Written in stone
The University of Western Ontario recognizes that Employment Equity is a value
at the core of its mandate as a community leader and an institution of higher
learning.... [this] does not mean hiring members of the designated groups over
better-qualified candidates; it means ensuring that employment systems do not
adversely affect designated group members.
-from Western's Information
for Appointment Committees and Promotion and Tenure Committees
...the University must be fully competitive in attracting female graduate students
and professors. Our policy at Western is to seek out and encourage female applicants
and then to make the final appointment decision solely on the basis of academic
- from Western's Strategic Plan
... Western must also make every effort to be a welcoming environment for students
and faculty from the other designated groups, including visible minorities,
people from the First Nations/Aboriginal community, and persons with disabilities.
- Strategic Plan
For women, numbers increased from 232 to 352. Women now represent 22.6 per
cent of the full time faculty...
- from Western's Compliance Reports to the Federal