Canada in Brief: March 3, 2010

Women with MBAs still not advancing as quickly as men

MONTREAL (CUP) — A new study is showing that Canadian women graduating from leading business schools start out with lower salaries than their male counterparts with a gap that widens over the course of their careers.

The research, conducted by the non-profit women’s opportunity organization Catalyst, indicates that women graduating with a masters of business administration will advance more slowly than men and earn less throughout their careers.

The study drew findings from 4,143 respondents who had completed full-time masters of business administration programs currently working in full-time jobs. They came from 26 business schools across three continents, having graduated between 1996 and 2007.

–Renee Giblin, the Concordian

Lecturers walk off the job

MONTREAL (CUP) — Lecturers at Université de Montréal walked off the job Feb. 24, after contract negotiations reached a standstill.

The 2,433 lecturers, according to their union, teach almost half of undergraduate courses, and have been without a contract for six months.

Prior to the strike, the lecturers held half-day and one-day walkouts to protest the lack of progress in contract talks.

–Jacob Serebrin, CUP Quebec Bureau Chief