Duncan drags universities kicking and screaming into 21st century

Universities with more than five research chairs will have funding withheld if they fail to meet equity targets in hiring of women, aboriginal and visible minorities and the disabled.

Science Minister Duncan recently announced a government initiative, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion plan, which requires universities who want to access Canada Research Chair funding to revamp the way they recruit chair holders. The plan seeks the elimination of unconscious bias, active recruitment of diverse candidates, and continual monitoring for diversity in every step of the selection process.The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

PUBLISHED :Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 12:00 AM

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