Universities introducing term limits for Canada Research Chairs to meet diversity targets

Because of a 2006 legal settlement, the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program was obligated to set equity targets that match the number of academics eligible for the positions. For instance, 31 per cent of chairs are supposed to go to women, but in the most recent figures, fewer than 28 per cent of chairs were female. Universities have generally failed to meet the targets, but the government has only begun to threaten to enforce them in the past year.

The other three groups are visible minorities (15 per cent), Indigenous people (1 per cent), and people with a disability (4 per cent).

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  • Dana Garcia

    The term-limited profs should endeavor to discover a diverse ancestor, as Senator Elizabeth Warren did in her earlier career. Harvard touted her as a partial indian (1/32!) to demonstrate its multi-culti faculty which raised her public profile, leading to her Senate election. Fake diversity, but it worked for her.

    • simus1

      As a DemocRat, her claim was in reality equivalent in type to the great grand daughter of a documented Gestapo rounder up of Jews claiming her prize because one of her mythical ancestors was Jewish.

  • Sharkibark

    Does a female native in a wheelchair count as 1 or three?

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      Definitely 3.

      • ntt1

        if she had a little taste for the Bizarre she would be unstoppable. she could live like a queen just on the monies made by sitting on every CBC panel

  • favill

    Let me guess the break down:
    Anything related to (hard) science/engineering: 95% (East) Asian or White males;
    Humanities: faggy, metrosexual white males with only a small percentage being disabled
    Gender/Queer Studies she-males/dyke butch females who identify as males (predominantly white with a smattering of blacks of the female/she-male persuasion, 33% will be visibly disabled–but 100% will be disabled in the head )
    Black/Hispanic/Indigenous/anything but White Western Studies: see Gender/Queer Studies but broken down in their specific nationality/race and a smattering of faggy, metrosexual white males (who identify as “name the race”)

  • David Murrell

    Note the heavy-handed, left-wing bias of the Globe and Mail article. At one point, the p-c Globe writer mentions that the University of Ottawa has only 28 percent women Canada chair holders, when the rigid federal government quota is 31 percent. Any sane person with an IQ over 75 must be losing sleep over that statistic (sarc). Note the universally negative comments in the “comments” section of this article.

  • robins111

    Anyone want to bet the ‘Term Limits’ will only be applied to white males, with the odd far east Asian thrown in

  • Millie_Woods

    Left wing Idiots always make up the largest percentage in those positions.

  • ontario john

    Well, the shootings and stabbings will make university more interesting.

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  • Alain

    As though education had not deteriorated enough already this is the icing on the cake.

    • Tooth&Claw

      I hope parents are paying attention. The system needs to have a stick stuck in the spokes of their little red wagon.