wongaibon descendant and Associate Lecturer in Indigenous Studies in the School of Law and Society, is completing a PhD on how Indigenous studies are delivered and developed into the national school curriculum.

After Roe v Wade, here’s how women could adopt ‘spycraft’ to avoid tracking and prosecution
1 Jul

They may seem like extreme privacy measures, but for women seeking abortions in the US, online aliases may be necessary to avoid prosecution, UniSC's Dr Dennis Desmond Lecturer, Cyberintelligence and Cybercrime Investigations writes.

Fireworks in the sky, chaos in the mind
29 Jun

Percy would have felt rattled every time a firework erupted in the sky above.

Supercharge IT careers with built-in certifications at USC
22 Jun

As demand for industry-ready IT graduates grows, the University of the Sunshine Coast has embedded industry certification into each year of its technology degrees – at no extra cost.

Forest research brings sweet smell of success for “Blue Sky” winner
21 Jun

As demand for timber grows amid a global shortage, a University of Sunshine Coast researcher will represent Australia on the world stage with an innovative climate positive project that is creating new opportunities for plantations of highly aromatic sandalwood.

Brain ‘fingerprinting’ provides insights into mental health of young adolescents
16 Jun

Medical imaging of a person’s unique brain signature – much like a fingerprint – has the potential to predict mental health problems in young adolescents, according to a world-first study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.