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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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2017-2018 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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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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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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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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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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CAUT Labour Day Statement

The message below is the CAUT Labour Day Statement originally published by the CAUT. The message also appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon.  (Ottawa – September 1, 2016) The Canadian Association of University Teachers marks Labour Day by recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the trade union movement in Canada. Through collective representation and […]

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Negotiations Update – September 2016

This article, written by Mary Oxner, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The Third Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University and the StFXAUT expired as of June 30, 2016. Prior to its expiration, the StFXAUT provided notice of the intent to engage in collective bargaining […]

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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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