21/07/2021Read more Heading to outback Australian communities to complete a professional placement is a rite of passage for many University students, it can be a turning point in their journey from student to experienced professional. But being away from home, family and daily routine can also present challenges.
University partnership supports a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Academy for LismoreRead more In a first for NSW, Indigenous high school students from the Northern Rivers region will have the opportunity to complete a school-based traineeship to attain a Cert III in Allied Health Assistance, delivered at Southern Cross University.
Digital dilemma: telepractice offers pandemic lifeline for social services, but not long-term solutionsRead more As Greater Sydney enters its third week of lockdown, a new Southern Cross University study reveals that telepractice has enabled more people to access critically important child and family social services.
02/07/2021Read more It’s not your average music video. The setting is half beach and wild mangroves, half school playground – places where children spend a lot of their time in this corner of the world. The beautifully shot vision shows kids doing backflips off the sand dunes, dancing in the surf and in front of mural art at school, all to a thumping hip hop track sung half in English, half in Bundjalung. It’s titled ‘Our voices being heard’.
01/07/2021Read more The conclusion by Canadian researchers that the wearing of face masks has no effect on exercise may be overstating the definitiveness of their study’s findings says Southern Cross University exercise physiologist Dr Mike Climstein.
25/06/2021Read more A young university graduate’s chance posting to Lord Howe Island has taken Ian Hutton OAM on a lifetime’s wondrous ecological adventure that Southern Cross University is set to recognise with an Honorary Doctorate.
10/06/2021Read more San Francisco’s Silicon Valley is a global hub for tech lovers, programmers, app creators and web developers. It’s the headquarters for companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple, it’s also the place Southern Cross University Bachelor of Information Technology graduate Jack Russell now calls home.
03/06/2021Read more Can a robotic chicken work like a tractor… only better? How can we get rid of mozzies around our school, or stop the paths from flooding every time it rains? What about an aquaculture farm that re-uses waste as plant nutrients? These were just some of the questions our youngest scientists and thinkers were tackling this week at the Southern Cross University Lismore campus.
27/05/2021Read more Recipient of the Eve Investments Regenerative Agriculture Scholarship Emma-jeay Pickett wasn’t planning on university until she heard about the world-first degree in Regenerative Agriculture offered at Southern Cross.
Key appointment to global advisory committee recognises Southern Cross researcher’s traditional medicine expertiseRead more Dr Peter Bai James, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, has accepted a nomination to serve on an advisory committee for the West African Health Organisation’s Traditional Medicine Programme.
21/05/2021Read more You couldn’t help but feel hopeful about Australia’s farming future when Southern Cross University’s Regenerative Agriculture students from across the country converged on Northern Rivers farms recently for their field-based residentials.
14/05/2021Read more We spend more time at work than just about any other human activity (apart from sleeping) over the course of our lifetimes. The workplace can be a battleground or a fertile ground for growth, depending on how you look at it, and that's something Batoul Hodroj thinks about a lot in her ongoing training in organisational psychology.
13/05/2021Read more Working out how to extract an element from human waste in order to recycle it back into agricultural crops may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but when Professor Terry Rose starts talking about the phosphorus cycle, he lights up.
07/05/2021Read more Mothers who study spend a lot of time running between commitments, but have you ever wondered what kind of training pregnant women and women who have just had a baby need to do for long distance running? With the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon not far away, two of our mothers who run give their take on training before and after having a baby.
06/05/2021Read more New research from Southern Cross University takes a different approach to supporting doctoral supervisors. The emphasis is not on what they should do, but the ‘ways’ they should be doing it.
03/05/2021Read more On International Day of the Midwife this Wednesday (5 May), seven Southern Cross midwifery students have an extra reason to celebrate, as the successful recipients of a scholarship to attend the 2021 NSW State Conference of the Australian College of Midwives.
26/04/2021Read more Documenting the Lismore community’s response to ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Flood Stories showcases the power of storytelling in disaster recovery in a new interactive audio project by Southern Cross University's Jeanti St Clair.
20/04/2021Read more A battle of the ages has unfolded at Southern Cross University, with a dynamic group of Gold Coast seniors taking on the city’s sharpest young minds in the latest evolution of the ground-breaking Ask Gran Not Google program.
13/04/2021Read more She is the tooth researcher who is helping unlock the myths around Bigfoot and Yeti. And now PhD researcher Marian Bailey has stepped into the studio at Southern Cross University Lismore campus to chat with Snowy Frankland for the new much-anticipated SCU Buzz podcast.
31/03/2021Read more Water quality management in the ocean often targets visible pollution sources such as sewage, rivers or ships. A new global study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Southern Cross University, reveals invisible groundwater discharges may be just as important in driving nitrogen into coastal waters.
24/03/2021Read more “As humans we’ve had a propensity to make art, to make images and objects, in every place and time since someone picked up a tool. That’s what makes us fully human in my opinion and I can’t understand: as this is a human cultural practice – why are we bleeding it out of the school system? Why are we putting it to the edges, or the last thing on a Friday afternoon? I mean, I could teach a student in secondary school anything through the arts.”
22/03/2021Read more He’s passionate about aligning student assessment and experience with cutting-edge industry learning, and now Southern Cross University long-time lecturer Dr Michael Whelan has won a national University Teaching citation.
20/03/2021Read more From tracking tuna across the Pacific Ocean to brightening clouds over the Great Barrier Reef, Southern Cross University’s Dr Daniel Harrison is working to protect our ecosystems before it’s too late. This unfortunately, he says, is likely to be far sooner than most people realise: “I personally think we’re going to start seeing very, very rapid decline of the reef over the next decade.”
Researcher Spotlight: Associate Professor Romy Lauche of the National Centre for Naturopathic MedicineRead more Associate Professor Romy Lauche is a qualified psychologist with a PhD in medical sciences. She is extensively experienced with all facets of clinical and non-clinical research including research methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, mixed-methods research, and statistical analyses of large population health datasets.
10/03/2021Read more Exploring how our region’s rivers provide a creative link to interpret the way we think, live and interact is the theme for a Northern Rivers based Speaking With the River exhibition that opens on 11 March.
08/03/2021Read more With some of the best engineering laboratories in regional Australia, industry-leading staff and a graduate employment rate of almost 100 per cent, there’s no guessing why Southern Cross University’s engineering degree has been named the best in the country.
02/03/2021Read more Southern Cross University, TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Senior College and Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) are delighted to announce the completion of a major upgrade and refurbishment to D Block Theatre at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC).
11/02/2021Read more Researchers are inviting parents to have their say in the development of future healthcare services for children by sharing their views on how they have managed common health issues, including the treatments and services they access and what factors influence these decisions.