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Being an Ally - A Student Conversation with Valerie Raubenheimer

Executive Champion

Curtin Ally is proud to have Ms Valerie Raubenheimer, Vice President Corporate Relations as our Executive Champion. Hear Val talk about the Ally Program at Curtin.


What is a Curtin Ally?

A Curtin Ally is someone who supports the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people and who says YASS to a safe, inclusive university environment that celebrates the unique talents and perspectives of LGBTIQ+ students and staff.  The best part - you don't have to identify as LGBTIQ+ to become an Ally.

What do Allies do?

Your mission as an Ally is to help create a university environment in which LGBTIQ+ students and staff are accepted and able to be open about who they are.  For example, you are asked to demonstrate solidarity by completing LGBTIQ+ Awareness Training, becoming an active member of the Ally Network, attending events like the annual Pride WA Pride Parade march, wearing an Ally lanyard, or placing rainbow Ally stickers on your stuff and things.  These visible signs of support are simple, fabulous and extremely effective.

Sign me up!

Becoming a Curtin Ally is easy.  All you need to do is complete LGBTIQ+ Awareness Training and sign the pledge - Register through iPerform (requires staff login) or by emailing

Curtin Ally Legend

Vale, Sally Webster, Manager Equity and Diversity.   Hear Sally talk about previous PID awards for LGBTI inclusion in the workplace.