24/01/2023Read more Southern Cross University nursing student John Palencia has been selected for the highly regarded 2023 Regional Youth Taskforce, representing the North Coast Region. Composed of 18 young leaders from regional areas, the taskforce provides policy and operational advice to the NSW Government and advocates for the needs of young people in regional areas.
20/01/2023Read more The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalising a collaborative relationship that will work to advance naturopathic medicine globally.
11/01/2023Read more The New South Wales Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NSWVCC), the peak body for universities in NSW and the ACT, has initiated a sector-leading approach to introduce a new set of underlying principles for early offer admissions in 2024.
19/12/2022Read more Pearl Andrews and Yasmeen Daniels, both Southern Cross undergraduates, have been awarded a New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship for 2023. This prestigious grant, initiative of the Australian Government, will allow Yasmeen and Pearl to study and undertake internships in the Indo-Pacific region for up to one year.
15/12/2022Read more Former Wallabies player and Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby Union Players’ Association Justin Harrison gave a moving occasional address to graduates at the final Southern Cross University graduation event for 2022.
13/12/2022Read more Dr Alana Gall is a Pakana woman from Lutruwita (Tasmanian Aboriginal), early career health researcher, and advocate for the protection, preservation and accessibility of Australian First Nations traditional medicines and healing practices for all First Nations communities in Australia.
09/12/2022Read more Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people under 25 years in Australia, representing 31 per cent of all deaths for those aged 15‐17 years. More than 10 million Australians of all ages know someone who has been impacted by suicide. Yet it remains a loss that many find difficult to talk about and can be complex to grieve.
01/12/2022Read more Lockheed Martin Australia and Southern Cross University are proud to congratulate Elizabeth (Lizz) Wells as the recipient of the Early Career Alumnus of the Year 2022 at the Southern Cross University’s Alumni Impact Awards.
29/11/2022Read more Urban myth has it that a frog placed in cold water that’s brought to the boil will not react, dying a horrible death. Clearly this is a fallacy, yet climate change is forcing a similar predicament for mountain frog species stranded on ‘islands in the sky’, according to a new Southern Cross University study.
25/11/2022Read more Back in February, as the water kept coming, Marian Bailey didn’t hesitate, volunteering to help at the on-campus evacuation centre from that very first day, when almost 1,000 people took shelter in the campus buildings. She returned time and time again in the weeks and months following the floods, to help those who had been displaced or who needed basic necessities like food, blankets and clothing, often putting in exhausting, 12-hour days.
23/11/2022Read more Senior Lecturer Lachlan Yee is renowned for his work in polymer science – the science of plastics. This includes current research on designing and implementing new polymers and biopolymers for industry and society, but which also benefit the natural environment.
22/11/2022Read more The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and Southern Cross University, in partnership with University of Technology Sydney (UTS), are collaborating on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to inform and shape the future of Northern Rivers communities following the February and March 2022 floods.
18/11/2022Read more A seafood sentinel marine scientist from Southern Cross University has been announced as one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM, a program that tackles the gender inequity of visible diverse role models in the media.
17/11/2022Read more Science and tourism are proving the Great Barrier Reef’s perfect match, with Southern Cross University combining with tourism operators and US philanthropists to make the most of the Whitsundays’ bumper coral spawning.
Southern Cross lecturer co-authors new national guidelines for First Nations Peoples with kidney diseaseRead more New national guidelines for treatment and care of First Nations Australians with kidney disease will improve how the disease is diagnosed and managed for First Nations Peoples across Australia.
10/11/2022Read more Students from Southern Cross University and The Hotel School have returned from a study tour in Singapore where they learnt intercultural business communication skills, met with industry leaders from flagship tourism organisations and explored the sights and culture.
07/11/2022Read more A Chancellor’s Medal has been presented to Southern Cross University Research Fellow Dr Luke Jeffrey and OceanWatch Australia Program Manager for Aquaculture Dr Laura Stoltenberg for outstanding PhD theses at Southern Cross University’s Lismore graduation ceremony on 5 November 2022.
01/11/2022Read more For many, Byron Bay is a magical place of incredible natural beauty. But Byron's marine habitats face increasing threats and need scientists and managers ready to tackle them head-on with solutions. One of these is Southern Cross graduate Zoe White. She worked as a scuba diving instructor for several years in the Byron Shire, developing a strong connection to the land and sea.
Boosted by a Southern Cross University scholarship, Dayna Scapin is helping farmers better understand crop healthRead more Southern Cross University student Dayna Scapin is off to a flying start, combining her two passions – drones and agriculture – in a new business venture, thanks to the Student Opportunities Fund.
10/10/2022Read more A career in law isn’t for the faint-hearted, but if you’re someone who wants to help others during difficult times, it could be the industry for you. Southern Cross University Bachelor of Law graduate Tom Kershaw is one of those people. As a solicitor in the family law and care and protection division of Legal Aid NSW, he handles the legal matters of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in his community.
29/09/2022Read more Earlier this month, Foundation Director and Professor of Public Health from Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, Professor Jon Wardle was invited to be part of a discussion on SBS Australia’s Insight program on the integration of traditional medicine.
