CRC Public Accountability and Transparency
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, 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 Third Century Promise Pillar 2: Inclusive Excellence
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 and Innovation following consultation with Human Resources and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
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 self-identify 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.
- 2022 EDI Action Plan Progress Report [PDF]
- 2021 EDI Action Plan Progress Report [PDF]
- 2020 EDI Action Plan Progress Report [PDF]
- 2018 EDI Action Plan Progress Report [PDF]
Dalhousie's Equity Targets and Gaps
Dalhousie's CRC Equity Target Setting, current as of June 2021
Dalhousie's CRC Equity Representation Data, current as of August 2023
To protect the privacy of chairholders, numbers less than five and associated percentages have been omitted, in alignment with the Privacy Act.
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 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
Dalhousie’s Canada Research Chair Utilization Spreadsheet (Current as of July 2023)
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 & Equity Services (HRES) operates in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act as well as policies that fall within the mandate of the office, which include Prohibited Discrimination, Personal Harassment, and Sexualized Violence. HRES outlines their Complaint Process for addressing concerns related to discrimination, and acknowledges the concept of intersectional discrimination and recognizes that people’s lives involve multiple interrelated identities. When a Formal Procedure is engaged the appropriate Administrative Head consults with HRES, confers with the appropriate Vice-President if the appointment of an investigator is required, and acts as decision maker regarding any remedial or disciplinary action.
HRES operates within the portfolio of the Vice-Provost, Equity & Inclusion.
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:
Theresa Rajack-Talley, PhD
Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion
Human Rights and Equity Services