John Muise, on losing his teaching job at STU after 17 years

[CORRECTION – The “anonymous” letter is not actually anonymous. The author is Nick Piers. The copy that From the Margins had did not have a name on it, but the original does.]

John Muise, a contract instructor at St Thomas University in Fredericton for the last 17 years, lost his job. He was told that the loss was due to enrollment and economic issues. Whether that is entirely explanatory or not, the effect on John and his family has been hard. In this conversation, John reflects on the experience of losing his position, what it meant to him, the bigger picture message and more.