Professor Gail Whiteford is Pro Vice Chancellor (Social Inclusion) at Macquarie University.
Within this role she is responsible for Equity and Diversity; for outreach programs in rural, indigenous, refugee and disadvantaged communities; indigenous strategy and also oversees international development projects. She has been an invited facilitator on two EU programs respectively in Bulgaria and Turkey, and has given keynote and invited presentations in 13 countries. She was honored with a Canadian professional award for outstanding international contribution and last year received a national award for her contribution to social cohesion.
Gail’s recent initiatives include the development of the Building Inclusive Communities Awards in conjunction with the Ethnic Communities Council of Australia which are presented at NSW Parliament, and a mentoring program for refugee and CALD students with SBS. She has numerous publications to her credit and her new book Society, Participation and Inclusion was launched by the Minister for Social Inclusion earlier this year.