Thursday, April 8, 2010

Diversity-Week 2010

Globalisation will come under the spotlight during The University of Queensland’s eighth annual Diversity Week celebrations, to be held this year from May 24-28 2010.

The theme of Diversity Week 2010 will be Our Global Community.

The University of Queensland’s community includes people from different races and cultures, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, interests, values and personalities. The University invites staff, students, alumni and the wider community to participate in a week of stimulating discussions, awards and other activities to reflect on University of Queensland’s development in an increasingly globalised world, what directions this might take in the future, and the impact of globalisation on our university community and society.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Truth Behind Diversity

“Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without”. Whether it’s in the work place, educational institutions, professional sports, or political debate, we can see the effects of diversity and how it cultivates the community, society, and the world.
We are each magnificently diverse in several different areas such as ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, language, standard of living, educational background, behavior, faith, values, skills, and dreams. We need to appreciate, respect, and value the differences we all have. We are not always going to agree on situations, but we should support and encourage the talents of each person. By doing this we are creating an environment where no one is left out and we are allowing others to grow personally. By broadening our students cultural understanding we as educators will produce well rounded citizens who understand diversity and the need for diversity.