Anatomy of Sessional Attrition in Canada

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by S. McGinnis After 14 years of teaching, University of Calgary lecturer Allison Dube abandoned his academic career because he said he couldn’t survive on his wages any longer. We wrote about Dube in the March/April 2007 issue of Adjunct Advocate. He is one of almost 600 part-time lecturers on the Calgary campus, and hundreds of students signed an online petition to coax the university into offering a full-time position to their favorite instructor. “He is one of the most influential professors we’ve ever had. How can it be that the most amazing teacher could be leaving the institution and […]
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