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January 2016

Professor Birgit Lohmann
USC to open for business at Fraser Coast
29 Jan 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast will officially open for business on the Fraser Coast on Monday 1 February.

Mudjimba 18-year-old Rubie Orman.
Mudjimba teen wins national student award
28 Jan 2016

A Mudjimba 18-year-old studying Nursing Science and Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast to follow her dream of helping people in Cambodia has won her category of the Pearson Student of the Year Awards.

The new USC building at 399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
USC expands interstate for first time
27 Jan 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast will welcome its first students in the heart of Melbourne, Victoria, at the start of the March 2016 semester.

Mark Barry inspecting some of the wiring for USC’s visualisation facilities.
Expert to manage USC's high-tech facilities
25 Jan 2016

A former maths and physics school teacher with decades of expertise in developing high-tech solutions to enhance the university experience has started work as the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Manager of Visualisation Facilities.

Liv Baberowski chatting with students at the RWTH Aachen University student intercultural centre.
Doco challenges national stereotypes
22 Jan 2016

As tensions about nationality continue to simmer across Europe, a University of the Sunshine Coast Arts graduate living in Germany has produced a documentary that challenges common cultural stereotypes.

USC Lecturer in Psychology Dr Kate Mulgrew.
‘Fitspiration’ photos cause body image strain
20 Jan 2016

Displaying images of super-fit females in the aim of promoting exercise to women could be doing more harm than good, according to research conducted by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Lecturer in Animal Ecophysiology Dr Christofer Clemente with one of the insect species included in the study.
USC researcher helps rule out ‘spiderman’ evolution
19 Jan 2016

It’s enough to have comic fans climbing the walls – a University of the Sunshine Coast academic has played a key role in research that has all but ruled out the possible evolution of a “spiderman”.

Professor of Sustainable Tropical Aquaculture Paul Southgate.
Mariculture project awarded $1.7m grant
18 Jan 2016

Farming giant clams, sea cucumbers and clownfish could be a game-changer for the livelihoods of some Pacific Islanders, a University of the Sunshine Coast researcher says.

Police Senior Constable Mark Readman chats with USC student Matthew Ford.
Nursing Science remains most popular degree
14 Jan 2016

The Criminology and Justice degree, which was introduced only last year, experienced a 45 per cent increase in the number of offers made for Semester 1 (up from 84 offers to 122).

A USC mentor leads a campus tour for new students.
USC makes a record 3,688 offers
14 Jan 2016

A surge in local interest in studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an expansion of USC to the Fraser Coast have contributed to a record number of people receiving offers today to begin degrees at the University.

USC Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Mike Hefferan.
USC to host international property conference
13 Jan 2016

Property experts from four different continents will gather at the University of the Sunshine Coast when it hosts the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) annual conference for the first time from 17-20 January.

Bachelor of Health Promotion graduate Tracey Pascoe.
Graduate runs ‘kitchen boot camps’
13 Jan 2016

A former chef is using her Health Promotion degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast to improve the nutritional habits of busy families.

USC PhD student and Canadian occupational therapist Heather Scott.
Assessing aquatic exercise for rehab
11 Jan 2016

A Canadian occupational therapist is conducting research at the University of the Sunshine Coast into whether aquatic-based exercise can provide more holistic treatment options for people with conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis.

University of the Sunshine Coast Professor of History Joanne Scott.
Arts academic elected to influential board
7 Jan 2016

The Executive Dean of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Faculty of Arts and Business has been elected to the board of a peak agency for the sector across Australia and New Zealand.

The BSBCC website.
Students get creative for sun bears
6 Jan 2016

Four University of the Sunshine Coast students travelled to Malaysia recently to help design a brighter future for sun bears in Borneo.