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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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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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