Tim Walters taught as a sessional lecturer at McMaster University and the University of Guelph prior to accepting a faculty position at Okanagan College in 2006, where he currently teaches English and Film courses on the Salmon Arm campus.
After arriving in the Okanagan, he served on his local Executive for several years, first as Campus Steward and Member at Large, then Chief Steward, then as President: after being too long in the wilderness, the Okanagan College Faculty Association rejoined FPSE in Tim’s first year as President, and became Local 9 once more.
As a result, Tim has served on President’s Council for six years, and is currently in his second term on the FPSE Executive as a Member at Large. He is Executive Liaison to the Workplace, Health, Safety and Environment Committee, as well as the Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee. Tim also serves on the “Open the Doors” Steering Committee, International Solidarity Fund Committee, Pension Board Trustee Evaluation committee, and the Secondary Scales Sub-Committee.
Outside of his union activism, Tim writes about Slavoj Žižek, football, film, radical politics, and late-capitalism from a Marxist perspective. His recent work has appeared in books like Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader, Football and the Boundaries of History, Football and Communities Across Codes, and on websites such as “Marx and Philosophy” and “Sporting Intelligence.”