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Events, networks and campaigns

Equity and Diversity coordinates a range of events, networks and campaigns designed to raise awareness of social issues and nurture a university culture that supports diversity.


Iftar Dinner

Deakin University, in collaboration with the Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) and the Deakin University Student Islamic Society, held an Iftar dinner on 22 July 2014, celebrating the end of the Ramadan fast, a key dimension of the Islamic faith.

Deakin University's Vice-Chancellor, staff and students, shared a meal with members of the community, civic and business leaders, from various cultures and faiths. Since 2011, Iftar Dinners at Deakin, has helped to promote intercultural dialogue and build social harmony and friendship in Victoria.

Courage to Care exhibition

Courage to Care is a travelling exhibition and educational program about respect and acceptance of all people. Courage to Care runs a program for school students on bullying. It connects the notion of bullying with the holocaust and shows how one person can make a difference by highlighting a range of righteous individuals.

Deakin will be hosting Courage to Care from 25 August to 12 September 2014 at the Waterfront Campus. For more information, contact Andreanne Boileau.

Courageous Conversations About Race

These popular interactive workshops ran in June 2014, facilitated by internationally recognised racism expert, Glenn E Singleton. They aimed to raise racial consciousness and embed cultural competence in a meaningful and action-orientated way in all facets of university life. More information about Courageous Conversations About Race


Social Inclusion Network

The Social Inclusion Network was established in 2010 to provide a continuing platform for sharing knowledge, expertise and good practice across all areas of the University.

The main communication tool within the network is Inclusion News, a monthly newsletter produced by Equity and Diversity and sent to staff and student subscribers. Inclusion News aims to share the latest news and information about equity and diversity research, practices and events.

See the latest edition of Inclusion News here.

To subscribe, email

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Deakin Ally Network

The Ally Network aims to create a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater visibility and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) staff and students and their issues.

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Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officers (HDCOs) network

Deakin has a network of over 75 HDCOs who are trained to assist staff and students with any enquiries about discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying. Find out more about HDCOs


End Violence Against Women

In line with the University's strategic commitment to nurturing personal development and wellbeing for students and staff, the campaign to end violence against women is building on and coordinating existing activities, support, information and resources.

End Violence Against Women

Racism. It Stops with Me

Deakin University is an official supporter of Racism. It Stops With Me, a campaign which invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.

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