APTPUO News

MayDay: International Labour Day

MAYDAY: Today, May 1st, people across the globe celebrate the achievements of the labour movement, which range from worker protection legislation and social reforms throughout much of the world right down to the improvements in collective agreements in our home towns, where we work.

How has a union helped professors who teach part-time at the University of Ottawa? There are three main ways: Material advantage, job security, and justice.

2012 Student Bursaries

Here are the recipients of the APTPUO Student Bursaries for 2012:

  • Shelby Katherine Allison (Science)
  • Sarah Bernard (Health Sciences)
  • Pascal Laferrière (Engineering)
  • Natalie Nolan (Social Sciences)
  • Ashwin Ramakrishnan (Science)
  • Karel Venne (Health Sciences)
  • Xin Ben Yu (Arts)

These recipients will receive CAD 500.

The APTPUO Student Bursaries are awarded each year and reward students of the University of Ottawa for their academic excellence.

Part-Time Prof of the Year 2011

Congratulations to our colleague Professor JEAN-PHILIPPE É. DAOUST, Ph.D., from the School of Psychology, who received his award and presented a half-hour lecture entitled "For the love of students and human beings: L’enseignement de la psychologie comme élément de dépassement de soi" on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 at 3:00pm, in the "JAZZY RESTAURANT" in the Unicentre. Students and colleagues, including full-time profs, were invited to attend.

APTPUO's support for the National Day of Action

The Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa supports the Canadian Federation of Students' National Day of Action to be held on 1st February 2012 across Canada. The Association supports this action because:

  • It should be a national priority to create an affordable, accessible, and high quality public post-secondary education system;
  • Canada needs to maintain a comprehensive range of public academic programs, from the arts and humanities to engineering and professional programs, and from social sciences to natural sciences;
  • Working together, the federal and provincial governments need to develop a coordinated plan to support teaching, research, and learning on all Canadian campuses.

Affordable post-secondary education is important to all Canadians. Appropriate funding from governments is therefore required to make education accessible to all, and to have dedicated professionals offering their expertise and experience in the classroom with all the resources needed for the benefits of students.