Category: English Matters

Professional Issues

National (and then some) Adjunct Walkout Day

By way of a follow-up to yesterday’s post about statistics–or the lack thereof–in relation to academic hiring in Canada, we’d like to call everyone’s attention to this release regarding National Adjunct Walkout Day, scheduled for February 25.  The “national” in that name refers to the US, though we […]

Once Again, Without Data

It has become a common complaint, across the board, that statistics relating to Canadian higher education are sorely lacking or, when they do exist, are misleading–ACCUTE past-president Stephen Slemon has written about this matter on this very blog.  Whether it’s in terms of faculty hiring (and of what sorts), […]

Enrolments, Apocalypse, Opportunity?

It’s January, and that means a few things: people are busy, for one, what with the end of the first month of term; grant season (which is now concentrated in several points throughout the year–maybe go buy your department’s or faculty’s grants person a drink or some chocolate!)*; […]

Erin Wunker on Solidarity, the Solitary, and the MLA

Our friends at Hook & Eye consistently publish some of the most thoughtful material out there, discussing the Canadian academy, labour, feminism, and their various intersections.  Today’s post is no different: Erin Wunker–Hook & Eye co-founder, and contract academic faculty representative on ACCUTE’s executive–discusses her presentation at the most recent […]