The Government of Canada invests $295 million per year to attract and retain world-class researchers, and has established 2,285 research professorships - known as Canada Research Chairs - at eligible institutions across the country.
McGill's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Canada Research Chairs
Equity and inclusiveness are among McGill University’s core principles, and McGill is committed to the view that striving for diverse representation within our Canada Research Chair appointments, as well as our broader academic and research communities, is a matter of fairness that furthers excellence and the advancement of our academic mission.
"Expand diversity" is one of the five explicit objectives of McGill University’s Strategic Academic Plan 2017 - 2022, wherein McGill outlines its rationale for a diverse professoriate and lays out its equity targets in academic recruitment and career progression for members of underrepresented groups including women, racialized people/visible minorities, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities.
This objective is furthered by the Employment Equity Policy at McGill, pursuant to which equity data about McGill’s entire workforce (that is, both faculty as well as administrative and support staff) are confidentially collected, recorded and analysed with a view to removing barriers that inhibit an inclusive working community at McGill.
McGill's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan for the Canada Research Chairs Program articulates the University’s commitment to ensuring that recruitment to CRC positions is undertaken in a manner that ensures access to the greatest range of qualified candidates. The plan also outlines McGill's cross-cutting institutional objectives, strategies, and management of EDI across the University. Please read the entire plan here.
For more information about the Canada Research Chairs Program at McGill, please visit the Academic Personel Office website.