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Shining the Light on Pay Equity

Is there gender equality among UWindsor faculty when it comes to salary? Do male professors make more money overall than female profs do? Are there faculties where there is a significant gender imbalance when it comes to pay?

If so, why is this?

These are some of the questions The Lance asked when the Sunshine List, the disclosure of salaries paid under provincially governed institutions like the University of Windsor, came out.

Gender Statistics in UWindsor Sunshine Professors

Profs on Sunshine List

  • % of Males
  • % of Females

Overall, men represent 61.36% of the faculty on the Sunshine List compared to women reaching 38.64% or in other terms, 243 men compared to 153 women.

Below is how we approached the data.

Here is our methodology:

  • We did not include all faculty at the University of Windsor, the data only includes professors on the Sunshine List
  • We determined the gender of professors on the Sunshine List by searching the University of Windsor’s faculty directory
  • We categorized gender in terms of female and male faculty members
  • We then graphed the salaries of professors according to this methodology considering both the amount of males and females within ranges (bar) and percent of males and females within the faculty (pie)

Faculty Breakdowns: Male vs. Female Salary

Our findings are mitigated by the following considerations:

  • A professor may hold an administration title that is not accompanied by a faculty position and may therefore appear on the Sunshine List
  • We have removed full-time administration; however, we have attempted to incorporate professors that have dual roles (i.e. the chair of a program)
  • Some of the fields portrayed in these charts may reflect inherent gender disparity in the industry rather than in the institution itself
  • We would like to make mention we were unable to reach out to all faculty regarding how they would prefer to be identified

All Academic Faculties

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Human Kinetics

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FAHSS Breakdowns: Male vs. Female Salary

FAHSS is been broken down by department, as it is home to many faculties.

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All FAHSS Departments

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Conclusion

The Lance did not find any overwhelming pay discrepancies on the University of Windsor’s Sunshine List as a whole. However, there are some notable faculties to make mention of.

The Engineering faculty has the highest amount of men compared to women in their faculty, who are on the Sunshine List, with 82% of them being men and 18% women. However, it is important to note that one of the highest paid professors on the Sunshine List is Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy, an engineering professor who was hired at the university in 1994 as the first woman to become Dean of Engineering in Canada.

The Business faculty comes second to the largest gap between women and men, with 79.7% of men in the department making the Sunshine List with only 20.3% being female.

The Nursing faculty employs more women in comparison to men who fall on the Sunshine List, with 18.75% of men compared to 81.25% were female.

The Law faculty appears to be the most balanced in terms of gender equity within the data provided on the Sunshine Lists, with a 50-50 split.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a close second to a balanced gender representation on the Sunshine list with 48.8% men and 51.2% women.