ABOUT DIVERSITY WEEK
Diversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate the increasing diversity of the UQ community and to raise awareness of current issues impacting the world’s diverse people, groups and communities.
During Diversity Week, UQ showcases the contribution made by its students, staff and alumni within Australia and across the globe and encourages the University community to engage in debate and dialogue about the issues raised by the increasing diversity of our communities.
UQ was the first university in Australia to initiate a ‘Diversity Week’ and celebrated its 10th anniversary of the week in 2012.
Diversity Week offers something for everyone. You are encouraged to participate in the celebration of Diversity at UQ by getting along to some of the many activities that have been organised. Check out the Diversity Week events page.
The main event is the Vice-Chancellorís Equity and Diversity Awards Event. The event will feature the first ever UQ Diversity Debate where a line up of talented UQ staff and students will debate the topic: Art is irrelevant to human progress
The event will also feature a photography exhibition by the School of Political Science and International Studies, networking over cocktails and the highlight of the event, the presentation of the Vice-Chancellor's Equity and Diversity Awards. This FREE event is open to staff and students, and their guests.
Register now to attend the Vice-Chancellors Equity and Diversity Awards Event.
ABOUT THE THEME
The theme of 2013 Diversity Week, The Art of Diversity, refers to ART in all its many forms: paint, sculpture, theatre, music, dance, architecture etc. and its agentive capacity to reach across human divides to build common understandings and potentially develop shared understandings in situations of conflict.
The theme also challenges us to consider how engagement with diversity, enhances our teaching, learning, research and leadership skills to a level where they become a form ‘ of ‘art’.
This year, we invite members of The University community to explore what The Art of Diversity means in the context of a globalised institution of higher education.