“Challenging precarious academic work” conference begins in Toronto

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Today in Toronto, students, faculty, journalists and policymakers will gather at the “Challenging precarious academic work” conference, organized by OCUFA. This two-day event features international speakers and provides a forum for sharing experiences and developing solutions to the alarming rise of part-time, insecure work at universities.

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
  • Glen Jones, Professor of Higher Education at OISE/University of Toronto

For individuals unable to attend, we’ll be audio recording each session and making them available on the OCUFA website. You can also follow along with the #precariousPSE hashtag.

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