James L. Turk
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Jim Turk is Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Prior to his work at CAUT, Jim was an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, specializing in Canadian Studies, and was Director of the Labour Studies Program at University College. Jim has also been Director of Education for the Ontario Federation of Labour. He is a member of the Executive and of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; a member of Advisory Board of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/U of T; and a former chair of the Ontario Coalition for Social Justice. Jim received his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, his M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. from Harvard University. He was a Knox Fellow at Cambridge University. His most recent book is an edited collection, The Corporate Campus: Commercialization and the Dangers to Canada’s Colleges and Universities.