Canadian Government Imposes ‘Social Justice’ on All Universities

University College, University of Toronto Canada James Alexander Michie

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The liberal government of Canada imposes ‘social justice’ in all universities. That being the case, the government has formulated a new program that all universities are expected to commit to. It bears the name, “Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”. A “Letter” for “Dimensions” has been distributed to all university presidents, who are urged to sign, supporting the program for their universities.

For its part, the Minister of Science and Sports, Kirsty Duncan, launched this program using the “independent” funding councils: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Council of Science and Engineering (NSERC) and the Council of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) — As the conduit for concessions of “Dimensions”. It should be noted that this is not the first time that Minister Duncan imposes conditions of “equity, diversity and inclusion” for subsidies; being that, in 2017, new criteria of diversity for the scholarships of the Chair of Investigation of Canada were enunciated.

Clear objective

It is necessary to emphasize that it should not be ignored that the pressure continues through subsequent years of the concession. In this way, Minister Duncan says: “Our government is committed to promoting equity and diversity within research and to supporting the next generation of research leaders”.

Likewise, it is known that, according to the program of the Charter of Dimensions, the objective is “to promote greater excellence in research, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector in all disciplines”. Even so, who could object to the “increase in excellence in research, innovation and creativity”, which is the conventional and legitimate objective of research administrators? What is new here is the means by which these results would supposedly be produced: “through an increase in equity, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition, according to the aforementioned Charter, “The post-secondary research community has the greatest potential to thrive when members experience equitable, inclusive and unbiased systems and practices”. The NSERC press release announcing the Dimensions program states that “Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity”.

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Source: Philip Carl Salzman | PJ Media

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