Dalhousie University restricts search for new VP to 'racially visible,' Indigenous candidates

From CTV - February 13, 2018

HALIFAX - Dalhousie University says its search for a new senior administrator will be restricted to "racially visible" and Indigenous candidates, part of its efforts to increase underrepresented groups on the Halifax campus.

In a memo to the university community, provost and vice-president academic Carolyn Watters says the search for a new vice-provost of student affairs is in line with the principles of Dalhousie's employment equity policy.

She says the university has retained an executive search firm to oversee the hiring process and conduct consultations with the university community through confidential questionnaires.


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