Gender Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee

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Gender equity and inclusion seeks to provide equal opportunities and equal expectations for individuals, regardless of their gender, race, culture or sexual identity. It builds the foundations for an inclusive and productive workplace in which all individuals can achieve their best and diversity is valued.

The Committee seeks to advance gender equity, inclusion and diversity within the School of Physics and Astronomy, so our community of staff and students welcomes and reflects the diversity of the Australian community.

Committee initiatives include the Pleiades Parenting Room, and in 2015 the Astronomical Society of Australia awarded a Pleiades Bronze Award to the School of Physics and Astronomy for its women in STEM initiatives. The Committee continues to strive to improve equity, inclusion and diversity, including the implementation of initiatives associated with Athena-SWAN and renewal of the Pleiades Award.