Campaign for support of print media

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December 2017 Season’s Greetings Get-together

Attended by special guests: Mr. Ram Panda, Chair of Board of Governors; Mr. Yves Beauchamp, VP Administration and Finance; Sylvain Marois, Vice-président regroupement université Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN) and other Presidents of Course Lecturers Unions in Québec: Christine Gauthier, Pierre Verge and Robert Soroka.

Notice of the Annual General Assembly

Notice of the Annual General Assembly – December 8, 2017

The Executive Committee of MCLIU is calling for an Annual General Assembly where elections for Executive Committee will also take place.

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Senate room, Leacock 232

Items on the Agenda:

1. Modifications to the Constitution

2. Election of Executive Committee

3. Bargaining committee update

The following positions are open for nomination:
Vice President
Grievance Officer
Communication and Mobilization Officer
Budget Officer
The nomination form can be found here.
Deadline for nomination is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at noon.

The incumbents running are:
President – Raad Jassim
Vice President – Ahmad Munir
Grievance Officer – Nick Papatheodorakos
Communication and Mobilization Officer – Jeanette Wong
Budget Officer – Tariq Nizami

National survey on Contract Academic Staff

You can participate till December 15, 2017.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is undertaking the first ever national study on the experiences of contract academic staff. If you taught in the 2016-2017 academic year in a non-permanent position, please fill out the survey by December 15. The survey will gather data on a range of objective qualities of contract positions, such as wages, hours of work, office space, and teaching loads, as well as on the experiences of a contract academic.

The survey consists of approximately 60 questions—some multiple-choice and some open-ended—that should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. It will be open until December 15, 2017. The survey can be accessed at

Additional information on the study, data protection, confidentiality, and risks of participation is accessible via a linked Informed Consent document in the survey’s introduction.
If you have any questions, please contact the lead researcher, Dr. Karen Foster at 902-494-6751 or (email is most reliable).

This research will help strengthen local and collective efforts to win fairness for contract academic staff.

Course Lecturers meeting with Advisory Committee for the search of the new Dean in School of Continuing Studies –

October 13, 2017

Article on unions

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Photos from the 2017 summer get-together

MCLIU member won Best New Product Tech at Innovations Show 2017

Congratulations to George Dracopoulos – his co-founded start-up success in InfoComm, the biggest AV show in North America!

From George:
On June 16, 2017, we were named Best New Product Technology in the Innovations Showcase at the Orlando Convention Center judged by the 40,000 sound professionals attending the show. We were able not only to create buzz at our booth with all the installers and consultants but also to open major discussions with the biggest amplifier and speaker companies in the world of audio. In addition to the exposure and instant credibility we also have a free 10×20 booth at the show in Las Vegas next year. I was confident in our chances but I am so proud that we were able to communicate the message and win over the industry.

Spring Convocation 2017

Course Lecturers: Raad Jassim, Garrfield Du Couturier-Nichol, Ken Matziorinis.

Ken Matziorinis (Course Lecturer), Graduate, Raad Jassim (Course Lecturer).

Course Lecturer Bohdanna Novak (right), in Music, with a new graduate.

Course Lecturer Helle-Mai Lenk, recipient of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award, with a few other lecturers.

Senneville elected VP of CSN

Caroline Senneville, Fneeq’s president, has been elected as first VP of CSN at the 65th Congress. Congratulations from MCLIU!

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