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Avian flu: Biosecurity could be brought down by backyard birdkeepers
30 May

Private farms and backyard coops have the potential to undo our best efforts in biosecurity, writes public health expert Dr Matt Mason.

UniSC graduate Bindi Horvath at work at Gympie Hospital
Early employment for UniSC graduates continues to climb
28 May

UniSC continues a three-year upward trajectory in graduate outcomes.

Science graduate ‘paid’ to dive globe for a year
27 May

New University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Pablo Fuenzalida is scuba-geared up for an extraordinary year underwater as the only Australasian recipient of a coveted research scholarship backed by Rolex.

Gene-ius mum of four proves perseverance is in her DNA
24 May

Ruth Kinard started uni with two babies in tow, and graduated with four; battling baby-brain, health challenges, and self-doubt, Ruth persisted, earning her degree in biomedicine, thanks to her compelling personal motivations to understand — and champion — genetics.

Spirit of country keeps Cion steady on her university journey
23 May

As a young child, Cion Paiwan learnt language and dreaming stories on K’gari – and found she is still guided by the Island's spirit after returning years later for fieldwork as part of her UniSC studies.

Employers give top marks to UniSC graduates
22 May

The University of the Sunshine Coast has ranked in the top five in the nation in overall employer satisfaction with its recent graduates.

Beyond the needle: what drives athletes to dope?
22 May

Coaches, government agencies, sponsors – even family and friends – are having an influence whether an athlete chooses to dope according to recent research from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

New koala research seeks chlamydia hotspots and risk factors
20 May

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers will develop a frontline tool to diagnose chlamydia risk factors in koalas and use detection dogs to seek out chlamydia hotspots.

Mediterranean diet linked to reduced anxiety: research findings
17 May

Consuming more nuts, fruit and legumes and fewer sugary drinks may help people aged over 60 feel less anxious and stressed, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Hatching a new beginning at 60
16 May

Sharon Jones never thought "in a million years" she was clever enough to go to uni; now at 60, she's hatching a brand new career in animal ecology, and living her dream as a TurtleCare volunteer.

Promising budget for higher education but more consultation is needed
15 May

UniSC welcomes affordability and other measures in Federal budget, but calls for more consultation.

New UniSC clinical trial aims to reduce risk factor in heart disease, stroke
15 May

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are trialling a potential new treatment to reduce high levels of a blood lipoprotein that can lead to clogged arteries and cardio-cerebrovascular disease.

UniSC soars up the ranks of the world’s top young universities
15 May

The University of the Sunshine Coast has leapfrogged up the global rankings for the best young universities in the world.

I’m pregnant. Do I need a multivitamin?
15 May

Growing a healthy baby relies on getting enough nutrients while pregnant, according to Biomedical Sciences academic Dr Linda Gallo and her Mater Hospital Brisbane co-author in The Conversation.

UniSC welcomes $1.15 billion rail funding boost
14 May

New Federal Government funding for a high-speed rail line direct to the Sunshine Coast has been welcomed by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Federal Budget and Sunshine Coast rail: Experts available for comment
13 May

From major funding for the Sunshine Coast rail, to a cost-of-living crunch - University of the Sunshine Coast academics are available pre and post budget to offer insights on the implications for families, university students, and global relations.

A healthy balance of Dolphins and UniSC for sports nutritionist Zara Nance
10 May

For two days each week, Zara Nance works with the Dolphins NRL team, as their only sports dietitian; during the rest of the working week, she is based at UniSC as a lecturer and clinical educator, working to establish a state-of-the-art sports nutrition clinic at UniSC’s Moreton Bay campus.

Spider venom to be developed into insecticide against locusts
9 May

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is using arachnid venom to help farmers fight locusts, after being awarded a $240,000 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship.

What does the new Commonwealth Prac Payment mean for students? Will it do enough to end ‘placement poverty’?
8 May

The federal government has announced a “Commonwealth Prac Payment” to support selected groups of students doing mandatory work placements - but is it enough?

UniSC’s Best Field Trip contest returns
7 May

After massive interest last year, the University of the Sunshine Coast is back, offering another chance for senior high school students to join the Best Field Trip in the World.

From pride rounds to rainbow guernseys, sports can be smarter when it comes to diversity and inclusion
7 May

While sport has the power to change attitudes by sparking conversations about political issues and social initiatives, sports organisations and teams face risks, as initiatives can backfire and spark unwanted controversies.

Following her true purpose to shape the lives of under fives
30 Apr

Even as a teenager, Maddie loved working with young children; but it took a couple years of studying a different degree, and one "very daunting leap" to make her realise her true life's purpose really did lie in the "most rewarding, creative, challenging and loving profession" that is working as an early childhood educator.

National PTSD Research Centre launches in Queensland
29 Apr

UniSC has launched an $18.5 million national hub addressing PTSD, one of Australia’s most pressing mental health issues.

Sophie McCulloch and the biomedical science of surfing
26 Apr

When Sophie McCulloch injured her ankle the Biomedical Science graduate tried to convince herself it wouldn't impact her place on the world's premier competitive surfing tour.

UniSC announces Adelaide campus
23 Apr

UniSC is expanding its national footprint by opening a new campus in Adelaide.