Title

Few Women Win New Academic Chairs

Authors

Wayne Kondro

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

296

Issue

5577

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Abstract

OTTAWA--A new report shows that women are seriously underrepresented in a fledgling program to help Canada retain its best academic talent. In October 1999 the government committed $585 million to create 2000 new posts under the Canada Research Chairs program. A report looking at the first four classes shows that women, who represent 25% of the total academic pool, have received just under 15% of the 532 chairs.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext available through remote link.

DOI

10.1126/science.296.5577.2319