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 […]

Read More »

Negotiating COVID-19 LOUs

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Martin van Bommel. The COVID-19 pandemic reached Nova Scotia and impacted all provincial university campuses, resulting in a sweeping mid-March shutdown. Our Members were left scrambling to move their courses, tests, and exams online. During the instructional chaos, the […]

Read More »

2018 Fair Employment Week: October 22-26

Opportunity. Security. Respect. An increasing number of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities are trapped in precarious contract and part-time work. Contract and part-time work has quietly gone from a short-term stepping stone to a career-long condition. Many earn less than a living wage. Thousands of professors are denied the opportunity each year to participate […]

Read More »

2018 StFXAUT Book Prize Awards

This article, written by StFXAUT Executive Assistant Susan MacKay, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT would like to congratulate the 2018 Book Prize Award recipients Corrina Degen (Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Development Studies) and Kelsey Fahie (Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics). Each student was presented with a […]

Read More »

History of the StFX Observatory

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. Maintaining a permanent public observatory on the StFX University campus has been a challenge. The first to attempt to get one established was the Reverend Doctor E.M. Clarke, credited with initiating the physics research program at StFX […]

Read More »

Unionversity: CUPE Local 1636

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. Over the next several issues The Beacon will highlight work performed and challenges faced by the non-academic Unions working at StFX University. This article profiles CUPE Local 1636. CUPE Local 1636 represents StFX Safety and Security Services […]

Read More »

Not equality, equity

This article by Rhonda Semple appears in the Winter 2017 edition of The Beacon Even though I committed to writing this piece for the Beacon ages ago, and even though I care deeply about the subject of equity, it has taken me a long time to finally sit down to write. My research and teaching are […]

Read More »

CAUT’S New Activist Workshop

Written by Susan MacKay, this article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 Edition of The Beacon. On Thursday, November 26, I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural New Activist Workshop, hosted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in Ottawa. Before I reflect on what I learned during the workshop, let me […]

Read More »