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Curtin recognised at Pride in Diversity Awards 2015

[Posted: 1 Jun 2015]

Curtin named the Highest Ranking University for LGBTI equality for the third year running.

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Curtin was also ranked third in the top 20 employers for LGBTI employees and Maz Rhaman of Ethics, Equity and Social Justice received the Sapphire Inspire Award, acknowledging her significant contribution to LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives.

The Sally Webster ALLY Award was presented for the first time to honour her work to promote and embed LGBTI inclusion and support in the workplace. Sally was a long time staff member at Curtin who sadly passed away late last year. Fittingly, the award was presented by her husband Evyn and their sons Luke and Josh to winner Kristina Bennett from Westpac.

Pride in Diversity is Australia’s first and only not-for-profit workplace program to assist employers with the inclusion of LGBTI employees.

The Awards ceremony coincides each year with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; a day that is acknowledged each year by Curtin in different ways. This year Ethics, Equity and Social Justice and the Ally network launched Trans Support – A Guide about Gender Transition at Curtin University for university-wide consultation.

Curtin is committed to creating an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and to supporting diversity in sexuality and gender. These awards recognise this commitment.

In 2014 Curtin was named the Highest Ranking University for LGBTI equality and ranked second in the top 20 employers for LGBTI employees.  Sally Webster was recognised for her passion and commitment in promoting social justice for GLBTI people.


In 2013 Curtin was ranked seventh in the top ten employers for LGBTI people and the University’s Ally program was a runner-up for LGBT Employee Network of the Year.


Curtin’s Diverse Sexuality and Gender Identity Inclusion Strategy is aligned with best practice recognised by PID.


Curtin’s Ally Program was created to help staff, students and community members of diverse sexual and gender identity feel welcome and supported to work and study at the University.


Pride In Diversity  (PID) is Australia’s first and only not-for-profit workplace program to assist employers with the inclusion of LGBT employees