CRC Public Accountability and Transparency
EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. This applies to all areas of hiring across Dalhousie—faculty, including Canada Research Chairs, and staff.
Dalhousie’s Strategic Priority 5.2: To foster a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.
Dalhousie’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness is detailed within the university’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Strategy. This applies to all areas of hiring across Dalhousie—faculty, including Canada Research Chairs, and staff, as detailed in Goal 4: Institutional Viability and Vitality to recruit and retain a diverse workforce with emphasis on historically underrepresented groups.
The robust Diversity and Inclusiveness Strategy resulted from a wide range of consultations within the Dalhousie community. Each part of that strategy has its own governance structure based on a number of factors. Dalhousie would view any Canada Research Chair Program (CRCP)-specific initiatives to require the approval of the Vice President Research following consultation with Human Resources and the Office of Human Rights and Equity Services.
In accordance with the Canada Research Chair Program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Requirements and Practices, Dalhousie University:
- Provides training on equity, diversity and inclusion—including instructions on limiting the impact of unconscious bias—to all individuals involved in the chair recruitment process;
- Provides a copy of the open job advertisement with the paper copy of all nominations (including new, advancements and foreign);
- Collects data regarding applicants to chair positions and active chairholders who selfidentify as members of the four designated groups. This data is collected at the time of application, and again during the course of employment, through Dalhousie’s annual Be Counted census.
CRC Institutional Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Action Plan
Download Dalhousie's CRC Institutional Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Action Plan [PDF 7.45 MB]
Dalhousie’s CRC EDI Action Plan has been reviewed and approved by the following institutional representatives:
- President and Vice Chancellor
- Provost and Vice President Academic
- Vice President Research and Innovation
- Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion
- Assistant Vice President Research Services
- Assistant Vice President Human Resources
- Director, Human Rights and Equity Services
The CRC EDI Action Plan will be reviewed on an annual basis to revise the action items, as new and additional information is obtained through ongoing and future environmental scans, surveys and census data. This review will be conducted by the CRC EDI Advisory Group, with the goal of providing progress reports to the CRC Program and the Dalhousie community, including CRCs. Additionally, Dalhousie develops annual reports on progress related to the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and commits to including CRC Equity reporting as part of the ongoing reporting practice.
Dalhousie's Equity Targets and Gaps
Current as of November 2019:
|Gap (# of Chairs)*|
|Women||30%||47%||no gap||no gap|
|Visible minorities||15%||21%||no gap||no gap|
|Persons with disabilities||4%||
* Cell counts less than 5 are withheld to protect the privacy of chairholders
HR and, when appropriate, the Office of Research Services, monitor equity, diversity and inclusion matters and bring any concerns to the attention of the Provost & Vice-President Academic and, when appropriate, the Vice-President Research & Innovation. This includes recruitment processes, search committees and candidate pool as well as tracking of targets set by the University and the CRCP.
CRC Job Postings
Current External CRC Job Postings
There are currently no external job postings
Current Internal CRC Job Postings
There are no internal CRC job postings at this time
Current Transparency Statements
Archived External CRC Job Postings
Archived Internal CRC Job Postings
Archived Transparency Statements
Dalhousie’s Canada Research Chair Utilization Spreadsheet (Current as of April 2020)
The Canada Research Chair Program’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Requirements and Practices (Includes requirements for recruiting and nominating Canada Research Chairs)
Relevant Policies & Guidelines
Dalhousie Guidelines for Faculty Recruitment and CRC Allocation and Renewal:
- Dalhousie’s Guidelines for Allocation of Canada Research Chairs
- Dalhousie’s Academic Recruitment Guidelines
- Dalhousie’s Canada Research Chair Renewal Process
Dalhousie's Policies on Human Rights and Equity:
- Statement on Prohibited Discrimination
- Employment Equity Policy
- Sexualized Violence Policy
- Personal Harassment Policy
Dalhousie’s Human Rights and Equity Services office monitors and addresses concerns and complaints and reports to senior management regarding the above-mentioned policies.
CRC Policies and Guidelines:
For more information about the Canada Research Chair's program at Dalhousie please contact the Institutional Programs team.
For any equity concerns or complaints regarding the management of the institution’s chair allocations, please contact:
Director, Human Rights and Case Management Human Rights and Equity Services
Alice Aiken, PhD
Vice-President Research and Innovation
For any questions or concerns regarding Dalhousie's Equity, Diverisity, and Inclusion Agenda, please contact:
Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion
Human Rights and Equity Services