28/09/2022Read more Burnout in e-sports; acceptance of visible tattoos on doctors and nurses; and the transgender experience of online dating platforms are some of the leading-edge research theses Southern Cross University psychology students are exploring.
28/09/2022Read more Humans delight in different kinds of interactions, from deep and meaningful conversations to light-hearted banter. Now a Southern Cross University student has found the communication style we cherish changes throughout our lives.
27/09/2022Read more A nurse who hates the sight of blood might seem like a contradiction, but Shupikai Maduveko has made it work. She had never considered working in the aged care sector either, but now Shupikai says it’s the best thing she’s ever done.
15/09/2022Read more Southern Cross University’s ReCirculator program is all about turning industrial waste into tangible worth. With pilot programs under way and working well in the Northern Rivers, Professor Dirk Erler is eager for more industries to come on board.
14/09/2022Read more Jiaqi (Sophie) Shen had never heard of occupational therapy until she went on a whirlwind trip backpacking around Australia. A chance conversation and some Google research led her to consider this growing health discipline as her next career move. Not long afterwards, she applied for a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour, a city she had visited twice on her backpacking travels.
09/09/2022Read more Professor Andrew Rose says Southern Cross University's ReCirculator waste management project is a work for the common good. An example of circular economy principles in action, it also aligns with Professor Rose's philosophy around research and projects that combine local initiative with the potential for global reach.
07/09/2022Read more Gumboots squelching as he moves further into the black rice field, Associate Professor Tobias Kretzschmar seems to be shrinking. So sodden is the ground beneath the crop, every step sinks him deeper. Not that he minds. His attention is on the freshly picked rice in his hand. The black grains shine.
25/08/2022Read more When he fled his home in Burundi, a small country in central Africa, Dieudonne (Dious) Ininahazwe was just a young boy of seven. Civil war drove his family to the neighbouring country of Tanzania, where they lived in a refugee camp for 13 years. After being granted a humanitarian visa, Dious arrived in Coffs Harbour to begin a new life.
22/08/2022Read more Law lecturer Professor Alessandro Pelizzon swears he has no favourite student. But if he had to pick, it would be his mum. However, there was no special treatment for Ida Piovesan, 69, who graduated the Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University’s Sydney graduation ceremony on Saturday.
11/08/2022Read more The Australian Computer Society (ACS), the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, has awarded Southern Cross University graduate Matt Bowles a prestigious medal for his academic performance as Queensland's top IT student.
04/08/2022Read more ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’; that famous proverb attributed to John Milton perfectly illustrates Arpan Kuwar’s story. Made redundant from an IT job during the COVID-19 crisis, Arpan has discovered a completely new path in life studying nursing at Southern Cross.
02/08/2022Read more There is a young tea tree orchard growing on a hill in Northern NSW that is Dr Mervyn Shepherd’s pride and joy. Currently producing research innovation that augurs well for Australia’s tea tree oil industry, in time it will provide seed to establish high yielding tea tree plantations.
29/07/2022Read more When Leah Heritage accepted a position as a graduate nurse in Alice Springs, she thought it would be an interesting first career move. Little did she know that three years later, she would feel so at home in the middle of the country, thousands of kilometres from the Gold Coast where she was born and raised.
25/07/2022Read more The Australian labour market continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021. Southern Cross University, however, saw a rise in overall undergraduate employment rates, according to new national data on employment outcomes.
22/06/2022Read more Southern Cross academic Dr Sally Ashton-Hay is passionate about delivering better education to bilingual students. Now she’s sharing her knowledge across a global community of colleagues with an innovative language teaching method centred on ‘translanguaging’.
22/06/2022Read more Southern Cross contemporary music students will be lighting up the Heartbeats Stage this weekend at the Lismore Lantern Parade, one of the city’s first major events since the devastating floods earlier this year.
17/06/2022Read more After two years of online teaching, the first face-to-face cohort has graduated from Southern Cross University’s capstone English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program with their classmates and teachers on campus at the Gold Coast.
10/06/2022Read more Jen Ringbauer made a unique transition in 2020, switching from a 22-year music teaching career to commence studying in the world-first degree in regenerative agriculture at Southern Cross University. She was recently awarded the Eve Investments (now Eve Health Group) Regenerative Agriculture scholarship.
09/06/2022Read more The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University, in collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the Consulate General of India, are hosting a free community yoga event at their Lismore campus to mark International Day of Yoga, Tuesday 21 June.
02/06/2022Read more There are many misconceptions about Occupational Therapy and Tara Fritz is on a mission to debunk a few of them. The 4th-year Southern Cross Occupational Therapy student features on the latest episode of the SCU Buzz podcast to talk all things OT and share her study experience.
31/05/2022Read more A charity founded by Southern Cross graduate Karl Goodsell has completed a mapping project of the Brunswick river system that includes an interactive platform to raise awareness about the health of local waterways.
31/05/2022Read more In a few short years Australia’s east coast has experienced drought, blazing bushfires and unprecedented floods, driving discussion about the impacts of climate change. What is less discussed, and also less-well understood, are the implications of such extremes for the quality of water in our rivers.
