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 […]

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Food for Thought: A Profile of Riley Chisholm

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. Shortly after completing PhD studies at York University, Dr. Riley Chisholm joined StFX University’s Department of Sociology. A desire to be in a coastal, rural setting was part of what prompted Dr. Chisholm to seek a position […]

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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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Schedule for Pride Week 2017

Wednesday February 8: Wing Night with Get Real (Golden X Inn) Thursday February 9: Gaymes Night (NH 154) 6-9 pm Friday February 10: X-Pride Coffee House and Open Mic (MSB Cafe) 6-8 pm Saturday February 11: Priscilla, Queen of the Highlands (MacKay Room) 9-12 Sunday February 12: Queer Movie Night — Blue is the Warmest […]

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Equity in the Classroom

Written by Rhonda Semple, this article originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. September is welcomed by most academics with a mixture of excitement about the promise of new courses and fresh minds, and the resignation that not all (or any) of our great new assignments will work as planned and that […]

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Getting to Know You: Colleen Cameron

This article, based on a interview with Colleen Cameron conducted by Philip Girvan, appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The Fall academic session marks Colleen Cameron’s last as full-time teaching faculty with the Coady International Institute (she retired from the School of Nursing last year). However, her history with Coady precedes her teaching career: “My […]

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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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CAUT Statement for International Women’s Day 2016

CAUT Statement for International Women’s Day 2016 International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the gains that have been made toward achieving fairness and equity for women in Canada and around the world. It is also an occasion to remind ourselves that many inequities and injustices remain. In Canada’s universities and colleges, women continue […]

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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 […]

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