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:

  • Bre Shanahan (Chair of the Equity and Diversity Committee)
  • Conrad Hogg (Guild President)
  • Jade Wu (Ordinary Guild Councillor)
  • Martha J. McKinley (Guild Pride Officer)
  • Saskia Mason (Guild Pride Officer)
  • Nisa Sharin (Guild ISD Director)
  • Brianne Yarran (WASAC President)
  • Alexander Tan (Guild PSA President)
  • Tara Suann (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • Sophia Bartlett (Ordinary Committee Member)

Staff members sitting on the committee are:

  • Jenny Ophel (Associate Director – Human Resources and Executive Officer of the Equity and Diversity Committee)
  • Tony Goodman (Managing Director)

Standing Invitees are:

  • Saleem Al Odeh (Ethnocultural Convenor)
  • Mike Anderson (Access Co-Officer)
  • Lauren Espinoza (Access Co-Officer