08/11/2018Read more Southern Cross University researchers have discovered that a new form of honey, from bees foraging on tea tree, is higher in antioxidants and has sustained anti-microbial activity compared to other honeys.
08/11/2018Read more The streets are wide in the small country town of Casino. People drive slowly down the main drag and wave at their friends. Just out of town, sleek black cattle graze in green paddocks, an unmistakable reminder of the town’s main industry and the reason for its famed annual festival, Beef Week.
06/11/2018Read more Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most children. But not for all. For one small boy, the bicycle had become a two-wheeled torture device, a source of frustration and anxiety instead of joy. It took six months of therapy and intervention with Southern Cross University graduate and occupational therapist Emma Hoare before he could even look at it, let alone get on it. It took even longer before he learnt the underlying skills he needed to feel empowered and to control his feelings so he could make those first wobbly metres on his own. Now, thanks to Emma, he is riding to school with his siblings, just like any other boy on his street.
29/10/2018Read more From the conservation of sea turtles in a remote region of Sumatra, an art installation featuring thousands of poppies to honour Queensland military service, to student leadership spanning study, health, counselling and collaboration, Southern Cross University's 2018 Student Awards demonstrate a breadth of aspiration and achievement.
17/10/2018Read more Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Adam Shoemaker, will use a major tertiary education conference on the Gold Coast this week to advocate for the appointment of a Regional Education Commissioner.
15/10/2018Read more Australian carers do an amazing job. Some 2.5 million people – that’s one in every eight Australians – identify as a carer, delivering a staggering 1.9 billion hours of unpaid care every year to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, or who are frail aged.
08/10/2018Read more New research suggests that University students with a disability are far less likely to find employment after graduating than those without disability. Recognising this significant disadvantage, Southern Cross University has set out to change these employment outcomes.
04/10/2018Read more We’re quick to pull out our mobile phones to film events in our lives to share on social media. But could that be leading to poor memory recall, particularly if we were witness to something we later had to recount in court?
02/10/2018Read more Papua New Guinean Vavine Nadesalingam, founder of the NGO Voices For Village Foundation Inc, has been named the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year at Southern Cross University’s annual Alumni of the Year Awards recognising exceptional achievement and outstanding service.
02/10/2018Read more Former Coffs Harbour florist now Australian Lawyers for Human Rights state convenor for Tasmania Johanna Byrne has been named the School of Law and Justice Alumnus of the Year 2018 at Southern Cross University’s annual awards recognising exceptional achievement and outstanding service.
29/09/2018Read more New Zealand Member of Parliament Poto Williams and global mural artist Guido van Helten have been named the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus and the Young Alumnus of the Year, respectively, at Southern Cross University’s annual awards recognising exceptional achievement and outstanding service.
21/09/2018Read more Five powerful female leaders from across the globe, all with personal stories of triumph in the face of adversity, will join an inaugural alumni panel at Southern Cross University, sharing wisdom and insights from their professional and personal lives.
17/09/2018Read more It’s a perfect match: an hour-long art/science video exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Australian landscape from space, paired with the sounds of experimental jazz trio The Necks, known for their mesmerising, slowly unravelling musical pieces.
31/08/2018Read more It’s one of those inspiring tales where the truth is more remarkable than fiction. From abused child to homeless alcoholic who retreated into the wild for a decade, Gregory Smith has since achieved two university degrees with Southern Cross University and a book deal. Now he shares his journey with ABC’s Australian Story.
30/08/2018Read more Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus is one step closer to boosting its health precinct credentials, with the first sod turned at the site of the new Allied Health Building today.
28/08/2018Read more Australians have been shocked at the growing number of assaults on women in unprovoked attacks by strangers, partners or family members. On the back of the #metoo movement and the murder of Eurydice Dixon in Melbourne, men have been called on to be part of the change that ensures public spaces and the home are safe places for women.
15/08/2018Read more From the US space agency NASA to festivalgoers at Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass, Southern Cross University’s arts-science collaborations have been wowing audiences around the globe. Now it’s Lismore’s turn, when Southern Cross brings its world-renowned creative researchers to the Arts Vs Science Festival on Saturday August 18 to celebrate National Science Week.
