Updated 2022 Edition by Lynelle Yutani. (A highly stylized adaptation of the poem, “Twas The Night Before Christmas” attributed to both Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr.) 'Twas just days before Christmas, when all through each campus,Not a creature was stirring, the Term's all complete, for which you can thanks us; Next term’s course syllabi are posted to … [Read more...] about Holiday Spotlight on Literature: “A Visit from the Union”
From the President
Pray for the dead, fight like hell for the living. There are far too many "memorial" dates in November, beginning with November 8, Indigenous Veteran's Remembrance Day and traditional Remembrance Day on November 11, every November Canadians spend a vast portion of time grieving for those we've lost and reflecting on how to end the violence. You may have noticed the … [Read more...] about It’s Not Just
MAKING IT FAIR FOR CONTRACT ACADEMIC STAFF October 17-21 is Fair Employment Week, the Canadian Association of University Teachers' annual campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff. For us here at Camosun College that's our many Term, Contract, … [Read more...] about Fair Employment Week 2022
I hadn't, and I'm usually pretty observant! So you can imagine my surprise when, during the October Board of Governor's (BoG) meeting, I learned that it was due to be approved next month for adoption in January. Hang on. What? That's right. The thing that will guide, direct, and affect each of our working lives over the next five years, that we were promised to be … [Read more...] about Have You Seen the New 2023-2028 Strat Plan Draft for Camosun College?
Recently your Union did something that may have surprised many of you. We sent an actual physical postcard... to your home address. No one on the current Exec could remember ever having done anything like that before; and don't for a minute imagine that it was an easy decision for the Executive Committee to make, either. We wrestled with the idea for a long time... we … [Read more...] about What does “important” mean?