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:

  • Anushka Mukherjee (Access Co-Chair and Chair of the Equity & Diversity Committee)
  • Geemal Jayawickrama (Guild President)
  • Claudia Bruce (Ordinary Guild Councillor)
  • Khoa Mai (Guild Pride Co-Officer)
  • Meghana Maganti (Guild Pride Co-Officer)
  • Rutvi Timbadia (Guild ISD President)
  • Viknash VM (PSA President)
  • Alex Villa Gomez (EthnoCultural Co-Convenor)
  • Alex Knowles (EthnoCultural Co-Convenor)
  • Charlotte Kennedy (Access Co-Chair)
  • TBC (WASAC Chair)
  • TBC (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • TBC (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • TBC (Ordinary Committee Member)

    Staff members sitting on the committee are:
  • Jenny Ophel (Associate Director – HR & Student Services)
  • Tony Goodman (Managing Director)

Standing Invitees are:

  • Student Parents on Campus Representative: TBD

* Executive Officer of the Equity & Diversity Committee - TBC