“Change will come” on equity, diversity, inclusion: four university presidents

March 9, 2018

“Canadian students are leaders in advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion and they rightly won’t stand for the status quo. We are with them,” write The King’s University President Melanie Humphreys, St Thomas University President Dawn Russell, University of Regina President Vianne Timmons, and University of Winnipeg President Annette Trimbee. The authors applaud Canada's recent federal budget for using a gender-based and diversity analysis on each of its provisions in order to build a workforce “that respects and rewards every individual for their skills and contributions.” However, the authors note that gaps still exist, particularly within STEM disciplines and among university leadership positions. Edmonton Journal