09/08/2018Read more Southern Cross University allied health students are shining a spotlight on foot health this month, hosting free foot examinations on the Gold Coast for members of the community who have diabetes.
07/08/2018Read more Cotton farmers will share their experiences of life on the land in an industry Q&A with Professor Robin Stonecash, Head of Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus and School of Business and Tourism, at this week’s 2018 Australian Cotton Conference on the Gold Coast.
07/08/2018Read more Australians aged 40 and over with dementia are encouraged to participate in one of the nation’s largest clinical trials investigating a novel Chinese herbal extract Sailuotong (SLT). Conducted by NICM Health Research Institute (NICM), the Phase III clinical trial has added three new hospital sites across Lismore, Melbourne and Brisbane, with further sites planned for Adelaide and Perth. The site expansion coincides with positive results from an independent clinical trial of SLT published in the recent journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.
EnergyLab and Southern Cross Enterprise Lab partner to drive innovation for a clean energy future in the NSW Northern RiversRead more Australia’s leading clean-tech business accelerator EnergyLab has partnered with Southern Cross University’s Enterprise Lab to launch an Acceleration Program for innovators in the renewable and advanced energy sectors.
03/08/2018Read more Southern Cross University is bringing creativity, social conscience and intellectual rigour to the 2018 Byron Writers Festival, with alumni and academics joining the line-up of 140 writers and thinkers in conversations this weekend.
02/08/2018Read more It’s the kind of community support that can set a student on the path to realising their potential. For 16 years, Southern Cross University and its donor partners have extended a helping hand of financial support for students through the Rising Stars Scholarship program.
31/07/2018Read more In a bold and exciting use of civic space, two temporary structures made of recycled materials will pop-up on the NSW North Coast as part of a new annual design competition, Innovate :: Situate: Southern Cross University Design Prize.
23/07/2018Read more Southern Cross University Marine Ecology Research Centre director Professor Peter Harrison has secured new funding to join forces with other reef restoration experts to increase the rate of juvenile coral growth on the Great Barrier Reef.
23/07/2018Read more Southern Cross University is expanding its commitment to Coffs Harbour, introducing three highly sought-after degrees which will provide a significant boost to study and career opportunities in the area, Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker announced today.
20/07/2018Read more Have you ever wondered what a career as an ocean researcher would be like? Or aspired to be an outstanding teacher? Is the virtual business world an arena where you see yourself working? Or have your considered what options you have in science, engineering or as a health professional?
20/07/2018Play video Read more Want to be an elite sports coach and inspire players to get to the top of their game? Or maybe you want to help people with injury or disability participate more fully in life? What if you could complete your entire marine science degree at the National Marine Science Centre, using the Solitary Islands Marine Park as your classroom?
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.
‘Is school out for the 21st century?’: Southern Cross to moderate discussion at Thursday Night Live!Read more The ‘factory model’ of school, with its standardised curricula and cookie-cutter assessments, has passed its use-by date says a Southern Cross University educator who’s moderating this month’s Thursday Night Live! discussion, ‘Is school out for the 21st century?’, at 6pm on April 12 at Lismore Regional Gallery.
26/03/2018Read more The Digital Enterprise Lab at Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus last week staged a one-day Innovation Challenge where teams competed in developing tech solutions to revolutionise the Gold Coast Airport.
26/03/2018Read more Southern Cross University is stoked to be onboard for the 2020 Global Wave Conference after the Gold Coast won the bid to host the major international surfing festival which attracts up to 400 surf experts from around the world.
22/03/2018Read more Living and working in Japan may have seemed a pipe dream for Leah Armstrong when she first studied Japanese at high school. This week, the Southern Cross University arts graduate will leave Australia to start work as an English language teacher at a university in Japan.
12/03/2018Read more An art-science video project exploring how time and elemental forces work together to shape the earth has attracted the interest of NASA, thanks to the creative use of image data from the space agency’s Landsat 8 satellite by Southern Cross University digital media artist Associate Professor Grayson Cooke.
