President's Comment

If you’re like me, you probably saw a lot of social media posts, commentary, and memes floating around the internet talking about how terrible a year 2016 was. They don’t need to be repeated, but I...
Twenty-seven years ago, on December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. When a man with a gun entered the engineering school, he separated the women from the...
Once again, the report of the BC Legislature's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services includes several of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators' recommendations to the...
Today we start another week of activities marking Fair Employment Week, our annual effort to raise awareness of the plight of the precariously-employed workers in academia. Year after year, we hold...
For students and educators, Monday marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year. It’s time to celebrate Labour Day, to reflect on the work our unions do for us: the struggles for better...
We’re in the heart of Pride season in BC, and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators is proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ2S community. Happy Pride from FPSE! As we celebrate Pride events...
A Concordia University colleague, Professor Homa Hoodfar, has been detained by Iranian authorities since early June, and CBC now reports that she has been indicted. The charges have not been specified...
Today in Canada, as we celebrate the beginning of summer, we are also celebrating the 20 th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. First proclaimed by then-Governor-General Romeo LeBlanc in 1996,...
Two years after the launch of the “Skills for Jobs Blueprint,” B.C.’s post-secondary educators don’t see much to celebrate. The Blueprint is about feeding Premier Clark’s fantasy fund. It was designed...
On April 28, the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC joins with unions around Canada to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning. Each year on this date, we remember...