Smith-Carrier on gender pay gap at Canadian universities
Royal Roads’ Canada Research Chair in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Assoc. Prof. Tracy Smith-Carrier and King’s University College, Western University Assoc. Prof. Marcie Penner co-authored an article in The Conversation Canada highlighting their recent research, concluding there are substantial, long-term impacts from the gender pay gap for faculty at Canadian universities.
Here is an excerpt:
“Recent research from our multidisciplinary team, which includes expertise in equity policy, political science and cognitive science with mathematical modelling, shows that over the course of a career and retirement, this pay gap leads to a difference of roughly half-a-million dollars.
“The gender pay gap for faculty in Canadian universities is significant and persistent. Women professors earn on average 10 per cent (or $10,500 per year) less than men for the same work.