UWS unites for Mardi Gras 2015
The University of Western Sydney joined this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for the first time on Saturday 7 March.
Marching under the banner 'UWS Unites', University staff and student community came together with members of the UWS Ally Network and the Queer Collective and marched in support of the Mardi Gras and demonstrate the University's support for inclusion and diversity in education.
"As a vibrant and diverse intellectual community, UWS promotes a culture that is inclusive of sexual and gender diversity," says Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover.
"UWS aspires to be a place that brings positive change into the lives of our students and staff," he says.
"Many people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community find themselves coming to terms with their sexual identity while studying at university," says Dr Ozdowski.
"Through participation in public events like Mardi Gras and running on-campus support programs such as the Ally Network, UWS is helping to build an inclusive community both on and off campus.
"UWS embraces the diversity that characterises and strengthens Greater Western Sydney."
The UWS Ally network aims to provide support on campus for students and staff who identify as LGBTIQ. Created in 2007, the program brings together staff and students who are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful culture.
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