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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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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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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World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. The Winter 2018 issue of The Beacon profiled the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the specific role of the StFX WUSC Society, and WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP). The SRP is a resettlement program that provides […]

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Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)’s Communications and Membership Engagement Workshop

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. On May 10, 2018 two StFXAUT Communications Committee members, Susan MacKay, StFXAUT Executive Assistant and Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, attended the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)’s Communications and Membership Engagement Workshop. The workshop, organized by […]

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Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network (BTS)

This article, written by Janette Fecteau, BTS Member and Part-time Academic Instructor in Fine Arts, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT has had a rewarding connection with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network (BTS) for close to 20 years. Members of our Union have invited speakers from Guatemala into […]

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