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Of Sultans and Spice
20 Dec 2022

Empires once waged war for a taste of Ternate's prized spices. Centuries later, UniSC is helping bring the flavours of the small Indonesian island back to the world.

Social media and eating disorders: a dangerous two-way street
20 Dec 2022

The influence of social media on the risk and development of eating disorders is well-documented – but does this go both ways?

UniSC student lands ‘dream’ Dolphins job
15 Dec 2022

With their inaugural NRL season fast-approaching, The Dolphins have signed another promising young talent – but not one you’ll see on the field any time soon. University of the Sunshine Coast Bachelor of Sports Studies student Jayden Mitchell will be suiting up for The Dolphins sales department, after impressing the club during his work placement.

Is it OK to prank your kids? Do they get it? And where’s the line?
15 Dec 2022

Pranking can spectacularly backfire, especially if the intention is to humiliate the prankee, UniSC psychology lecturer Dr Rachael Sharman writes for The Conversation.

Queensland shootings highlight increase in anti-police sentiment around the world
14 Dec 2022

Attacks on police are increasing both domestically and globally, which may be a result of growing civil unrest that has been exacerbated by COVID restrictions and lockdowns, according to University of the Sunshine Coast criminology researchers.

How to protect children's mental health when separating
14 Dec 2022

Couples who have decided to separate are putting on a happy face to perform their final Christmas as an intact family, with January known by family court lawyers as “divorce month” for this very reason.

35 UniSC experts available for hot topics of summer
13 Dec 2022

As temperatures heat up in the Christmas lead-up, academics from the University of the Sunshine Coast are on hand with the latest research and evidence-based opinions for hot news topics.

Videographer applies research lens to marine  encounters
12 Dec 2022

Her underwater encounters with marine life are viral sensations that put the global spotlight on the need to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – and now University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Jacinta Shackleton hopes her research can do the same.

UniSC celebrates its amazing achievers and rising stars
1 Dec 2022

International best-selling crime writer Candice Fox and Dr Brad Stefanovic, a major executive in the fast-paced world of biotech research and development in New York, share a special connection.

Novel brain imaging study seeks answers to chronic fatigue mystery
30 Nov 2022

Vibrant and full of energy, occupational rehabilitation consultant Nadia was living her best life - until the fatigue took hold.

Kangaroo gait research attracts $434k in ARC funding
25 Nov 2022

A study to understand more about how kangaroos move has attracted major funding to the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Katie's first year of a career in teaching
24 Nov 2022

Katie Charlton shares her journey from studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at UniSC, to her first year in her career as a teacher.

Immersed in industry with a Computer Science degree
24 Nov 2022

Jeshin Chetty-Sardar, Bachelor of Computer Science student, shares his story about completing a work placement with DELL while studying at UniSC.

The unscripted life of a paramedicine graduate
24 Nov 2022

Craig Maunder, Bachelor of Paramedicine graduate, shares his journey as a Paramedic with NSW Ambulance after finishing his studies with UniSC.

Beecroft takes UniSC’s top sporting honour
22 Nov 2022

Spartans swimming star Emily Beecroft has been named the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sportsperson of the Year following a remarkable year in the pool.

Healthy ageing can be addressed at any age, forum experts say
22 Nov 2022

Don’t wait for a decline in wellbeing before thinking about healthy ageing, says the organiser of this Friday’s Healthy Ageing Forum, who encourages adults of all ages to attend.

Walking past the pain
21 Nov 2022

How UniSC researchers are working with patients to find a solution for a painful leg condition.

UniSC neuroscientist recognised as role model
18 Nov 2022

Dr Sophie Andrews has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading lights for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for her work leading the Healthy Brain Ageing Research Program at UniSC’s Thompson Institute.

Preparing for a heating future in the Sunshine State
18 Nov 2022

As the climate warms and heatwaves become more frequent and intense, our planning and building regulations need to be fit-for-purpose for the risks we face now and into the future.

Regions are vital in shaping Universities Accord
17 Nov 2022

It is critical that the Federal Government’s new Universities Accord addresses the challenges and untapped opportunities for regional universities, says University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett.

Arts degree leads to dream job in the Great Sandy Strait Biosphere Reserve
17 Nov 2022

Bridget Gardner, Bachelor of Arts graduate, shares her journey after finishing her studies with UniSC.

Scholarship comes at right time to help mother continue university dream
16 Nov 2022

A tragic family loss and financial hardship almost derailed Kristie Loweke’s plans to become a teacher.

A family plants trees for forest restoration in Thailand. Photo supplied via Professor Andy Marshall
15 ways to reforest the planet: UniSC research
14 Nov 2022

International scientists are calling for a ‘decade of global action’ to reforest the planet, following the overnight publication of a themed international journal led by researchers from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast.

Insect DNA barcoding results delight UniSC entomologist
14 Nov 2022

Insect DNA barcoding results to be released publicly today show exciting progress in the tri-state Insect Investigators project, coordinated across regional Queensland by a UniSC entomologist.

Photo finish: UniSC triathlete wins gold… in wildlife photography
10 Nov 2022

Lucy Bowden's stunning photo of a black swan wins 2022 Gerard Mills Prize for Wildlife Photography

World solutions could be found in Aussie bog
9 Nov 2022

Solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems could lie in the boggy backblocks of Australia’s East Coast, according to University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.

Clinical trial to assess potential needle-free vaccination for COVID-19
9 Nov 2022

The University of the Sunshine Coast will soon begin a trial assessing Australian biotechnology company, Vaxxas’ high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) and an investigational COVID-19 vaccine.

Student satisfaction at UniSC shines in guide
8 Nov 2022

Some of the country’s highest student satisfaction levels have led to the University of the Sunshine Coast topping Queensland across multiple categories in the Good Universities Guide.

Solving data dilemmas: Moreton Bay students take home top prize
8 Nov 2022

Two groups of UniSC Moreton Bay students have won national awards for their creative solutions to some of the problems facing Australia’s freight industry as part of the annual GovHack competition.

Health economics academic Dr Katharina Merollini
Health economics research puts dollar value on cancer survival
8 Nov 2022

New University of the Sunshine Coast-led research has for the first time estimated the healthcare costs of Queenslanders who survived cancers in the 20 years to 2016.