WLU Laurier raises salaries for 152 female professors to close wage gap

May 10, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University says that it will pay 152 of its female professors an average of roughly $4.5K more per year after a study concluded these professors were unfairly paid less than their male counterparts. All women who are associate professors at the school are set to see their wages increase by 3%, while all women who are full professors will see their wages rise by 3.9%. No raises were approved for female assistant professors or librarians, however, as the university reportedly found no wage gap between women and men in these positions. The Waterloo Region Record reports that other Canadian universities have approved similar pay increases for women after finding similar wage gaps. “Gender equity with respect to wages and terms and conditions of employment is an important principle that Laurier must actively support,” said incoming Laurier president Deborah MacLatchy in a statement. Waterloo Region Record