Day 3: Post-secondary education and
international talent migration
Canadian society is undergoing a fundamental demographic transformation. Despite decades of talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion in society and the academy, this demographic transformation is not reflected in academia and the absence is especially notable in the composition of faculty and leadership, which remain overwhelming White and primarily male. With most international students originating from Asia and Africa, creating a pool of talent for future permanent residents, academicians address the issue of whether the current leadership in academia is ready to understand and cater to the needs of a diverse student population and emerging needs within the Canadian workforce.