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 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.

View the 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.

Registrations for the breakfast are now closed, Please update your registration if you are unable to attend the breakfast or contact

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.

Belonging Photo competition and display

The USC Student Guild celebrates this year's Diversity Week with a photography exhibition of what it means to you to 'belong'.

Date: The photographs will be on display from Monday 21 August – Friday 25 August

Time: 10am–2pm daily

Where: USC Sunshine Coast campus, Building C, Ground Floor

Free movie screening: Constance on the edge

"Constance on the Edge" is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. Movie length is 1hr and 20 minutes.

Date: Monday 21 August 2017

Time: 5pm to 6:30pm

Where: USC Sunshine Coast, grassed area between Buildings B and K

Tuesday 22 August
USC Diversity Market Day

This Market Day will be hosted by Capital and Commercial and Access and Diversity, and include a range of stalls and activities with a "Diversity Week" theme.

Date: Tuesday 22 August

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, Brasserie Lawn and Courtyard

African Drumming and Dance Workshop

Hosted by USC Frank about Art - learn the rhythm of African drumming and dance.

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Time: 10am to 12:30pm

Where: USC Sunshine Coast, Art Gallery Courtyard

The Depths of Diversity at USC Trivia Challenge

Support Diversity week with the Depths of Diversity trivia challenge. Prizes for the winning trivia team and best diversity themed table will be awarded. Food and refreshments will be provided on the night!

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Time: 5:30pm to 9pm

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, Student Guild

We Get Involved: An Inclusive Film Screening of "He named me Malala"

A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: USC SouthBank 

Followed by a Panel Discussion 

Wednesday 23 August
Indigenous Movie Screening and discussion

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, IG.02

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Craft Making Session 

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Location: USC Fraser Coast, Building C, Student Commons Building

"A diverse look at diversity" Q&A Panel Discussion

USC Law Student Association are holding a Q&A panel "A diverse look at diversity"

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, Innovation Centre

Thursday 24 August
Reverse Inclusion Spinners basketball workshop

Join the Suncoast Spinners and School of Health and Sports Science for their Reverse Inclusion Spinners Basketball workshop.

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017

Time: 11am to 12:45pm

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, USC Sport Stadium

Diversity Week student lunch and discussion

Join us in making your own diversity badge, along with a diversity discussion being led by Academics while enjoying an internationally themed lunch.

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017

Time: 11am to 12pm

Location: USC Fraser Coast, Building C, Student Commons 

Diversity Week student lunch

Join us at USC Gympie for a Diversity Week lunch with an Indian-themed menu.

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017

Time: 12pm to 1:30pm

Location: USC Gympie

Unconscious Bias Awareness Workshop

Today discrimination is no longer acceptable and in many cases is unlawful. As a consequence, we find ourselves concealing our prejudices to the point where we are often not consciously aware of them ourselves. Yet our unconscious biases influence the decisions we make every day.

Date: Thursday 24 August

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Location: USC Gympie 

The power of diversity within the workplace

Enactus USC will host the panel discussion and networking event, "The power of diversity within the workplace."

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017

Time: 4pm to 7pm

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, Innovation Centre

Friday 25 August
Discussion Forum, "Human trafficking in contemporary society"

A discussion forum, “Human trafficking in contemporary society” will be hosted by USC International Relations Society and USC Social Work Student Group.

Date: Friday 25 August 2017

Time: 9am to 10am

Location: USC Sunshine Coast, Lecture Theatre 5, Building K


For more information contact:

Access and Diversity by email at

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