Canadian University Diversity Scan

This research by Dr. Genevieve Fuji Johnson and SFU MA student Robert Howsam found that the senior administrative leadership pipeline at Canadian universities is leaky for racialized minorities.  

The leadership diversity gap study is published in collaboration with The Diversity Gap and the Academic Women’s Association at the University of Alberta, focused on 1,299 central and senior administratorsfrom five Canadian universities: Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, and York University. The administrative positions examined included departmental program chairs (e.g., undergraduate program chair), departmental chairs, associate deans, deans, and senior executives (e.g., vice-presidents, provosts, and presidents). The infographic represents these findings.

Press release

 

Full paper

Johnson, G., & Howsam, R. (2020). Whiteness, Power and the Politics of Demographics in the Governance of the Canadian Academy. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 1-19. doi:10.1017/S0008423920000207
 

Listen to Professor Genevieve Fuji Johnson speak with CBC Radio One:

Whiteness, power and the politics of demographics in the governance of the Canadian academy (PART I) CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV) - June 15, 2020

Whiteness, power and the politics of demographics in the governance of the Canadian academy (PART II) CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV) - June 15, 2020