equality in higher education conference
WELCOME LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Campus Review’s inaugural Higher Equity Summit.
Despite the rising prominence of women in higher education, issues such as equal professional
opportunity, pay equity and under-representation in senior leadership remain challenges.
As professor Jan Thomas, vice-chancellor at the University of Southern Queensland, recently wrote in
Campus Review when discussing the need to find solutions to such problems: “In our rapidly changing
society, nothing less than cultural change across society is required – changed attitudes to cultural
norms for both men and women, in particular. Gender equality is not a women’s issue and achieving it
is not a question of ‘getting men on board’. Men and women must be equal partners in this process.”
Today, you will hear from a diverse selection of professional leaders, outspoken advocates and experts as
they discuss how everyone can play a role in making gender equity the new norm.
We have worked hard to bring you a program of speakers that we believe will inspire a real discussion
of ideas and provide a greater collective understanding of how to achieve a fair, equitable and
sustainable future for the industry.
On behalf of the team at APN Educational Media, I wish you and your fellow delegates all the best
over the course of today’s presentations and resulting discussions and hope this proves a valuable
and productive experience.
Managing Editor, APN Educational Media