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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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CAUT Launches a Guide to Read University and College Financial Statements

The message below was originally published by the CAUT. It appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. (Ottawa – September 8, 2016) Knowing how to read and analyze post-secondary financial statements is the best way to understand how much money a college or university has and how that money is spent.  CAUT’s Guide […]

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“Strategic” Introduction of Merit Pay?

Written by Mary Oxner, this article originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The University’s strategic planning process has produced a strategic plan for the next five years (2017-2022). The release of a strategic plan for the University is a momentous occasion, as it is the first such plan issued in the […]

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Reminders

From Spring 2016 edition of The Beacon The deadline to submit the StFXAUT Sponsorship Application Form is October 1st. The StFXAUT invites sponsorship requests from organizations committed to education, labour, social justice, and community development. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) offers Health and Dental Benefits for Retirees. To learn more about monthly premiums for residents of […]

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Committee Reports

ANSUT (Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers) by Bruce Sparks As the AUT’s representative to the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) I attended the three regular meetings held during the academic year 2015-2016. Unlike last year (the year of Bill 100) there were no obviously dramatic issues. Meetings continued to be very useful forums […]

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Announcements

Please note the members of the 2016-2017 Collective Agreement Committees and Constitution Committees on the members-0nly sections of the StFXAUT website. To log in, enter your “Username”, which is your first and last name not your email username:  “First Last”. If you have forgotten your password, click “Lost Password” and a reset link will then […]

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Contract & Benefits Committee Update

Written by Cory Bishop, this article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon Your StFXAUT Contract and Benefits Committee is pleased to provide a brief update on where we are and where we are going with regard to the upcoming negotiations for the Fourth Collective Agreement. First, a warm thank you to […]

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President’s Message

Written by Brad Long, this article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon. I’m pleased to once again introduce our quarterly Beacon to all of our members. I hope you find this to be an informative and engaging vehicle for coming together in this collective enterprise we call the StFXAUT. Since our last […]

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Appreciations for the Equity Summit

Written by Brad Long On September 26, 2015 the university hosted the first Equity Summit, bringing approximately 75 delegates from across campus together to discuss ideas and issues relating to equity on campus. Full disclosure: I was an invited delegate but was unable to attend, and therefore I am not able to report on the […]

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Fair Employment Day

Today, October 7, 2015, is Fair Employment Day. Fair Employment Day is a dedicated toward highlighting the increasingly precarious nature of work in post-secondary educational institutions and takes place in solidarity with the World Day for Decent Work. The StFX Association of University Teachers would like to acknowledge all our academic colleagues working around the […]

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