CURRENT Coordinator – Deakin University Fair Trade Group
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This year, the Deakin University Fair Trade group were successful in applying to host the Fairly Educated conference. The core members have been working together as a team with the skills they obtained down the track to get together a spectacular conference to be hosted at the Geelong campuses of Deakin University.
The team has been passionate and active fair trade advocates within the university and as individuals in their everyday life, being involved with Oxfam on campus at Geelong at the Workers club, forming the Fair Trade Geelong Group and working towards Fair Trade Accreditation for the University which eventually we gained, and now Deakin University is a certified Fair Trade institution.
Founders of Fairly Educated / Coordinators from 2010-2013: Victoria and Chris Hoy
Vic and Chris Hoy founded Fairly Educated in 2010, based out the need to collaborate effectively with other fair trade university advocates across the region. They were leaders of the student movement at the University of Sydney and brought Fairly Educated to where it was in its first three years, initiating the first conference in 2011 Sydney, and mentoring the next two teams hosting in Hobart and Melbourne. They are currently living and working in the UK and are still mentors for the current coordinators.
The Coordinators are supported by an Advisory Committee who chat bi-annually formally and informally during the year who provide strategic advice and moral support. They have all played an integral role in the growth of the Fair Trade movement in Australia and New Zealand.