Exciting speakers headline the “Confronting precarious academic work” conference

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OCUFA is pleased to announce an exciting roster of speakers for its upcoming Confronting precarious academic work conference, to be held from February 11-12, 2016. Experts from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia will meet to discuss the rise of precarious academic work and effective strategies for promoting good academic jobs.

Speakers include:

  • Karen Foster, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural futures for Atlantic Canada, Dalhousie University
  • Guy Standing, University of London, author of The Precariat – The New Dangerous Class (2011) and A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014)
  • Robyn May, University of Melbourne, researcher on the Gender and Employment Equity: Strategies for advancement in Australian universities project
  • Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority, USA
  • Jonathan White, Policy Officer, Universities and Colleges Union, UK
  • Plus, many more!

At the conference, OCUFA will also be releasing new public opinion data on precarious academic work in Ontario’s universities in a special morning session.

Spaces are going fast for the conference, so potential participants are encouraged to secure their places soon. Click here for more information and to register.

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