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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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Some of the Upcoming Key Dates in the 4th Collective Agreement

March 31st: Transition of Tenured Assistant Professors: Applicants are required to meet with their Dean prior to applying for associate under this program. Applicants may request to have a representative of the StFXAUT present at this meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to assist faculty in preparing their application and, if needed, to […]

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FAIR EMPLOYMENT WEEK AT STFX by Martin Sastri

This article, written by Martin Sastri, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 Issue of the Beacon. Fair Employment Week is an annual campaign promoted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Taking its origins from a state-wide mobilization of instructors at community colleges in California, Fair Employment Week has grown to become an annual week of […]

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Precarious Employment

Written by Philip Girvan, this article appears in the Spring 2016 issue of The Beacon “The general consensus is that the longer you spend as a contract academic, whatever you want to call it, part-time instructor the worse off it is for you.” – Anon The Winter 2016 issue of The Beacon highlighted issues raised […]

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Issues impacting Part-Time Academic Instructors

Written by Philip Girvan, this article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon. Canadian post-secondary institutions have become increasingly dependent on temporary or Contract Academic Staff (CAS). CAUT director of research and political action, Sylvain Schetagne, notes in the October 2015 issue of the CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin, that “[m]ore than 30 per cent of […]

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President’s Message

Written by Brad Long, this article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon. I’m pleased to once again introduce our quarterly Beacon to all of our members. I hope you find this to be an informative and engaging vehicle for coming together in this collective enterprise we call the StFXAUT. Since our last […]

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