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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2005

Women academics on the rise


— Women are gaining ground, and office space, in the halls of academe. Statistics Canada reports the number of women full-time university teachers jumped by more than 50 per cent between 1990-91 and 2002-03, more than double the growth in women’s full-time employment in general. By contrast, the number of male full-time faculty declined by 14 per cent. Close to 11,000 women were full-time faculty members in the 2002-03 academic year, accounting for 30 per cent of all full-time academics — up from just 20 per cent a decade earlier.

Stressful returns

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