The damning findings of five years ago did prompt universities to change policies and practices. The problem is we still lack evidence for what works to prevent sexual violence on campus.
While the official figures are lower than earlier estimates of job losses, they also show certain types of employees – casual, non-academic and younger staff – bore the brunt of the staff cuts.
Changes to National Employment Standards have done little for casual staff hoping for conversion to ongoing positions. A comprehensive review of university work and employment is long overdue.
The pandemic has negatively affected female and racialized faculty. Universities need to make sure their career advancement doesn’t suffer.