October 24 – 28 is Fair Employment Week
Every year, campuses across Canada dedicate a week in October to raising awareness of the issues and working conditions faced by contract (sessional) faculty. This event is organized nationally by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and locally by the UBC Faculty Association.
Why not take a contract faculty member to lunch?
Celebrate the work that contract faculty perform on campus by taking a contract faculty member out for lunch or coffee. This is your opportunity to find out about some of the issues affecting their worklife and how you can provide support.
You might also be interested in visiting the Fair Employment booth in the Agora at the NEST on Monday, October 24th. Members of the UBCFA Contract Faculty Committee and Faculty Association representatives will be there from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. If you’re in the vicinity, please stop by.
Supporting contract faculty benefits all of the academic community at UBC. We hope you’ll join in to encourage fairness in the workplace.