White Ribbon Day morning tea

Just bumped into a colleague and mentor and we were discussing this program and how far our cohort and come. This brought to mind the White Ribbon Day morning tea and I thought, that 6 months on, the musings below are still as relevant today and a timely reminder that this should be in the forefront of our minds everyday.


“Was a great morning watching both staff and students of the University of Canberra come together to recognise the efforts of an organisation, geared towards ending men’s violence against women. The proceedings were kicked off with speeches from Joe Roff (CEO UCU), Prof. Stephen Parker (Vice-Chancellor UC) and Dr. Tom Calma (Chancellor), followed by the Oath said by all present and a delicious chocolate mud cake to wrap things up. The University was also presented with an award recognising our accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace, one of only two universities in Australia to be accredited this year. As a woman and a staff member I feel both pleased and encouraged that our workplace acknowledges the seriousness of the situation and is taking active and effective steps towards preventing this type of violence (Go UC!!!).”


Want to know more? Check out the facts and strategies in Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women here or through the university’s website.

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On November 13th, WISE members baked several cakes and cookies and volunteered their time for a bake sale in support of Movember, raising money for men’s health. 


We raised a whopping $267.45 …surely a record for a bake sale?!?! 
We are so pleased to be able to help this great cause.

This event was organized as one of our regular Synergy Experiences, occurring twice per month. As part of WISE, each member will organize one Synergy Experience during the course of the year. 


Gayla and Rebecca manning the Movember Bake Sale at the University of Canberra, and sporting our new WISE t-shirts!