Author Archives: Philip Girvan

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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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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2018 Fair Employment Week: October 22-26

Opportunity. Security. Respect. An increasing number of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities are trapped in precarious contract and part-time work. Contract and part-time work has quietly gone from a short-term stepping stone to a career-long condition. Many earn less than a living wage. Thousands of professors are denied the opportunity each year to participate […]

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2018 StFXAUT Book Prize Awards

This article, written by StFXAUT Executive Assistant Susan MacKay, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT would like to congratulate the 2018 Book Prize Award recipients Corrina Degen (Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Development Studies) and Kelsey Fahie (Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics). Each student was presented with a […]

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Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)’s Communications and Membership Engagement Workshop

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. On May 10, 2018 two StFXAUT Communications Committee members, Susan MacKay, StFXAUT Executive Assistant and Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, attended the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)’s Communications and Membership Engagement Workshop. The workshop, organized by […]

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Remembering Dr. Ann Sherman’s Legacy in the StFX Faculty of Education

This article, written by Joanne Tompkins, Faculty of Education, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. Dr. Ann Sherman joined the Faculty of Education in 1997, having spent almost 20 years in teaching and leadership roles in public education. Ann’s early teaching experiences were in a small First Nations community in Northern Alberta […]

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Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network (BTS)

This article, written by Janette Fecteau, BTS Member and Part-time Academic Instructor in Fine Arts, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT has had a rewarding connection with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network (BTS) for close to 20 years. Members of our Union have invited speakers from Guatemala into […]

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Reminders

These reminders appear in the Summer 2018 issue of The Beacon. The next deadline to submit the StFXAUT Sponsorship Policy and Application Form is Monday, October 1. Please note that applications can be submitted any time before this deadline. The StFXAUT invites sponsorship requests from organizations committed to education, labour, social justice, and community development. […]

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History of the StFX Observatory

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. Maintaining a permanent public observatory on the StFX University campus has been a challenge. The first to attempt to get one established was the Reverend Doctor E.M. Clarke, credited with initiating the physics research program at StFX […]

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