Stats on equity, diversity and inclusion at Canadian universities

 By the numbers

Women representation

  • 40%
    women faculty

    In 2016-2017, 40% of full-time faculty at Canadian universities were women, up from 36.6% in 2010.

    Source: Statistics Canada.
  • 25
    women university presidents

    In November 2019, women university presidents make up 26% of Universities Canada's membership, up from 20% in 2015.

    Source: Universities Canada.

Indigenous peoples

  • 71%
    increasing Indigenous leadership

    Well over two-thirds of Canada’s universities are working to include Indigenous representation within their governance or leadership structures.

    Source: Universities Canada survey, 2017.
  • 70%
    partnering with Indigenous communities

    Just over 70% of universities have a partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster dialogue and reconciliation.

    Source: Universities Canada survey, 2017.
  • 55%
    increase in Indigenous academic programs

    Since 2013 there has been a 55% increase in the number of academic programs that include an Indigenous focus or are designed for Indigenous students.

    Source: Universities Canada survey, 2017.
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