Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Affirmative Action Policy at York University

Not even hard to find.

There's this:

Affirmative Action Policy at York University:

York University has an Affirmative Action Program with respect to its faculty and librarian appointments. The designated groups are: women, racial/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal peoples. Persons in these groups must self-identify in order to participate in the Affirmative Action Program. The [insert name of hiring department] welcomes applications from persons in these groups. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority."

and this:

Affirmative Action:

"York University Faculty Association and York University Board of Governors 2003-2006 Collective Agreement; Article 12.21 to 12.25

Affirmative Action

12.21 Consistent with the principle expressed in Article 12.15 that the principal criterion for appointment to positions at York University is academic and professional excellence, and as an affirmative action program to promote equity in employment of women, members of visible/racial minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities, the parties agree to the measures set out below (to be read in conjunction with Article 12.31).

No candidate shall be recommended who does not meet the criteria for the appointment in question.

Candidates are substantially equal unless one candidate can be demonstrated to be superior."


The same site lists a funny number - each unit needs to have 40% women in tenure - stream positions.

How is that equal? If we're going to be fussy already, why not 50%??


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