Author Archives: Philip Girvan

Canadian Federation of Students’ Campaign: Demand High Quality and Accessible Post-Secondary Education for Fall 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing the ongoing issues at our universities and colleges exacerbated. We need to ensure we address the immediate concerns for students, faculty, and staff for Fall 2020 while taking on the ongoing post-secondary education crisis. We, the StFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT), are joining in the call for […]

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2019 StFXAUT Book Prize Awards

Writing and photographs by Susan MacKay, StFXAUT Executive Assistant, this article appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT would like to congratulate the 2019 Book Prize Award recipients Hannah Moore (Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours with Subsidiary) and Kenzie MacNeil (Bachelor of Arts with Joint Major with Distinction).  Each […]

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UNIFOR Local 2107

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon’s Spring 2018 issue profiled CUPE Local 1636, the Union representing StFX Safety and Security Services employees. This issue profiles UNIFOR Local 2107’s StFX University bargaining unit. StFX employees from the largest of the eight bargaining […]

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Dr. Teresa MacNeil Profile

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. Dr. Teresa MacNeil describes the Antigonish Movement as being “in my blood”. The Extension Department had a tremendous influence in rural Cape Breton while MacNeil was growing up during the 1940s and 1950s, and its ethos has […]

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Avoiding the Train Wreck: Making the Explicit Link between Diversity and Inclusion

This article, written by Joanne Tompkins, Faculty of Education, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. “Diversity without inclusion usually ends in train wreck” – Robert Wright At the request of CABSS (Committee for Aboriginal and Black Student Success), the office of the Human Rights and Equity Office invited Robert Wright, MSW, to […]

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Negotiation of the Collective Agreement

This message, published in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner. The Fourth Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University and the StFXAUT expired on June 30, 2019. What happens when the contract expires?Prior to its expiration, we provided notice of the intent […]

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President’s Message

This message, published in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner. Dear Members, As summer begins, we reflect on highlights observed from the most recent academic year. A significant list of tenure and promotion announcements, numerous research presentations and panels on campus, successful hiring processes, presentations by guest […]

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Masters Thesis Supervision Teaching Credit

The following was sent to StFX University Faculty on Thursday October 10, 2018. Dear Colleagues, A Committee to examine Master’s Thesis Supervision Teaching Credit has finished its work and made recommendations to the University and the AUT. We thank Richard Isnor, Petra Hauf, Ranke de Vries, Mike Melchin, and Russell Wyeth for their consultation and […]

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Bulletins

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Your 2018-2019 Executive Committee

Mary Oxner, President email: mmoxner@stfx.ca Rachel Hurst, Vice President email: rahurst@stfx.ca Brad Long, Past President email: blong@stfx.ca Clare Fawcett, Secretary email: cfawcett@stfx.ca Martin van Bommel, Treasurer email: mvanbomm@stfx.ca Ken MacAulay, Co-Chief Grievance Officer email: kmacaula@stfx.ca Christie Lomore, Co-Chief Grievance Officer email: clomore@stfx.ca Chris Frazer, Member at Large email: cfrazer@stfx.ca Karen Kenny, Member at Large email: […]

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