Howard Ramos (Dalhousie) April 4th: “Racialization and Representation in Canadian Universities”

Despite years of Employment Equity policies and an increasingly racially diverse population, universities across Canada do not reflect the diversity of the broader population. Using Census data the extent of the gap of representation of racialized faculty is examined over time. Representation is probed further with an original survey of eight Canadian universities looking at how racialized faculty “play” the academic game through an analysis of performance and the perceptions of “hard” versus “soft” metrics of academia. Overall, analysis shows that racialized faculty remain underrepresented in Canadian universities, they do play the game, but they perceive it differently than their non-racialized counterparts.


Howard Ramos is Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University

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Lecture is Tuesday, April 4, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in ANSO 134