McGill Links

The McGill Employment Equity Policy can be found on the website of the Secretariat.

The Report to Senate on Employment Equity from May 2021 is located in the Senate online archives.

Information on Employment Equity Guidelines for Academic Recruitment are on the Academic Personnel Office website.




McGill has obligations to collect, analyze and act on data related to employment equity under the Government of Canada's Federal Contractors Program and the Quebec Government's Employment Equity Legislation.

Components of an Employment Equity Program

Circular diagram with 5 boxes. 1. Snapshot of representation within current workforce at McGill based on EE survey data. 2. Information from federal and provincial governments on workforce availability. 3.Comparison between McGill data and availability, based on employment sector. 4. Analysis of results; what gaps exist, why, and how can we overcome them? 5. Implementation of measures designed to decrease gaps.


Articles and Books


Goldin, C., & Rouse, C. (September 01, 2000). Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians. The American Economic Review, 90, 4, 715-741.

Kang, S. K., DeCelles, K. A., Tilcsik, A., & Jun, S. (September 01, 2016). Whitened Résumés: Race and Self-Presentation in the Labor Market. Administrative Science Quarterly, 61, 3, 469-502.

Uhlmann, E., & Cohen, G. L. (January 01, 2005). Constructed criteria: redefining merit to justify discrimination. Psychological Science, 16, 6, 474-80.


Banaji, M. R., & Greenwald, A. G. (2013). Blindspot: Hidden biases of good people. New York: Delacorte Press.

Henry, F., James, C., Li, P. S., Kobayashi, A., Smith, M. S., Ramos, H., & Enakshi, D. (2017). The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities.

Other Resources

Guide For Search Committees

Fine, E., Handelsman, J., & University of Wisconsin--Madison. (2012). Searching for excellence & diversity: A guide for search committees. Madison, WI: WISELI.


Cluster Hires Report

Urban Universities for HEALTH. (2015). Faculty cluster hiring; For diversity and institutional climate. Retrieved from:


Federal Contractors Program

Federal Contractors Program Survey

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For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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