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.
'We are the 50%' lunchtime presentation series
'We are the 50%' is a series of lunchtime presentations on a range of gender-based topics. The series aims to raise awareness of gender and equity across the University and to promote further action.
The next one will be held on July 10 and the guest presenter Dr Leonie Walsh, Lead Scientist for the Victorian Government, will discuss the topic 'Women in Leadership'. Find out more about that session and the whole series.
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.
To subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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.