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Key Dates

Some of the upcoming deadlines in the Fourth Collective Agreement include: October 1st: Deadline for Academic Dossier for those being considered for renewal of probationary appointment, tenure and/or promotion. (Article 2.1.6 Academic Tenure:3.0) (Article 2.2.3.1 Evaluation of Faculty Members Holding Probationary Appointments:4.0) (Article 2.2.3.2 Evaluation of Faculty Seeking Tenure:3.0) October 15th: Deadline for Librarians to […]

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2017-2018 StFXAUT Executive Committee

The StFXAUT Executive Committee would like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning AUT members, students, and staff to our campus community, and wish each of you an engaging and successful academic year! Mary Oxner, President Bruce Sparks, Vice President Brad Long, Past President Clare Fawcett, Secretary Martin van Bommel, Treasurer Ken MacAulay, […]

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StFXAUT Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Session

This article, written by Suzanne van den Hoogen and Susan MacKay, appears in the Spring/Summer edition of The Beacon. One of four information sessions offered to AUT members during this year’s StFXAUT Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 11th was an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Session, hosted by Suzanne van den Hoogen, StFX Public […]

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President’s Message

Dear Members, The summer at an Academic institution could be described by a set of oxymorons – restful productivity, flexible deadlines and engaged withdrawal, for examples.  For the StFXAUT, the summer provides a time for reflection on priorities for the next Academic year, to work on our own administrative processes and infrastructure, and to support […]

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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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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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Tentative Agreement reached between the parties for a new three-year Collective Agreement

Email circulated to StFXAUT member this afternoon:   In July, StFX University and the StFX AUT entered into negotiations for a new collective agreement. On behalf of the bargaining teams, we are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the parties for a new three-year Collective Agreement. Details of the agreement will […]

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“Strategic” Introduction of Merit Pay?

Written by Mary Oxner, this article originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The University’s strategic planning process has produced a strategic plan for the next five years (2017-2022). The release of a strategic plan for the University is a momentous occasion, as it is the first such plan issued in the […]

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