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November 2015

USC graduates in demand in rural classrooms
30 Nov 2015

Sisters Laura and Ellen Gavin are among a growing number of USC graduates swapping the coast for the country through the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Rural and Remote Education Bursary program, with the pair both securing teaching positions at Mt Isa.

USC Head of Science and Engineering David Young.
Ironman leads Science and Engineering
30 Nov 2015

An award-winning researcher with a love for long-distance sporting events is the new Head of the School of Science and Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC's Innovation Centre.
Youth take stage at Futures Conference
26 Nov 2015

The Sunshine Coast’s future leaders will be front and centre at a major economic forum at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Friday 27 November).

Kirsten Pike and Peta Rogerson at the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Champions into Sports Hall of Fame
26 Nov 2015

Two outstanding female sporting greats were inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at a special ceremony at the University of the Sunshine Coast last night (Wednesday 25 November).

Some of the USC Executive MBA students who recently returned from a study tour to China.
EMBA students talk business in China
26 Nov 2015

Eye-opening insights into international business culture were on the itinerary for a group of postgraduate business students from the University of the Sunshine Coast during a recent study tour to China.

USC Lecturer in Communication Dr Gregory Nash.
Domestic violence forum to talk ‘constructive conflict’
25 Nov 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic will highlight the benefits of ‘constructive conflict’ at a major domestic violence forum at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 9 December.

USC Professor of Sustainability Tim Smith at the USC campus.
Academic picked for global initiative
24 Nov 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s standing as an international leader in sustainability research has been recognised with the selection of a USC academic to the steering committee of a new sustainability initiative

The Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC.
New inductees for Sports Hall of Fame
24 Nov 2015

The Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame will welcome two new members at a special induction ceremony at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow evening (Wednesday 25 November).

Norwegian student Olav Apeland, 31, at the University of the Sunshine Coast campus.
Norwegian business specialist returns to USC
23 Nov 2015

Six years after having the “best year of his life” at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Norwegian management specialist Olav Apeland has returned to study a second Masters degree.

Detail from Katrin Terton’s 2015 work ‘artist book’.
Fragile elements feature in exhibition
19 Nov 2015

German-born Sunshine Coast artist Katrin Terton will present her exhibition, Random Transitions: fibre.

USC Professor of Human Factors Paul Salmon.
Road users wanted to improve intersections
19 Nov 2015

Local road users have been invited to help evaluate and refine intersection designs of the future by participating in an interactive workshop at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 1 December.

A USC student using technology at the University’s Engage Lab.
Gamers get serious about change
19 Nov 2015

Serious Games students at the University of the Sunshine Coast will demonstrate how games can be used to inspire social change at an interactive event on campus on Friday 20 November.

USC academic Sohail Inayatullah.
Book helps business forecast future
18 Nov 2015

Forecasting the future is about to become a little easier thanks to a new book by a University of the Sunshine Coast academic.

Dr Chris Askew becoming weightless aboard the parabolic flight in France.
Academic defies gravity - for research
17 Nov 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast academic Dr Chris Askew has spent the past week defying gravity – all in the name of research.

Universities commit to Fraser Coast transfer
17 Nov 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast is now a big step closer to having a Fraser Coast campus following the recent signing of documents to enable the transfer of the University of Southern Queensland’s campus at Hervey Bay to USC.

An architects’ impression of the planned campus by Hassell architects.
USC selected for Moreton Bay University Precinct
17 Nov 2015

A Queensland-based university ranked as one of Australia’s top universities for teaching quality has been selected to develop the exciting new Moreton Bay Region University Precinct at Petrie.

USC Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics Dr Mark Sayers presenting Jamie-Lee with the Rise, and Shine award.
Jamie-Lee to Rise, and Shine with Headstart
16 Nov 2015

Maroochydore State High School Year 10 student Jamie-Lee Mills will have a running start to university after winning a University of the Sunshine Coast ‘Rise, and Shine’ award.

