Archive for October, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Nominations Open Now!

The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Diversity and Inclusion recognise students and staff (individuals and teams) who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash and beyond.

In 2020, the Awards event will be hosted online, with a certificate and trophy presentation to be held in 2021.

The awards give further recognition through a permanent citation on the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards website.

Eligibility for the Awards

The Awards are open to staff and students of Monash University (Australia and Malaysia), including:

  • Academic and professional staff (full-time, part-time, ongoing and fixed term)
  • Monash University students (full-time or part-time)
  • Group projects (teams, committees and work units)

A nominee’s contribution to diversity and inclusion must go beyond the regular scope of their position at Monash, and must exceed the role of volunteer in a program or initiative.

Selection Criteria

These awards embody the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, underpinned by our Diversity and Inclusion Framework and the ethos of the Focus Monash Strategic Plan 2015–2020.

Nominations will be assessed and ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Diversity and Inclusion goals

The extent to which the nominated initiative has promoted and supported diversity and inclusion at Monash. This may include supporting and enhancing access, recruitment, participation, retention, culture, engagement and success for students and/or staff.

  • Impact

The extent to which the nominated initiative has benefitted students, staff and/or the broader community.

  • For more information, including how to nominate, see: .

Migrant and Refugee Women in Australia Survey

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Launch of the ‘Migrant and Refugee Women in Australia Survey’

In partnership with the Harmony Alliance, the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre is conducting the ‘Migrant and Refugee Women in Australia Survey’.

This is a national survey to increase understandings of the issues of importance to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds, with a focus on safety and well-being. Findings from the survey will inform advocacy for migrant and refugee women from their own views and experiences.

The survey is offered in nine languages (Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Farsi, Nepali, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Punjabi and English) and is open for a six week period.

migrant and refugee women survey image

We need your support

If you identify as a migrant or refugee woman living in Australia and you are over the age of 18 years, we encourage you to complete the survey via the survey hyperlink and/or scanning the QR code in the image above.

  • The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain anonymous.
  • We are pleased to offer all who complete the survey, the chance of winning one of 10 Coles-Myer vouchers to the value of $100.

If you work with an organisation that represents or works with migrant and refugee women, we would appreciate your support to disseminate this survey amongst your networks and community members.

Please feel welcome to circulate the image above which contains the survey hyperlink and QR code.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Associate Professor Marie Segrave, Deputy Director of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre , or our Director, Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes

Get Work Ready Online

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Work Ready Virtual Experiences Are Now Online

This new resource from Monash Career Connect provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience with a range of leading organisations from across multiple sectors.

Students can choose from a variety of projects aligned to their field of study or try something new, acquiring experience and insight into the organisation’s processes, culture, and what to expect as a graduate employee.

What’s more, students have the option to gain access to future employment opportunities, as well as additional services such as mentoring programs, information sessions or fast-tracked recruitment processes.

What is WCAG?

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

What is WCAG and How to Achieve Web Accessibility Compliance

What is WCAG?

‘WCAG’ is a term you might have heard in conversations about web accessibility for people with disability.

It stands for the ‘Web Content Accessibility Guidelines’, which are global guidelines for the accessibility of websites and web pages.

WCAG was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international standards organization for the internet. The guidelines have undergone multiple updates since their beginning. The latest version governing public compliance is known as ‘WCAG 2.1’.

*Read more about WCAG and why it’s important in this online article from AI Media.

Applications Closing this Sunday

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Paid Internships for Students with Disability – Applications Closing this Sunday!