Women university leaders and researchers are fostering a dynamic and inclusive academic environment. They are leading the way in cultivating a fresh and diverse research ecosystem, world-class teaching and pro-active community engagement.
The question is no longer why women should have a seat at the table, but how can we make it happen?
Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being invited to dance.
To enrich their learning experience, we must expose students to cultural and gender diversity, and to all perspectives. The essence of the academic mission is to offer a learning environment that is richly diverse.
By the numbers
In 2016-2017, 40% of full-time faculty at Canadian universities were women, up from 36.6% in 2010.
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Women university presidents make up 27% of Universities Canada's membership, up from 20% in 2015.