by Ryan Tumilty
Originally published: May 22, 2017
A spokesperson for the University of Ottawa said it’s doing all it can to diversify research chairs, but a professor who once held one of the coveted positions said the school's problems runs deep.
The federal government pledged earlier this month to prevent schools that don’t meet diversity targets — including women, visible minorities, Indigenous people and people with disabilities — from applying for future chair positions.
Recent data showed the University of Ottawa is missing all of those targets, but Isabelle Mailloux Pulkinghorn, said the school has made real progress since last fall.
“We’re confident that the next time the chairs program collects this data, our numbers will show this progress.”