ANSUT & CUPE 3912 are pleased to host two workshops in honour of Fair Employment Week 2018.

The first workshop, How Networking Can Help Us “Make It Fair” will be held on Tuesday, October 30, in Program Room 301, Halifax Central Library, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Suzanne MacNeil, president of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, is the featured speaker, and will focus on the value of networking with an organization that represents over 24,000 workers in all sectors of the economy – many of whom also face precarious employment.

A panel discussion will follow with contract academic professors Julie Quinn, Kimberly Robinson and Karen Harper discussing organizations, conferences and workshops that benefit contract academic staff.

The workshop is of interest to contract academic staff and other precariously employed individuals who want to learn about the value of networking with external organizations
such as CUPE National, CAUT, COCAL, ANSUT, Labour Council, etc.

The second workshop, Make It Fair: Promoting Research Opportunities for Contract Academic Staff, will be on Friday, November 2 in the BMO Room at Halifax Central Library from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.

Presenters include Adam Sarty, Associate Vice-President Research & Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research at Saint Mary’s University, and Karen Harper, Communications Officer, CUPE 3912 and part-time instructor and independent researcher. The workshop will be chaired by Phil Bennett, Vice-President (Saint Mary’s University), CUPE 3912 and instructor at Dalhousie University.

The workshop is an opportunity for contract academic staff to learn about resources available to maintain an active research program, and to discuss the benefits of promoting research opportunities for all university instructors.