About the APTPUO

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The Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO) regroups most of the contractual teaching staff of the University.

Its 2500 members are sessional lecturers, contractual language or music professors, lawyers, and clinical professionals in Health Sciences.

They are:

  • professionals whose work experience enrich programs; and/or
  • students and academics sharing the results of their research with the community.

These professors teach half the courses offered by the University of Ottawa and the majority of courses offered to undergraduate students.

The APTPUO negotiates their working conditions on their behalf, including the improvement of the learning conditions in the classrooms.

The APTPUO representatives co-operate with other on-campus social partners, including the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, for the well-being of the university community.

The APTPUO offers bilingual services to its members and to the community.

A history of the APTPUO’s first ten years (1986-1996) by Paul C. Byam is available here for consultation.