President's Comment

Although Ottawa is currently consumed with the details of Senator Mike Duffy’s trial, a far more serious legislative issues continues to work its way through Canada’s Parliament: Bill C-51, the Harper...
It was at the turn of the 20th century that International Women’s Day (IWD) had its early beginnings in North America. At the time, it was part of a mobilizing effort by union and community activists...
Budgets are about choices and the 2015 BC budget is no exception in that department. The frustration for post-secondary educators, their students and their institutions is that the choices made in thi...
When it was first proposed by convention delegates, the concept of a major conference on post-secondary education was envisioned as a way to begin changing the public debate on post-secondary educatio...
For almost a year the provincial government has been promising some news about its funding commitment to English Language Training programs across the province. The news was supposed to address the gl...
It’s a grim anniversary, but one that needs to be remembered. Twenty-five years ago, on December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at the École Polytechnique de Montreal. Although the massacre is...
We see it on every campus; bright, talented, committed faculty who work from contract to contract with no security of employment, and with it, little or no access to the benefits of regular full-time...
This week Premier Clark waded into the ongoing debate about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) with her version of a solution; start by changing the name. Her suggested solution is troublesom...
Despite court rulings that have found the BC government’s legislative attacks against teachers and classroom conditions to be not only ill-advised but also unconstitutional, the lead negotiator for th...
Over a year ago, FPSE began supporting the efforts of the Capilano Faculty Association’s fight against unilateral actions by their senior administration. The university’s administration was determined...