30/05/2022Read more This World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Southern Cross University’s iSISTAQUIT project is launching a compilation of campaign video clips to raise awareness about the importance of culturally appropriate care in assisting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women to quit smoking.
20/05/2022Read more From discovering a new frog species or learning more about shy tropical dolphins, to improving the production of food crops like hempseed and coffee, Southern Cross University researchers are working alongside nature to ensure longevity and viability of plant and animal species.
18/05/2022Read more What links a finger bone and some fossil teeth found in the remote Altai Mountains of Siberia to a single tooth found in the limestone landscapes of tropical Laos? The answer has been established by an international team of researchers, including Southern Cross University.
17/05/2022Read more Temporary accommodation will be constructed adjacent to Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus to house flood-affected residents. In an agreement with the NSW Government, a soccer pitch and car park will be used to accommodate modular homes known as ‘pods’.
05/05/2022Read more Southern Cross University is shining a light on the rewarding profession of midwifery this International Day of the Midwife, emphasising the important role of Indigenous midwives in delivering culturally-safe care.
03/05/2022Read more Researchers from Southern Cross University have helped uncover a new species of mountainfrog; Philoria knowlesi, in the rainforests of the NSW-QLD border, and are now working to protect its habitat.
27/04/2022Read more As Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Dr Andrea Bugarcic has a strong commitment to building positive outcomes for the naturopathic profession by furthering education and research opportunities for students, as well as contributing her own meaningful research outcomes. April is Parkinson’s awareness month, so we caught up with Dr Bugarcic to find out what inspired her flair for science from an early age, her passion for building the evidence base in naturopathic medicine, and her research into medical cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease.
22/04/2022Read more Movie critics and enthusiasts have reunited again in Coffs Harbour for the flagship Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF). Southern Cross University is both a proud sponsor and major venue for the event.
22/04/2022Read more A passion for protecting and restoring the Great Barrier Reef is the driving force behind Colleen Rodd’s PhD project. She’s part of the research team led by Distinguished Professor Peter Harrison, who is fighting to protect the Reef one coral larvae at a time.
14/04/2022Read more Beginning with a small offering of associate degrees, an English language program, and the foundation course 'Preparing for Success' in 2012, the College was born out of Southern Cross University’s drive to increase access and participation in higher education across the campus regions.
07/04/2022Read more Rhiannon Mitchell, a Mununjali woman and Marine Science student at Southern Cross University, is making waves. She wants to change the future of Indigenous girls and women through ‘Saltwater Sistas,’ a mentoring program that creates a safe, culturally appropriate place to learn about culture, wellbeing, and ocean conservation.
No oxygen and no fish – Southern Cross scientists investigate deoxygenation and fish kills in the wake of disastrous floodsRead more After the worst flooding event on record, followed a month later by renewed flooding, the clean-up of the Northern Rivers has just begun, but the full extent of its environmental impact is still being unravelled, including the severe deoxygenation of the Richmond River system.
25/03/2022Read more Kaliya Alldridge feels most alive when she’s performing to a crowd. The indie-pop singer songwriter dreams of one day playing her music to packed stadiums and music festivals around the world.
06/03/2022Read more Taking over an international English college in the middle of a pandemic when borders were closed to students might not sound like the most inviting career move, but Southern Cross graduate Peter Yue Wei saw it as a unique opportunity.
New research from Southern Cross University investigates the realities of ageing in place in AustraliaRead more Many older Australians are determined to remain in their own home for as long as they possibly can – and they want to avoid residential aged care at all costs. In other words, they want to ‘age in place’.
21/02/2022Read more Southern Cross University Associate Professor Renaud Joannes-Boyau will track back in time using pre-historic teeth to observe how our earliest human ancestors co-existed alongside two other ‘pre-human species’.
18/02/2022Read more For the one in nine women suffering endometriosis in Australia, access to specialised care is not always readily available. Those managing the symptoms of endometriosis now have an opportunity to participate in a new pilot study being conducted through the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University.
Half-a-million dollars to develop talent pipeline in Southern Cross regenerative agriculture programsRead more Southern Cross University and global bio-tech corporation VRM Biologik® have announced a significant new partnership to support students in the University’s regenerative agriculture programs.
11/02/2022Read more Southern Cross University is celebrating hosting new international students back on campus, with 36 international nurses now part-way through their training to work as Registered Nurses in Australia.
09/02/2022Read more Southern Cross University biogeochemist Professor Bradley Eyre has secured funding for two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects in a single round, and will work with the US space agency NASA on one of them.
28/01/2022Read more Professor Marianne Wallis, Associate Dean of Research at Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health, has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List for her significant service to tertiary education, to nursing, and to research.
19/01/2022Read more We’ve all heard of arsenic, but what about its chemical cousin, antimony? It’s a huge part of our day to day lives, from electronics, to plastics and even clothing. But it’s also a contaminant of concern, according to Southern Cross University environmental geochemist Dr Niloofar Karimian, as it’s both carcinogenic and toxic, polluting natural environments as a result of mining and industrial activities.