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Events at ECU

ECU will be running events and activities relating to the Athena SWAN initiative that you can get involved in.  Watch this space for upcoming events where you can make a difference.

27 June 2017

Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Ceremony 2017

All staff are warmly invited to attend a celebratory event for the 2017 Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme where winners will be announced and presented with certificates in a special ceremony.

When: Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Where: Building 1, Council Chambers Foyer on Level 4, Joondalup Campus, Edith Cowan University

Please RSVP online by Friday, 23 June 2017 – Afternoon tea will be provided.

Highlights of the 2016 ceremony - Read here


27 June 2017

Women in Engineering Club @ ECU - Engineers Networking Cruise 2017

Come along to the WiE@ECU’s annual Engineers Networking Cruise on the Swan River. The event is an opportunity for ECU colleagues to network with potential students and industry representatives in a relaxed environment. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided with tickets now discounted for ECU staff and students! Flyer for more information.


19 May 2017

"Achieving an Athena SWAN Award - Insights from the UK"

Since the Athena SWAN Charter was established in the UK in 2005, The University of Nottingham has gained organisation-wide Athena SWAN Silver status and a large number of individually-awarded schools at the Bronze and Silver levels. As part of a buddy program we have invited Self-Assessment Deputy Chair, Dr Tamsin Majerus from The University of Nottingham to ECU. As we work towards a Bronze Level Institutional Award we can gain much from our colleagues abroad who are further advanced on the journey. All staff are invited to attend a public lecture at which Dr Majerus will relay her experiences to date.

When: 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Where:

Joondalup Campus 
Edith Cowan University
1:30-2:30PM

RSVP:

Online (light refreshments provided)


8 March 2017

2017 Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women’s Day

The theme for this year’s event is Western Australian Female Firsts. Our panel of highly successful leaders will discuss their experiences, how far we’ve come towards achieving gender equality and ask what has changed since Edith Dircksey Cowan’s foray into the political sphere.

Joining us on the panel are:

  • The Hon. Professor Carmen Lawrence, the first female to hold the office of State Premier in Australia.
  • The Hon. Dr Elizabeth Constable, the first female Independent Member of the Western Australian Parliament and the first female to serve over 20 years in the Western Australian Parliament.
  • Dr Anne Aly MP, Australia’s first woman of Arab background and first Egyptian-born Federal Member of Parliament and an ECU graduate.

ECU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman will also join the panel as a male champion for gender equality and a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador. Steve is the first male Vice-Chancellor to be the only male within the team of five WA Vice-Chancellors.

The official 2017International Women’s Day campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange. Please join us and celebrate the political achievements of these three women and hear what inspired and equipped them to Be Bold For Change.

When:

Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Registration from 11.40am
Panel discussion commences at 12.00pm
Networking lunch from 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Where:

ECU Mount Lawley Campus
2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley
Building 17.157 Lecture Theatre

RSVP:

Online by Friday, 3 March 2017
(if not full before, as places are limited)


10 February 2017

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Leadership Forum

Hosted by Edith Cowan University
You are invited to register for the upcoming Pay Equity Leadership Forum jointly presented by ECU and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, will present on the causes and factors of gender disparity in WA and will join ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman and special guest, Andrew Smith, Shell’s Country Chair in Australia, for panel discussion. This will be followed by questions from the floor. Please come along and join in the discussion!

Theme: “Gender equality in Western Australia, increasing the pace of change.”
When: Friday, 10 February 2017, 1.00pm
Where: Building 32, Lecture Theatre
Joondalup Campus, Edith Cowan University
RSVP: Please RSVP online here by Thursday, 2 February 2017. Light refreshments will be provided after the event.


December 2016

Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Ceremony 2016 – 15 December

All members of the ECU community are invited to attend a special event to celebrate the recipients of the Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme for 2016. The Scheme actively recognises the achievements of our colleagues and aims to support those with parenting or caring roles facing career disadvantage, improve gender parity in academia and recognise champions of gender equality at ECU.

Date: 15 December 2016

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Joondalup Campus,Building 1, Level 4 Council Chambers Foyer

RSVP now


June 2016

Research Support and Networking Sundowners - Early and Middle Career Researcher Network

Gender inequality in research careers at ECU - An Athena Swan Workshop

As a University we need to remove barriers to gender equity by making improvements to our practices and organisational culture to ensure that all researchers are able to fulfil an excellent research career at ECU. This workshop will be introduced by Professor Cobie Rudd and facilitated by the Early and Middle Career Researcher Network committee. Please come along and join in the discussion

Date: 4:00-5.30pm Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Venue: JO34.301

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

RSVP: Please register your interest in attending to Caroline Chapman: c.chapman@ecu.edu.au



May 2016

Introductory Athena SWAN Staff Workshops at ECU (April 2016)

Four introductory Staff Workshops focused on gender equity were held during April 2016 to consider possible future directions of the University to achieve gender equality. As part of ECU’s membership in the SAGEPilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia, staff were involved in broad discussions focusing on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in developing action plans for change.

Workshops were introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman and led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) and Lead for Athena SWAN at ECU, Professor Cobie Rudd and with the ECU Athena SWAN Charter Committee Members as the Workshop Facilitators.

Key points from these workshops are summarised and available below. More detailed information capture from the sessions will be assessed by ECU’s Self-Assessment Team who are working with the ECU Athena SWAN Charter Committee on the Bronze Institutional Award application due in January 2018.

While staff were given the opportunity to provide feedback through Evaluation Forms, you are welcome to add to this by writing to our inbox at athenaswanaustralia@ecu.edu.au


28 October 2015

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN Charter in Australia – SAGE Visit to ECU

Staff and students are encouraged to attend an information session to introduce the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia at ECU. The University will examine factors that underpin the successful journey of women in their academic or professional journeys through its processes and inclusive cultural practices within the workplace environment.

Originating in the UK, the Athena SWAN Charter is an initiative that aims to recognise commitment to female careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). The initiative not only applies to staff and students within these areas, it is relevant to all academic disciplines and non-academic staff.

ECU is now an inaugural member of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia and has been successful in achieving inclusion in the first tranche of participating institutions in the first Australian Pilot. The Pilot includes 24 (of 43) Australian universities, five medical research institutes and two publicly funded research agencies.

SAGE Project Manager, Dr Zuleyka Zevallos will visit ECU to provide an overview of the application process and staff and students are invited to attend a session to learn about:

  • Changing the gender equity landscape in STEMM;
  • Objectives of the SAGE Pilot;
  • Purpose and benefits of the Athena SWAN Awards;
  • Bronze Institutional Application process and the SAGE Pilot program; and
  • How students, staff and leaders can get involved.

Register online to secure your place on 5 November 2015 at 10:00am in the Building 32 Lecture Theatre, Joondalup Campus.

Originating in the UK, the Athena SWAN Charter is an initiative that aims to recognise commitment to female careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). The initiative not only applies to staff and students within these areas, it is relevant to all academic disciplines and non-academic staff.

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