USC values its relationship with the Traditional Custodians of the land on which its campuses sit.
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Gympie and Noosa are located on the land of the Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi people.
Gubbi Gubbi as an inland tribe of the Wide Bay–Burnett area, whose lands extended over 3,700 square miles (9,600 km2) and lay west of Maryborough. The northern borders ran as far as Childers and Hervey Bay. On the south, they approached the headwaters of the Mary River and Cooroy. Westwards, they reached as far as the Coast Ranges and Kilkivan. Gubbi Gubbi country is currently located between Pumicestone Road, near Caboolture in the south, through to Childers in the north.
USC SouthBank and North Lakes is located on the land of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera and Turrbal peoples.
Jagera, also written Yagarr, Yaggera, Yuggera, Yugarabul and Yugaapul is a tribe of Australian Aboriginal people which inhabited the territories from Moreton Bay to Toowoomba including the city of Brisbane (including Ipswich).
USC Fraser Coast and USC Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre is located on the land of the Butchulla / Batjala / Badtjala people.
Butchulla country lies in the Great Sandy region on the south-east coast of Queensland, Australia. Ongoing investigation aims at defining the boundaries, which are in contention. Most references currently define Butchulla land as ranging across Fraser Island and the adjacent mainland, from around Double Island Point in the south to the mouth of the Burrum River in the north, and west to Bauple Mountain.
USC Moreton Bay is located on the land of the Ningy Ningy people.
The Redcliffe Peninsula was the home of a clan of aborigines called the ‘Ningy Ningy’. Their territory included the entire Peninsula and stretched around Deception Bay to Toorbul Point.
$600,000 grant to support new USC project in FNQ
An innovative University of the Sunshine Coast project to simultaneously boost the Indigenous communities, forestry and mining industries, and environment of Cape York Peninsula has won a $600,000 Advance Queensland grant.
5 July 2017
Indigenous culture the catalyst for USC programs
USC has received a NAIDOC Award for its involvement in school-based initiatives in Fraser Coast schools to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture though language, song and dance.
15 March 2017
USC takes steps to ‘Close the Gap’ in Fraser Coast
USC Fraser Coast will host a Close the Gap event to showcase initiatives to improve Indigenous life expectancy, educational achievement and employment in the Fraser Coast region.
9 March 2017
USC has action plan for Indigenous success
USC has reaffirmed its commitment to growing enrolments and lifting the success rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as Australia’s universities launch a national strategy setting ambitious targets for Indigenous participation rates.
22 November 2016
USC Fraser Coast forum to address drug dangers
Former international rugby league players will add their support to an Indigenous community drug and alcohol forum hosted at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast campus.
28 September 2016
Research benefits Indigenous health workers
Indigenous health workers may soon have access to targeted education to develop their skills and knowledge, following a study by the University of the Sunshine Coast.