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Representation by Gender

The following graphs show gender balance at four levels (undergraduate students, Masters students, PhD students and Faculty members).

Key Observations

  • At every level, males outnumber females in UW Math.
  • At every level, females in UW Math are under-represented compared to females at UW at the same level.
  • At each progressive level, female representation in UW Math is lower than at the previous level.
  • Over the last ten years, the representation of females in UW Math has increased slowly at the undergraduate, Masters and Faculty member levels.
  • The representation of female PhD students in UW Math has not improved since 2008.

What is the gender balance among Faculty members in UW Math?

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What is the gender balance among Faculty members at UW?

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What is the gender balance of PhD students in UW Math?

PhD UW Math

What is the gender balance of PhD students at UW?

PhD UW

What is the gender balance of Masters students in UW Math?

Masters Math

What is the gender balance of Masters students at UW?

Masters UW

What is the gender balance of Undergraduate students in UW Math?

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What is the gender balance of Undergraduate students at UW?

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Data Sources

Faculty data from https://uwaterloo.ca/performance-indicators/faculty-and-staff/faculty

Student data from https://uwaterloo.ca/institutional-analysis-planning/university-data-and-statistics/student-data/student-headcounts