Standing in Solidarity

In 2021-2022, StFXAUT Members provided strike support to the following Canadian Faculty Associations: Acadia University $2,000 Concordia University of Edmonton $1,000 L’Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne $1,000 University of Lethbridge $3,000 University of Manitoba $2,000 University of Ontario Institute of Technology $1,000    

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WUSC cheque presentation

StFXAUT President Dr. Martin van Bommel presents a sponsorship cheque in the amount of $3,380 to Members of the StFX World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Society (left to right): Dr. Maria Paz-MacKay (Department of Modern Languages), Nancy Kiden, WUSC President Chloe Oleksiuk, and Lucia Macka. Photo credit: Susan MacKay. Read past WUSC Beacon articles: […]

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Key Dates from the 5th StFXAUT Collective Agreement

Key Dates from the 5th StFXAUT Collective Agreement[PDF]: April 15: Applications for URPTA, based on research or publication, shall be made to the appropriate Dean, at the Faculty members’ initiative, by April 15 of each academic year. (Article 2.7.1 University Research/Publication/Teaching Awards:3.1) May 15: Each librarian shall submit to the University Librarian a copy of […]

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Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund Society: 2022 Update

This article, published in the Spring 2022 edition of The Beacon, was written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer. Wyanne Sandler, former Executive Director of the Antigonish Women’s Centre and Sexual Assault Services (The Women’s Centre), suggests heat poverty as something of a misnomer. Households do not just experience health poverty — there is no […]

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Black Students Matter

This article, published in the Spring 2022 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) at StFX promoted Black Students Matter: Fall Teaching Retreat as “a ground-breaking teaching retreat for all faculty to delve into the history of Black people in our province and the […]

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April 2022 President’s Message

Dear StFXAUT Members, As we approach the start of spring with renewed hope that we will learn to live with COVID-19, we must remain vigilant in order to complete this academic year with minimal disruptions. In this issue of the Beacon, we showcase the work of the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund, reflect on the Black […]

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Call for Nominations: 2022 StFXAUT Book Prize Award

Every year, the StFXAUT Book Prize is awarded to two graduating students (undergrad and/or B.Ed students) who demonstrate a commitment to social justice advocacy and community development on campus or in the community. The Book Prize Award consists of a book and a cash award of $200. Those interested in nominating a student for the […]

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Mandatory COVID- 19 Vaccine Mandate for StFX

The Following is excerpted from the August 24, 2021 News Release [PDF]: The St. Francis Xavier University Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT) is calling on the Administration at the University to institute a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Students, faculty, and staff who can get the vaccine should be required to do so. Those who cannot […]

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Key Dates from the 5th StFXAUT Collective Agreement

May 31st: The Chair /Coordinator/Director shall inform each Faculty Member, Lab Instructor, and Nurse Educator of the Member’s teaching assignment for the forthcoming Academic year. (Articles 2.0.2:2.1 b, 4.4:8.2, and 5.7:5.0) Faculty Members and Librarians who qualified for a sabbatical leave but the leave was not granted are required to send a letter to their […]

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