Diversity and inclusion in the Faculty of Science

How the Faculty of Science is ensuring diversity and fostering inclusion among our people.

Head shot of Dr Georgina Such

Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for the Faculty of Science. I see my role as the Associate Dean as being to develop initiatives and events so that everyone within the Faculty feels included and supported. All staff and students need to feel they have a voice in how we make the Faculty of Science a better, more inclusive place to work.

Dr Georgina Such the Faculty of Science’s Associate Dean (Diversity, Inclusion and Women in Science)

Women in Science

From our Athena SWAN Bronze Award, to our mentoring program for early-career staff, to our very active Women in Science Network, we are serious about gender equity in Science.

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Indigenous research, engagement and inclusion

Our Indigenous strategic plan outlines how we will deliver on our ambitions in Indigenous employment, students and research. We’ve made good progress on our goals, and are working with Indigenous peoples toward a positive shared future.

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LGBTQIA+ inclusion

The Faculty of Science is a diverse organisation, welcoming people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual.

The University is a member of Pride in Diversity, the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion. We have many staff who are members of the University’s Pride in Action Network.

Supporting staff living with disability or illness

A current action item for the Diversity and Inclusion committee is improving access and support for people with a disability.

All Faculty of Science staff are encouraged to participate in the Being our Best initiative, with a focus on optimising psychological health and safety within the Faculty.

Contact

For further information on the Faculty of Science’s equity and diversity initiatives, contact Georgina Such (g.such@unimelb.edu.au).