IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS introduces you to Jen, a young sessional trying to balance teaching, caring for her young family and finishing her PhD, so that she can be considered for a decent university job; Sandra Mac, fighting to reverse the 23% pay cut handed to her and her long time precarious faculty colleagues; Marco, leading a drive to get the sessional majority in his faculty association their democratic rights; and Pam, a choreographer and a leader in the largest higher ed strike in Canadian history. Join the fight for equality portrayed in this dramatic, moving and revealing film.
“A useful tool… for anyone trying to understand and challenge the hidden casualization of post-secondary education”
–C. Sundaram, CAUT Bulletin
Hear case studies from across the country on how academic staff associations have organized around and won victories for contract academic staff. Hosted by CAUT on zoom.
Join Dr. Sam Trosow, a professor at the University of Western Ontario, who will discuss the issues of ownership and control of course content for contract academic staff in a time of remote learning. Hosted by CAUT on zoom.
Liz Morrish, an independent scholar and activist for resistance to managerial appropriation of the university and co-author of the book Academic Irregularities, will present a talk titled, “A plague on universities: How the pandemic has created breach points for the future of labour, pedagogy and values in higher education.” Hosted by CAUT on Zoom.
Town hall style meeting for MRU contract faculty to discuss the collective agreement, regularizing employment/job security, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on contract faculty workload (additionally, any other topics that you may bring to the meeting). Contract members who are unable to attend are welcome to contact D.A. directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by the MRFA’s Contract Member Representative on Zoom.
Stay tuned for shareables and ways to engage online.
Join contract academic staff from coast to coast in an informal Zoom social. Folks will be put into breakout rooms to get to know one another, talk about the unique issues contract academic staff are experiencing, discuss strategies to improve working conditions, and join together in celebration of the work and contributions contract academic staff make to our universities and colleges. Hosted by CAUT on Zoom.
Faculty are invited to a wrap up event and panel discussion: review progress made, lessons learned and discuss where we go from here. Speakers include:
This session will be moderated by Frank Cotae, MRFA Advocacy Officer, and all MRFA members are invited to attend. Members who are unable to attend are welcome to email email@example.com to view a recording of the session. Hosted on Zoom.