uWaterloo should address root causes of faculty wage gap, writes Toronto Star

August 9, 2016

The University of Waterloo should “do the right thing” by addressing the root causes of a systemic wage gap and by making its new wage increase for female faculty members retroactive, writes the Toronto Star. uWaterloo announced last week that female members of the university’s faculty association would receive a $3K increase in their salaries after an internal review revealed a systemic wage gap between male and female academics at the school. The Star contends that this study was too limited in scope, as researchers were reportedly precluded from considering the root causes of the gap. “That’s short-sighted,” the editorial concludes, adding that until such root causes are addressed, the gap “keeps reproducing itself.” Toronto Star