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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 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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Alumna Shout-out: Alexis MacDonald

This interview, conducted by Mary Oxner, appears in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition 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 Alexis MacDonald (Psychology ’99 with First Class Honours). The […]

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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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Some of the Upcoming Key Dates in the 4th Collective Agreement:

March 31st: Transition of Tenured Assistant Professors: Applicants are required to meet with their Dean prior to applying for associate under this program. Applicants may request to have a representative of the StFXAUT present at this meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to assist faculty in preparing their application and, if needed, to […]

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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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Getting to Know You: The StfX Music Department

This article, written by Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The Beacon. The headline at the top of the “About” section of the StFX website informs visitors that “StFX is known for the quality of our teaching, small class sizes creating an intimate and collaborative learning environment, and our valuable hands-on […]

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CAUT Launches a Guide to Read University and College Financial Statements

The message below was originally published by the CAUT. It appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. (Ottawa – September 8, 2016) Knowing how to read and analyze post-secondary financial statements is the best way to understand how much money a college or university has and how that money is spent.  CAUT’s Guide […]

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Equity in the Classroom

Written by Rhonda Semple, this article originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. September is welcomed by most academics with a mixture of excitement about the promise of new courses and fresh minds, and the resignation that not all (or any) of our great new assignments will work as planned and that […]

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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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