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EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WEEK 2022

12–16 September

About the week

The ideals of social justice and inclusion form the foundation of Monash University's commitment to its students, staff and broader community. Here at Monash, we seek to foster an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect: where our rich diversity of staff and students will not only be accepted, but celebrated.

Each year, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week delivers an assortment of events that provide an opportunity for staff and students across all our Australian campuses to explore and celebrate the diversity of our community. We aim to foster more inclusive practices in our learning environments and work spaces through a variety of fun and educational events.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week 2019 highlights

Hub

Monday 12 September – Hub opening

3.30 – 5pm

Staff and students are invited to the opening event for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about our new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework and provide feedback.

Register to attend

Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 September

11am – 3pm

Join us at the Forum Lawn

Events

There are plenty of events running throughout the week, online and across all our campuses.

Day of the week
Time of day
Audience
Location
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  • Teach me your langauge

    Day Monday – Thursday
    Time All day
    Location Online (Workplace)

    Monash University Malaysia is home to academics of over 30 different nationalities. Find out on Workplace how they greet others using their native language.

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion research podcast series

    Day Monday – Thursday
    Time All day
    Location Online (Workplace and YouTube)

    Hear about the journeys of three experienced researchers in diversity and inclusion studies: Joseph N Goh, Jane Terpstra-Tong and Rachel Ting Sing-Kiat.

  • Malaysia Equity, Diversity and Inclsuion research showcase

    Day Monday – Thursday
    Time All day
    Location Library Foyer

    Come see the research showcase and displays in the MUM Library foyer. You'll find seven posters and other exhibits highlighting various research studies on diversity and inclusion.

  • Give Respect Art Competition

    Day Monday – Friday
    Time All day
    Location Online

    Enter the Give Respect Art Competition with an original piece on this year's theme. Visual art, such as photography, or poetry. Anything that might convince somebody to reflect on respectful behaviour.

  • Photo Stories Contest

    Day Monday – Friday
    Time All day
    Location Online

    Encountered inequality and inequity around you? Have a story to share? Enter a photo story contest to win special Monash merchandise and the chance to have your story displayed at our brand new campus.

  • Wall of sticky notes / Jamboard

    Day Monday
    Time All day
    Location Foyer and Online (Jamboard)

    Come and share what you know about equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • MNHS Pronoun Pro training

    Day Monday
    Time 9.30 – 11am
    Location C1.02, C Building

    The MNHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to sponsor faculty-specific training for staff to learn about respectful pronoun usage through understanding trans and gender diverse experience.

  • MNHS LGBTIQA+ Ally training

    Day Monday
    Time 9.30am – 1.30pm
    Location Room 393, Learning and Teaching Building

    The MNHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to sponsor a faculty-specific training session for understanding and appreciation of the importance of LGBTIQA+ inclusion at Monash, and an ally's role.

  • Disability Confident Workforces

    Day Monday
    Time 10am – 12pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Disability Confident Workforces, an interactive workshop run by the Australian Network on Disability, will introduce you to disability and what it means to be accessible and inclusive.

  • Ubuntu: I am a person because of other persons – Narratives

    Day Monday
    Time 11am – 12pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Ubuntu is an African concept meaning that we are because of others. So our conversation is about you, and about us. About being more respectful and aware of our varying intersections.

  • Parkville One World Festival

    Day Monday
    Time 12 – 1.30pm
    Location Cossar Hall, Sissons Building

    Join MPSU, PISA and Parkville student groups for the Parkville One World Festival, with activities that encourage knowledge, acceptance, and appreciation of the many cultural backgrounds at Monash.

  • Embrace your Diversity Day

    Day Monday
    Time 12–2pm
    Location Library Lawn

    Come say hello to your MONSU crew at the Library lawn on Embrace your Diversity Day. There will be free food, drinks, giveaways and an opportunity to learn more about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week.

  • Malaysia EDI Week Launch Event

    Day Monday
    Time 1.30 – 2pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Foyer off the Library

    Join Professor Beverley Webster (VP (Education)), Assoc. Prof. Jane Terpstra Tong (Chair, MUM D&I Committee) and Dominic Lee (President, MUSA) in the launch of our celebration of equity, diversity and inclusion at Monash Malaysia.

  • Coming out in the workplace: Panel discussion

    Day Monday
    Time 4 – 5.30pm
    Location Common Lounge, Level 2, Building S

    Gain insights from hearing how queer professionals have navigated coming out in the workplace. We encourage all queer and questioning students, staff and allies to attend this valuable MONSU Queer event.

