16/07/2018Read more The Arts Vs Science Festival brings together artists and scientists, and everyone in between, from some of the Northern Rivers' leading education, research and action institutions for Lismore’s big National Science Week event in August.
12/07/2018Read more When mammal ecologist Ross Goldingay first had the idea of installing power poles where trees had once been, to help gliding mammals cross highways, many conservationists thought he was crazy.
11/07/2018Play video Read more After six-weeks of developing ideas and perfecting their pitches, the Enterprise Lab’s Ideation startup teams presented their ideas to an audience full of potential contributors and a panel of expert judges at the SPARK Live Pitch collective-giving event.
Why standing up for Standing Rock matters in the Northern Rivers: a Thursday Night Live conversationRead more The Standing Rock protests in the US against the construction of 1886 kilometre underground oil pipeline has garnered international support. Part of the proposed pipeline cuts through contested Indian Sioux territory and there are concerns a leak could have severe environmental impacts.
10/07/2018Read more Australia has traded its natural capital for economic growth to the detriment of the ecological integrity essential to the country’s very survival, says a Southern Cross University environmental economist who has contributed to an international report investigating the link between forests, water, climate and people.
02/07/2018Read more Worldwide each year hundreds of thousands of marine creatures are casualties of our plastic obsession, suffering – and dying – after inadvertently eating plastic or becoming entangled in plastic debris found floating in the ocean.
20/06/2018Read more Increasing the heat potency of Indian mustard seeds, which when distilled in Australia forms a high value export commodity to countries including Japan, will be the focus of a Southern Cross University research project investigating the link between genetics and sulphur fertiliser.
19/06/2018Read more Harry Suttor and Lachlan Mulligan were born in the surf of the small coastal town of Yamba, between Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. Since graduating – for Harry from the contemporary music degree at Southern Cross and Lachlan from SAE - they have been riding even bigger waves in the Australian music scene as electronic duo, Nocturnal Tapes.
18/06/2018Read more A Chinese postgraduate accounting student is on the brink of realising her entrepreneurial potential after being awarded the Southern Cross Entrepreneurs seed grant at the inaugural SPARK Live Pitch event.
14/06/2018Read more Mangroves are highly valued for their efficiency in storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. But those calculations need to be adjusted to account for the methane emitted during the carbon burial process, according to new research from Southern Cross University.
June 16 Healthcare Symposium: Professor Dian Tjondronegoro on how Artificial Intelligence could save your lifeRead more Healthcare of the future will be designed using virtual reality ‘rooms’ and training performed with holographic patients and artificial intelligence, according to Southern Cross University thought leader and visionary Professor Dian Tjondronegoro.
06/06/2018Read more Death is not a topic we take lightly and dying is not often a part of our daily conversations, let alone discussing who gets to decide when we die. Yet this is exactly the conversation that will be had at the next Thursday Night Live! event on June 14 at Lismore Regional Gallery.
04/06/2018Read more Proving age is no barrier when it comes to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit, a group of primary school students has just returned from a two-day startup camp at the Enterprise Lab where they got to map their business ideas.
01/06/2018Read more Rachel Murray spent three years knee-deep in the mangrove and estuary systems of north Queensland measuring nitrous oxide. The insights the then PhD researcher gleaned using a new approach - continuous real time monitoring of this greenhouse gas – saw her awarded Southern Cross University’s highest accolade for an outstanding thesis, the Chancellor’s Medal, at today’s graduation ceremony.
31/05/2018Read more Unlike the rest of the world, Australia has been slow to explore technologies that convert solid waste into valuable commodities like renewable energy or nutrients. Now Southern Cross University has teamed up with industry to investigate new uses for human excrement and food processing waste while solving disposal issues.
30/05/2018Read more If ever there was an image to dispel the myth that science is simply about white lab coats and microscopes, then this photo of Southern Cross University researchers stuck in a swamp is it. The international journal Nature thought so too, giving photographer Luke Jeffrey a gong in its annual Science at Work photograph competition.
