USC Diversity Week 2017 "I Belong You Belong We All Belong"

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USC Diversity Week 2017 "I Belong You Belong We All Belong"


2017 theme: I Belong, You Belong, We All Belong

USC Diversity Week 2017 will showcase the contributions made by its students, staff and alumni and encourage creative conversations about equity and inclusion.

Faculties, Schools, Departments, Student Groups and associations, academics and general staff and students are encouraged to meaningfully and creatively engage with this significant event.

Diversity Week Activity Grants are available to assist with expenses.

Download Activity Grant guidelines and application form. For more information contact

Diversity Week Vice Chancellor and President Awards

The Vice-Chancellor and President's Equity and Diversity Awards have been established to recognise and reward staff, students and alumni of the University who have made an outstanding and demonstrable commitment to equity and diversity within the University and/or its broader community over a sustained period of time.

For further information please refer to the Vice-Chancellor and President's Equity and Diversity:

You are welcome to discuss your nomination with the Access and Diversity Officer by emailing

You may like to view the 2016 Vice-Chancellor and President's Equity and Diversity Award Winners.

Diversity Week activities: 21-24 August

Monday 21 August

The highlight event of the week will be the Diversity Week Breakfast.

Time: Arrival at 7.45am with formal proceedings commencing at 8am and finishing at 9.30am. Where: Innovation Centre

Hot and cold breakfast provided.

USC Pro-Vice Chancellor Engagement and Chair of the Vice-Chancellor and President’s Equity and Diversity Committee Professor Joanne Scott will be delivering the opening address, as well as announcing the 2017 recipients of the Vice-Chancellor and President’s Equity and Diversity Awards.

This year's Keynote Address will be delivered by "the Right Reverend Jeremy Greaves" Bishop for the Northern region of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane".

Bishop Jeremy is passionate about finding ways that the church an engage with the wider community, be a respectful participant in public discourse and offer a place where all are welcome; a faith best described as Progressive Christianity.

Bishop Jeremy's engaging conversation about interfaith dialogue and social justice issues such as refugees, and sexuality align with human rights and unity within our community and acknowledges our theme this year of "Belonging".

Bishop Jeremy Greaves was born in London in 1969 and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia where he trained for ministry and was ordained Deacon in 1997 and Priest in 1998. Over the last 20 years Jeremy has served in diverse places and parishes. In the Diocese of Adelaide he was assistant curate in Salisbury and then North Adelaide - respectively among Adelaide's most disadvantaged and most affluent suburbs.

Bishop Jeremy was appointed priest-in-charge of Ceduna on the far West Coast of South Australia in 2001. It was an appointment that gave Jeremy a love of the bush and a deep appreciation for the struggles faced by so many people who live in the remote and isolated places in Australia.

Before coming to the Diocese of Brisbane to take up the appointment of Rector of Buderim in 2013, Jeremy worked in the Diocese of the Northern Territory for ten years: five years as Rector of the Parish of Katherine (where he also worked as a chaplain with the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services) and five years as Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin and Administrator of the Diocese of the NT.

USC welcomes Bishop Jeremy and is excited to have him as Key Note Speaker for the USC Diversity Week Breakfast on 21st August 2017.

To attend the Diversity Week Breakfast registration is essential. (The registration link will take you to bookings. Please select online payments and then conferences and events.)


For more information contact:

Marjorie Blowers Access and Diversity Officer by email at

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