I am a professor at College Boreal
Why do you love your job?
I love my students.
Tell us about your proudest moment:
My proudest moment is when a student's improvement enables them to gain full-time employment in their field.
What are the challenges you face in your work?
We are on perpetual contract with a wage 'freeze.' Costs rise (rent, TTC, general inflation), yet the wage does not. There is no possibility for a raise or becoming a full-time employee.
What would job security and better working conditions mean to you?
It would mean feeling like a bona fide employee. It would mean having more than zero sick days and zero non-paid stat holidays. It would mean being able to make plans six months from now because I would know where I'd be working and what my schedule will be.
I have worked at York University, Centennial College, and Seneca College -- roads that led nowhere but contracts and insecurity session to session.
We need to work to make teaching a profession again, and not one of several part-time jobs.