  • The Human Library

    Day Monday
    Time 6–8pm
    Location Room 331, Learning and Teaching Building

    The Human Library lets you challenge your own prejudices. People sign up as "books" and share their experiences as marginalised identities. And the readers can ask questions about their lives.

  • “Differently-abled” Booths

    Day Tuesday
    Time All day
    Location Foyer

    Come and see our infographic posters about ongoing disabilities. Our reps at three different booths will explain the various disabilities that some people experience. Students who complete all three booths will receive a tote bag.

  • Wall of Handprints

    Day Tuesday
    Time All day
    Location Foyer

    Show unity to the world with your handprints! You can leave your best wishes and positive notes to others who have special needs or who need support at this time of their lives. Students who participate will get a donut.

  • ED&I Week Breakfast Club

    Day Tuesday
    Time 9.30 – 11am
    Location The Deck

    Your regular weekly free breakfast will serve up as usual during EDI Week, with a side of pronoun badges and LGBTQIA+ cupcakes decorated with the rainbow flag.

  • Barriers and challenges to succeeding in STEM: Panel discussion

    Day Tuesday
    Time 10–11am
    Location Cossar Hall, Sissons Building

    Join us at Parkville for a panel discussion on overcoming hurdles in STEM. Hosted by the Parkville Postgraduate Association and Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Morning tea provided.

  • Supporting Malaysians as we recover from the pandemic

    Day Tuesday
    Time 11am – 12pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Want to know more about mental health issues arising from the pandemic? Our clinical psychologists and counsellors will address some common mental health issues experienced by our community and what we can do to help those in need.

  • Sunflower Scheme Launch

    Day Tuesday
    Time 11am – 3pm
    Location ED&I Hub, Forum Lawn

    A sunflower discreetly indicates that the wearer has a hidden disability and may need some support. From the launch onwards, we'll undertake training to raise awareness, promote sensitivity and encourage responsiveness.

  • International student survival in a pandemic

    Day Tuesday
    Time 10.30am – 12pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Are you an international student who felt lonely, isolated and especially homesick during the pandemic? Join a student-led discussion on how to survive a pandemic and the ways that educators can support you.

  • LGBTIQA+ Ally training (Staff)

    Day Tuesday
    Time 11am – 3pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Building on Queer 101, this training teaches you how to be an effective LGBTIQA+ ally. Once completed, you can join the Ally Network – a group of Monash staff and students committed to LGBTIQA+ inclusion.

  • Thrive Month: Mindful Parenting

    Day Tuesday
    Time 12.30 – 1pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    In this seminar, we'll explore mindfulness and how you can apply it to parenting. You'll be invited to participate in mindfulness practices and consider how to respond – not react – to situations with your kids.

  • Academic promotion information session for women

    Day Tuesday
    Time 1 – 2.30pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Join us for a Zoom session where Monash academics will share their experience as women obtaining promotions. Open to staff in Australia, Malaysia, Suzhou and Indonesia. Recording on Workplace.

  • Transgender awareness

    Day Tuesday
    Time 2.30 – 4.30pm
    Location Lemon Myrtle Room (G28), 211 Wellington Rd

    This intro to gender diversity, identity and expression will give you a good understanding of the barriers to inclusion faced by the trans and gender diversity community (and tips on how to be an effective ally!).

  • Neustras Voces (Our Voices) film screening

    Day Tuesday
    Time 4.30 – 6.30pm
    Location Online

    Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Nuestras Voces (Our Voices). This film explores the experiences of members of Australia's Spanish-speaking communities – those who arrived in Melbourne in the 1960s through 1980s.

  • MONSU Queer movie night

    Day Tuesday
    Time 5.30 – 8.30pm
    Location Room K3.21

    Kick back and enjoy a free movie night with your MONSU Caulfield Queer Crew. We'll dish up some movie goodies for you to snack on while watching queer romance film Carol.

  • EDI through cinema

    Day Tuesday
    Time 6 – 8.30pm
    Location Cossar Hall, Sissons Building

    Join MPESS Parkville for an EDI movie night, where we can engage in conversations from varied perspectives. We'll have a vote for the preferred film. And snacks will be provided.

  • Munch and Mingle

    Day Tuesday
    Time 7 – 8.30pm
    Location C1 Lecture Theatre Foyer, 25 Exhibition Walk

    In your first year of studying IT and looking to make friends? Or maybe you began your course online and are now keen to meet new people in person! Come enjoy delectable food, diverse student clubs, like-minded peers, games and activities.

