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UniSC Diversity Pledge

Your commitment as a member of the UniSC Community 

UniSC is committed to the highest quality of teaching, learning and research by engaging with local, national and international communities in the most inclusive and beneficial manner.

When we harness this diversity through our staff, students and community partnerships, we propel creativity, innovation and initiative, which in turn strengthens our intellectual capital.

It is not enough for us to reflect diversity; we each need to choose to be inclusive in our behavior and actions.

By taking the pledge you are committing to advocating for, and where possible requiring, gender and diversity balance at all forums. We seek to provide access and opportunities for all students and staff in culturally relevant, inclusive and responsible ways so we can build on existing exchanges of knowledge and community capacity with a focus on listening to people from under-represented groups.

The UniSC Diversity Pledge is your commitment to the following:

  1. Make diversity and gender equality a priority
  • I commit to actively supporting institutional initiatives that drive gender equity and equality.
  • I pledge to encourage open conversations to foster a diverse and inclusive community.
  1. Live the commitment 

It is also simply not enough for us to reflect diversity, we each need to choose to be inclusive in our behavior and actions.

  • I commit to driving change by demonstrating appropriate behavior and actions by being a positive role model for all.
  1. Sign up to take the pledge

For more information about Diversity and Inclusion at UniSC go to Diversity and Inclusion 2021-2023 or contact Diversity@usc.edu.au

 

Diversity Pledge Statements

Dr Alison Jaquet - Associate Director Student Engagement and Success

Because I want to work in a creative and innovative workplace that celebrates multiple perspectives, holds tension for competing ideas and encourages everyone to reach their full potential.

Samita Bhattacharjee - Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Diversity brings in new ideas and experiences, and people can learn from each other. Bringing in different ideas and perspectives leads to not only better problem-solving but also working in diverse teams. Which in return opens dialogue and promotes creativity. The value of diversity is significantly exponential for our culture. Meeting, living and working with people who are different makes us more likely to be exposed to new ideas and new ways of thinking. Mixing with people of different backgrounds and life experiences brings us to question why we are doing things the way we do. It forces a questioning of values and beliefs.

Pledge champions

Diversity Pledge

Robert Harvey    School Health & Behavioural Science 

Dr Helen Fairweather School of Science Technology and Engineering 

Kerri Salmon Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems 

Samantha Elkington-Dent UniSC Library 

Marjorie Blowers Access and Diversity, Community Engagement

Belle Williams CSALT

Dr Carol Reid School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine 

Lisa Aurisch Operations and Engagement (Fraser Coast)

Dr Dominique Moritz School of Law and Society 

Elinor Eaton School of Law and Society 

Karin Medew Student Services and Engagement 

Donna Thompson Student Services and Engagement 

Kirsty Bigaila Student Services and Engagement 

Emma Comer Student Science and International Studies 

Melissa Geltch Student School of Law and Society 

Rowena Keefe Information Management Services 

Regan Kowald Information Services 

Angela Cooney Contractor Facilities Management 

Rebecca Stirling Student School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine 

Trish Howard Thompson Institute 

Takotah Thomas School of Law and Society 

Priyanka Hemmadi Student School of Law and Society

Emma Christie UniSC 

Dr Sarah Glencross Access and Diversity 

Debbie Murphy Student UniSC Fraser Coast 

Dr Gail Crimmins School of Business and Creative Industries  

Tiarna Udy BA Education

Kyron King BA Nursing

Julie Hobbins Office of Engagement  

Samantha-Marie Duggan School of Science Technology and Engineering 

Sarah Lowry People and Culture 

Professor Gary Thomas Dean Indigenous Education and Engagement 

Kate Hunt Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President 

Brooke Jenkins School of Law and Society 

Holly Tomkins Marketing and External Engagement 

Associate Professor Frances Lin School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine

Emily Hartigan Academic Support 

Dr Christy Macnish Student Services and Engagement 

Marama Liebergreen Student Services and Engagement 

Tahnee Mosetter School of Business and Creative Industries

Samita Bhattacharjee Student School of Science Technology and Engineering 

Alex Yates Student School of Health and Behavioural  Science 

Nida Qadri Student School of Health and Behavioural Science 

Lois Parsons Student School of Law and Society 

Grace McDougal Student School of Business and Creative Industries

Frances Lin School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine

Charlotte Hansen Academic Support Unit 

Vanessa Turner Student Morton Bay Campus 

Professor Tim Wess Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)  

Elvessa Marshall Project Coordinator (SAGE Pilot)

Robyn Clark Campus Coordinator USC Caboolture 

Sonya Holder Accessibility Services 

Megan Williams Office of Engagement 

Jayson Tatnell Accessibility Services

Veronica Sanmarco Access and Diversity, Community Engagement

Kate Evans Development Office

Professor Joanne Scott Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Chair Vice-Chancellor & President Equity and Diversity Committee 

Janet Turley School of Education and Tertiary Access

Erin Siostrom School of Education and Tertiary Access 

Tristan Lashmar Student School of Science Technology and Engineering 

Dr Alison Jaquet Student Services and Engagement 

Tali Fairholm Accessibility Services 

Thomas Walsh Student School of Business and Creative Industries

Deb Smith Student Services and Engagement 

Peter Cahill Student Services and Engagement 

Matia Bayntum Student Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Nat Cairns School of Law and Society / Student Wellbeing 

Monique Jones Thompson Institute 

Emma Jensen Thompson Institute 

Liam Delvin Student School of Health and Behavioural Science 

Kerrie-Anne Minehan Student School of Education and Tertiary Access 

Kirsten Tilbrook The International Office 

Natalie Cairns School of Law and Society 

Lele Teo Student School of Medical and Health Sciences