Survey shows COVID-19 has disproportionately affected careers of women and racialized faculty

March 5, 2021
A survey of tenured and tenure-track faculty working at public Canadian universities has found that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the career progress of women and racialized faculty, writes Jennifer Davis. The author explains that women and racialized faculty had higher stress and social isolation levels, as well as lower well-being. It also found that while men were more likely to see their productivity increase during the pandemic, racialized faculty reported that their research productivity had been reduced. 68% of women reported experiencing caregiving burdens and funding discrepancies. The article calls for universities and governments to take action to rectify inequity and to provide individualized support to faculty who are struggling. The Conversation (National)