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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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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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Getting to Know You: The StFX Chemistry Department

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer, Philip Girvan, appears in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. Small classroom sizes, individual opportunities like small and private lab spaces, and close, personalized instruction are among the benefits that the StFX Department of Chemistry have provided third year honours student Oliver Kuehm. Kuehm extolled the benefits […]

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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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Antigonight: Art After Dark 2017

The eighth annual Antigonight: Art After Dark festival is underway. Ceramist and sculptor Fenn Martin is this year’s artistic director. Fenn also works as an instructor with the StFX Art Department. The Beacon recently spoke to Fenn regarding the festival’s relationship with the StFXAUT. Fenn noted that members of the StFX Art Department Faculty were […]

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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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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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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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