Addressing equity issues through race-based data collection at Canada Universities: Opinion

July 31, 2020

“In order to fulfill their commitments to EDI [Equity, Diversity, Inclusion], Canadian universities must critically evaluate the selection and retention of racialized people at various stages of the academy,” writes Evelyn Asiedu. However, in order to accomplish this, the author argues that such institutions should begin collecting race-based data to help understand the scope and breadth of the problem. While there are many steps that need to be taken to ensure the integrity of such data collection processes, the author suggests other ways individuals and institutions can begin to address equity issues, including talking to friends and colleagues, as well as considering if EDI policies are being effectively implemented. Maclean’s (National)