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November 2016

3D-rendered images, created by a USC Design student, simulating the final Elephant Hall installation.
Elephant exhibition is one you’ll never forget
30 Nov 2016

An exhibition of innovative student design works that will soon take pride of place in the Letaba Elephant Hall in South Africa will be officially opened at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery at 6.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 1 December).

USC Operations Manager Dennis Frost and Sustainability Officer Hailey Bolland with one of the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
USC praised at Premier’s Sustainability Awards
30 Nov 2016

Innovative measures that have cut the consumption and cost of water and electricity and reduced waste on campus at the University of the Sunshine Coast have earned it two gongs at the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

USC Nutrition and Dietetics Honours student Daniel Lewin.
USC student promotes body image mind shift
29 Nov 2016

A professional photographer who has just completed Honours research in nutrition and dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast has embarked on a quest to help people who have eating disorders.

USC Fraser Coast Lecturer in Accounting Ratna Paudyal in front of his portrait on USC’s Wall of Fame.
Fraser Coast lecturer on USC’s Wall of Fame
25 Nov 2016

In less than a year after being employed by the University of the Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast Lecturer in Accounting Ratna Paudyal has earned a place on the University’s Wall of Fame.

USC Occupational Therapy (OT) student Amy Elson.
Student gains top award at OT conference
24 Nov 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast student has already made a name for herself in the Occupational Therapy (OT) world, with her final-year research project being selected as the best overall paper at a major professional conference.

Professor of Nursing Marianne Wallis, who heads the GEDI team at USC.
GEDI nursing project earns Premier’s Award
24 Nov 2016

An innovative nursing project aimed at improving the care of elderly patients at hospitals has won the University of the Sunshine Coast, Nambour Hospital and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service a prestigious Queensland Premier’s Award.

Generic USC campus photo.
Young students explore future careers at USC
24 Nov 2016

From designing cutting-edge games to saving lives as a paramedic, more than 200 young school students will get a taste of what their futures could hold at a University of the Sunshine Coast expo tomorrow (Friday 25 November).

USC Lecturer in Social Work Dr Athena Lathouras and Lecturer in Accounting Ratna Paudyal.
Two more award winners for USC’s Wall of Fame
23 Nov 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast will celebrate the success of its latest national award-winning academics with a special Wall of Fame ceremony tomorrow (Thursday 24 November).

New cannabis trial to help osteoarthritis patients
23 Nov 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast has started a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of applying a synthetic cannabis gel to the skin of people suffering osteoarthritis of the knee.

USC Fraser Coast forum to address drug dangers
22 Nov 2016

Former international rugby league players will add their support to an Indigenous community drug and alcohol forum hosted at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast campus.

Professor Karen Nelson
Research reveals ways to help students succeed
22 Nov 2016

National research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast has lifted the lid on the types of university experiences that encourage students to stick with their degrees and enjoy their studies, despite disadvantages or difficult circumstances.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II meets ACIAR Forestry Research Program Manager Tony Bartlett at Buckingham Palace, where a display featured the successful ACIAR-USC research project. Image supplied by ACIAR.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recognises USC forestry research in PNG
21 Nov 2016

More than three years of forestry research by the University of the Sunshine Coast in Papua New Guinea has been formally acknowledged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a reception at Buckingham Palace.

Gympie student Tamsin Searles
USC offers come early for Gympie Year 12 students
21 Nov 2016

More than 40 students from Gympie’s Class of 2016 are secure in knowing they already have a place at the University of the Sunshine Coast next year.

USC Psychology Clinic Director Dr Dixie Statham (left) with USC Psychology students Danielle Welch, Amanda Kuchel and Julie Paschke
Mental health clinics open to public at USC’s Thompson Institute
20 Nov 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology Clinic, which has assessed and treated members of the public for almost 10 years at its Sippy Downs campus, is now open at USC’s Thompson Institute at Birtinya.

Aldridge State High School students Nettie Sillitoe, Lindsay Massey, Ashley Vicic and Artemio Clifford.
Maryborough students get early offer to USC
18 Nov 2016

Fifteen Aldridge State High School students will walk out of school for the last time today knowing they have already secured a place at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

3D-rendered images, created by a Design student, simulating the final Elephant Hall installation.
USC exhibition to showcase elephant designs
17 Nov 2016

Innovative student design works detailing the plight of Africa’s ‘grey giants’ will be on show at a new exhibition at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery from Thursday 24 November.

ICT student Michael Liu working on the Community Companion App.
USC team wins statewide award at GovHack
17 Nov 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast student and lecturer have ‘hacked’ their way to two major prizes at a high-pressure 48-hour software development competition

University of the Sunshine Coast road safety expert Dr Bridie Scott-Parker.
Call for all motorists to mark day of remembrance
17 Nov 2016

A road safety expert at the University of the Sunshine Coast is urging motorists to take a very close look at how they personally behave on the road as part of this Sunday’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Federal Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Anne Ruston officially launches the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life at USC
Timber durability centre opens doors at USC
17 Nov 2016

A National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life has been launched at the University of the Sunshine thanks to a new partnership involving the forestry industry, academia and government.

