SFU moves to significantly increase Black representation among faculty

The Simon Fraser University senate has voted in favour of hiring at least 15 more Black tenure-track faculty members to improve inclusion at the B.C. school.

An “overwhelming majority” of the senate, which considers academic matters, supported the motion on Monday evening, according to SFU president Joy Johnson, who said Black faculty members are currently “few and far between.”

She told CBC News that the motion was developed in part based on feedback from Black community members.

“A number of our Black faculty, staff and students have not felt as included as they should be,” Johnson said.

“Our students talked at senate this evening about never having a Black

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