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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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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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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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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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Reflections on the Women’s March on Washington – Saturday, January 21

This article, written by Erika Koch, appears in the Winter 2017 edition of The Beacon. Seven airplanes, four hotel rooms, and not quite seven days. That’s what it took for me to travel to and from my usual winter conference—leaving it a day early—and arrive in Washington, DC for the Women’s March, which took place […]

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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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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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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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