05/03/2018Read more Southern Cross University academics and graduates will put women, feminism and gender under the microscope on International Women’s Day this week, Thursday March 8, as they discuss the provocation, ‘Ain’t I a woman? Am I or am I not a feminist?’ at the Lismore Regional Gallery.
03/03/2018Read more I was 15 when Sydney's first Gay Mardi Gras parade (as it was called then) ended in a violent confrontation on 24 June, 1978. My local newspaper, the Newcastle Morning Herald, reported on the bitter skirmish on the Monday after, under the headline 'Mass arrest ends march by ‘gays’'. No doubt my sexuality-fuelled teenage anxieties would only have been aggravated by reading these accounts of hostility and violence that marked the clash between police and the brave people we know today at the 78ers.
26/02/2018Read more Orientation for Session 1 has kicked off today, giving new students the opportunity to join a club, learn about their course, meet other students and chill out with live performances, all while learning about how to get the most from their studies once classes start on March 5.
23/02/2018Play video Read more Each morning at dawn patrol surfers assess ocean and weather conditions before paddling out. Now the entire surf session experience is set to become more valuable, thanks to a new fin fitted with oceanographic sensors that will share data with scientists interested in the health of coastal zones.
14/02/2018Read more The Country Education Foundation of Australia has launched its 2018 University Survival Guide, with Southern Cross University coming on board as the new principal partner of this valuable online resource for first-year students.
12/02/2018Read more Being physically safe, emotionally safe, having access needs met and feeling capable have been identified by young people with disability as the four key factors fundamental to a creating a sense of safety and preventing abuse.
01/02/2018Read more Local entrepreneurs, students and the wider community can experience two free and interactive sessions with globally-recognised entrepreneurial educator, Dr Peter Kelly on Wednesday February 7.
27/12/2017Read more The tragic sequence of events that led to the drowning of Ravneet Singh Gill on Christmas Day reminds all of us how dangerous Australian ocean beaches can be at this time of year. The entire University family pays tribute to Ravneet as a Southern Cross student and as a proud member of his Indian community.
Holy Smoke! Evidence that the controversial fourth ingredient in sacred incense comes from a sea snailRead more Since biblical times incense has been used in religious ceremonies and purification rituals, with its fragrant smoke evoking reverence and reflection. For much of that time this holy incense has also been shrouded in secrecy and controversy because of uncertainty over the identity of its major ingredients, onycha. Scientific evidence now supports the identification of onycha as the opercula, or trapdoor, from the sea snail Muricidae (murex whelks). In biblical times these sea snails were also used to produce purple and blue dyes of religious significance.
26/11/2017Play video Read more For the first time, researchers have accelerated the formation of new coral colonies on small areas in the Great Barrier Reef using ‘baby corals’ conceived and successfully settled directly on the Reef through a pioneering pilot project funded by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
15/11/2017Read more In response to the overwhelmingly positive result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey—announced at 10am NSW time today—Southern Cross University reaffirms its unqualified support for legal and parliamentary change in this important area.
06/11/2017Read more Despite enormous resources, the United States now experiences the highest rates of maternal mortality in the developed world. While a decrease in maternal deaths occurred in virtually every other country in the world over the past 15 years, the rates of maternal mortality dramatically increased in the US.
27/10/2017Read more An Australian sea snail is proving to be a powerhouse of medicinal compounds, with its anti-inflammatory properties the latest to be discovered by researchers at Southern Cross University and the University of Southern Queensland.
16/10/2017Read more A photography project aimed at increasing awareness about sexual violence is set to evolve into a social enterprise after its founder and Southern Cross University media student Rory Banwell graduated from the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship this month.
04/10/2017Read more From birds and turtles with stomachs full of plastic to beaches littered with drink containers: the problem of plastic marine waste is not only an eyesore, it’s lethal. Right on our doorstep is Indonesia, the world’s second largest contributor to marine debris.
27/09/2017Read more Campers have long been using streets to park their vans, much to the anguish of local residents – but it seems they are simply following in their grandparents’ footsteps. And as the popularity of ‘freedom camping’ ramps up across Australia, new research from Southern Cross University shows policy regulators are failing to catch up with current practice.