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APTPUO 2019 Conference – (in)visible: the Lived Realities of Contract Faculty

25 October 2019 - 26 October 2019


On October 25-26, 2019, the APTPUO hosts a conference entitled (in)visible: the Lived Realities of Contract Faculty.

Join us for a two day event highlighting the realities of precarious part-time academic work in Canadian universities. Throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world, part-time professors teach large-enrolment classes and are increasingly the demographic majority in institutions of higher learning. Universities thrive on part-time precarious labour.  Despite this, the adjunct role and place in their host institutions is undervalued and often erased. This conference shines a spotlight upon a dark corner of the contemporary neoliberal university so that solutions take root through dialogue, solidarity and mobilization.

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Program summary

Our scheduled presentations are:

  • Rendering contract faculty visible through film
  • (In)visibility and identity: marginalization, stress and stories of perseverance
  • Excavating the neoliberal university

We will also have roundtable discussions on the following topics:

  • Who is the ‘part-time’ professor?
  • The Québec model
  • Adjunct researchers and administrators: shouldering the (mostly) unpaid burdens
  • PhD students confront a challenging future

The complete program in print format can be found here. If you intend to print your own copy, select print on both sides and flip on short edge.

Keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker is Jamie Brownlee. His 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.

For more information on the event, visit the conference web page.

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25 October 2019
26 October 2019
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Hugette Labelle Hall, 550 Cumberland st.
550 Cumberland
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada
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