New book discusses “chilling effect” of sessional conditions at ECUAD

October 22, 2018

A new book by a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design aims to highlight the precarity of the school’s part-time instructors, reports the Vancouver Province. According to Terra Poirier, the book’s author, job insecurity fosters an atmosphere in which instructors are afraid to speak up about their working conditions at the same time as it risks compromising the quality of education that ECUAD students receive. ECUAD President Gillian Siddall said that ECUAD “value[s] their contributions deeply, and are sympathetic to their concerns.” The Province adds that 122 of ECUADS 216 faculty members are sessional instructors without health benefits. The Province