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July 2020

USC seeks outstanding graduates for annual awards
31 Jul

USC graduates achieving great things in their chosen field or community are being sought for the spotlight at the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

USC research projects attract $2M in ARC funding
30 Jul

Nearly $2 million in Australian Research Council Future Fellowships have been awarded to two researchers from USC.

Business study seeks silver lining from pandemic
30 Jul

Lessons learned from the impact of COVID-19 restrictions may help Moreton Bay businesses develop strategies to future-proof their operations in times of crisis, according to USC researchers.

High-tech skills give graduate winning edge
28 Jul

Specialising in geospatial science at university has helped a USC graduate gain a coveted award at a leading international design, engineering and science consultancy.

USC’s new campus wins construction award
27 Jul

USC’s new state-of-the-art campus at Moreton Bay, which has attracted 1,800 students since opening in February, has just been recognised with a top construction award.

USC lecturer, graduate among Book of Year finalists
23 Jul

A book by a USC History academic delving into the muddy waters of flooding in South East Queensland and a mystery novel by a USC graduate set in 1940s Brisbane are among eight books nominated for an annual statewide people’s choice award.

Researchers gear up for cycling safety project
22 Jul

Research is now underway at USC that could lead to a much better understanding of the risks facing cyclists on our roads and what’s required to improve their safety.

Development endangers world's largest mangrove forest
21 Jul

A scientist from USC Australia has raised concerns that the world’s largest mangrove forest – the Sundarbans in Bangladesh – could be under threat from a major development.

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Sports champions encourage next generation
20 Jul

Three USC High Performance Student Athletes who benefited from the encouragement of others as they powered to success are leading an initiative to do the same for other young competitors and school students.

Online Open Day ideal for career-changers
17 Jul

USC’s first online Open Day on Sunday 19 July is quickly gaining momentum, with almost 2,000 people already registered to “attend”.

Local eucalypts could help koalas fight retrovirus
16 Jul

USC researchers hope a natural antiviral medicine found in the leaves of eucalyptus trees in South East Queensland could be a game-changer in treating a serious virus infecting Australia’s koala population.

Sound research encourages Coast to listen to nature
16 Jul

Two USC academics who specialise in sound design and photography have teamed with a Kabi Kabi cultural performer to present a trio of innovative listening events for the public as part of the 2020 Horizon Festival.

Research offers hope to reforest tropical islands
15 Jul

Successful milestones in a $3million reforestation project in the Philippines indicate it could be adopted by low-income farming communities in degraded tropical environments across the globe, according to a USC researcher.

Cost-benefit analysis needed for ‘greening’ of aged care facilities
14 Jul

A proposal to plant more trees to help Australia’s ageing population cope with a warmer climate will require a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis to get the green light from commercial aged care providers, USC research has found.

Mental health app helping Coast through COVID
13 Jul

A free digital platform that curates mental health and suicide prevention services on the Sunshine Coast has proven its worth in recent months, with the service accessed almost 1,000 times since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.

USC joins $9m global sustainability research program
9 Jul

USC researchers on the Sunshine Coast and in Sweden are taking part in an A$9.2million international program to transform communication of environmental and sustainability issues, such as climate change.

Graduate making a mark on Moreton Bay region
9 Jul

Straight out of university, urban designer Mitch Tilly of Bribie Island is excited to already be helping influence and shape the future of the rapidly growing Moreton Bay region.

Book to shed new light on boys’ behaviour
8 Jul

Forget ‘snakes and snails and puppy dog tails’ – it’s time to delve deeper into what boys are really made of to better understand and respond to their behaviour, according to a USC expert in children’s brain development.

Graduate thrives in respiratory science career
7 Jul

Completing clinical placements and paid work at hospitals from Nambour to Robina has sparked an exciting career for USC Biomedical Science graduate Zoe Presley, who is now a senior respiratory scientist at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

New research centre to harness strengths across cultures
6 Jul

Australians may be facing restrictions on travel, but the opportunity to learn from all cultures is already on our doorstep, say the leaders of a new research group at USC Australia.

Top psychology graduates ready for job ahead
3 Jul

With the Australian Government declaring the study of psychology a national priority and mental health becoming a key focus as the country recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, two talented USC Sunshine Coast graduates have stepped forward at the right time.

Updated advice about novel coronavirus
3 Jul

To keep USC up to date with developments relating to the novel coronavirus, this page will be updated with any new developments.

Free lecture focuses on new tech in art world
2 Jul

New technologies that are being embraced by artists around the world are highlighted in a free online “mini lecture” developed to inform the Moreton Bay community.