USC Property Economics and Development student Ethan Lock.
Former tiler tipped to scale property heights
16 Nov 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast student Ethan Lock is on an exciting journey from the suburban building sites of the Sunshine Coast to the skyscrapers of Hong Kong after winning a competitive international travel bursary for Property students.

USC Lecturer in Nursing Dr Ruth Newby
Study highlights breastfeeding struggles
15 Nov 2016

A study of almost 300 first-time Queensland mothers suggests many mistakenly believe they are not producing enough milk for their babies and switch unnecessarily to infant formula.

USC Sportsperson of the Year 2016 Kyle Bridgewood.
Para-cyclist on a roll with USC’s top sports award
14 Nov 2016

Dual Paralympic silver medallist Kyle Bridgwood has been named USC’s Sportsperson of the Year for the second year in a row.

Para-cyclist Kyle Bridgwood holding the 2015 Sportsperson of the Year trophy.
Rio athletes to be celebrated at USC sports awards
11 Nov 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast will pay special tribute to the 12 USC-based athletes who competed at this year’s Rio Olympics and Paralympics as part of its annual Sports Awards Ceremony on Monday 14 November.

Cody Tate and Amber Bouwman at the first Serious Games Showcase.
Students gear up for Serious Games showcase
10 Nov 2016

Serious Games students from the University of the Sunshine Coast will demonstrate the innovative games they have developed this year during a free interactive event at USC on Friday 18 November.

Dr Zac Turner, 30, graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2009.
USC graduate ‘Dr Zac’ forges healthy career
10 Nov 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate who went on to become a general practitioner registrar is now building a career at the forefront of preventative medicine.

Allison Quinn from USC Gympie helping St Patrick’s College Year 12 student Tamsin Searles with admissions advice during a recent visit to the campus
USC Gympie opens its doors for week-long meet
10 Nov 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast is hosting a week-long event to encourage Gympie residents to find out about the study options available at the local campus.

USC Sport Studies student Steven Elliott, who plays in the National Wheelchair Basketball League.
USC wheelchair basketballer selected for Australia
9 Nov 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast student Steven Elliott has been selected to represent Australia in wheelchair basketball at the Kitakyushu Champions Cup in Japan next week.

USC Fraser Coast Student Services assistant Jason Wain discussing study options with Year 12 student Mikaila Brown from Riverside Christian College
Explore study options at Meet USC Fraser Coast
8 Nov 2016

Prospective students and community members are invited to drop in to explore the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast campus on Thursday 10 November.

University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill.
USC Vice-Chancellor becomes RUN chair
8 Nov 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill will become the next chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) on Thursday 17 November.

USC Professor Michael Kimlin
USC cancer research shines light on melanoma
7 Nov 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast cancer prevention expert Professor Michael Kimlin is using a highly prestigious grant from the United States Department of Defense to research the link between vitamin D and melanoma.

USC student Andrew Lindsay (centre) receiving the Michael Woodhouse Award , accompanied by USC Professor of Engineering Mark Porter (left) and Engineers Australia’s Queensland Co-Deputy President Chris Nielsen.
Engineering student’s erosion research earns state award
7 Nov 2016

Research into the potential impacts of Mary River erosion on Kenilworth’s road infrastructure has earned a prestigious award for a University of the Sunshine Coast student.

Lecturer in Sport Studies Dave Robinson at USC Fraser Coast
Score a winning career in sport: USC presentation
3 Nov 2016

Sports lovers who are interested in turning their passion into a career are invited to a presentation by the University of the Sunshine Coast at its Fraser Coast campus.

USC researcher Dr Joanne Macdonald
Researcher wins Queensland award for women in life sciences
3 Nov 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast researcher Dr Joanne Macdonald has won a statewide award for her ground-breaking research that uses molecular engineering to find solutions to global medical problems

A USC staff members checks the University's water filtration system
University in running for national sustainability award
2 Nov 2016

USC is a finalist in the 2016 Green Gown Awards Australasia, a scheme dedicated to recognising excellence for sustainability both nationally and internationally.

Professor Abigail Elizur
Researcher elected to national technology academy
1 Nov 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher who has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) will use the role to encourage more women to pursue careers in scientific research.

Year 5 student Destiny Sexton at the Smart Steps Jobs Expo at USC Fraser Coast
USC to host career immersion day for Year 5 students
1 Nov 2016

Almost 200 Year 5 students from the Fraser Coast will discover exciting future career possibilities at a Smart Steps: Jobs to Go expo to be hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The University of the Sunshine Coast campus
Hundreds of students take opportunity to Explore USC
1 Nov 2016

More than 400 Year 7 and 8 students from across the region will converge on the University of the Sunshine Coast on 2-3 November to experience activities ranging from robotics to nursing and exercise analysis.