Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Canada Research Chairs Program

CRC positions are filled according to section 23.31 of the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the guidelines governing CRCs as established or ammended by the Federal Government.

UWinnipeg’s Employment Equity and Diversity Policy outlines our commitment to employing people without regard to ancestry, including colour and perceived race; nationality or national origin, religion or creed or religious belief, religious association or activity; age; sex, including pregnancy; gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and family status, source of income, political belief, physical or mental disability, or social disadvantage. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, The University of Winnipeg has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, racialized communities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We are striving to be an inclusive and welcoming community. 

To this end, all individuals involved in any aspect of the recruitment process for a CRC at any university are also required to undertake training on equity, diversity and inclusion—including instructions on limiting the impact of unconscious bias.  In addition to these measures, UWinnipeg is in the process of developing an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action plan.  This process is being led by the Research Office and Human Resources, in consultation with the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Labour Management Sub-Committee on Employment Equity.  Once the plan has been approved by Executive Planning & Priorities and presented to Senate and the Board of Regents for information, it will be posted here.

In accordance with the CRC Program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, UWinnipeg has been provided a target setting tool by the CRC program to aid in addressing country-wide underrepresentation of members of four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples, and members of racialised communities) in Chair positions.  The University has also developed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for its Canada Research Chairs.

Questions or concerns related to equity, diversity and inclusion in the UWinnipeg's CRC program, or in the University more broadly, can be directed to our Human Rights and Diversity Officer in the Human Rights and Diversity Office.  Questions and concerns are monitored and reported through the Vice President Human Resources, Audit & Sustainability to Executive Planning & Priorities on an ongoing basis.