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Not equality, equity

This article by Rhonda Semple appears in the Winter 2017 edition of The Beacon Even though I committed to writing this piece for the Beacon ages ago, and even though I care deeply about the subject of equity, it has taken me a long time to finally sit down to write. My research and teaching are […]

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StFXAUT Sponsorship Application

The next deadline to submit the StFXAUT Sponsorship Application Form is Saturday, April 1st.  The StFXAUT invites sponsorship requests from organizations committed to education, labour, social justice, and community development.

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NSTU Rally – February 15, 2017

StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, former President Peter McInnis, and Executive Member Wendy Panagopoulos participated in a local rally in support of the members of the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union (NSTU), held on Wednesday February 15th. Rally supporters gathered behind the 5 to a $1 and marched to Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey’s Office on Main Street. […]

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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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Alumni Shout Out: Dr. David Chiasson

This interview, conducted by Russell Wyeth, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University Alumni on the topic of their relationships with StFXAUT members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Dr. David Chiasson (BSc ‘01): The Beacon: You […]

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Congratulations Antigonish International Film Festival (AIFF)!

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The Beacon. Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers on the 10th anniversary of the Antigonish International Film Festival (AIFF)! Over the past ten years, the Film Festival has shown more than 300 films to an audience of over 14,300. The 2016 Antigonish International Film Festival took […]

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In Support of StFX for SAFE

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The Beacon. A year ago, Xaverians set out to raise funds for Syria-Antigonish Families Embrace (SAFE), one of three local groups set up to help settle Syrian refugees. In our first year, we raised $50,000. It is attached to a SAFE sponsorship application for a […]

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2016 Antigonish International Film Festival: October 21st – 23rd

This notice, written by Susan MacKay, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT has sponsored the Antigonish International Film Festival (AIFF) since 2008, and has been one of the major sponsors since 2013. The StFXAUT is very pleased to sponsor the following films in this year’s Film Festival:   The […]

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Alumni Shout-out: Amanda Stanec

This interview, conducted by Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University alumni on the topic of STFXAUT members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Dr. Amanda Stanec (BSc ’98), owner of Move Live Learn, where she […]

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Getting to Know You: Colleen Cameron

This article, based on a interview with Colleen Cameron conducted by Philip Girvan, appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The Fall academic session marks Colleen Cameron’s last as full-time teaching faculty with the Coady International Institute (she retired from the School of Nursing last year). However, her history with Coady precedes her teaching career: “My […]

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