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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Representing PTS Instructors

    Representing PTS Instructors

    Heather Neun, Union Counsel Enforcing the rights of precariously employed FSA members Most Canadian post-secondary institutions generally employ some form of instructional “contract academic staff”, whose employment is of a short-term nature. In the FSA’s bargaining unit at BCIT, these members are employed as Part-Time Studies (PTS) instructors on short-term auxiliary employee contracts, sometimes referred

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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Fair Employment Week Message 2017

    Fair Employment Week Message 2017

    From the FSA Caucus on Part-Time Studies (COPTS) The FSA is concerned that many instructors at Canada’s post-secondary institutions, including BCIT, are trapped in precarious, short-term contract work, and the number seems to be growing. Contract work has quietly gone from an interim stepping stone to a career-long experience. As a result, many contract academic

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    • 16 OCT 17
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    FSA Member’s Film Showing at Festivals

    FSA Member’s Film Showing at Festivals

    FSA member’s film selected to screen at 2017 Kansas and Bahamas International Film Festivals We are happy to announce that ASLEEP (an 11 min. short film) is officially selected to screen at both the 17th Kansas International Film Festival  (Nov 3-9 2017) and 14th Bahamas International Film Festival (Dec 10-17 2017).  Earlier this year, ASLEEP’s

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    • 10 OCT 17
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    CRC Selection Process Underway

    CRC Selection Process Underway

    Canada Research Chair Selection Process BCIT internal candidate information form due Nov 15, 2017 As previously announced, BCIT has an opportunity to nominate a 4th Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. In order to be eligible for consideration any interested candidates need to complete and submit the Internal CRC Applicant Information form. The form can be found

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    • 31 AUG 17
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    Labour Day 2017

    Labour Day 2017

    The labour movement has a long history of standing up for equity, inspired by mottos such as ‘An injury to one is an injury to all,’ and ‘What we ask for ourselves we wish for all’. Recent incidents of hate, racism, and xenophobia around the globe and here at home remind us of the injustice

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    • 29 MAY 17
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    Member Voice: FPSE AGM, 2017

    Member Voice: FPSE AGM, 2017

    Guest blogger: Laurie Izgerean, BCITFSA PTS Task Force, PTS Communications Faculty What: 47th AGM and Convention – Federation of Post Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) Theme: Stronger Together: Building High-Participation Unions When: May 15-17, 2017 – Victoria B.C. (Day 1 & 2 Only) Opening Session – Day 1 Recap President’s Message:  The 47th Annual FPSE

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