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November 2017

USC jobs expo to shake up stereotypes
30 Nov 2017

Stereotypes are expected to be smashed, and career ambitions raised at a special expo for about 200 young Sunshine Coast school students on Friday 1 December.

Guzu founder Tim Mobbs celebrating his International Red Dot Design Concept Award in September
Innovation Centre to celebrate impressive 15 years
30 Nov 2017

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s Innovation Centre will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Friday 8 December by welcoming back its many alumni members, mentors and supporters for a networking lunch.

USC graduate Elle Wildermuth of Redcliffe receiving her Business degree from USC Chancellor Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC.
Job success in Texas for Business graduate
29 Nov 2017

A USC graduate from Redcliffe is on her way to Texas in the United States after gaining a position as a human resources coordinator with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

USC Fraser Coast student Damien Moffat
Secondary education to start at USC Fraser Coast
27 Nov 2017

A former club manager with an affinity for numbers is among the first students to enrol in a new double degree in Secondary Education and Science offered through USC’s Fraser Coast campus.

Survival kits for intrepid new teaching graduates
26 Nov 2017

Preservice teachers who have completed Education degrees at USC this semester will each receive a ‘survival kit for teachers’ at the inaugural School of Education Graduating Teachers Celebration Event on Monday 27 November.

Ray and Denise Boyd with their daughter, Alana Quade, celebrate becoming inductees of the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC
‘First family of athletics’ inducted into Sports Hall of Fame
24 Nov 2017

Three members of Australia’s ‘first family of athletics’ have been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC.

Researchers to outline agricultural trends to 2050
23 Nov 2017

Leading researchers working to boost the productivity of Australia’s primary industries and the food security of developing countries will reveal their latest findings at a USC Research Showcase on Thursday 30 November.

Dr Bridie Scott-Parker
Free seminar to highlight latest in young driver research
23 Nov 2017

The latest findings on the behaviour of young drivers will be shared with the public at USC’s fourth annual Young Drivers’ Seminar on Wednesday 29 November from 8.30am to noon.

USC Dusk ‘til Dawn performer Travis Weiner
Master students to present Dusk ’til Dawn at The J
23 Nov 2017

A highly physical contemporary new work, Dusk ’til Dawn, will be presented by advanced performing arts students from the University of the Sunshine Coast at The J Theatre, Noosa, on 8-9 December.

USC Senior Lecturer Dr Anna Potter
Oscar winner at USC children’s media symposium
22 Nov 2017

Oscar-winning illustrator Shaun Tan and renowned children’s author and USC Professor of Creative Writing Gary Crew will be among the drawcards for this Saturday’s sessions of the Children’s Media Symposium starting at USC Sunshine Coast on Friday (24 November).

USC student and Sportsperson of the Year Jordan Mercer speaks to Rise, and Shine award recipients from Coast schools
USC awards 63 future leaders from across region
22 Nov 2017

Sixty-three students from 38 schools from the Fraser Coast to Moreton Bay have received USC Rise, and Shine Awards for their leadership, enthusiasm and academic or sporting achievements.

2016 Sports Hall of Fame inductee Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger)
Three new inductees for Sports Hall of Fame
22 Nov 2017

The Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame will induct three new members at its 2017 Induction Ceremony to be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Thursday 23 November).

USC Animal Ecology Lecturer Dr Dominique Potvin
USC to entice insect-eating microbats to campus
21 Nov 2017

In a university recruitment drive with a difference, USC Fraser Coast is encouraging mighty mosquito-eating microbats to move on to campus.

Civil Engineering Honours students Scott Wallace and Fraser McLachlan at Sunshine Coast Airport
$2.85m for airport pavement research at USC
21 Nov 2017

The University of the Sunshine Coast has launched a collaborative five-year research program to advance airport pavement technologies and practices across the country.

USC graduate Marcos Pereira of Brazil filming international skateboarding competitor Nilo Peçanha at a shoot for Converse CONS on the Gold Coast
International USC graduate rides wave of success
20 Nov 2017

A multimedia platform founded in Brazil by an international USC graduate has won the backing of global surf and skate brands as its popularity escalates.

David Probyn’s acrylic on canvas ‘Scott of Fraser Island’.
Exhibition shows beauty of Beach to Birrabeen
20 Nov 2017

An exhibition that brings together a selection of artworks made by the Fraser Coast’s Regional Arts and Tutors (RATS) group during a residency on K’Gari (Fraser Island) will open at the USC Art Gallery on Thursday 23 November at 6.30pm.

USC Lecturer in Physical Geography Dr Javier Leon
Environmental Science offered at USC Fraser Coast
17 Nov 2017

A USC degree that trains students to analyse the environment using drones and other cutting-edge technology will be offered through the University’s Fraser Coast campus next year.

USC Gerard Mills Memorial Prize recipients Kate Berry (left, second place) and Tyler Nicholls (first)
Students awarded for their stunning wildlife photography
17 Nov 2017

Students who took exceptional photographs of USC’s native fauna have been awarded the inaugural Gerard Mills Memorial Prizes for Wildlife Photography at a special ceremony on campus.

St James Lutheran College students celebrate receiving early offers to USC
Early USC offers add to end of school celebrations
16 Nov 2017

There will be no long, nervous wait over summer for OP scores and university offers for a group of Year 12 students from Hervey Bay’s St James Lutheran College who graduate tomorrow.

