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November 2020

Who’s stealing the spanner crabs?
25 Nov

A USC study will determine if sharks are wrongly getting a bad rap for taking a bite out of Australia’s commercial spanner crab industry.

Hashtag yoga: Study into effects of Instagram images on women
24 Nov

A lack of diversity in social media depictions of yoga has prompted a USC researcher to begin a study into the effect this might have on women’s body image and participation in yoga.

USC student Mitch Dakin and Growcom's Lene Knudsen
High-tech sandbox helps farmers visualise water flow
23 Nov

A Civil Engineering Honours student’s Augmented Reality hydrology sandbox will be used by Queensland’s peak horticulture industry body to help teach local growers about water movement in the field.

Marian Tubbs' work 'i am series of chemical changes'
Creative social comment in new Gallery exhibitions
20 Nov

Two exhibitions at USC Art Gallery are offering creative interpretations of political, economic, environmental and social issues through art made from found objects or craft-based materials.

St Mary's College Year 12s celebrate receiving early offers to study at USC.
School is out and early uni offers are in for Year 12s
19 Nov

After dealing with COVID-19 interruptions and a new university entry system, more than 1,300 new school leavers have snapped up the chance to secure early offers to USC – up 83 percent on last year.

Funding to drive Indigenous and transcultural lens in PhD research
17 Nov

A USC-led project to help PhD students strengthen their research with First Nations and transcultural perspectives has received an enormous boost from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Creative Writing graduate Bianca Millroy
Anthology shines light on Creative Writing graduate
16 Nov

A USC 2018 Master’s graduate has taken her fascination with lighthouses to the next level as both editor and contributor to a newly published anthology focused on her favourite subject.

USC leads research into stocks of popular eating fish
12 Nov

Recreational and commercial fishers are being asked to play their part in important marine research by keeping an eye out for mahi mahi off the southern Queensland coastline that are sporting long orange ribbon-like tags.

SUP champion claims USC’s top sports award
12 Nov

World champion stand up paddleboarder Brianna Orams has been named USC’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2020.

Social workers in high demand on Fraser Coast
11 Nov

The COVID-19 crisis and the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a critical need for local social workers, according to USC Fraser Coast’s new Social Work academic Tess Parker.

Greenery research to make life for aged care residents cooler
11 Nov

Life in aged care could become a whole lot cooler thanks to an innovative new research project led by USC and Griffith University.

2020 graduate Natalie Joergensen
Danish student turns gap year into full Business degree
10 Nov

A Danish student who enrolled in a one-semester Study Abroad program at USC Sunshine Coast as part of “gap year” travel after high school has instead graduated three years later with a full USC Business degree.

Societal implications of COVID-19: Free webinar
9 Nov

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a stressful 2020 for many Australians, but there are lessons we can learn from these experiences to address future challenges, says USC psychology lecturer Dr Jacob Keech.

USC Midwifery student Kristy Benson
Kristy aims high as she reaches for career dream
5 Nov

While Kristy Benson once thought attending university was out of reach, she now says studying Midwifery at USC helped her realise the importance of chasing a dream and the power of self-belief.

New scholarship for Moreton Bay students starts 2021
5 Nov

A dedicated Rotarian who 20 years ago was promoting literacy and numeracy around the world to help young people lift themselves out of poverty is the honorary namesake of a new scholarship for undergraduates at the USC Moreton Bay campus.

Free USC webinar: Business resilience post-COVID
4 Nov

Businesses and sporting clubs have dramatically changed their business models to survive and thrive despite COVID-19 restrictions, say USC researchers presenting a free public webinar this week.

Sustainable fishing research hooks government funding
4 Nov

A researcher from USC Australia using cutting-edge data science to help boost the sustainability of fisheries worldwide has been awarded a major government grant to further her work.

2020 graduate Emma Norman
Emma proves she’s fit for business world, too
2 Nov

A Mooloolaba gym supervisor with a fitness diploma has launched her business career after graduating from USC with a near-perfect grade point average in her Bachelor of Business.

COVID-19 advice for the USC community
2 Nov

To keep the USC community up to date with COVID-19 information, this page will feature details about new developments that relate to the university.