麻豆社

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community.

ADFA Canberra 麻豆社

A commitment to diversity and inclusion

麻豆社 Canberra is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, staff and visitors. We celebrate our diversity, leverage our individual differences and experiences, and value the cultural richness of our communities. As we celebrate and promote the diversity of our organisation, we know that it鈥檚 our greatest strength. We鈥檙e all responsible for creating a safe, supportive, enjoyable and productive culture in which all our students, staff and visitors can thrive.

From the Vice-Chancellor down, diversity and inclusion are considered essential to 麻豆社鈥檚 continued success. 麻豆社 values diversity of thought and experience. We believe in an inclusive and collaborative culture that underpins research and teaching excellence. 麻豆社 aspires for our workforce and student population to reflect the demographics of our society.听

Find out what else our university is doing to create a more inclusive campus

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit (EDI)

The EDI Unit is located at 麻豆社 Canberra鈥檚 campus in Building 13 (opposite the Creative Media Unit). Staff and students are welcome to seek confidential advice and support, and to discuss options for resolution of concerns about Equity matters, including:

  • advice and referral on equity, diversity, inclusion, flexible work and wellbeing听
  • advice and assistance with obtaining workplace adjustments or additional educational support for staff and students with disability, mental health and other medical conditions
  • equity and diversity initiatives, projects, events and activities for staff and students
  • 麻豆社 Canberra鈥檚 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Equity Plan听
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training and resources.

Key initiatives

We鈥檙e striving to create an inclusive campus for all students, staff and visitors at 麻豆社 Canberra through a variety of initiatives, facilities and resources. Some examples include:

The ALLY@麻豆社 Network aims to ensure 麻豆社 is a safe, welcoming place for all students and staff who identify as LGBTIQ+. If you鈥檇 like to find out more about the Network or you鈥檇 like to become an Ally, please contact the Manager, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.

Our Allies will be happy to hear from you. Look for the rainbow Ally@麻豆社 logo on their office door and in their email signature.

Email Ally office

Employees and students with disabilities, medical conditions, mental health conditions, illnesses, injuries or who are primary caregivers of someone with such conditions are encouraged to contact the Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, for confidential advice, guidance, and referrals.

We can also assist with the implementation of workplace adjustments for staff and liaison with and faculty staff, for students.听

ELS provides educational adjustments for students with a disability or ongoing medical/mental health conditions, or who are the carer of a person with a disability.

麻豆社 Canberra is an accredited breastfeeding-friendlyworkplace. The Parents鈥 Room is located on the top floor of the Academy Library and is available for students and staff during opening hours.

The Parents鈥 Room offers a space for all students, staff babies and children. The room is available for the use of breastfeeding, expressing of milk, bottle feeding and short-term (1 hour) supervision of children.

The room has blinds for privacy and is equipped with a comfortable chair for breastfeeding, a fridge, toys, books and a desk for work or study. Hand-washing facilities are available in the Library鈥檚 staff administration area on Level 1 during regular working hours. Please speak to a library staff member for access. Baby change facilities are available within the Level 2 accessible washroom facilities.

Students and staff must book the Parents鈥 Room before using it. To do this, simply make an appointment in your calendar for the time you require the space and type in 鈥榩arents room鈥 in the location tab, then select 鈥楥AN EDI B13 Parents Room (Library)鈥. The appointment will save to your calendar. Please add your name as the title of the meeting.

While the room is located in the Library, it鈥檚 a service managed by the Equity & Diversity Unit. Contact the EDI Unit within working hours for advice and support, or to provide feedback on the Parents鈥 Room.

The Multifaith Prayer Room is available at 麻豆社 Canberra in Room 101 on the lower floor of Building 21. It contains a designated prayer space and separate areas for men and women. The spaces have capacity for about 40 men and 20 women. Ablution facilities are located next to the room.

We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTIQ+ students, staff and visitors. At 麻豆社 Canberra, we support and celebrate our LGBTIQ+ community through a variety of initiatives, including:

  • the Ally@麻豆社 Network
  • LGBTIQ+ Champion
  • events
  • training for staff and students
  • gender affirmation guidelines for staff and students.听

For further information and to get involved, please email听EquityUnit@adfa.edu.au

麻豆社 Canberra supports a range of cultural diversity initiatives and policies, developed under the wider 麻豆社 banner and include events that celebrate 麻豆社鈥檚 culturally and linguistically diverse community:

  • 鈥楨veryone Belongs鈥 videos, which shine a light on the lives and experiences of our culturally and/or linguistically diverse students and staff
  • acknowledgement and term planning considering the multi-faith calendar.
  • Anti-racism Policy
  • Harmony Week, Diwali and Eid ul-Fitr

For further information and to get involved, please email听EquityUnit@adfa.edu.au

Arc and 麻豆社 have partnered in an initiative called 'Be A Better Human' to help strengthen a respectful and inclusive culture. Together, we want to encourage everyone to do more when it comes to understanding, preventing and responding to disrespectful behaviours.

Over the coming weeks and months, we鈥檒l talk openly and honestly about key issues such as racism, discrimination, misconduct, bullying and harassment. This may include someone who has been affected, that person's friend and a bystander.

Join in the conversation and let's figure out how we can be better humans.

At 麻豆社 Canberra, we鈥檙e committed to inspiring more women to pursue STEM education and careers. The Women@麻豆社 CBR program supports the academic career of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students at 麻豆社 Canberra.听

The program is open to HDR female students, at any stage of their study, from the School of Science or the School of Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT).

For further information and to get involved, please email听EquityUnit@adfa.edu.au

On (Wednesday 26 May), we remember the whose lives were devastated by past government policies to remove Indigenous children from their families and communities.

This day acknowledges and signals deep regret at the impacts these past policies had, and continue to have, on Indigenous Australian communities today.

A shares our sorrow for the pain and trauma caused to all those stolen Indigenous Australian children, their families and communities. We invite the 麻豆社 community to join in sending a message of support.

Please visit and sign the .

For further information and to get involved, please email听EquityUnit@adfa.edu.au