Canada Research Chairs Program unveils equity target results

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

 Four people from diverse backgrounds are standing, arms crossed.


The Canada Research Chairs Program has released equity target results for 76 postsecondary institutions across the country that set goals to address the underrepresentation of women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities among chairholders. The results reflect representation as of December 1, 2019.

The University of Ottawa has surpassed its equity targets in recruiting and nominating Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in the categories of women and visible minorities. As of December 1, 2019, there were 23 women and 11 members of visible minorities, exceeding the projected goals of 18 and eight, respectively.

With respect to persons with disabilities and Indigenous peoples, the University has taken the necessary measures to attract and recruit chairholders from these two groups, with targets set at two and one, respectively. However, in keeping with the Privacy Act, the University cannot disclose numbers of chairholders under five.

“The University of Ottawa is pleased with the great strides made so far, but remains committed, with solid institutional support, to continue to increase representation of chairholders in the four designated groups, as per our CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont.

Learn more about the University’s CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.

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