Yearly Archives: 2019

36 posts

(in)visible Conference Registration is Open!

Register for this free two day event. Get active in your union. Learn more about the neoliberal University and its impact on our work. As a result, mobilize and push back with ideas, actions, and words. […]

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 […]

Seniority Listings

Please find below a seniority listing by area of employment.   Main Unit For members teaching in Ottawa in credit programs, find here the seniority list, effective June 30, 2021. Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (non-credit […]

Stresses of the Job

Originally, ‘stress’ described the force necessary to break steel. Today, this metaphor is routinely applied to describe contemporary mental states. In recent years, the vectors of stress have so accelerated that many psychologists are sounding the […]

What is precarity?

Precarity invokes the image of a desperate climber hanging from the edge of a cliff. Economists are increasingly using this term to describe the stresses created by a job market where employment security is undermined by […]

How does contingent employment threaten academic freedom?

Academic freedom represents a pillar of western universities. The primary defense for free speech and unfettered scientific research is tenure. For decades, tenure has been under a sustained attack from covert business groups that recognize academic […]