CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) has provided us with five key facts about contract academic labourers in Canada. Spread them around.
Contract academics account for almost 33% of all professors in Canada
Four months is the common contract length for contract academics
About one out of every two undergraduates is taught by contract academics
On average, contract academics are paid 1/3 less than regular professors
Since 1999, the number of contract academics has increased 200% while the number of regular professors has risen only 14%