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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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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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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2021 StFXAUT Book Prize Award

The StFXAUT Book Prize is awarded to graduating students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice advocacy and community development on campus or in the community. Each student was presented with cash award of $200 and two books. The StFXAUT would like to congratulate the 2021 Book Prize Award recipients Amy Graham (Bachelor of Science, […]

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2021 Priscilla: Queen of the (Virtual) Highlands

This article, published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. Described as “The Best Drag Show East of Montreal”, Priscilla: Queen of the Highlands staged its 16th consecutive annual performance at StFX on Saturday, February 20. Chris Frazer, Associate Professor with the StFX History Department, has […]

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Getting To Know You: Kathleen MacKenzie, Archivist

This article, published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan The StFX University Archives website describes the Archives as “the central repository for the collecting, arranging, describing, and preserving of material that documents the history of St. Francis Xavier University and its chancellor, faculty, staff, and alumni”. Official […]

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COVID-19 Resources

This list of resources was published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon. Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT): 10 Actions to Advance Equity During COVID-19 COVID-19 and the Academic Workplace – Resources for Members Remote Teaching during COVID-19 Canadian Mental Health Association: Coping with COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: Where to Get Support in […]

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