28/05/2018Read more Southern Cross University’s NatMed-Research Unit is looking for female volunteers post menopause with osteoarthritis of the knee to participate in a research study looking at the effectiveness of marine oil supplements in alleviating the symptoms of this condition.
25/05/2018Read more Brazilian and Chinese recruits at the Liverpool International Academy are adding an international flavour to the high performance experience for the region’s junior players, ahead of this weekend’s Champions League final which sees the Academy’s namesake Liverpool FC take on Real Madrid.
23/05/2018Read more As a uni student in a regional area known for its dynamic music scene, Jana Gibson spent countless hours at gigs at the university bar and local pubs. Now her passion for live music and well-honed skills in events management has landed Jana a senior role in the Australian music industry.
21/05/2018Play video Read more Internationally-renowned mural artist Guido van Helten will return to Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus to give an exclusive insight into the inspiration behind his iconic, photo-realistic creations found around the world at a free public seminar on May 31.
15/05/2018Read more If you’re from the east coast of Australia chances are you’ve probably never heard of Hatched, the annual showcase of the best graduate artworks coming out of art schools around the country that’s been running in Perth since 1992.
11/05/2018Read more Bunions, foot ulcerations and corns are not often spoken about in polite company, but Southern Cross University pedorthics students will make them front and centre at a fortnightly clinic dedicated to helping people get back onto their feet.
10/05/2018Read more Women in the Australian tourism and hospitality sector earn almost 10 per cent less than their male colleagues, according to a study led by Southern Cross University Associate Professor Michael Kortt.
09/05/2018Read more People across regional Australia should be celebrating that they have finally been heard, after the Federal Budget provided overdue recognition that universities are a cornerstone to the future of regional Australia, according to Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker.
08/05/2018Read more It’s hard to believe that Facebook, which seems to have penetrated so many aspects of contemporary society, is little over 10 years old. Even its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, recently reflected on its pervasiveness as being way out of proportion to how he thought it would be used.
02/05/2018Read more Nicholas Drew and Jackson Chetwynd-Jones are two Southern Cross University Gold Coast graduates who are now forging their career paths in the world of nursing. Both students undertook placements at the John Flynn Private Hospital as part of their training which led to both of them being offered placements at the hospital of choice.
27/04/2018Read more In light of China’s ban on Australia’s imported recyclables, some of the region’s brightest young minds came up with ideas for innovate waste engineering solutions at the Young Engineer’s event hosted by Southern Cross University.
26/04/2018Read more Four Southern Cross University students from the USA have received the full tourism treatment at Catch a Crab in Tweed Heads, teaming up with the local business to complete a social media campaign project targeting the North American market.
20/04/2018Read more A trio of young, business-savvy, Mandarin-speaking students from Southern Cross University is assisting Northern Rivers-based gourmet food producer Brookfarm with insights about what the Chinese middle-class consumer eats for breakfast.
18/04/2018Read more Beneath the waters of Port Phillip Bay and Westernport this weekend, volunteer scuba divers and underwater photographers will search the seabed for a small but colourful group of marine life, in the inaugural Melbourne Sea Slug Census.
14/04/2018Read more From the world’s first self-cleaning aquaponics system to a sustainable high performance surfboard, the Southern Cross Enterprise Lab has picked seven of the North Coast’s most innovative business ideas for its inaugural Startup in Residence program.
13/04/2018Read more One of the world’s leaders in organic farming research will share his insights into the nutritional benefits of organic fruit and vegetables – including results of an international study showing significantly higher levels of antioxidants – at a breakfast research seminar at Southern Cross University on Monday April 16 at 8am.
12/04/2018Read more In the past week, Southern Cross University student Kareena Barraclough has met the president of the Bahamas and mingled with gold medallists. Tomorrow she will be on the ground to meet and greet athletes and officials when the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens kicks off.
11/04/2018Play video Read more The boosting effect of a warmer ocean on the growth rate of baby sea urchins is proving to be a silver lining of a much darker cloud by the time these spikey marine creatures reach adulthood.