This year WHRI was excited to present Dr. Jennifer Love as a keynote speaker on the topic of Women in Academia. Dr. Jennifer Love was recently reappointed for the 2018-2020 term as Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty at the University of British Columbia, a role which she has filled since July 1, 2016.
In her position she led the creation of a “Faculty Data Dashboard” – a tool which compiles faculty data to compare salary, parental leave, tenure track, and other factors by gender to help understand discrepancies between male and female faculty members. The dashboard is the result of collaboration between Dr. Love and Human Resources and Planning and Institutional Research (PAIR) at UBC, and will be instrumental in identifying areas to promote greater equality.
In addition to the dashboard, Dr. Love will be tackling the issue of the gender pay-gap at UBC as chair of the pay equity committee. She will also be working alongside the Faculty Association to develop programming to mentor and sponsor women faculty.