Equity, excellence are mutually conducive: Ryerson dean

June 14, 2017

“Excellence and equity are mutually conducive and the sooner we all understand this, the more successful and competitive Canada will be on the world stage,” writes Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University. Responding to a recent editorial by the Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente, Coe contests the notion that academia operates within a “fair and equal” system, arguing that “surely you know that, like the rest of society, this is a falsehood.” Rather than continuing to insist that academia is a true meritocracy, Coe argues that “we need the privileged to stop being blind to the barriers that exist and we need everyone to have the courage to say the establishment needs to change if Canada is to maintain standard of living and quality of life, for everyone, over the next 150 years.” Medium