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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) presents at the ECU Bluestocking Week event 2019

Thursday, 15 August 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 08

Professor Cobie Rudd, ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), was invited to present at the ECU Bluestocking Week event.

Women in the Humanities Workshop

Thursday, 01 August 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 07

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Professor Cobie Rudd from Edith Cowan University (ECU) was a guest speaker at the Women in the Humanities workshop held 22 July 2019.

Maths Empowering Girls

Monday, 15 July 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 07


Maths Empowering Girls Day saw 240 Year 9 school girls participate in mathematical based activities.

STEMM Women's Advancement Program focus groups

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 07

Eight focus groups were held to discuss barriers and enablers for academic women to advance their careers at ECU.

CEDA Women in Leadership series 2019: Women in leadership – diversity in the Public Sector

Monday, 17 June 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 06

ECU proudly continues to co-sponsor CEDA’s Women in Leadership series with the current event entitled ‘Diversity in the Public Sector’.

Five stars for parenting room

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 06

The Athena SWAN parenting room at Edith Cowan College has achieved a 5-star rating from the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

ECU features in Women in STEM Strategy

Sunday, 07 April 2019

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has launched ‘Advancing Women in STEM’, the government’s strategy for women in STEM aims to increase gender equity in STEM education and careers. ECU is the only university to feature as a case study for the publication.

ECU makes an impact with sixth place global ranking for gender equality

Thursday, 04 April 2019

ECU has been ranked sixth in the world for Gender Equality and is in the top 50 overall in the new Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. This ranking indicator focuses on universities’ commitment to encouraging women to enter and succeed in academia and university study, and universities’ gender equality policies.

ECU Women’s Community celebrates International Women’s Day

Friday, 08 March 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 03

Professor Cobie Rudd met with ECU’s Women Community to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019.

International Women's Day Sundowner with Premier Mark McGowan and cabinet ministers

Friday, 08 March 2019

As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, ECU attended the Labor Business Roundtable International Women’s Day (IWD) Sundowner event hosted by the Premier Mark McGowan and Cabinet Ministers on Friday, 8 March 2019.

Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture 2019 - ‘Getting the balance right’

Friday, 08 March 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 03

ECU's 11th annual lecture to mark International Women's Day featured Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman CBE and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Professor Cobie Rudd posing some hard-hitting questions on ‘getting the balance right’ between economic sustainability and equity initiatives with two leading equity specialists.

ECU receives Citation for gender equality third year running

Monday, 25 February 2019

ECU has achieved the Citation of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the third year in a row. This Citation, along with our Athena SWAN Bronze Award received in December 2018, reaffirms the University's ongoing commitment to gender equality in all aspects of employment at ECU.

ECU calls out barriers to equality at women’s leadership masterclass

Friday, 22 February 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 02

Professor Cobie Rudd gave an inspiring address on being courageous at the Australasian College of Health Service Management's WA Women in Leadership Masterclass at Royal Perth Hospital on 11 February 2019.

ECU hosts national SAGE-sponsored Athena SWAN event for WA

Friday, 22 February 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 02

ECU was pleased to host the WA leg of a SAGE-sponsored Australian tour featuring Dr Carole Thomas of the John Innes Centre on the 14 December 2018 at the Joondalup campus. Based in the UK, the John Innes Centre is the first institution to receive an Gold Athena SWAN Award.

ECU provides key note at ACS’s Diversity Dinner for 2018 – Champions creating champions in STEM

Friday, 22 February 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 02

Dr Michelle Ellis from ECU’s School of Science spoke on the importance of gender equality in STEM disciplines at the Australian Computing Society’s annual Diversity Dinner on 8 December 2018. She referred to the University’s commitment to Athena SWAN and her role in supporting women in ICT through science-based programs.

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