Joint Committee Report on LOU # 2 re: COVID-19 Continuing Measures

After signing the first Letter of Understanding [PDF] (LOU) on COVID-19 Emergency measures in June, the LOU Advisory Committee of the StFXAUT began drafting a second LOU regarding ongoing issues for Members arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since July, we have been in negotiations on this new language. After many meetings and a strong push […]

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World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. The Winter 2018 issue of The Beacon profiled the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the specific role of the StFX WUSC Society, and WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP). The SRP is a resettlement program that provides […]

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Alumni Shout-out: Dr. Emily Joy Sikazwe

This article, written by Claire Fawcett, Department of Anthropology, appears in the Summer 2019 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 Dr. Emily Joy Sikazwe. Emily Sikazwe […]

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Canadian Federation of Students’ Campaign: Demand High Quality and Accessible Post-Secondary Education for Fall 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing the ongoing issues at our universities and colleges exacerbated. We need to ensure we address the immediate concerns for students, faculty, and staff for Fall 2020 while taking on the ongoing post-secondary education crisis. We, the StFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT), are joining in the call for […]

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2019 StFXAUT Book Prize Awards

Writing and photographs by Susan MacKay, StFXAUT Executive Assistant, this article appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT would like to congratulate the 2019 Book Prize Award recipients Hannah Moore (Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours with Subsidiary) and Kenzie MacNeil (Bachelor of Arts with Joint Major with Distinction).  Each […]

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UNIFOR Local 2107

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon’s Spring 2018 issue profiled CUPE Local 1636, the Union representing StFX Safety and Security Services employees. This issue profiles UNIFOR Local 2107’s StFX University bargaining unit. StFX employees from the largest of the eight bargaining […]

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Dr. Teresa MacNeil Profile

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. Dr. Teresa MacNeil describes the Antigonish Movement as being “in my blood”. The Extension Department had a tremendous influence in rural Cape Breton while MacNeil was growing up during the 1940s and 1950s, and its ethos has […]

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Avoiding the Train Wreck: Making the Explicit Link between Diversity and Inclusion

This article, written by Joanne Tompkins, Faculty of Education, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. “Diversity without inclusion usually ends in train wreck” – Robert Wright At the request of CABSS (Committee for Aboriginal and Black Student Success), the office of the Human Rights and Equity Office invited Robert Wright, MSW, to […]

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Negotiation of the Collective Agreement

This message, published in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner. The Fourth Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University and the StFXAUT expired on June 30, 2019. What happens when the contract expires?Prior to its expiration, we provided notice of the intent […]

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