by Vicky Mochama
Originally published: May 9, 2017
If our institutions won’t take diversity seriously, then it’s fitting they be forced to if Ottawa gives them money.
Last week, the federal government issued an ultimatum to universities participating in the Canada Research Chairs program. Within the next three years, schools must meet diversity targets or face funding cuts.
Currently, universities underperform in awarding chairs to four designated groups: women, people with disabilities, Indigenous people and visible minorities.