The Academic Women’s Association has undertaken an independent and comprehensive equity audit of the University of Alberta. The purpose of this equity audit is to assess the status of equity-seeking ‘designated groups’–women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities–in general and the status of women and gender equity in particular.
In this fourth release and the three accompanying infographics, we present findings from the AWA’s in-depth analysis of primary research and various authoritative data sources on the status of equity groups in university leadership across U15 schools and Universities in 4 western Canadian provinces.
In total, the study examined the 142 senior administrators on the leadership teams at 24 major universities in Canada. The study’s findings suggest slow but steady progress toward gender equity but little progress toward racial/ethnic diversity in Canadian university leadership.