"I can't subsidize the university with my labour" by Ernesto (pseudonym for an ECU sessional instructor) and Terra Poirier, 2018.
I can't subsidize the university with my labour, by Ernesto (pseudonym for an ECU sessional instructor) and Terra Poirier, 2018.

Non-Regular book launch & artist talk

My new book, Non-Regular: Precarious academic labour at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, which I made in collaboration with 26 instructors and artists, is being published by UNIT/PITT Projects and is launching this fall!

Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 6:00pm
ECUAD Aboriginal Gathering Place
2nd (main) floor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver BC

Please join us for a reception and artists’ panel where we will consider the question:

How does employment precarity affect our art and research practices?


  • Kristina Lee Podesva, artist, writer, editor and former ECUAD sessional instructor
  • Deneige Nadeau, ECUAD sessional instructor, Critical & Cultural Studies
  • Terra Poirier, Non-Regular editor and ECUAD grad
  • Rita Wong, poet, activist & former ECUAD Faculty Association President
  • Moderated by Magnolia Pauker, ECUAD lecturer, Critical & Cultural Studies

Reception at 6pm followed by artist’s talk.

Books will be available for purchase or you can pre-order them at nonregular.ca.

We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the occupied territories of the xwməθkwəýəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səÍílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The ECUAD Aboriginal Gathering Place is wheelchair accessible.

Presented by UNIT/PITT Projects and the Emily Carr University Faculty Association.

A Vancouver Art Book Week and Fair Employment Week event.

Learn more about the book: nonregular.ca. Follow the book on instagram. Media inquiries? Contact me.

UNIT/PITT gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.