PSE Students Votes made a difference

Research from Academica Group's StudentVu indicates that post secondary students across Canada voted strategically to influence the outcome of the recent federal election - and that postsecondary institutions played a large role in their participation.

Read the full article here: Canada’s PSE students make electoral voices heard with help from schools

Fair Employment Day

CAUT Day of ActionToday in Canada, about one third of all academic staff in post-secondary institutions are adjuncts, hired on a per course or limited-term basis. These contract positions are often poorly paid, have little or no benefits, no job security, and no academic freedom.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) opposes the casualization of academic work and advocates for the full employment and the fair treatment of all academic staff regardless of their appointment status. This October 7, CAUT and its member associations will join with a coalition of unions and activists across North America and around the world to organize a series of events during the International Labour Organization (ILO) World Day for Decent Work. These events aim to raise awareness about the overuse and exploitation of Contract Academic Staff in post-secondary institutions, and the need for decent work.

CAUT encourages its members and allies to show support and sign a pledge of solidarity available on the CAUT Fair Employment website.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day)

LFA Fall Retiree Social

The LFA is hosting a Fall Retiree Social on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00p.m. in the Employee Lounge. So far the following retired faculty members have confirmed their attendance at the Social:

  •  Eric Ball (English)
  • Ramon Kubicek (English)
  • John Webb (English)
  • Diane Bradley (Modern Languages)
  • Peter Prontzos (Political Science)

All faculty and staff are invited. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00

On May 4th, watch the debate to restore ABE in BC

BC can afford to invest in education, but won't. Take action at Openthe Doors.caOn Monday, May 4th, Kathy Corrigan, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake, will call for a debate to restore funding to Adult Basic Education (ABE) in BC. On December 4th, 2014 the government abruptly cancelled most funding for ABE and removed its mandate to be tuition-free.

FPSE's Open the Doors campaign is encouraging locals and the general public to watch the debate live on Monday at 11:00am. It's a unique chance to be part of the legislative process and be recognized by the Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education as she debates the motion. 

To watch the debate live (or later), go to Live and archived webcasts from the Legislature.

Go here to sign Open the Doors petition to restore public funding for Adult Basic Education.