OCUFA announces 2016 “Confronting precarious academic work” conference

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The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2016 conference, “Confronting precarious academic work.”

The growing number of university faculty hired on a contract basis – and the insecure working conditions they face – has far reaching implications for everyone who works and learns in our universities.  With an estimated one-third of faculty now employed on a precarious basis, what does the future hold for academic employment?  Can the trend toward precarious academic work be reversed, and if so, how?  What can be learned from the experience of those currently confronting the realities of precarious work in Canada and other countries?  How can we re-imagine a better and more secure future for all faculty?

“Confronting precarious academic work” will seek to address these questions and more.

Join us for two days of insightful presentations and engaging discussion with speakers and participants from universities, research institutes, unions, and government in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Like previous OCUFA conferences, a diversity of views will be sought in each of the keynote and panel sessions.

The conference will take place February 11-12, 2016 at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel in Toronto.

The fee for those registering on or before November 30, 2015 is $350.00, which includes continental breakfasts, lunch, refreshments, an evening reception, and all materials. The regular registration fee after November 30, 2015 is $400.00; and $375.00 for OCUFA members.  The contract faculty and student rate is $150.00. For more information, and to register, please click here.

The Intercontinental Toronto York Hotel also has a special conference hotel rate of $229.00 per night.  Bookings must be made before January 8, 2016.

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