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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’.

Ms Denise Goldsworthy AO

ECU Council Member Ms Denise Goldsworthy AO receives 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

One of Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) distinguished Council members is among the nine ECU alumni and current and former staff members recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced 8 June 2020.

Associate Professor

Assessing Achievement Relative to Opportunity

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

ECU’s Human Resources Services Centre is leading a university-wide dialogue on how to ensure equality and diversity is embedded in its employment-related policies and practices.

Database of leading gender equity practice

Global database of leading practice initiatives developed to support gender equality at ECU

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

ECU continues to show leadership in the integration of Athena SWAN into everyday processes. A log of leading gender equity practices has been established to inform new initiatives across the University.

Group discussions at the SAGE WA Regional Network workshop

Shifting the Spectrum of Male Engagement in Gender Equity

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

An ECU team co-facilitated a workshop delivered by the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN WA Regional Network at the recent Catalysing Gender Equity conference in South Australia

Women in research

ECU is increasing the number of women in the research workforce

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

A new report prepared by the Australian Research Council (ARC) provides insights that ECU is performing above the national average as the number of women in the research workforce increases.

Current 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.

CEDA Women 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

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.

50 years after Australia’s women first won “equal pay”: how far have we come?

In November 2019, The Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) will join with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on a national event roadshow for the release of WGEA’s sixth year of gender equality reporting data. ECU are proud to be co-partners of the event for Western Australia on 29 November 2019.

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