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Some of the Upcoming Key Dates in the 4th Collective Agreement:

March 31st: Transition of Tenured Assistant Professors: Applicants are required to meet with their Dean prior to applying for associate under this program. Applicants may request to have a representative of the StFXAUT present at this meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to assist faculty in preparing their application and, if needed, to […]

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Professional Development Fund

Remember to access your Professional Development Fund (PDF)… Article 1.22 of the Collective Agreement entitles each member to an expense account, against which you can claim for reimbursement of PD-related expenses: PDF Information PDF Expense Claim Form

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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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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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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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Upcoming (late Summer / early Fall) key Dates and Deadlines in the Third Collective Agreement

This notice, prepared by Susan MacKay, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon.   September 15th: Letters of intent for Faculty wishing to apply for tenure and/or advancement in rank are due. Article 2.1.5 (p. 64) and Article 2.1.6 (p.64).   October 1st: Faculty members’ Academic Dossiers are complete and submitted in […]

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CAUT Launches a Guide to Read University and College Financial Statements

The message below was originally published by the CAUT. It appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. (Ottawa – September 8, 2016) Knowing how to read and analyze post-secondary financial statements is the best way to understand how much money a college or university has and how that money is spent.  CAUT’s Guide […]

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CAUT Labour Day Statement

The message below is the CAUT Labour Day Statement originally published by the CAUT. The message also appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon.  (Ottawa – September 1, 2016) The Canadian Association of University Teachers marks Labour Day by recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the trade union movement in Canada. Through collective representation and […]

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