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October 20-21, 2017 CAUT Contract Academic Staff Conference, Toronto, ON

This article, written by StFXAUT Member Deidre M. Smythe, Part-Time Academic Instructor, Sociology Department, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. There’s an old saying that goes roughly: “it costs money to be cheap”. It is the idea that paying a fair price for a good quality item that lasts for years makes […]

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Exploitation in the Ivory Tower

From The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright:  “Exploitation in the Ivory Tower” (September 7, 2014). Description from the CBC page: Documentary – Exploitation in the Ivory Tower: (49:25) In Economics 101, they might call it a new-fangled form of feudalism. Wage slavery. Certainly a caste system. The modern Canadian university is quietly kept afloat by low-paid, contract […]

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