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Meet some of your new University Contact Officers (UCOs) Part 2

Monday, 29 June 2020

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ECU is committed to maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment where everyone feels safe and welcome.

University Contact Officers (UCOs) perform an important role by acting as an alternative support contact, for staff and students, on matters related to harassment, discrimination and/or victimisation.

ECU is proud to welcome all newly listed UCOs who have been selected to perform this important role. Meet two of these new UCOs below and find out why they decided to undertake the role.

To find out further information regarding the program and a full list of ECU's current UCOs visit the UCO webpage at ecu.edu.au/uco.

Meet some of our new UCOs:

Dr Leisa Armstrong

Dr Leisa Armstrong

What do you most enjoy about working at ECU?

I like that I have an opportunity to work in a truly multicultural community that embraces all communities.

What interested you in becoming a University Contact Officer?  

I wanted to be a part of the solution to ensure that those members of the ECU community who may be experiencing some problems in terms of discrimination or feeling unsafe can know that there is some independent person that they can seek help and advice.

Dr Geoff Swan

Dr Geoff Swan

What do you most enjoy about working at ECU?

I really enjoy interacting with a wide range of people at ECU, both staff and students. I’ve always enjoyed teaching my classes, although I’m not a big fan of the admin…

What interested you in becoming a University Contact Officer?  

I was happy to volunteer as a contact officer at ECU many years ago. I liked the informality of the program and it’s nice to be able to help people out when things are not going so well.

Associate Professor Kathryn McMahon

Associate Professor Kathryn McMahon

What do you most enjoy about working at ECU?

Having the opportunity to contribute to the learning journey of many people.

What interested you in becoming a University Contact Officer?  

To be able to take part in some way to provide a supportive environment for staff and students at ECU.

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