Winter 2018 President’s Message

This message, published in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner Dear Members, Last year, 2017, may be characterized as a year of disruption as we teach out of newly reclaimed and repurposed spaces. The disruption in physical space is however temporary and we look forward to new […]

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Some of the Upcoming Key Dates in the 4th Collective Agreement:

March 31st: Transition of Tenured Assistant Professors: Applicants are required to meet with their Dean prior to applying for associate under this program. Applicants may request to have a representative of the StFXAUT present at this meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to assist faculty in preparing their application and, if needed, to […]

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Not equality, equity

This article by Rhonda Semple appears in the Winter 2017 edition of The Beacon Even though I committed to writing this piece for the Beacon ages ago, and even though I care deeply about the subject of equity, it has taken me a long time to finally sit down to write. My research and teaching are […]

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StFXAUT Sponsorship Application

The next deadline to submit the StFXAUT Sponsorship Application Form is Saturday, April 1st.  The StFXAUT invites sponsorship requests from organizations committed to education, labour, social justice, and community development.

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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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NSTU Rally – February 15, 2017

StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, former President Peter McInnis, and Executive Member Wendy Panagopoulos participated in a local rally in support of the members of the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union (NSTU), held on Wednesday February 15th. Rally supporters gathered behind the 5 to a $1 and marched to Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey’s Office on Main Street. […]

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) – May 11, 2017

Please note the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the StFXAUT will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 1:15pm-2:30pm in the SCHW 205. Prior to the AGM, there will be four information sessions (topics to be confirmed later this month) from 11:30am-12:30pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Please let Susan MacKay know if you have any […]

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Reflections on the Women’s March on Washington – Saturday, January 21

This article, written by Erika Koch, appears in the Winter 2017 edition of The Beacon. Seven airplanes, four hotel rooms, and not quite seven days. That’s what it took for me to travel to and from my usual winter conference—leaving it a day early—and arrive in Washington, DC for the Women’s March, which took place […]

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MSc/MA Supervision Credit

This article, written by Russell Wyeth, appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The Beacon. Following the conclusion of our recent collective bargaining process, an inequality amongst our members has been established. Faculty in Education will receive teaching credit for supervision of Master’s theses, while faculty in science and the arts will not (Section 1.3.6 […]

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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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