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!

Course postings – Winter 2018

Please note that course postings and the updated priority points list are posted on your hiring unit’s website.

Process for employees facing the current flooding

A message from McGill’s Labour Relations:

Here is the process that should be followed for employees facing the current flooding:

First, the employee should call their supervisor (each day) to advise him/her that they will be late or that they will not be able to come to work because of the flooding. If their supervisor agrees that this situation is linked to the flooding, the employee will be paid as if they were present at work. This directive will be in force for the week of Monday May 8 to Friday May 12. Please note that this directive does not have any retroactive application.

If the employee is still unable to come to work starting May 13, McGill will allow the employee to take unused Personal days, Vacation days and/or accumulated overtime. If the employee has already used all the above days off, McGill will allow the employee to take anticipated vacation (up to 10 vacation days) from his June 1 vacation bank.

This directive will be in force until the end of May.

March for science

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