PL’s Gail Gatchalian recently spoke to the Canadian HR Reporter about Dalhousie University’s decision to restrict applicants for the position of Vice Provost of Student Affairs to racially-visible and indigenous applicants, and whether this was legal. As Gail points out in the article, measures such as this to increase the representation of under-represented groups, especially in leadership positions, are entirely legal and are protected both by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The goal of such measures is substantive equality, and the recognition that systemic discrimination operates at many levels to create employment barriers for racialized and indigenous people. You can read the article here. Reprinted by permission of the Canadian HR Reporter.