Gender identity and sexual orientation
- Nearly 60% of student respondents identified as women and more than 33% as men. This is similar representation of women as found in the university populations of Canada (58%) and Quebec (58%).
- 3% of respondents identify as neither men or women.
- 62% of respondents who are members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities identified as women.
- Nearly 46% of graduate student respondents identified as women. This is below the proportion of women in the Canadian graduate student population (55%).
- 6% of census respondents identify as a trans person or a member of a gender-diverse community. The proportion is slightly higher among students in the Faculty of Arts and Science (7%), and much higher among students in the Faculty of Fine Arts (16%) or those pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies (20%).
- Conversely, the proportion is lower among graduate students (4%), the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (2%) and the John Molson School of Business (2%).
- Finally, 18% of students who identified as an Indigenous person in Canada and 19% of students who live with a disability or impairment self-identified as members of a gender-diverse community. This is a much higher proportion than for the Concordia population as a whole (6%).
- Among students who are members of a gender-diverse community, 3% are parents or legal guardians and 3% are caregivers.
- Concordia seems to have a well-represented gender-diverse community among its student population when compared to the Canadian (0.33%) and Quebec (0.19%) populations.
- Among Concordia students, 23% identified as a member of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities with respect to sexual orientation. This is higher than the Canadian population (4%).
- The proportion of students identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+ with respect to sexual orientation is higher among respondents who also identified as an Indigenous person in Canada (37%), live with a disability or impairment (51%), are part-time students (27%), are students in the Faculty of Fine Arts (48%), the Faculty of Arts and Science (29%) or are pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies (55%).
- On the other hand, the proportion of members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities is lower among full-time students (21%), graduate students (16%), and those studying in the John Molson School of Business (10%) and in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (10%).
- The majority of Concordia students define their sexual orientation as straight (69%). Students in the John Molson School of Business (82%) and the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (80%) were more likely to identify as heterosexual.