Build Together

This article, published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. The leaders of the Antigonish Movement saw cooperation as a means to establish robust and democratic communities. The initial focus was on farming and fishing, but miners living in company housingin the Cape Breton community of […]

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Laurentian University Situation

This article, published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan and CAUT Vice-President Peter McInnis. “I think it’s fair to say we’ve become a poster child for strategic planning in Canadian university sector.” — then Laurentian University (LU) President Dominic Giroux in 2017 On February 1, […]

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Work Work Work: Work and Labour History in Song

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. The 28-song two-CD album titled Work Work Work: Work and Labour History in Song is the collective brainchild of Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), and Jim Payne, a Newfoundland […]

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The 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic in Eastern Nova Scotia

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by Kathleen M. MacKenzie, Archivist. The origin of the 1918-19 Influenza Epidemic is hotly debated. It did not originate in Spain. Some believe that the first cases occurred in China in 1917-1918. They believe it spread from China to North America, to […]

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Update on the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund (AEFF) Society

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. The StFXAUT continues to sponsor the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund (AEFF). As in years past, the StFXAUT donation of $1800 allowed the AEFF to pre-order 6 loads of wood ($300/load) for households seeking help with firewood. […]

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Getting to Know You: StFX Adult Education Graduate Studies

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. A self-directed approach to learning has a long tradition in this region and is strongly rooted in what eventually came to be known as The Antigonish Movement. The Antigonish Movement was a reaction to the dire […]

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Scholar Strike Canada

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, D’Andre Campbell, Rodney Levi, Ejaz Choudry, Chantel Moore, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake this past spring and summer, and in the wake of police riots and other violence […]

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Profile on Katie Aubrecht

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. Dr. Katie Aubrecht is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at StFX University, the Canada Research Chair in Health Equity & Social Justice, and the Director of the Spatializing Care: Intersectional Disability Studies Research […]

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