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At many Ontario universities, over half of all courses are taught by contract faculty who don't have job security, fair wages or access to benefits.
Help us fight for better academic jobs.

Share your experience as an Ontario contract faculty member using the form below. Your picture and response may be used in the We Teach Ontario campaign. Your story will improve our understanding of contract faculty work in Ontario. Please note all responses are optional.

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I’ve worked as a contract faculty member for years. I currently teach I love my job because I'll never forget when I'm extremely proud of the time I

If contract professors became full-time faculty, we could offer so much more to universities, students and Canadian research. As a full-time faculty member, I would It would also mean On a more personal level, I would have the opportunity to

Each week, I travel kms to get to work and do hours of additional unpaid work to support my students. In return, I have benefits. This is on top of in student debt I owe after studying at to become an expert in My current income is I currently have job security, which makes it hard to

Overall, I want to tell you that

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