Keynote Speaker

Jamie Brownlee is a contract professor at Carleton University and the author of Academia, Inc.: How Corporatization is Transforming Canadian Universities (Fernwood 2015) and Ruling Canada: Corporate Cohesion and Democracy (Fernwood 2005). He is also co-editor of Corporatizing Canada: Making Business out of Public Service (BTL 2018) and Access to Information and Social Justice: Critical Research Strategies for Journalists, Scholars, and Activists (ARP 2015). He holds a PhD in Sociology and Political Economy and is currently writing a book on climate change and the fossil fuel industry.

“Brownlee’s keynote address will put a spotlight on how Ford’s reforms are only the latest chapter in a systematic attack upon the collegial traditions of the university and how the creation of a precarious class of contract faculty is central to this master plan.”

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