by Ellie Bothwell
Originally published: May 10, 2017
Canadian universities will lose out on funding for a research chairs scheme if they fail to offer the awards to a more diverse range of candidates.
That is the warning from the country’s funding councils, which gave institutions a deadline of 15 December 2017 to create action plans on how to achieve more diversity among their candidates for the Canada Research Chairs programme.
The universities will then have another 18 to 24 months to put the plan into practice and ensure the demographics of those given the awards reflects the demographics of the academics eligible to receive them.