  • Rosy Words

    Day Wednesday
    Time All day
    Location Foyer

    Send a rose and a card to someone you admire. Free artificial roses (each with personal message attached) ready for your pick at the Rosy Words station.

  • Wall of sticky notes / Jamboard

    Day Wednesday
    Time All day
    Location Foyer and Online (Jamboard)

    Share a positive message on gender equity! Post a note of encouragement on the wall of sticky notes. Or drop a message on Jamboard. And you may just get a cute badge from the Badge Booth.

  • DIY beads bracelet

    Day Wednesday
    Time All day
    Location Foyer

    Create your own bead bracelet or keychain. And give it to someone you think deserves it for being a respectful person. Materials provided.

  • Accelerating progress to gender equity: panel event

    Day Wednesday
    Time 9.30 – 11.30am
    Location G.29 & G.30, New Horizons and Online (Zoom)

    Gender imbalance persists in senior academic roles and areas of the University where women’s participation has been historically low. Join Monash leaders in discussing how best we can achieve gender parity.

  • FRIES giveaway

    Day Wednesday
    Time 10am – 12pm and 2–4pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Foyer

    Tell us what FRIES stands for in full and get some real fries to snack on afterwards.

  • Photobooth

    Day Wednesday
    Time 10am – 2pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Foyer

    Get a professional shot of yourself by Photoversal Studio. Free unlimited prints for four hours.

  • Counselling, health and wellness

    Day Tuesday and Wednesday
    Time 10am – 4pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Foyer

    Come to our five booths to do some mindful art work. Drawing, colouring, making glitter bottles, designing bracelets and other activities.

  • Understanding ADHD presented by Professor Mark Bellgrove

    Day Wednesday
    Time 12–1pm
    Location Clayton campus (venue provided upon registration) and Online (Zoom)

    Join Monash Prof Mark Bellgrove, an internationally recognised researcher, who will give a presentation on ADHD. This event will cover topics such as ADHD in females, its economic and personal costs, the causes of ADHD and how we can help.

  • Dose of Pharma panel: Cultural influences & perspectives in STEM

    Day Wednesday
    Time 12–1pm
    Location Lecture Theatre 3, Sissons Building

    Join a live episode of Dose of Pharma, a science podcast. Our hosts will chat with various guests about how their cultural and language backgrounds have influenced their science and research career paths.

  • Office stretch workshop

    Day Wednesday
    Time 12–1pm (Malaysia time)
    Location 2-1-03 Function Room

    Energise yourself with some simple in-office exercise. Come and join this in-person workshop before your lunchtime. Led by a professional stretch therapy instructor.

  • Mapping Languages with Animals

    Day Wednesday
    Time 12–2pm
    Location ED&I Hub, Forum Lawn

    Interested in sharing words in your home language? Want to learn words for Australian animals from different languages? Come along to the Mapping Languages with Animals activity and win some prizes!

  • Exploring cultural frames: An interactive online activity for cultural awareness.

    Day Wednesday
    Time 2–3pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Keen to explore strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion online? Join our hands-on workshop and gain insight into how to bring more cultural awareness, tolerance and respect to online interactions.

  • Transgender Awareness

    Day Wednesday
    Time 2.30 – 4.30pm
    Location The Premiers Room (G162B), Ground Level, Monash Sport

    This intro to gender diversity, identity and expression will give you a good understanding of the barriers to inclusion faced by the trans and gender diversity community (and tips on how to be an effective ally!).

  • Meaningful diversity over token gestures: Panel discussion

    Day Wednesday
    Time 4 – 5.30pm
    Location Common Lounge, Level 2, Building S

    How can you promote meaningful and change-making diversity at work and uni, and in your social life? Hear what our panel has to say about this, and avoiding tokenism. Presented by MONSU People of Colour.

  • Parkville EDI Trivia Night

    Day Wednesday
    Time 5 – 6.30pm
    Location Cossar Hall, Sissons Building

    Test your knowledge on all things EDI at the Parkville EDI Trivia Night. Prizes up for grabs. A light dinner provided. Bring your classmates or colleagues to compete as a team for the EDI trivia champions title!

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Week movie night

    Day Wednesday
    Time 6–9pm
    Location Library Lawn

    Pull up a bean bag and enjoy a good laugh while you watch the amazing First Nations movie The Sapphires. You'll also get some yummy movie snacks!

  • MRS LGBTIQA+ Trivia Night

    Day Wednesday
    Time 7–9pm
    Location Function Room, Monash Residential Services

    Come join us for a fun night of trivia and learn about queer history, queer@Monash, pop culture and some myth busters. Lots of exciting prizes up for grabs. And fav party food, too!

