On June 23, 2014, The Agenda hosted a discussion on “hidden academics,” looking at the rise of precarious work within Ontario’s universities. The participants provided an insightful look into the challenges faced by precarious faculty, and into the potential implications of precarious faculty work for the university sector.
OCUFA believes that all academic jobs should be good jobs. This means secure employment, fair wages and benefits, and the resources needed to excel in teaching and research. Ontario’s precarious faculty are excellent teachers and researchers, but they are not given the support they need to do their work. Ontario owes these individuals – and the students they teach – more.