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Sunshine Coast Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Timothy Peters
Speculative fiction reveals deep truths of legal system
23 Dec 2021

Movie audiences are often exposed to the deeper aspects of the modern legal system as they enjoy fantastic tales about superheroes and arch-villains, says University of the Sunshine Coast Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Timothy Peters.

Ironman awarded Sport Australia scholarship
23 Dec 2021

University of the Sunshine Coast student athlete Hayden Cotter has been awarded a prestigious Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship for 2022.

What to expect from a La Niña summer
21 Dec 2021

School’s out, the borders are re-opening and many of us are looking forward to hitting the road to visit friends and family, days at the beach and exploring the great outdoors – but is La Niña going to play nice?

How children's minds 'light up' at Christmas
21 Dec 2021

While adult Australians ponder the big questions of the 2021 festive season such as how far families can travel and whether rain will ruin gatherings, many young children are firmly focused on one big moment – the overnight visit by Santa Claus.

Tania Wiesmayr-Freeman
Dietitian wins big at 2021 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show
15 Dec 2021

A University of the Sunshine Coast nutrition academic’s fermented food and drinks have won a swag of awards at one of the country’s top fine food competitions.

clinical trials
Clinical trial of potential treatments for abnormal blood lipid levels
14 Dec 2021

USC Clinical Trials is partnering with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to assess potential new treatments for abnormal blood lipids.

Graduate Ash Harrison
Graduate works to stop crime via cyber forensics
14 Dec 2021

A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate who gained a medal for her scientific skills and academic achievement is now working to help the community as a digital forensics officer for a national government agency.

USC part of global efforts to tackle obesity in Pacific Island children
14 Dec 2021

The University of the Sunshine Coast is part of a global network working to boost food provision and nutrition education in Pacific Island nations, where obesity rates are among the highest in the world.

Holly Lubcke - USC High Performance Student Athlete
USC to host Cycle Sunshine Coast time trial
8 Dec 2021

The University of the Sunshine Coast is gearing up to play a key role in a major cycling festival that will bring many of Australia’s top riders to the region in mid-December.

Graduate Lauren Tasker
Outdoor adventure leads to new career for Lauren
8 Dec 2021

An Arana Hills swimming teacher and former national-level figure skater is turning her love of outdoor adventure into a career with a Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies from USC.

USC  Moreton Bay Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Dr Charith Rathnayaka
Liquid marble modelling could be key to carbon capture and storage
8 Dec 2021

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is leading a collaborative advanced computer modelling project that could make carbon capture and storage more viable and revolutionise drug delivery.

2021 Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced
2 Dec 2021

A physiotherapist who specialises in helping people recover from strokes and the leader of a national provider of laundry and shower services for the homeless have been named USC’s Outstanding Alumni for 2021.

composer and sound designer Dr Leah Barclay
National art music prize for sounds of the wild series
2 Dec 2021

An innovative University of the Sunshine Coast project that features sounds of Sunshine Coast environments received national recognition at the recent 2021 Art Music Awards.

Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast launch
Alliance for Suicide Prevention wins national award
2 Dec 2021

An initiative bringing people together to address the region’s high rate of suicide has been recognised for community impact with a national award.

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USC plans major expansion to Moreton Bay campus
29 Nov 2021

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) plans to expand its Moreton Bay campus at Petrie next year to provide more room for teaching, research, sporting activity and socialising.

USC applauds moves to boost international education
28 Nov 2021

USC has applauded Federal Government announcements that will assist in the immediate return of international students and strengthen Australia’s longer-term approach to international education.

Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Jodie Kenny
Hockey player inducted into Sports Hall of Fame
26 Nov 2021

Olympic and Commonwealth Games hockey legend Jodie Kenny (nee Schulz) has been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

Noosa Arts Theatre presents Mammamia. Picture supplied
Regional theatres keep curtains open despite COVID
25 Nov 2021

From driveway performances and reduced-capacity shows to hibernation – even turning off the back office fridge to save money, theatre groups of the Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions managed to survive COVID-19 lockdowns without folding for good.

Katja Dedekind
Paralympic medallist is USC’s top athlete for 2021
24 Nov 2021

Triple Paralympic bronze medallist Katja Dedekind of Sippy Downs has been named the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2021.

Young students to be immersed in future careers
23 Nov 2021

Stereotypes are expected to be broken down and career ambitions raised at a special expo for almost 450 Year 5 school students from Hervey Bay and Maryborough at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.

Someone Else's Problem by Alex Seton
Major sculpture exhibition opens at USC Art Gallery
23 Nov 2021

A major touring exhibition of contemporary sculpture showcasing the works of 12 acclaimed Australian artists is now on show at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.

Dr Greg Poulgrain
New details about JFK assassination in academic’s book
22 Nov 2021

Machiavellian treachery on Australia’s doorstep played a key role in the assassination of a US president, according to a new book by historian Dr Greg Poulgrain.

High-achieving grandmother leads by example
18 Nov 2021

Former Gympie Day Care operator Kathy Pitt not only had her sights set on gaining a new career by completing a USC Education degree – she was also aiming to inspire her children and grandchildren.

Kaylee McKeown
USC to recognise its elite student athletes
18 Nov 2021

Triple Olympic gold medallist Kaylee McKeown will be the guest speaker at the annual University of the Sunshine Coast 2021 Sports Awards ceremony.

Quest for safety earns USC professor a place among nation’s best
17 Nov 2021

Helping to make the world a safer place through understanding why accidents and injuries happen is a key factor that drives University of the Sunshine Coast Professor Paul Salmon, who was recently named one of Australia’s top researchers.

Innovation is strong in Queensland’s regions: report
17 Nov 2021

A benchmark report released today on five key Queensland regions has found many regional firms were quick to adapt to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic by embracing new ways to do business and introducing new services.

Kelli finds strength, new career focus after stroke
17 Nov 2021

USC Fraser Coast student Kelli Berghofer considers herself one of the luckiest people alive and intends to ‘give back’ to those who helped her when she needed it most by dedicating her life to a career in nursing.

Animal Ecology graduate Katharine Needham working at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Picture: SEA LIFE
Animal ecology medallist seals career deal
15 Nov 2021

Completing an Animal Ecology degree with a near-perfect grade point average has helped USC graduate Katharine Needham dive into a new role as assistant marine mammal trainer at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium.

It’s time to go on a frog hunt
11 Nov 2021

USC Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecology Dr Dominique Potvin is urging Queenslanders to dedicate one week to getting outdoors to identify frogs in their area as part of FrogID week from 12-21 November

‘Judges Hotseat’ to address domestic violence
11 Nov 2021

Two esteemed former presidents of the Queensland Court of Appeal and the Children’s Court of Queensland will present a public talk at USC on the crucial topics of domestic violence, coercive control and juvenile justice.