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Date: Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 June 2016
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Female Orphan School, Building EZ, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University‚Äč

Conference Dinner
Date: 
Monday 27 June 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Boilerhouse, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University
 
Monday, 27 June 2016
Conference Day 1
 
Venue Female Orphan School, Building EZ, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University
From 8:00am Registration
9:00 - 9:15

WELCOME

MC: Dr Sev Ozdowski AM, Conference Convenor

WELCOME TO COUNTRY: Aunty Sandra Lee
Descendant of Gomebeeree, Chief of the Boorooberongal Clan of the Darug Nation and Aboriginal Elder on Campus 

WELCOME: Professor Denise Kirkpatrick Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Western Sydney University

9:15 - 10:35 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community & Engagement), The University of Western Australia
From Sandstone to Pink
10:35 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:30

SESSION 1: Best Practice – Higher Education: Structures, Policies and Culture

Chair: Luce De Buitleir Andrews, Director, The Academy and Co-Convener Ally Network, Western Sydney University 

Speakers:

  • A/Professor Cara MacNish, Chair, Academic Board and Council, The University of Western Australia 
    Gender Reinvention and the Academic System - Policy, Culture and Metrics 
  • Professor Baden Offord, Director, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University 
    Ending Homophobia: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility 
  • A/Professor Nicole Asquith, Associate Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice, School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Sexualities and Gender Research Network, and
    Dr Tania Ferfolja, School of Education, both from the Western Sydney University 
    Ally Networks as Instigators of Research-Led Practice 
  • Maz Rahman, Project Coordinator, Ethics, Equity and Social Justice, Curtin University 
    LGBTI Inclusion in an Uncertain Financial Climate: The Humans of Curtin Effect
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

SESSION 2: Changing University Culture

Chair: Clinical Associate Professor Libby Taylor, Associate Dean (Student Affairs and Service Quality), Faculty of Law, Bond University 

Speakers:

  • Malcolm Fialho, Senior Diversity Officer, The University of Western Australia 
    From Wading to Diving Deep into LGBTI-Inclusion Waters 
  • Merryn Statham, Manager Partnerships & Community Engagement, and
    Catherine Powell, Programme Leader and Lecturer, Community Development, both from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand 
    The ALLY Journey in New Zealand 
  • Felicity ThyerStrategic Equity and Diversity Consultant, and
    Lian Low, Ally Project Officer, both from Deakin University 

    Deakin Allies: Gaps and Challenges 
  • Jon Papadopoulo, GLBTIQ Coordinator, Macquarie University 
    Giving Queer Students a Voice
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea

15:30 - 17:00

SESSION 3: Best Practice – Outside the Academia

Chair: Claire Swan, Health Promotion Coordinator, Student Care and Equity, University of Newcastle

Speakers: 

  • Ian Bennett, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Everybody's an Ally to Somebody
  • Melissa Tandy, Senior Manager, Governance Transformation, ANZ Bank and Chair of the ANZ Pride Network
    Importance of Ally’s
  • Alisha Stewart, Team Leader, Culture and Diversity, Australian Federal Police
    20 Years of the GLLO Network: Past, Present and Future
  • David Brine, Unity Committee & Co-Chair, Commonwealth Bank 
    Best Practices from the Corporate World for LGBTI Inclusion Networks

 

Monday, 27 June 2016
Conference Dinner
 
Venue Boilerhouse, Bld. EKb, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University
18:00 - 22:00

CONFERENCE DINNER 

MC: Dr Sev Ozdowski AM
Conference Convenor & Director, Equity & Diversity, Western Sydney University 

Welcome: A/Professor Nicole Asquith 
Associate Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice, School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Sexualities and Gender Research Network, Western Sydney University

After Dinner Speaker: Chris Puplick AM JP
Former NSW Senator and Chair Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network Board 
Bring Back Julian! 

Performance: Marcus Rivera 
Singer

 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Conference Day 2
 
Venue Female Orphan School, Building EZ, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University
9:00 - 10:30

SESSION 4: Implementing Best Practice in Higher Education 

Chair: Ishwar Singh, Workplace Education & Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity

Speakers:

  • Dr Tinashe Dune, Lecturer, Interprofessional Health Sciences & Co-convener Ally Network, and
    Michael Gonzalez, Associate Librarian, both from the Western Sydney University 
    #PrideUnlimited: Strategic Engagement with Activism to Promote the Institutionalisation of Acceptance and Diversity Through Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 
  • Ronny Susanto, UniMentor Ambassador, Equity and Diversity, Southern Cross University 
    ‘We Are Family’ - A Smart, Informative and Inclusive Way to Encourage Engagement Among LGBTIQ Students, Their Allies and the Wider Community in an Australian Regional University 
  • Simon Playford, President, Student Guild Board of Directors, University of Southern Queensland 
    LGBTIQA Student Issues: A Regional Perspective 
  • Alisha Taylor-Jones, Advisor - Diversity and Inclusion, RMIT University 
    Diverse Genders, Sexes, and Sexualities in Teaching Content; Working with Academic Allies 
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:30

SESSION 5: Rights and Challenges 

Chair: Professor Baden Offord, Director, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University

Speakers: 

  • Dr Shannon Spriggs-Murdoch, Director, MATE, and 
    Elise Stephenson, LGBTIQ Program Collaborator, MATE, both from Griffith University 
    LGBTIQ Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention and Education 
  • Shannon Kerrigan, Manager Equity & Diversity, and 
    George Munro, Queer Peer, both from La Trobe University 
    The Perfect University for LGBTIQ – a Student and Staff Vision for the Good, the Great and the Fabulous! 
  • Dr Kimberley Ivory, Senior Lecturer, Population Medicine, The University of Sydney 
    The Role of Gender and Sexuality in the Experiences of Bullying and Harassment Among Australian Medical Students 
  • Rob Cumings and Katrina Alexander, Senior Equity and Diversity Officers, Southern Cross University 
    Please Sir, May I Have Some More? Addressing LGBTIQ Educational Disadvantage to Achieve Substantive Equity 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 -14:30

CLOSING PANEL: Future Directions (TBC)

Chair: Luce De Buitleir Andrews, Director, The Academy and Co-Convener Ally Network, Western Sydney University

Panellists: 

  • Jenny Aitchison MP, Member for Maitland, Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; Shadow Minister for Small Business
  • Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community & Engagement), The University of Western Australia 
  • A/Professor Nicole Asquith, Associate Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice, School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Sexualities and Gender Research Network, Western Sydney University
  • The Hon. Trevor Khan MLC, Deputy President and Chair of Committees, NSW Parliament
  • A/Professor Cara MacNish, Chair, Academic Board and Council, The University of Western Australia 
  • Ishwar Singh, Workplace Education & Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity 
14:30 - 15:45

TRAINING

Ishwar Singh 
Workplace Education & Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity 
LGBTI Inclusion and Best Practices – Lessons from the Corporate and Higher Education Sector 

15:45 - 16:15 Afternoon Tea

16:15 - 17:30

TRAINING

Ishwar Singh 
Workplace Education & Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity
Taking Charge: An Overview of the Challenges Facing Universities in Ally Training