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2017 Antigonish International Film Festival:  October 26th – 28th

2017 Antigonish International Film Festival The StFXAUT is very pleased to co-sponsor the following films in this year’s Film Festival: “Black Code”  (2016) 90 min. Director: Nicolas de Pencier An investigation of the impact of the internet on free speech, privacy, and activism. Date:  Saturday, October 28 Time:  1:30pm-2:30pm Viewing location:  Town Hall “Blood Memories” […]

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2017 StFXAUT Book Prize Award

This article, written by Susan MacKay, appeared in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT would like to congratulate the 2017 Book Prize Award recipients Emily Pipes (BA Psychology) and Emily Keenan (BA Political Science with First Class Honours with Subsidiary in Philosophy).   Each student was presented with a cash award of […]

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The StFXAUT Breaking the Silence (BTS) Connection

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan,  appears in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. Remember, Resist and Thrive: Rooting Education in Indigenous Worldviews was a panel discussion hosted by the StFXAUT and Antigonish Breaking the Silence Guatemala Solidarity (BTS) on June 19. Three speakers from the New Hope Community Bilingual Institute […]

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To Eat an Almond

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan,  appears in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. On April 27, a year ahead of schedule and less than a month after reaching an earlier milestone of $70,000, StFX for Syrian-Antigonish Families Embrace (SAFE) reached a fundraising goal of $100,000. These funds will allow SAFE […]

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Antigonight: Art After Dark 2017

The eighth annual Antigonight: Art After Dark festival is underway. Ceramist and sculptor Fenn Martin is this year’s artistic director. Fenn also works as an instructor with the StFX Art Department. The Beacon recently spoke to Fenn regarding the festival’s relationship with the StFXAUT. Fenn noted that members of the StFX Art Department Faculty were […]

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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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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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