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Contract Academic Staff Conference

October 20, 2017 at 8am - October 21, 2017 at 5pm
Marriott Courtyard Toronto
475 yonge St
Toronto, ON m4y 1x7


October 20–21, 2017 — Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown

Conference Overview

Academic staff spent many years building workplaces characterized by secure employment and dedicated to research, teaching, and service. But this model is being taken apart by administrators, politicians and business leaders pushing a discourse of austerity and an agenda that undermines economic security, devalues the combination of research, teaching, and service, and erodes the public good.

With one out of every three academic staff in Canada in contingent, precarious positions, now is the time to rise up. This conference will boost our ability to fight for core employment rights, achieve parity between contract and full-time colleagues, and intervene in broader public policy debates.

Day one examines bargaining, grievance handling and mobilization issues. Day two incorporates hands-on skills-training to equip participants with the campaign tools necessary to restore good jobs and pursue the public good. Please join with colleagues from across Canada at this important event.

CAUT Contract Academic Staff Conference Agenda (2017-10) 


Registration for the Conference is available on-line only.


Hotel Accommodation

Delegates are required to make their own hotel reservations directly with the Courtyard Marriott. It is imperative that reservations be made no later than the September 26 cut-off date.  Hotel reservations can be made on-line using the link: Book your group rate for Contract Academic Staff Conference , or by contacting the Courtyard Marriott at 1-800-847-5075 and mention the Contract Academic Staff Conference or group code NCO to obtain the preferred rates starting at $169.00/night (Traditional guest room).

Any queries with regard to hotel accommodations should be directed to Marcel Roy at CAUT


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