Female professors earn less, take longer to be promoted: UOttawa committee

July 10, 2018

A joint union-university committee has found that female professors at the University of Ottawa earn $4K less per year and are more slowly promoted than their male counterparts, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Amir Attaran, a UOttawa law professor who sits on the committee, told the Citizen that the university has also been slow to address pay discrepancies for Indigenous, visible minority, and disabled faculty. A UOttawa spokesperson stated that the university is “aware and mindful of the situation.” The Citizen adds that the committee’s findings follow the University of Guelph’s announcement that all full-time female faculty will receive a $2K raise following a 2017 equity review. Ottawa Citizen