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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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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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Annual General Meeting (AGM) – May 11, 2017

Please note the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the StFXAUT will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 1:15pm-2:30pm in the SCHW 205. Prior to the AGM, there will be four information sessions (topics to be confirmed later this month) from 11:30am-12:30pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Please let Susan MacKay know if you have any […]

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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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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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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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