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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Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund Society: 2022 Update

This article, published in the Spring 2022 edition of The Beacon, was written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer. Wyanne Sandler, former Executive Director of the Antigonish Women’s Centre and Sexual Assault Services (The Women’s Centre), suggests heat poverty as something of a misnomer. Households do not just experience health poverty — there is no […]

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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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COVID-19 Resources

This list of resources was published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon. Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT): 10 Actions to Advance Equity During COVID-19 COVID-19 and the Academic Workplace – Resources for Members Remote Teaching during COVID-19 Canadian Mental Health Association: Coping with COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: Where to Get Support in […]

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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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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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Fall 2020 President’s Message

This message, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Martin van Bommel. Dear StFXAUT Members, Just over nine months ago we lost our old normal and began to adjust to our new reality. I must admit, I do not like it. Zoom and Teams meetings are poor alternatives […]

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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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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 […]

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