Dear StFXAUT, We Need to Talk About Service…

Written by Rachel Hurst and Charlene Weaving, this article appears in the Spring 2016 issue of The Beacon Recently, the topic of service has come up for discussion in the StFXAUT; the last issue of The Beacon included the article “The Value of Service,” by Mathias Nilges and the recent Contract & Benefits survey assured […]

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Alumni Shout-Out: Glenn Horne

Conducted by Philip Girvan, this interview first appeared in the Winter 2016 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 Glenn Horne (BBA Honours ‘07, BA Honours ’08).   Glenn Horne: […]

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The Value of Service Work

Written by Mathias Nilges, this article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon One of the unwritten rules of fine dining is that good service be prompt, attentive, and competent and at the same time practically invisible. The less one notices the service, in other words, while feeling expertly taken care of, […]

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Issues impacting Part-Time Academic Instructors

Written by Philip Girvan, this article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon. Canadian post-secondary institutions have become increasingly dependent on temporary or Contract Academic Staff (CAS). CAUT director of research and political action, Sylvain Schetagne, notes in the October 2015 issue of the CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin, that “[m]ore than 30 per cent of […]

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Alumni Shoutout – Christine Johnson

This interview was originally published in the Fall 2015 edition of The Beacon. Photo of Christine Johnson. Photo Credit Tammy Briand. 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 Christine Johnson (BSc ‘00). Christine Johnson: […]

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Robyn Bourgeois

This profile of Dr. Robin Bourgeois originally appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of The Beacon. Getting to Know You:  Dr. Robyn Bourgeois joins Coady’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Program “A nation is not conquered until the hearts of the women are on the ground. Then it’s done no matter how strong the warriors or how […]

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Alumni Shoutout – James Smeaton

This interview with James Smeaton, CEO & Creative Director of Highland Multimedia, conducted by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Summer 2015 Edition of The Beacon. Philip: Please tell us about yourself. James: My name is James Smeaton and I live in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I run a business called Highland Multimedia […]

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