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President’s Message – Winter 2017

President’s Message appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The Beacon This academic year has focused on the negotiation and implementation of our new Collective Agreement. Our own negotiations occurred in a larger context of labour action from those associated with our academic environment. As of December 14, 2016, we signed a new Collective Agreement, […]

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StFXAUT Book Prize Award

The StFXAUT offers a Book Prize Award consisting of a book and a cash award of $200, which is to be awarded at each Spring Convocation to two undergraduate and/or B.Ed. students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice advocacy and community development on campus or in the community. If you are interested in nominating […]

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Getting to Know You: Kelly Thompson

This article, written by Philip Girvan, will appear in the Winter 2017 issue of The Beacon. In 2001, Kelly Thompson and his family moved to Antigonish from Saskatchewan when his then spouse was hired at StFX. As luck would have it, the Human Kinetics Department was looking to fill both a lab position and a skills […]

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Sexual Violence and the Legal System — a talk by Dr. Elaine Craig

Dr. Elaine Craig, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, will be giving a public talk, “Sexual Violence and the Legal System,” on Friday, February 10 from noon to 1:30pm. Dennis Hall. All are welcome.

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Schedule for Pride Week 2017

Wednesday February 8: Wing Night with Get Real (Golden X Inn) Thursday February 9: Gaymes Night (NH 154) 6-9 pm Friday February 10: X-Pride Coffee House and Open Mic (MSB Cafe) 6-8 pm Saturday February 11: Priscilla, Queen of the Highlands (MacKay Room) 9-12 Sunday February 12: Queer Movie Night — Blue is the Warmest […]

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Invitation from the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is pleased to invite you to “Challenges with the Field of Environmental Advocacy” a talk by Dr. Howard Ramos, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University. Dr. Ramos’s bio is here. Time: Monday January 16th beginning 2:00 pm Location: […]

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The StFXAUT Stands with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA)

This article, written by Susan MacKay, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. In support of and in solidarity with our colleagues at the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), the StFXAUT donated $1,000 as a demonstration of that support during the Association’s 21-day strike.  Some of UMFA’s central concerns include workload protection […]

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CAUT Librarians & Archivists Conference (October 21-22, 2016)

This article, written by Suzanne van den Hoogen, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. Academic Librarians represent a unique group within the academy. Like our faculty colleagues, we face many of the same workplace challenges – from basic conditions of employment to equity, research, teaching, professional development, and academic freedom. Additionally, […]

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FAIR EMPLOYMENT WEEK AT STFX by Martin Sastri

This article, written by Martin Sastri, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 Issue of the Beacon. Fair Employment Week is an annual campaign promoted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Taking its origins from a state-wide mobilization of instructors at community colleges in California, Fair Employment Week has grown to become an annual week of […]

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President’s Message

This message, written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. Dear Members, As we near the end of any year, we often reflect on what transpired during that year. In 2016, we successfully negotiated our 4th Collective Agreement, engaged numerous committees to work on issues which affect […]

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