VC’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff 2019 | Reconciliation (Individual)

VC’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff 2019 | Reconciliation (Individual)


Kaya. Sue Aldenton is the Associate
Director of Curtin Information Management and Archives, and her small
team do a variety of activities in relation to information management, and
they’re not front and center of a lot of Curtin’s mainstream activities on
reconciliation, but the way they go about things,
supports our reconciliation action plan. Sue has supported her staff in
undertaking training in ways of working, on country visits and inclusive practice
amongst other things. That’s fantastic. Thank you.
She’s also creatively developed two positions for Aboriginal staff. In
addition to this, Sue supported one of her staff attending a Jawun secondment
up in the East Kimberley for six weeks. This was so successful that the
traditional owners asked for that person to come back for a second round, which is
unusual. Sue quietly and consistently goes about her way to increase people’s
understanding of our history, and to engage and create trust and
respect and ways of positively working with our First Nations people. Sue shows
it’s the way we go about things that can have impact.

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