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Dr Michelle Ellis speaking to a group of young women about the Girls' Programming Network.

Girls Programming Network Day at ECU

Thursday, 26 November 2020

The final Girls Programming Network event for 2020, saw women from the IT industry teaching 70 high school girls how to code at ECU’s Joondalup Campus.

CEDA Women in Leadership panel discussion

CEDA Women in Leadership series 2020: Women in leadership – the ‘isms’ of diversity

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

On 27 October 2020, CEDA held their most recent event in the ‘Women in Leadership’ series for Western Australia; an event that ECU has proudly continued to co-sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Cobie Rudd, presenting at the BreastScreen WA annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast

BreastScreen WA Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2020

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) Professor Cobie Rudd, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual BreastScreen WA Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2020.

Women in STEM Scholarship recipients

ECU Women in STEM Scholarship winners

Thursday, 29 October 2020

On 14 October 2020, ECU's scholarship ceremony celebrated the talent and diversity of ECU students, announcing the 2020 Women in STEM scholarship recipients.

Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Winners 2020

2020 Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

ECU continues to recognise the talent and achievement of all staff at the Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Awards Ceremony 2020

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

Current events


WGEA Data Launch 2020

26 November 2020 9:30 AM to 11.30 AM

Join ECU colleagues for an online viewing of the launch of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) 2020 data set providing the latest insights and trends on the status gender equality in Australian workplaces

Resilience in Research

Wednesday 2 December 2020, Microsoft Teams Event.

Professor Parker discusses research on resilience, as well as some of her personal experiences. She will be joined by ARC Laureate Fellow Alexandra Aikhenvald (James Cook University) and ARC Centre Director Janeen Baxter (University of Queensland), who will each share challenges they have experienced, how they handled these challenges, as well as how they help others to be resilient.

Participants will have the opportunity to virtually share tips with each other, and ask the guests questions.

Past events

Managing Home-Work Challenges

Wednesday 4 November 2020, Microsoft Teams Event.

With ARC Laureate Fellows Sharon Parker, Lisa Kewley and Jolanda Jetten. More details coming soon.

Managing Your Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

Wednesday 7 October 2020, Microsoft Teams Event, Open to all women employed in academic research positions, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/ Research institutions.

Join three female Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows - an organisational psychologist, a plant biologist, and a criminologist - to reflect on how to optimise your health and well-being at work.

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.

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.
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