CUPE3908: Registration is now open for our Challenging Academic Precarity Symposium

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This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to situate and understand how the trend away from tenured faculty and toward full-time faculty on part-time wages has emerged and continues to develop. The first two days will feature a keynote address, roundtables and panel discussions. The final day will be an exploration of avenues for future intervention and activism.

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Program

Programming is still being updated. For more details on sessions and programming during the Symposium, please email precarity2015@gmail.com. An updated and printed program will be provided at the time of the event.

 

Friday | October 2

Roundtable Discussion
17:00 - 18:30
“How Did We Get Here?”: Academia & Precarious Work in Historical Context

Refreshments & Opening Dinner
The Trend | 18:45 - 21:00

 

Saturday | October 3

Session 1 | “Art, Academia & Fighting Back”: Building Solidarity
09:00 - 10:15 

Nutrition Break
10:15 - 10:30

Session 2 | Resistance & Protest From Within the Ivory Tower
10:30 - 11:45 

- Precarious Knowledge Workers of the University: Cognitive Capitalism, Production of Knowledge and Social Conflict

- We Contracts: Mapping New Collegialities in the Precarious Academy

- A System of Partial Slavery

Lunch
11:45 - 13:00

Roundtable Discussion
13:00 - 14:15
“Just in Time”: Today’s Precariat

Session 3 | Unions & the Struggle to Make it Better For Workers
14:30 – 15:45

- Lessons from the Trent Research Workers Drive

- The strikes at York and UofT: lessons for a social movement unionism

- Precarious Employment in Ontario’s University Sector: Reflections on Collective Bargaining at Carleton University

Nutrition Break
15:45 - 16:00

Slam Poetry Presentation
16:00 - 16:45
Peterborough Slam Poetry Collective

Keynote | Keynote Address with Q & A 
17:00 - 18:15
Casualization of the Academy: Work, Values and Solidarity

Artspace Gallery | Talk & Exhibition of “Night Work” 
19:00 -  20:00

 

Sunday | October 4

Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:30
Groups Sharing Ideas on Networking, Mobilizing and Further Activism

Nutrition Break
10:30 - 10:45

Final Open Discussion
10:45 - 11:45
Where Do We Go From Here? 

Closing Remarks
11:45 - 12:00

Lunch 
12:00 - 13:00

 

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Last modified: 23-Sep-15

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