The purpose of this report is to draw a demographic and labour market profile of academic and professional librarians in Canadian universities and colleges. It is based on a CAUT survey of librarians at 116 institutions.
Education & Equity
This latest issue of CAUT’s Education Review addresses a number of key questions facing universities today, such as the key drivers affecting changes in revenues and expenditures and the share of public and private funding.
Despite some notable progress in the past decade in the Canadian academy, census data shows an ongoing underrepresentation of women, First Nations, and visible minority professors, as well as significant earnings and unemployment gaps for many of these groups.
This report provides a snapshot of academic staff representation and income in Canada’s universities and colleges in 2016, noting in particular changes in the university sector over the last decade.
The Persistent Gap: Understanding male-female salary differentials amongst Canadian academic staff (March 2011)
There has been a long-standing concern amongst policymakers, economists, and trade unions over the persistent earnings gap between men and women in the Canadian labour market. Adjusting for age, rank and discipline, this study finds a narrowing but persistent earnings gap between male and female academic staff in Canada.
The existence of gender disparities in the awarding of tenure raises serious concerns about the status of female faculty in Canadian universities. Women historically have been far less likely than their male counterparts to be appointed to a tenure or tenure track position.
Women accounted for about three quarters of the growth in enrolment during the 1980s and 1990s. Today, women have made impressive gains at the graduate level. They now constitute a majority of Master’s students across Canada.
The number of female university teachers in Canada has grown sharply over the past twenty years, but women still remain under-represented within certain disciplines and at the most senior academic ranks. The imbalance in the overall representation of female university teachers appears to be decreasing, but some noticeable disparities remain.