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Higher Education Pride Practitioners network celebrate WA launch

Higher Education Pride Practitioners network celebrate WA launch

A network of professionals aiming to promote LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the higher education sector are celebrating the first meeting of the local chapter here in WA. The Higher Education Pride Practitioners network (HEAPPS) is comprised of members from universities across Australia, developing a collective response to issues facing LGBTQIA+ communities in the sector. ECU is […]

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ECU revoke former MPs honorary doctorate following ongoing criticism

ECU revoke former MPs honorary doctorate following ongoing criticism

Edith Cowan University have today revealed they will be revoking an honorary doctorate for former WA MP Barry House following ongoing criticism from community advocates, students and staff. Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) had first raised concerns over the honorary doctorate with the university in May, highlighting House’s history of homophobic comments […]

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ECU to reassess Barry House honour after further concerns raised

ECU to reassess Barry House honour after further concerns raised

Edith Cowan University have confirmed they will be renewing their assessment of a recent honour for former MP Barry House for his service to Western Australian Parliament. Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) had first raised concerns over the honorary doctorate with the university in May, highlighting House’s history of homophobic comments and […]

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Study exposes effects of racism, social exclusion on Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people

Study exposes effects of racism, social exclusion on Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people

A groundbreaking study out of Edith Cowan University (ECU) has exposes the effects of racism, queerphobia and social exclusion on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LBGTIQ+ people. As part of the study, two reports published this week provide important insights and recommendations for the health, education and community services sectors to support […]

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Protests planned at ECU over former MP Barry House’s latest comments

Protests planned at ECU over former MP Barry House’s latest comments

Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) has announced they will hold protest rallies across all three Edith Cowan University campuses during Orientation Week in July. Organisers say ECU students and members of the LGBTIQ+ community across WA will gather to denounce the university’s recent decision to give an honorary doctorate to former MP Barry House. They claim […]

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LGBTQIA+ rights advocates disappointed with ECU response

LGBTQIA+ rights advocates disappointed with ECU response

LGBTQIA+ rights advocates have expressed their disappointment with Edith Cowan University (ECU) after the educational organisation said it would allow an honorary degree presented to former politician Barry House to remain in place. Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) have expressed their dismay at ECU after the university announced on Tuesday that despite community opposition, it would […]

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Advocates call on ECU to scrap honour for former MP with anti-LGBTQ+ past

Busselton Pride Alliance are urging Edith Cowan University to scrap an Honorary Doctorate it recently gave to a former Liberal MP unless he apologises for his record of homophobic comments. In April, Edith Cowan University bestowed an Honorary Doctorate unto former South West MLC Barry House (pictured) for ‘passionate advocacy for the people and region […]

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Lecture explores the future development of women in sport

Lecture explores the future development of women in sport

Professor Sophia Nimphius will explore and examine the rise of women in sport and look at a different approach to understanding and interpreting research on female athletes. As part of the ECU Lecture Series, Professor Nimphius’ presentation is inspired by a renewed interest in “training the female athlete”, sparked by the professionalism of women in […]

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ECU to host Trans Day of Visibility webinar and panel discussion

ECU to host Trans Day of Visibility webinar and panel discussion

Edith Cowan University will be hosting a webinar and panel discussion to mark Trans Day of Visibility next week, as well as the launch of the university’s Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Support Guidelines. The panel will explore the significance of Trans Day of Visibility in 2021 and the lived experiences of trans, gender diverse […]

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‘WOMXN: Hard and Soft’ exhibition coming to Spectrum Project Space

‘WOMXN: Hard and Soft’ exhibition coming to Spectrum Project Space

A new exhibition is coming to Edith Cowan University’s exhibition space, exploring the experiences of women and non-binary people. WOMXN: Hard and Soft brings together the work of female and non-binary artists studying or graduated from ECU, delving into the overarching theme of ‘Hard and Soft’. Curated by Olivia Colja, the works aethetically and metaphorically […]

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