RESEARCHING THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN ATTITUDES
Welcome to the Diversity Gap Canada.
Since 2016, the Diversity Gap Canada studies have been an integral part of the research program of Dr. Malinda S. Smith, a political science professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The data for each study are visualized in distinctive infographics produced in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Bray, a Lecturer at the University of Alberta.
The early collaborative studies were conducted when Dr. Smith was President of the Academic Women Association at the University of Alberta.
Some studies, co-led by Dr. Kisha Supernant, such as the Diversity Gap in Recognition and Awards (2016) and the Gender Gap in Canada Research Chairs (2016), and were collaborative efforts with members of the AWA research committee. Other studies, such as the Leadership Diversity Gap and the Diversity Gap in Canada Excellence Chairs and Canada 150 Chairs, were conducted by Dr. Smith.
All were published in collaboration with the AWA.
This dedicated site hosts pulls together past and future studies in one place, and aims to meet the growing demand for, and widespread use of, The Diversity Gap research and infographics.
The research is divided into the following sections which can be found in the site menu:
About Dr.Malinda Smith
I am a full professor in the Department of Political Science, a 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and a Provost Fellow in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Policy in the Office of the Provost at the University of Alberta. I am also the President of the International Studies Association (ISA)-Canada, and Chair of the Research Committee for the Academic Women's Association-University of Alberta.
My research and engaged scholarship draws on critical theoretical perspectives in the social sciences and the humanities to explore questions of equity, human rights and social justice, African political economy and security studies, and diversity and decoloniality in higher education.
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