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World Expert on Gender Equity to speak at ECU

Thursday, 09 September 2010

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Edith Cowan University’s 2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Oration will be presented at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 5 October at ECU’s Joondalup Campus in Building 32 by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Professor Cheryl de la Rey.

Professor de la Rey’s Oration is entitled ‘Gender Equity in the 21st Century’ and will provide insights into common blockages for the progression of women in the workplace, and strategies to reduce these significant impediments to the achievement of gender equity in the workplace.

Professor de la Rey is a psychologist who has published several books in her field, focusing on the themes of gender equity and women’s issues. She has undertaken extensive research on gender in higher education and women in leadership and is a highly regarded international scholar.

Prior to her appointment at the University of Pretoria, Professor de la Rey held a position as the Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Higher Education in South Africa, and before that was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, said he is delighted that Professor de la Rey has agreed to be the ECU Orator for 2010.

“The issue of gender equity in the workplace is an important strategic issue in all organisations.

“Our University, in the memory of the late Edith Cowan, is committed to providing all members of the community with on-going learning opportunities.

This is a public event and all members of the wider community are invited to come to our Joondalup campus to hear from Professor de la Rey,” Professor Cox said.

Light refreshments will be served after the Oration.

For catering purposes we ask that you register your attendance at www.ecu.edu.au/CorporateEvents/VC-oration  by Wednesday, 29 September 2010.

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