Earlier this year, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) held a conference on precarious academic work, a subject that is becoming increasingly relevant as more and more universities replace tenure-track positions with part-time and limited term appointments. The conference, entitled “Confronting Precarious Academic Work”, dealt with a wide range of topics, ranging from the role of faculty unions to the notion of a basic income guarantee for all Canadians.

One of the conference participants was Ross Bullen, an Instructor in American Literature and Cultural Studies at OCAD University in Toronto. He shared his experiences at the conference in a recent blog post published by the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE). Click here to read his report.