StatCan study on harassment show higher harassment, discrimination in postsecondary institutions

July 20, 2021
Statistics Canada has released a new study called “Harassment and discrimination among faculty and researchers in Canada's postsecondary institutions,” which found high rates of harassment and discrimination in the sector. A survey found that 34% of women and 22% of men had experienced harassment such as verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, or threats in the previous 12 months. The most common type of harassment was humiliating behaviour. The study found that those with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and sexual minority persons were at the greatest risk of experiencing workplace harassment, and that PhD students or postdoctoral fellows were harassed most often by those in positions of authority. Statistics Canada | National Observer | Journal de Montréal (National)