Labour Studies Index

Confronting precarious academic work

Document type Web page
Author Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA)
Date 2016
URL http://ocufa.on.ca/conferences/confronting-precarious-academic-work/

Abstract

Held in Toronto from February 11-12, 2016, the conference examined the realities and impact of precarious academic work on our universities and considered solutions now and for the future. Speakers included researchers, activists, and policymakers from Canada, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Key themes included: Current realities of precarious academic work and the. Key themes included: current realities of precarious academic work and the impact on faculty, students, and higher education; learning from the experience of precarious labour in other jurisdictions; responding to the challenges of precarious academic work - current directions and future needs; and re-imagining academic work for the future. Includes videos and presentation slides of the conference proceedings.