Dr Adrian McCallum, centre, with Civil Engineering students Olivia Shipton, left, and Joshua Herbert
Engineering students to research Nepal quake damage
15 Nov 2017

A two-week study trip to earthquake-damaged Nepal will give four USC students an amazing opportunity to put into practice the skills gained in their four-year Civil Engineering degrees.

USC PhD students Megan Banky and Sophie Heywood, Senior Research Fellow Ross Clarke and Research Fellows Dr Kelly Bower and Dr Benjamin Mentiplay at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s national conference in Sydney.
USC’s world-class health research on show at national conferences
14 Nov 2017

USC research on the use of video games, smart phones and wearable technology as tools to assist recovery from stroke and sports injuries has been presented to physiotherapists from across the globe.

Professor Joanne Scott and graduate Bonnie Lowes
Medallist gains work as research executive
14 Nov 2017

An Arts/Business student who gained a full-time job with a top market research firm within a month of finishing her degree has earned a University Medal at the recent USC graduation.

USC Lecturer in Science Dr Greg Watson and Lecturer in Education Dr David Martin
USC lecturers awarded for innovative teaching
14 Nov 2017

Robots and superheroes are among the creative teaching tools used by two award-winning USC Fraser Coast lecturers to inspire their students.

USC Lecturer Dr Christofer Clemente
Research projects gain $1.7m in Federal funds
13 Nov 2017

Five research projects led by the University of the Sunshine Coast have received a total of $1.7million in competitive grants from the Federal Government.

USC Creative Industries student Renee Coman
USC student takes lead for entrepreneurial event
13 Nov 2017

A USC Entrepreneurship student who launched a business to support Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workers and their families is now lead organiser of the 2017 Techstars Startup Week Sunshine Coast.

Wildlife photography competition winners to be announced
13 Nov 2017

The first Gerard Mills Memorial Prizes for Wildlife Photography will be announced at the USC Art Gallery tomorrow, Tuesday 14 November, from 4pm to 5pm.

Law student Callum Lee
Law student only Qld member of national team
12 Nov 2017

A USC Law student has been selected to represent Australia at a prestigious global negotiation competition in Japan on 18-19 November.

and Dr Scott Burnett carries out field work on Fraser Island with Animal Ecology student Stephanie Keys
Wildlife tourism focus for new USC dual degree
9 Nov 2017

A dual degree designed for people who want to work in sustainable and animal-based tourism will be offered through USC Fraser Coast in 2018.

USC PhD student Ross Waldron
Research aims to reduce impact of traffic on Fraser Island
8 Nov 2017

A USC PhD student has embarked on a major research project aimed at protecting Fraser Island’s unique ecology from the impacts caused by tens of thousands of visitor vehicles each year.

USc Gympie graduate Jodie Tydings
Internship helps Gympie graduate secure job
8 Nov 2017

Taking the option of a professional internship while completing an Accounting degree at USC Gympie has led to a home town job for recent Gympie graduate Jodie Tydings.

USC putting machine assignment
USC Business and Engineering top the nation
7 Nov 2017

Business and Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast have been recognised as national leaders in terms of student experience.

USC Professor Joanne Scott and graduate Lucas Whittaker
Arts/Business graduate earns Faculty Medal
6 Nov 2017

A USC double degree in Arts and Business that included a creative advertising study tour to Vietnam has spurred a Glass House Mountains resident to start his career in academia.

Senior Research Fellow Dr Tristan Pearce, front right, with students Miguel van der Velden (front left), Miguel Frohlich (back left) and Erin McPhail (back right).
Students fly to UN climate conference in Germany
5 Nov 2017

Four USC Sustainability students and a Sustainability Research Centre academic will take their passion for environmental issues to Germany this week, when they attend an annual conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Serious Games Showcase at USC in 2016
Screen ‘pets’ on show at computer games event
2 Nov 2017

A computer game that involves USC Cell Biology students creating their own pets to better understand genetic inheritance patterns will be among those demonstrated at USC’s third annual Serious Games Showcase on Friday 17 November.

USC student Mitchell Tilly
Ambitious students ready to help others Meet USC
2 Nov 2017

People interested in studying at USC in 2018 will hear the fascinating experiences of current students from a variety of degrees at a Meet USC event on Tuesday 14 November.

Jordan Mercer holding aloft USC’s Sportsperson of the Year trophy
World paddling champ is USC’s top sportsperson
2 Nov 2017

World champion paddleboarder and elite surf lifesaving competitor Jordan Mercer has been named USC’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year.

Netflix, Ch7 and CBBC series 'Bottersnikes and Gumbles'. Image credit: Cheeky Little & Mighty Nice
USC conference draws experts in Australian children’s media
2 Nov 2017

A three-day Children’s Media Symposium at USC Sunshine Coast from 24-26 November is attracting some of Australia’s leading stars of popular children’s television, internet and books.

USC Gympie graduate Leanne North
Success adds up for USC accounting graduate
1 Nov 2017

It took a leap of faith for Gunalda beef producer Leanne North to add studying an Accounting degree at USC Gympie to her busy lifestyle, and now she is netting the rewards.

USC Sports Awards of Sportsperson of the Year Kyle Bridgwood
University to honour its sporting champions
1 Nov 2017

Elite swimmers, champion netballers and a host of talented athletes from a wide variety of sports are in the running for the major prizes at USC’s annual Sports Awards Ceremony.