In 1992, CFUW released the report on “Women in Universities: A Survey of the Status of Female Faculty and Students at Canadian Universities” which focused on investigating discrimination against women in 10 areas of academic life which addresses concerns of both faculty and students.
At the 2015 AGM the CFUW Board was asked to approve an update to the 1992 Women in Universities Survey. Specifically the request included identification of changes to the status of female faculty and students at Canadian universities? A Women in University Study Group was formed to take on the project of analyzing what has changed in 25 years. In 2018, the study group published their findings in the report “Women in Universities: 25 Years Later.” There is also a 2 page executive summary available.
CFUW Clubs should study the report with the aim of discussing the contents with local universities to bring attention to the findings. As an organization, CFUW, working through the power of its clubs should encourage universities to take a comprehensive look at what ending gender discrimination means. While the “Women in University – 25 Years Later” research project has concluded it is hoped that the findings this research identified will just be the start of necessary action. Thank you to the Women in University Study Group for taking on this important work.
Access the Women in University articles and reports here: