Promoting gender equality in universities


February 12, 1990 - Federations promote gender fairness in universities

On February 12, 1990 the Social Science Federation of Canada in conjunction with the Canadian Federation for the Humanities adopts several motions concerning “Women in Universities.” The motions are adopted in part as a response to the murder of 14 women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal just a few months prior. Following the task force on sex bias in research, a task force on gender fairness is proposed to combat sexism on the publication side of research. They also promote “Women in Universities” as the 1991 Learneds meetings theme.