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How to build the best human-AI teams: new UniSC research funded
31 Oct 2023

Artificial intelligence and humans don’t have an ideal working relationship yet, but new funding will help researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast search for a solution

Bushfire season: experts available for media comment
30 Oct 2023

Bushfires are already putting South East Queensland under the pump this summer, with worrying climatic conditions forecast.

Global PTSD and neuroscience expert to lead Thompson Institute
30 Oct 2023

A clinical psychologist rated as one of the world’s top experts in trauma and stress-related disorders has been appointed to lead the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Thompson Institute and its new National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre.

2032 Games a ‘buffet of opportunities’, say expert sport dietitians
27 Oct 2023

Queenslanders should start preparing now to maximise a golden opportunity to feed the world’s best athletes at the Brisbane 2032 games, according to University of the Sunshine Coast nutrition and dietetics experts.

Outstanding performance in health helps UniSC move up world university rankings
26 Oct 2023

A focus on creating better outcomes in human health and wellbeing has helped the University of the Sunshine Coast make a major move up the prestigious 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

Living in a bubble? (Then it is probably NOT a biosphere)
26 Oct 2023

To be clear, a biodome is NOT a biosphere, Dr Gregor Mews writes

Seeking solutions for lonely and isolated older people
26 Oct 2023

A UniSC symposium will explore the impact that is social isolation having on older people in regional communities, and what can be done to make a difference – virtually and in real life.

Symposium to focus on K’gari’s seascapes and iconic marine species
26 Oct 2023

Threats to K’gari’s sea turtles, migratory shore birds and coastal ecology are among key research insights and issues to be covered at a symposium examining challenges and opportunities for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Island.

Kelli Anson's mission to solve our high school maths problem
26 Oct 2023

Maths anxiety is an issue many students face nationwide—as a teacher with more than a decade of experience, Kelli Anson understands this better than most.

Rewriting his academic narrative
24 Oct 2023

He was expelled, bullied, troubled and at odds with academia at high school, so single dad Jamie Bryant is as surprised as anyone that he’s close to graduating with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from UniSC; and maybe, all he needed was the right motivation, found in the form of a tiny, premature baby, with just a slim chance to live.

Six strategies to help your Year 12 manage stress and anxiety at exam time
24 Oct 2023

With thousands of Queensland Year 12s starting their QCAA exams this week, it’s important for students and parents to know how to handle the anxiety and stress that can come with it.

Asha doesn't jump over hurdles – she backflips over them
23 Oct 2023

Asha was told by a teacher in high school that she wasn't university material so she went straight into the workforce as a gymnastics teacher – a job she loved.

How to regenerate Australia’s cities by 2032: futures PhD earns award
23 Oct 2023

Outstanding research that developed eight principles to regenerate Australia’s cities beyond fixing “the damage done” is now informing approaches to climate programs in Queensland, particularly as Brisbane prepares for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.

One brave leap leads to an elevated career
20 Oct 2023

Allison Wright was already a Head of Department at a large high school when she decided to take a brave leap into postgraduate study at UniSC, enrolling in a Master of Education, and she hasn't looked back.

Energised and empowered by postgraduate research journey at UniSC
20 Oct 2023

When Joanne Casey began her Higher Degree by Research (HDR) postgraduate journey at UniSC, she already had extensive experience working in three sectors of education, yet she very quickly realised that rather than being exhausted by the study and scheduled Friday classes, she was energised and began looking forward to each face to face meeting.

Rewired: Young people create day of real conversations on mental health
20 Oct 2023

It is billed as an exclusive space for ‘offline, unplugged and real conversations’ for 16 to 25 year olds – and has been designed by a group of Sunshine Coast high school and university students to encourage young people to think a little differently about mental health.

Custodian of an ancient language awarded Honorary Doctorate
16 Oct 2023

Aunty Joyce Bonner was in her early twenties before she heard Butchulla (Badjala) language – and it changed her world.

Nambour mum inspired to change careers to research disease
16 Oct 2023

With a diverse professional background including a languages degree in Vietnam and a decade co-owning a business servicing earthworks and mining sectors in Australia, Ruth Duong decided on a career change.

Isaiya Katoa gets down to Business
12 Oct 2023

NRL star and UniSC student Isaiya Katoa on studying, footy and why Wayne Bennett would make a good business teacher

Celebrating the giving that invests in community
12 Oct 2023

Our generous donor community – and some of our students whose lives they’ve improved through scholarships and bursaries – came together at the inaugural Moreton Bay Celebration of Philanthropy on 26 September.

Taking the Ryka path to mechatronic engineering
11 Oct 2023

Ryka's drive to upturn people's expectations of her led her to pursue a degree in the male-dominated field of mechatronical engineering.

Pilot midwife’s research helps save babies in Tanzania
11 Oct 2023

A clinical midwife and educator who has helped find ways to improve the resuscitation rates of newborn babies flew from Tanzania to receive her PhD from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Study finds liquid rapidly inactivates coronavirus for faster and potentially life-saving testing
10 Oct 2023

A Queensland research collaboration has identified a simple way to safely kill coronavirus in patient diagnostic samples by using a unique preparation liquid – developed by UniSC – that has the potential to save lives by speeding up testing, leading to faster test results and faster treatment.

Researchers find new fish species in Great Barrier Reef
9 Oct 2023

At a time when marine life is disappearing from the world’s oceans, researchers are celebrating the discovery of a new species of coral reef fish in the southern waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Tennant’s nostalgic return to Doctor Who a risky – but compelling - marketing move
6 Oct 2023

The cast and crew of Dr Who in its 60th year will need Tardis-like precision to navigate the return of key faces successfully, UniSC international business lecturer Dr Jacqueline Burgess writes.

What happens to our brains when we are stressed – and tips to cope
5 Oct 2023

Discover the neuroscience behind stress and anxiety – and the latest research on lifestyle habits and brain-based strategies that lead to greater calm and mental wellbeing – at a free online seminar for World Mental Health Day.

UniSC developing cognitive safety test for older drivers
5 Oct 2023

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers at the MAIC/UniSC Road Safety Research Collaboration are developing an online screening tool to identify older people who may no longer be cognitively safe to drive.

UniSC moves up the latest global rankings
4 Oct 2023

The global impact of new ideas and knowledge being generated at the University of the Sunshine Coast has helped it to move up 171 places in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.

Students leading the way in volunteering and entrepreneurship
3 Oct 2023

21 of our September graduates received a Student Leadership Award at their graduation ceremonies, which recognises students’ professional development, co-curricular learning, and distinguished contributions to the University and wider community while studying at UniSC.