USC PhD student Jia (Jessie) Li and Dr Joanne Macdonald with a test strip that can be used for detecting malaria and dengue.
Researchers win Gates Foundation grant
13 Nov 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

USC Gympie manager Graham Young.
Study at USC Gympie over summer
13 Nov 2015

It’s not too late in the year for Gympie region residents to start studying at uni.

2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.
Aussie of the Year at USC Domestic Violence forum
12 Nov 2015

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty will be the keynote speaker at a major domestic violence forum at the University of the Sunshine Coast early next month.

Sunshine Coast Council Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson has purchased a paver in USC's Graduate Walk.
USC's Graduate Walk almost complete
12 Nov 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast has almost secured the support it needs to create a unique paved pathway that will celebrate hundreds of graduates and, at the same time, financially assist current and future students.

Public engagement expert Dr Rob Greenwood from Canada’s Memorial University will be keynote speaker at the Sunshine Coast Futures Conference.
Conference to help boost Coast’s economy
12 Nov 2015

Strategies to boost regional development on the Sunshine Coast that bear in mind local opportunities and obstacles will be presented by two international experts at a major forum at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Friday 27 November.

Dr Anna Potter and Dr Tomer Ventura, holding an Eastern rock lobster.
ARC grants for media, crustacean research
11 Nov 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast has won more than half a million dollars in two competitive national grants to study the effects of media globalisation on Australian children’s television, and the genetic development of an Australian lobster species.

Workshop participants at USC’s Moving Feast garden.
USC boosts growing interest in soils
10 Nov 2015

Green thumbs from across the region gained the lowdown on how to boost soil quality during a recent workshop at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s community food garden.

Dr Bridie Scott-Parker.
Drive safe in memory of crash victims
10 Nov 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic is urging drivers to take extra care on the roads this week ahead of a global day to remember road crash victims.

Veda Malpress inspecting an elephant seal’s skull at the UTAS institute in Tasmania.
Scholarship seals Antarctic study
9 Nov 2015

A former OP1 student of Mountain Creek State High School who fast-tracked her University of the Sunshine Coast degree has launched an exciting career in Antarctic science – in Tasmania.

World champion para-cyclist Kyle Bridgwood holding USC’s Sportsperson of the Year trophy.
Para-cyclist champ wins Sports Award
6 Nov 2015

Inspirational para-cycling world champion Kyle Bridgwood has been named the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2015.

Chris Mooney leading a training session of the USC High-Performance Swimming Program squad.
Elite swim coach at USC Sports Awards
5 Nov 2015

Fresh from guiding Australia’s elite swimmers to success at the recent FINA World Championships in Russia, local coach Chris Mooney is set to inspire athletes from a wide range of disciplines at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Sports Awards Ceremony tomorrow (Friday 6 November).

A USC student conducting water testing at a lake on the Sippy Downs campus.
New Environmental Management degree
5 Nov 2015

Students with a drive to help create a better environmental future can enrol in a new Bachelor of Environmental Management offered by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC has today released its 2015 Economic Commentary for the Sunshine Coast.
Economic report indicates bright future
4 Nov 2015

Steady growth in the Sunshine Coast’s infrastructure, population and tourism activity are contributing to a strengthening regional economy, according to an annual report released by the University of the Sunshine Coast today.

First-year Science and Engineering subjects will be offered at USC Gympie from 2016.
New first-year courses at USC Gympie
4 Nov 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will offer first-year Science and Engineering subjects from its Gympie campus from the start of 2016.

Engineering student Jordan Andrews on campus at USC.
Raindrops help aspiring engineer win
2 Nov 2015

Holding an iPhone in the rain, day and night, to research rainfall intensity for his University of the Sunshine Coast Honours degree has helped Jordan Andrews claim the top spot at Engineers Australia’s 2015 Michael Woodhouse Undergraduate Award Evening.