USC plans major expansion to Moreton Bay campus29 Nov
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) plans to expand its Moreton Bay campus at Petrie next year to provide more room for teaching, research, sporting activity and socialising.
USC applauds moves to boost international education28 Nov
USC has applauded Federal Government announcements that will assist in the immediate return of international students and strengthen Australia’s longer-term approach to international education.
Hockey player inducted into Sports Hall of Fame26 Nov
Olympic and Commonwealth Games hockey legend Jodie Kenny (nee Schulz) has been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
Regional theatres keep curtains open despite COVID25 Nov
From driveway performances and reduced-capacity shows to hibernation – even turning off the back office fridge to save money, theatre groups of the Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions managed to survive COVID-19 lockdowns without folding for good.
Paralympic medallist is USC’s top athlete for 202124 Nov
Triple Paralympic bronze medallist Katja Dedekind of Sippy Downs has been named the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2021.
Young students to be immersed in future careers23 Nov
Stereotypes are expected to be broken down and career ambitions raised at a special expo for almost 450 Year 5 school students from Hervey Bay and Maryborough at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.
Major sculpture exhibition opens at USC Art Gallery23 Nov
A major touring exhibition of contemporary sculpture showcasing the works of 12 acclaimed Australian artists is now on show at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.
New details about JFK assassination in academic’s book22 Nov
Machiavellian treachery on Australia’s doorstep played a key role in the assassination of a US president, according to a new book by historian Dr Greg Poulgrain.
High-achieving grandmother leads by example18 Nov
Former Gympie Day Care operator Kathy Pitt not only had her sights set on gaining a new career by completing a USC Education degree – she was also aiming to inspire her children and grandchildren.
USC to recognise its elite student athletes18 Nov
Triple Olympic gold medallist Kaylee McKeown will be the guest speaker at the annual University of the Sunshine Coast 2021 Sports Awards ceremony.
Quest for safety earns USC professor a place among nation’s best17 Nov
Helping to make the world a safer place through understanding why accidents and injuries happen is a key factor that drives University of the Sunshine Coast Professor Paul Salmon, who was recently named one of Australia’s top researchers.
Innovation is strong in Queensland’s regions: report17 Nov
A benchmark report released today on five key Queensland regions has found many regional firms were quick to adapt to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic by embracing new ways to do business and introducing new services.
Kelli finds strength, new career focus after stroke17 Nov
USC Fraser Coast student Kelli Berghofer considers herself one of the luckiest people alive and intends to ‘give back’ to those who helped her when she needed it most by dedicating her life to a career in nursing.
Animal ecology medallist seals career deal15 Nov
Completing an Animal Ecology degree with a near-perfect grade point average has helped USC graduate Katharine Needham dive into a new role as assistant marine mammal trainer at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium.
It’s time to go on a frog hunt11 Nov
USC Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecology Dr Dominique Potvin is urging Queenslanders to dedicate one week to getting outdoors to identify frogs in their area as part of FrogID week from 12-21 November
Noisy miner takes the prize in photography contest11 Nov
From a noisy miner to a water dragon to a soaring osprey – the winning entries of an annual University of the Sunshine Coast photographic competition have highlighted its students’ fascination with wildlife on campus.
Coastal impacts shown through eyes of a turtle11 Nov
As Queensland’s turtle nesting season gets underway, USC students and academics have devised an immersive virtual reality environment that allows people to experience coastal flooding or light pollution on nesting beaches from a marine turtle’s perspective.
‘Judges Hotseat’ to address domestic violence11 Nov
Two esteemed former presidents of the Queensland Court of Appeal and the Children’s Court of Queensland will present a public talk at USC on the crucial topics of domestic violence, coercive control and juvenile justice.
Winning GovHack apps help drivers, locals, visitors10 Nov
USC students who created concepts for apps to help visitors organise Brisbane holidays for the 2032 Olympics, improve learner driving, and encourage community and business networking in the Moreton Bay region have won four awards at the 2021 GovHack event.
Exhibition shows sustainability of student designs10 Nov
From brightly coloured wall art to skeleton and skull props to bold branding on water bottles and T-shirts, a new exhibition at the USC Art Gallery displays the diverse work of final-year Design students.
Forest waste could help fight climate change10 Nov
A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating how forest waste can help fight climate change and boost the incomes of farmers and landowners.
International netball star to coach USC Spartans9 Nov
In a major coup, the USC Spartans netball team has secured New Zealand’s most-capped representative player Laura Langman as its coach for 2022.
USC to host Queensland Ballet creative immersion for teens9 Nov
The University of the Sunshine Coast is partnering with Queensland Ballet (QB) to bring dance workshops for teenagers to Moreton Bay in mid-December.
New placenta model offers insights into pregnancy complications8 Nov
A USC researcher who has designed a novel 3D system that can mimic the cellular architecture of a human placenta has been awarded a Federal Ideas grant to continue her innovative research.
Bianca finds bird call too strong to ignore3 Nov
USC graduate Bianca Keys was so inspired by the wonders of ornithology she gave up her job in finance to chase a career in animal conservation and research
Brain tissue boosted after six-week treatment for chronic suicidality2 Nov
Neuroscience researchers from USC Australia have found a link between low-dose ketamine treatment and increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain associated with depression and suicidality.
New app to tackle youth homelessness in Gympie2 Nov
Young people at risk or experiencing homelessness in the Gympie region will soon be able to access services and support with the help of a new mobile phone app.
Businesses get a boost from free USC program2 Nov
A free USC course has helped 120 business owners and managers from the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture and Fraser Coast regions learn new skills to strengthen their businesses.
First Nations people, researchers gather to plan for K’gari’s future1 Nov
A USC-led symposium is aiming to develop a research strategy to help ‘future-proof’ K’gari, the world’s largest sand island, over the next three decades.