Inspiring inclusion at Canada’s universities

March 8, 2024
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Inspiring inclusion at Canada

Universities celebrate the achievements of women throughout the entire education ecosystem—from leaders to learners. Learn how universities inspire inclusion this International Women’s Day.

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Women leaders in Universities Canada

31% of university executive heads at Universities Canada are women.

Did you know?
In 2014, only 16% of university executive heads (at Universities Canada) were women.

Women leaders in education

57.7% of all students in Canada are women, while 42.3% are men.

PhD or equivalent
49.2% women, 50.8% men

Master’s degree or equivalent
57.3% women, 42.7% men

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
59.9% women, 40.1% men

Women with doctoral degrees and equivalent increases yearly.
46.5% (2016) to 49.2% (2021)

Women leaders in other industries

105 of 338 Members of Parliament were women in 2023.

In 2020, 1 in 5 board executive members in other industries were women.


Universities Canada
House of Commons
Table 33-10-0501-01, Statistics Canada
Table 37-10-0135-02, Statistics Canada

Tagged:  Equity, diversity and inclusion

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