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2021

Gestational diabetes journey leads graduate to launch chronic disease clinic
15 Jun

Developing gestational diabetes in her first pregnancy came as a shock to Dr Evelyn (Pheh Ping) Chang.

Student research supported by Rotary scholarships
14 Jun

Three compelling USC student research projects spanning creative writing, biotechnology and molecular biology have each gained a $4,500 boost from the combined Rotary clubs of the Sunshine Coast.

G-Day raises $268,000 for students and research
10 Jun

People across USC’s South East Queensland regions have shown how much they value their University’s student success and research work, with more than $268,000 pledged on its annual Giving Day.

Professor Helen Bartlett with Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart and Councillor Karen Finzel
USC and Noosa Council sign important agreement
9 Jun

USC and Noosa Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that is set to pave the way for new education, research and on-the-job training opportunities.

USC app to make bushfire prediction fast and accurate
8 Jun

USC researchers will develop a citizen science app for people living in fire-prone areas to help predict the likelihood of bushfires in Australia and minimise their devastating effects.

Insights into careers will help teens aim for future
7 Jun

It is a time when Year 10 students are making major decisions about their senior studies and future career goals – so USC is opening its doors to help them in their search for answers.

Professor Helen Bartlett and Rex Halverson
MoU to boost Noosa Biosphere’s role as a ‘living lab’
7 Jun

A Memorandum of Understanding between USC and the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation will help strengthen the biosphere reserve’s ongoing role as a ‘living lab’.

Research partnership to focus on new transport technologies
4 Jun

A new research partnership between USC and the Queensland Government will help prepare the state for futuristic transport that uses emerging technologies to better connect people and goods in more sustainable, efficient and convenient ways.

USC offers free two-day tertiary taster
3 Jun

USC is offering a free university skills course at all campuses as a first step for adults considering tertiary study.

New midwife, nurse meet on job after career shifts
3 Jun

A midwife and a nurse who recently graduated from USC with near-perfect grades are together helping bring new lives into the world at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

New short USC courses to help businesses thrive
2 Jun

Business people in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast regions will have the chance to boost their operations and aspirations through five Business short courses being offered by USC.

Medical Science graduate eager to join global healthcare effort
2 Jun

While Moreton Bay medical student Nishant Sharma was always keen to become a doctor, the devastating global pandemic has quickly turbocharged his desire to help people.

Dynamic father-daughter duo graduate together
2 Jun

An Indigenous father and daughter who recently graduated together from USC Fraser Coast share the same career aim ­­­– to make a difference in people’s lives.

Scientists seek SEQ urban kangaroo sightings
2 Jun

If you’ve seen a kangaroo or wallaby around your part of town recently, researchers from USC Australia want to know about it for a study that could bolster protection efforts.

New era for para-sports as USC joins key group
1 Jun

Cutting-edge innovation in Paralympic sport performance will soon enter a new era after an agreement was signed between Paralympics Australia and key Queensland-based sporting and research bodies, including USC Australia.

USC medallist on quest to improve health mindsets
31 May

A lightbulb moment during a first-year lecture at USC convinced Christie Warner of Gympie to switch degrees and embark on a new career path in health promotion.

Ocean warning: declining seabird breeding success raises climate concerns
28 May

The world’s largest database on seabird breeding success indicates long-term, hemisphere-scale changes in ocean health that require immediate action, according to a USC researcher.

Sharlea follows ‘call of destiny’ into health care
26 May

Inspiring USC graduate Sharlea Nicholson believes it is her life’s purpose to help improve the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Clinical trial of needle-free vaccine delivery technology
26 May

USC Clinical Trials is about to begin a study in collaboration with Australian biotechnology company Vaxxas, developers of a potential new needle-free vaccine delivery technology – the high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP).

USC students rescue sea turtle in trouble
26 May

A field trip by two USC PhD students turned into a rescue mission for a sick green sea turtle today in waters off Hervey Bay.

Professor of Education Research Catherine Manathunga  (left) and graduate Dr Hope O'Chin
First Nations artist/elder earns doctorate from USC
26 May

An Aboriginal elder who grew up in Cherbourg has combined 40 years of dedication to art and education into a PhD – the first in her family.

Giving Day set to make positive impact
25 May

Whether they’re using koala-detecting dogs in conservation projects or disease-detecting MRI machines in mental health work, USC researchers will be able to boost their efforts as donations roll in for the University’s fifth annual Giving Day tomorrow, Wednesday 26 May.

Insect invasion expert wins Fulbright Scholarship to boost biosecurity
25 May

An insect invasion expert from USC Australia will soon travel to the United States on a prestigious Fulbright Future Scholarship to help boost biosecurity between the two countries.

Aspiring doctor seals pathway with perfect GPA
24 May

An occupational therapist who took a career break to have a family has used steely precision to achieve a perfect grade point average of 7 on her return to study, to become a doctor.

Rock-climbing graduate reaches out to help
20 May

USC Occupational Therapy graduate Elli Pukallus of Dalby has refused to let a painful, lifelong lower limb condition keep her from participating in the sport of rock climbing or from gaining her degree.

Giving Day to support mental health and conservation
20 May

An annual fundraising campaign across USC’s regions will help support more university students and assist researchers in making a positive impact on the world in areas from mental health to conservation.

Exhibition highlights significance of ‘country’
19 May

A stunning exhibition of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from many Indigenous nations celebrating the concept of ‘country’ is now on show at the USC Art Gallery.

Bank manager gains Uni medal on path to medicine
18 May

An online story about a house painter who became a doctor provided former agribusiness manager Kasey Webb of Kin Kin with the inspiration she needed to enrol at USC as a pathway to studying medicine.

Graduate plans to use animal-assisted therapy to improve lives
13 May

Research to provide fresh insights into the benefits of animal-assisted therapy within the disability sector is the next career focus for new Fraser Coast graduate Caitlin Winen.

Passion for words leads Lexi to new career
12 May

A Gympie woman who set out after high school with a plan to ‘taste test’ as many different careers and experiences as possible is now working in a marketing role with a major automotive parts supplier after graduating from USC.