Noteworthy dates May 2024

Please note the following deadlines and dates of interest in the 6th Collective Agreement (CA) May 31st: More specifically, the Chair or Coordinator shall: b) in consultation with the Dean of their Faculty and with their Department/IDP, determine the courses of instruction to be offered by the Department/IDP in each academic year: The CCD shall, by May […]

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September 2023 Bargaining update

Today, September 7, 2023 marks 433 days since the Fifth Collective Agreement between the StFXAUT and the Board of Governors of StfX University expired. Where do things stand? Read today’s Bargaining Bulletin and find out!

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CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Conference: Collective Resistance: Academic Librarians and Archivists Taking Action

This article, written by Grace Bourret, Diversity Outreach and Engagement Librarian, appears in the Fall 2022 issue of The StFXAUT Beacon. Introduction The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) 2022 Librarians’ and Archivists’ Conference took place in Ottawa and online on October 21-22, 2022. The theme of this year’s conference was Collective Resistance to tackle […]

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Fall 2022 President’s Message

Dear StFXAUT Members, This issue of the Beacon features an interview with StFX Alumna Dr. Lisa Gillis (’94), a hospitalist at St. Martha’s, and reflections on the recent CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Conference and the 2022 Fair Employment Week. Also included are overviews of StFXAUT donations and strike support, and another challenging True-or-False quiz on […]

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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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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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