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The StFXAUT Breaking the Silence (BTS) Connection

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. Remember, Resist and Thrive: Rooting Education in Indigenous Worldviews was a panel discussion hosted by the StFXAUT and Antigonish Breaking the Silence Guatemala Solidarity (BTS) on June 19, 2017. Three speakers from the New Hope Community […]

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Getting to Know You: The StFX Chemistry Department

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. Small classroom sizes, individual opportunities like small and private lab spaces, and close, personalized instruction are among the benefits that the StFX Department of Chemistry have provided third year honours student Oliver Kuehm. Kuehm extolled the […]

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Alumni Shout-out: Alexis MacDonald

This interview, conducted by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University Alumni on the topic of their relationships with StFXAUT Members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Alexis MacDonald (Psychology ’99 with First […]

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Key Dates

Some of the upcoming deadlines in the Fourth Collective Agreement include: APRIL: April 1st: • Requests for a twelve month extension to probationary period for those on pregnancy, adoptive, parental or sick leave for a period of at least 25 consecutive weeks. (Article 4.4 Conditions of Employment:1.0) April 10th: • Recipients of the Outstanding Teaching […]

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Food for Thought: A Profile of Riley Chisholm

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. Shortly after completing PhD studies at York University, Dr. Riley Chisholm joined StFX University’s Department of Sociology. A desire to be in a coastal, rural setting was part of what prompted Dr. Chisholm to seek a position […]

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2017 Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. The eighth annual Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival took place between September 1 and 16, 2017. The Beacon spoke to ceramist and sculptor Fenn Martin: a co-founder of the festival and the 2017 artistic director. Until taking […]

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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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Getting to Know You: Kelly Thompson

This article, written by Philip Girvan, will appear in the Winter 2017 issue of The Beacon. In 2001, Kelly Thompson and his family moved to Antigonish from Saskatchewan when his then spouse was hired at StFX. As luck would have it, the Human Kinetics Department was looking to fill both a lab position and a skills […]

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Getting to Know You: The StfX Music Department

This article, written by Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The Beacon. The headline at the top of the “About” section of the StFX website informs visitors that “StFX is known for the quality of our teaching, small class sizes creating an intimate and collaborative learning environment, and our valuable hands-on […]

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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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