ON must find a way to end the exploitation of contract faculty: WLU Faculty Association president

August 25, 2017

“Decades ago, the hiring of contract professors was seen as a short-term solution to fill a short-term gap in a university's faculty roster,” writes Michele Kramer, adding that today, “Ontario universities have come to rely upon this highly qualified group of low-cost and flexibly employed educators to maintain programs while keeping their costs as low as possible.” The author highlights Ontario’s Bill 148 as a forward step in providing better working conditions for many ON employees, yet notes that the bill “does nothing to limit the use of discontinuous and sequential contracts.” The author concludes by demanding that ON’s MPPs review Bill 148 and debate changes that can address the inequities faced by Ontario's contract faculty. Waterloo Region Record