Seven OUA schools outside the '45-to-55' ratio with financial awards

It's probably dry to some, but CBC News has a report on seven OUA schools who violated OUA gender equity guidelines by giving more than 55% of athletic scholarship money to either women or men.

Female athletes received more than 55% of financial awards at Guelph, Nipissing and Ottawa; the men got 55% or more at Lakehead, Laurier, McMaster and Windsor.
"Ward Dilse, executive director of the OUA, said a committee that looks at financial awards will notify the violators and ask for an explanation. But because the collection of award data is still in its infancy, the association is focusing on education rather than sanctions for violators, he said. The OUA started collecting this type of data in 2003-04."
(The CBC has a handy-dandy graph of how each school spent its money. Waterloo in 2008-09 gives about four times as much money to male athletes as their female counterparts, but isn't included, perhaps due to the makeup of the student body.)

The real question is how such data gets used. Do coaches get called on the carpet if not enough of their players are maintaining the 70% average necessary to get scholarship money?

There are a lot of deeper issues. All four schools which gave 55%-plus to male athletes either have football or in Lakehead's case, a men's hockey team but no women's team.

Ont. athletic scholarship gender gap probed; Women more likely to meet grade cutoff for award: University of Ottawa (Lucas Timmons, CBC News)
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  1. What does one make of uOttawa? They spend more on AFA's than any other OUA school. Recently, 70% of it went to women. The undergrad population is 60 % women.
    A preliminary comment out of uOttawa is that more of their women athletes excel at academics than is the case for their male athletes.So women have reaped the rewards.Should they not do so? That begs the wider question as to why boys do not do as well in school as girls these days?

  2. Are they "guidelines" or hard and fast rules?
    A 45 to 55 ratio is hard to maintain under real operating conditions.

  3. They're guidelines.

    Actually, 6:47 completely nailed it ... are these indexed to the student population? Many schools' undergrad enrolments are 57, 58 per cent women (not that it did me much good during my degree at UEOU, Undisclosed Eastern Ontario University).

  4. UEOU?--and I thought Sager graduated in his chosen profession from UKC---
    University of King's College --in Halifax.You learn something new every day.

  5. Graduated from King's and a certain school in Kings-ton.