What 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.
What’s happening at UBC during Fair Employment Week 2016
There will be a variety of events and activities all week, some of which will be for Contract (Sessional) Faculty only, while others will be open to the wider university community.
- Monday, Oct. 24: Join us at the NEST 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Visit our Fair Employment booth in the Agora at the NEST and help raise awareness of Contract Faculty issues. Interested in volunteering? Contact Sarika Bose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, Oct. 25: Contract Faculty Lunch – RSVP Required
Join members of your Contract Faculty Committee and contract faculty colleagues for lunch from 12 noon to 2 pm in the Peter Wall Seminar Room (Upper Level, Sage Bistro), 6331 Crescent Road. SPACE IS LIMITED so please RSVP to the Faculty Association by Thursday, October 20th to reserve your seat.
- Thursday, Oct. 27: UBCO Okanagan Contract Faculty Lunch
This year, your contract faculty colleagues in the Okanagan will be getting together for lunch to talk about issues at the Okanagan Campus. Representatives from the Faculty Association will be attending.
- Friday, Oct. 28: Fair Employment Week Pub Night!
Join your contract faculty colleagues from other institutions at the St. Regis Pub & Grill, 602 Dunsmuir Street, Coast Salish Territories from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm – or later! Register at few2016.eventbrite.ca.