The School of Optometry and Vision Science aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all staff and students regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, socio-economic background, sexual orientation or gender identification. We believe that staff and students ought to be able to enjoy their time with us without experiencing any sense of alienation or ill-treatment at the hands of either staff or fellow students in the University. As such, the School strongly supports and adheres to UNSW’s Equity and Diversity Policy in regard to these matters.
COMPOSITION OF COMMITTEE
The SOVS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee comprises:
COMMITTEE MEMBER REPRESENTING SPECIAL INTERESTS
Prof Mark Willcox academic staff LGBTIQ community
Dr Ajay Vijay Kumar academic staff Gender violence and disability groups
Ms Ivy Kol undergraduate students Females in leadership and gender
Dr Anne Barnes professional and LGBTIQ and disability technical staff groups
Ms Tracy Kane professional and flexible working/carers responsibilities
Ms Jessie Huang postgraduate students groups from international backgrounds
The School liaison person for any equity, diversity or inclusion issues is Professor Mark Willcox (firstname.lastname@example.org, ph. 9385 4164), who will refer the issue where indicated to an appropriate committee member.