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Professor Caroline Finch AO

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) recognised for career achievements as part of the ‘Top 20’ honour list produced by former college

Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Caroline Finch AO, has been recognised in the Star of the Sea ‘Top 20’ Alumnae

Vice-Chancellor Steve Chapman holding WGEA Equal Pay Day sign on Joondalup Campus

ECU supports Equal Pay Day 2020

Monday, 31 August 2020

On Friday 28 August 2020, ECU recognised Equal Pay Day, an initiative of the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) highlighting the gender pay gap in Australia.

Database of leading gender equity practice

Evaluation and monitoring of institutional gender equality indicators

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) Professor Cobie Rudd invited to deliver national webinar to universities and institutions across Australia

Athena SWAN Logo

Whole-of-University Athena SWAN Information Webinars

Thursday, 23 July 2020

As ECU seeks to achieve the newly announced Australian Athena SWAN Institutional Silver Award, information webinars will be held for all staff at ECU to have an opportunity to hear about ECU’s gender equality journey so far and ask any questions from university leaders.

Women in cyber security

ECU students nominated for the AWSN Women in Security Awards

Thursday, 23 July 2020

ECU Cyber Security students, Meidi van der Lee and Jacynta Grigson have been recognised by the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN), a national network that aims to grow the number of women in the security community.

Women in STEM

ECU commits to preserving gender equity during COVID-19

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is among the first universities in Australia, to become a signatory of a joint sector position statement on ‘Preserving Gender Equity as a Higher Education Priority During and After COVID-19’.

Current events


Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Ceremony 2020

1 October 2020, ECU Joondalup Campus, Perth, WA

Join us for the ceremony celebrating the winners of the fifth round of the Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Professor Cobie Rudd. The Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme celebrates the gender diversity of our staff talent at ECU, supporting career progression in the spirit of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Ltd. Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.


CEDA Women in Leadership Series - the 'isms' of diversity

Committee for Economic Development of Australia - Women in Leadership Series

Valuing and respecting diversity of people (ages, cultural, gender and ability) creates an inclusive workplace which in return maximises and strengthens organisations. There is a growing recognition that leaders must drive inclusive behaviour, however it’s time to see results.

At this event we explore research and leading thinking on how we can design organisation-wide gender strategies, shift attitudes and behaviours, and engage others to effect real change.

Past events

Assessing Achievement Relative to Opportunity at ECU - Live Q&A Event

Booking window has closed. Please contact the event organiser directly.

As part of our commitment to achieving gender equality, ECU is holding an online university-wide discussion on assessing achievement relative to opportunity.

Join this Microsoft Teams Live Event to hear the discussion and participate in the Q&A.

2020 Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women's Day

6 March 2020, ECU Joondalup Pines, Perth, Western Australia

Join ECU for their annual Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women’s Day, as a panel of experts discuss the relationships between gender equality, climate justice and sustainable development. ECU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) Professor Cobie Rudd will moderate the panel discussion, as we consider what action is needed to create greater equality possibilities.

Catalysing Gender Equity 2020

Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 - February 20 - February 21

The Australian Academy of Science, in collaboration with Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), invites you to join us at Catalysing Gender Equity 2020, a two-day outcome-driven conference guided by the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

"Women in Research" Workshop

You are invited to a workshop on Thursday, 5 December 2019, designed to help Australian women in their research careers. The workshop will be facilitated by Laureate Fellow, Sharon Parker, Director of The Centre of Transformative Work Design, and will feature the resources she and her team have developed for the website Women in Research.

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