The Capilano University Faculty Association's General Membership meeting taking place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 features the election of the executive team for the next academic year: August 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020.
Date April 2, 2019
Time: 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
Nomination forms are available to all faculty on this site. Deadline to submit completed nomination forms is March 26, 2019 @ 4pm.
Join artists Marcus Bowcott and Helene Aspinall for a lively illustrated lecture as they
share the story behind the creation of the monumental public art installation, Trans Am
Totem. Gain insight into their creative process and the complexities of creating public
art. Trans Am Totem, composed of five real scrap cars stacked upon an old growth
cedar tree, was installed in Vancouver as part of the Biennale in 2015.
Cost: $15 | Course #55958
Location: Ferry Building 1414 Argyle Ave. W. Vancouver
Date: Thursday, March 21, 7–9 p.m.
Register at 604-925-7270 or activewestvanrec.ca
By the numbers / The changing status of women in Canada's universities
1) PD Committee Call out for Faculty PD Applications - Closes March 17
The Faculty PD Committee invites interested regular and non-regular faculty members to apply for Professional Development Funding for activities taking place from April 2019 until Sept 2019. The application deadline is Sunday, March 17 2019. Please see the Forms tab on this site for details.
2) Applications for John Wilson Awards - extended to Feb 15th.
Applications for the Spring 2019 John Wilson Award have been extended to February 15, 2019. Please see the Forms tab on this site for details.
3) Paid Educational Leave Information: Coming soon!
Governance on the rocks
“Universities are becoming so large, so complex, and so dependent upon public funds that scholars no longer form or even influence their own policy, that a new and rapidly growing class of administrators is assuming control, and that a gulf of misunderstanding and misapprehension is widening between the academic staff and the administrative personnel, with grave damage to the functioning of both.”.....from the the Duff-Berdahl Commission Report.
Full CAUT Article: https://www.caut.ca/bulletin/2017/03/governance-rocks
Precarious Post Secondary Employment in Canada
Excerpts from Contract U: Contract faculty appointments at Canadian universities
by Chandra Pasma and Erika Shaker
What is precarity?
...........a contract worker who is paid low wages, who receives no benefits, and who has no idea whether they will still be employed in a few weeks may feel very precarious. Other factors can also contribute to the experience of precarity, including race, gender, disability, and immigration status.
While our stereotypical image of precarious workers is often young people in low-skilled, entry-level jobs, the reality, as highlighted by the recent CCPA report No Safe Harbour: Precarious Work and Economic Insecurity Among Skilled Professionals in Canada, is that a growing number of precarious workers are in highly skilled, professional positions. In this regard, the post-secondary sector can be seen as something of a bellwether sector, revealing trends that are taking place in the broader labour market.
Who are contract faculty?...Read more
Fair Employment Week October 22-26, 2018
Employment and wage equity remain elusive in Canada's Universities and Colleges