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CAUT welcomes the reinstatement of the UCASS survey

The Canadian Association of University Teachers welcomes the federal government’s decision to reinstate the national survey of academic staff.

“The survey provides Canadians with important and accurate information about the number of faculty by discipline, the progress of women in the academy, and pay equity,” says David Robinson, CAUT Executive Director.

Statistics Canada collected data under the University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS) from 1937 until 2012 when it was cancelled as a result of budget cuts.

“The return of UCASS means it will be much easier for policymakers, institutions, and academic staff associations to identify employment trends and challenges, and to increase equity in the profession,” added Robinson.

CAUT is the national voice for over 68,000 academic and general staff working in more than 120 colleges and universities across Canada.

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Director of Communications, Canadian Association of University Teachers.