Canadian University Opens Tenure Position for 'Women, Transgender, Non-Binary or Two-Spirit'

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    The Facts

    • Canada's University of Waterloo has reportedly opened a tenure track research position exclusively for individuals who identify as women, transgender, non-binary, or two-spirit. The role was first posted on Mar. 21.

    • Two-spirit is a gender variant that stems from Native American culture and is used to describe diverse sexuality or gender in Indigenous people.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Canada's population is increasingly diverse and post-secondary institutions must mirror this. Despite diversity and inclusion initiatives at Canadian universities, tenured professors are still overwhelmingly white and male. More proactive policies are needed to foster diversity and encourage a wider range of candidates to apply.

    Right narrative

    The irony is that, while the government's goal is to promote DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), their method excludes an entire group of people. Good intentions have paved the way to mandated discrimination - the very thing Canadian leaders say they are trying to eliminate

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