Lack of diversity persists among teaching staff at Canadian universities, colleges, report finds

April 6, 2018

Review of census data also shows wage gaps for women and racial minorities entrenched with little change over a decade.

Canadian universities and colleges talk a lot about the importance of equity and diversity on campus.

Yet when it comes to the academic workforce, little has changed in the last decade, with only a handful of Black and Indigenous professors, fewer women with coveted full-time positions than men, and “significant wage gaps” that penalize female and racialized staff, according to a new report.

The result is faculties that fail to reflect the range of backgrounds and identities of the students they teach, says the study, released Friday by the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

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