  • MNHS Pronoun Pro Training

    Day Thursday
    Time 9.30 – 11am
    Location Room 203, Learning and Teaching Building

    The MNHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to sponsor faculty-specific training for staff to learn about respectful pronoun usage through understanding trans and gender diverse experience.

  • Diversity Works Board Game with HRM

    Day Thursday
    Time 9.30am – 12pm
    Location Cossar Hall, Sissons Building

    Join Her Research Matters for the Diversity Works Board Game, a fun and interactive event. Work individually, with a partner and/or in groups on a variety of competitive, problem-solving and reflective activities.

  • Disability Awareness Training

    Day Thursday
    Time 9.30am – 12pm
    Location Room 121, Learning and Teaching Building

    Disability Awareness Training increases community awareness of disability and the diversity of disability experiences. It aims to give you confidence as a genuine and effective ally for the disabled community.

  • MNHS LGBTIQA+ Ally Training

    Day Thursday
    Time 9.30am – 1.30pm
    Location B136/137, B Building

    The MNHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to sponsor a faculty-specific training session for understanding and appreciation of the importance of LGBTIQA+ inclusion at Monash, and an ally's role.

  • Making the most of your study with ADHD

    Day Thursday
    Time 10 – 10.50am
    Location Online (Zoom)

    As a student with ADHD, how can you make the most of your studies? The Student Academic Success team has worked with many students with ADHD. We'll share our insights to help you perform at your best.

  • Overcoming barriers to academic promotion

    EVENT CANCELLED

    Day Thursday
    Time 10.30am – 12pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    This workshop deals with academic promotion, with a focus on staff from diverse backgrounds. Past or current members of promotions committees will share tips and tools to craft promotions applications.

  • Pronoun Pin-badge morning tea

    Day Thursday
    Time 10.30am – 12.30pm
    Location Tea room/kitchen, Level 3, Green Chemical Futures

    Come along to this School of Chemistry event – you'll design and make your own inclusive pin badge, learn how to use inclusive language and enjoy some morning tea. You'll be positively pronouned out!

  • Unspoken presence: building nonverbal communication skills for oral presentations

    Day Thursday
    Time 11am – 12pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Want to present with confidence? Connect better with your audience? This interactive workshop focuses on tone of voice, body language and assessing your audience to ensure you get your message across.

  • Transgender awareness

    Day Thursday
    Time 11am – 1pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    This intro to gender diversity, identity and expression will give you a good understanding of the barriers to inclusion faced by the trans and gender diversity community (and tips on how to be an effective ally!).

  • Mini-bazaar by LGBTQIA+ vendors

    Day Thursday
    Time 11.30am – 4.30pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Foyer

    A one-day bazaar showcasing handcrafted products created by 15 LGBTQIA+ artists and artisans.

  • Performances by LGBTQIA+ entertainers

    Day Thursday
    Time 11.30am – 10pm (Malaysia time)
    Location Foyer

    Come watch LGBTQIA+ entertainers perform.

  • MGA x EDI Week: Indigenous Hand Paintings – Community Mural

    Day Thursday
    Time 12–1pm
    Location ED&I Hub, Forum Lawns

    Koomurri Aboriginal Incursions will be hosting a community hand painting workshop. All at Monash are welcome to be part of this community mural project and learn about the significance of this art form for the Indigenous community. The session will be hosted by an Indigenous facilitator and will be accompanied by an elder playing the didgeridoo.

  • Cultural Clubs Carnival

    Day Thursday
    Time 12–2pm
    Location The Deck

    Join us for a celebration of cultures! Meet your cultural clubs at Monash Caulfield and better understand the range of cultural backgrounds at Monash. There’ll be free food, drinks and activities from the clubs.

  • Disability Awareness Training

    Day Thursday
    Time 1.30 – 4pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Disability Awareness Training increases community awareness of disability and the diversity of disability experiences. It aims to give you confidence as a genuine and effective ally for the disabled community.

  • The Games People Play

    Day Thursday
    Time 2–4pm
    Location Room C110, Building C

    In this play-based workshop, Roger Manix, a leading play facilitator, will use games to design transformational experiences that spark curiosity, encourage risk-taking, strengthen bonds and inspire innovation.

  • Active Allyship for Anti-Racism Training

    Day Thursday
    Time 2–4pm
    Location Champions Room, Monash Sport, Clayton campus

    This peer-led interactive training will turn talk into action and bolster your anti-racist advocacy. You'll get the knowledge and skills to improve safety and support for people of colour in your networks and at Monash.

