If Nature abhors a vacuum, it doesn’t care much for ‘mono-cultures’ either, artificially planted and maintained agricultural tracts when a single species unnaturally prevails at the expense of everything else. In turn, natural diversity creates vigorous, dynamic, inherently strong and natural eco-systems.
What’s true for eco-systems should be true for institutional systems such as universities that not only serve the diverse human world but should lead it in terms of diversity, especially women in faculty leadership roles.
As former head of the Department of Mathematics and Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty, Dr. Rachel Kuske is helping UBC to make necessary changes.
“One of the elements of my portfolio is about diversity and faculty leadership and in particular women faculty but even more general diversity,” explains Kuske.
– Read entire article in the UBC 2013-2014 UBC Annual Report