A little bit about the Committee

The Equity and Diversity Committee exists is to create and review policies and/or guidelines so that students throughout campus are working in an environment that is both celebratory and representative of the advancement of equity and diversity within the student community.

Our committee meetings once a month are a time where committee members can voice their concerns surrounding issues caused by an individual or a group that may be acting in a discriminatory manner. We can then actively formulate an approach to work towards overcoming adversity caused by race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability. We want to ensure that any individual studying at UWA and participating in the events run by the Guild, can feel confident that they are doing so in a discrimination-free environment.


The membership of the Equity & Diversity committee consists of:

  • Paige Brandwood (Women's Officer, Chair and Executive Officer of the Equity & Diversity Committee)
  • Indi Creed (Guild President)
  • Sammie Smith (Public Affairs Council President)
  • Rishav Neog (International Students' Department President)
  • Christopher-John Daudu (Postgraduate Students' Association President)
  • Parham Bahrami (Ethnocultural Co-Officer)
  • Rama Sugiartha (Ethnocultural Co-Officer)
  • Olivia Stronach (Access Co-Chair)
  • Lucinda Bartlett (Access Co-Chair)
  • Lorenzo Iannuzzi (Pride Co-Officer)
  • Alexia Wood (Pride Co-Officer)
  • TBC (WASAC Chair)
  • Liliana Cowie (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • Aryaman Bhoosreddy (Ordinary Committee Member)

Staff members sitting on the committee are:

  • Jenny Ophel (Associate Director – Human Resources & Student Services)
  • Tony Goodman (Managing Director)

Standing Invitees are:

  • Student Parents on Campus Representative: TBC
2024 Equity and Diversity Committee Minutes