  • Queering mental health practice

    Day Thursday
    Time 3 – 4.30pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Jacob Thomas (they/them, former Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network) will discuss the mental health needs of LGBTIQA+ young people arising from systemic cisgenderism, heterosexism and violence.

  • Reimagining Inclusive Organisations: In Conversation with Maddy Janssens

    Day Thursday
    Time 4 – 5.30pm
    Location Building H, Level 9 and Online (Zoom)

    Join Monash Business School guest Prof Maddy Janssens as she showcases organisations that have been more inclusive of 'marginalised people'. This event is hosted by Dr Laura Visser. Drinks and canapés included.

  • NRC sleepover

    Day Thursday to Friday
    Time 6pm – 9am
    Location Peninsula campus

    We're getting the entire NRC crew together for Fright Night fun while raising much-needed funds for Community Support Frankston, a not-for-profit agency providing services to the Frankston community.

  • Progressing disability inclusion: 150 years of universal education

    Day Thursday
    Time 6.30 – 8.30pm
    Location Room 1.01, Learning and Teaching Building and Online (YouTube)

    The Faculty of Education invites you to a panel discussion about the progress made in educational services, and the challenges yet to be overcome for all students to have access to an inclusive education.

  • Creating diverse and inclusive learning resources

    Day Friday
    Time 12–1pm
    Location Online (Zoom)

    Join Assoc Prof Fiona Newton, Dr Lisa Powell and Prof Nick McGuigan as they openly explore how interdisciplinary, immersive storytelling can develop student empathy through film.

  • Gender equity in experience age

    Day Friday
    Time 1.30 – 3pm (Indonesia time)
    Location Online

    In this webinar about gender issues in public health and artificial intelligence, Assoc Prof Claudia Stoicescu and Assoc Prof Derry Wijaya will present their work.

  • Diversity Works board game with HRM

    Day Friday
    Time 2 – 4.30pm
    Location Cossar Hall, Sissons Building

    Join Her Research Matters for the Diversity Works board game, a fun and interactive event. Work individually, with a partner and/or in groups on a variety of competitive, problem-solving and reflective activities.

  • Crafternoon with Arcade

    Day Friday
    Time 3–4pm
    Location Monash Sport, Seminar Room + Arcade

    Thinking about doing some Australian animal craftwork? Trying some Australian snacks and having fun in an arcade on campus? Come along to the Crafternoon with Arcade and win some prizes from us!

  • Try with Pride Squash

    Day Friday
    Time 4–7pm
    Location Monash University Squash Club, Monash Sport

    Squash Australia, Squash & Racquetball Victoria and Monash University Squash Club are hosting a Try with Pride event to promote – and raise awareness of – LGBTIQA+ inclusion in sport.

  • Clothes swap

    Day Friday
    Time 5.30 – 7.30pm
    Location Wholefoods, Level 1, Campus Centre

    Doing some wardrobe spring cleaning? Looking for a new outfit? Want to hang out with friends and enjoy some snacks? Come join MSA Queer at Wholefoods for a clothes swap! This is an ally-friendly event.

  • Try with Pride Squash

    Day Saturday
    Time 10am – 12pm
    Location Monash University Squash Club, Monash Sport

    Squash Australia, Squash & Racquetball Victoria and Monash University Squash Club are hosting a Try with Pride event to promote – and raise awareness of – LGBTIQA+ inclusion in sport.

  • Pool Pride Night

    Day Saturday
    Time 6–8pm
    Location Doug Ellis Swimming Pool, Monash Sport

    Monash Sport invites you to our annual Pool Pride Night at our safe and inclusive Doug Ellis Swimming Pool. Enjoy a swim, pool games and music. Meet new friends and our friendly staff. And have fun!

  • Networking event with Malaysian LGBTQIA+ working adults

    Day Saturday 24 September
    Time 9.30 – 11.30am (Malaysia time)
    Location IdeaLink, Building 6, Level 3

    A networking event to provide a safe space for you to ask questions and learn more about LGBTQIA+ affirming workplaces and job opportunities. You'll also meet adults working in these industries.

Equity, diversity and inclusion at Monash

Monash University is proud to be a leader in social justice and inclusion. As a progressive and socially responsible institution, we're continually working to better ourselves and ensure we provide an inclusive and safe environment for all students and staff.

Check out our diversity and inclusion at Monash page to learn more about our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, current successes and plans for the future. You can also take a look at a summary of our key achievements: 2018–2021 (pdf, 0.43 mb).

Contact us

Email: respectful-communities@monash.edu

Call: +61 3 9905 9499

Website: Respectful Communities