Women remain underpaid in the university: James, Anderson

August 7, 2019

New data from Statistics Canada show that women are both underrepresented and underpaid in the Canadian academy, write Yvonne James and John Anderson. The authors note that the overall wage gap between men and women in teaching was roughly 12%, with the gap widening for more advanced positions in the institution. The data also show that racialized individuals were underrepresented in university teaching overall. “The exclusion of a diversity of experiences and knowledge has critical implications for not only our professoriate, and the academic workforce, but also for the growing diversity of the student body,” add the authors. The Star (National)