Ryerson publishes results of employee self-identification survey, concludes that equity and diversity goals need to be set
Analyzing three years’ worth of self-identification information from Ryerson employees has led the authors of a 2018 report to conclude that equity, diversity and inclusion targets and goals will be necessary to achieve progress. The report presents data from 2014, 2015, and 2016 to give an intersectional breakdown of equity-seeking groups in all levels of employment at Ryerson.
The report shows that hires from equity-seeking groups tend to be in areas where there is already a substantial presence of these groups. Indigenous professors and professors with disabilities, women in Engineering and Architectural Science, and racialized groups in full-time faculty continue to be underrepresented.
Areas of progress are highlighted along with areas for immediate action. Throughout the report, the authors conclude that “we do not need to choose between diversity or excellence: diversity is a critical component of excellence.”