UAlberta professors call on university to address pay inequity

July 7, 2017

The Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta is urging the school’s administration to address pay inequities that affect professors who are women, Indigenous, or a visible minority. A new study released by the group examined data that was available through the Alberta “sunshine list” and found that men on the list earned an average of $181,843, compared to $163,340 for women. Among professors identified as visible minorities, the average pay was $173,900 for men and $164,519 for women. AASUA President Carolyn Sale noted that the analysis was limited because researchers had access only to the “sunshine list” information. The university has since responded with a written statement saying that the provost’s office already has two existing working groups that are focused on identifying gaps in equity. Edmonton Journal