Female profs knock politely on glass ceiling

Women underrepresented and underpaid,especially in highest ranks of academia

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Men standing on the glass ceiling with women below

Fifty years after the modern women’s rights movement, female professors are still underrepresented and underpaid in the top ranks of academia at Canadian universities.

According to a 2005 Statistics Canada study, women hold 28 per cent of tenured positions, 40 per cent of tenure-track positions and 45 per cent of non-tenure-track positions. (read more)

Academia still a man's world

Female faculty progress slow at UWO

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Women account for 11 per cent of Western’s full-rank professors, 31 per cent of associate professors, 36 per cent of assistant professors and 56 per cent of instructors.

In terms of status, women make up 22 per cent of tenured professors, 35 per cent of probationary and 46 per cent of limited-term faculty. (read more)


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