From the day we’re born, we love. But what makes us love one thing, one way, one person over another? And how can we use love to create a more inclusive and diverse community?
At the University of Sydney we’ve been bringing people from all walks of life together for more than 160 years.
Diversity and inclusion have always been an important part of who we are. We were the first university in Australia to admit all students based on academic merit, and one of the first in the world to admit women on the same basis as men.
Today, it’s one of the reasons we support our Ally Network, which promotes cultural change and creates an inclusive community for our staff and students to thrive and realise their potential.
Our Brain and Mind Centre joined local mental health organisations to launch the national #mindthefacts campaign, using peer-reviewed evidence to show the links between discrimination against young LGBTIQ people and youth suicide rates. #mindthefacts urges Australians to protect LGBTIQ mental health by voting ‘yes’ in the same-sex marriage postal survey.
We believe that a diverse, inclusive community is a stronger one.
Imagine what could be possible if we all learn to unlearn.