While research institutions are making progress to better reflect the Canada of today, it is not fast enough. Black Canadians are less likely to attend post-secondary education, less likely to be represented among faculty at these institutions, and less likely to succeed in research grant applications.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Strengthen equity targets for federally funded scientific research delivered through the granting councils to include a specific target for the representation of Black Canadians.
- Provide funding of $30 million over 5 years to help promising graduate students, support the mentorship and development of younger researchers, and increase opportunities for Black Canadians in Canadian post-secondary institutions.