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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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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StFXAUT Face Masks

Last Fall, the StFXAUT Executive Committee commissioned Ross Screenprint to print black and grey face masks with the StFXAUT logo for Members of the StFXAUT. Made in Canada, the face masks are lightweight, protective, and comfortable made from 70% rayon from bamboo and 30% organic cotton fabric with a 3mm elastic and nose wire. These […]

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Alumna Shout Out: Donna Halperin

This interview, conducted by StFXAUT Communication Officer Philip Girvan, appears in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University alumni on the topic of StFXAUT members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Dr. Donna Halperin (B.Sc.N. ’93), Professor & Associate Director, […]

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The 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic in Eastern Nova Scotia

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by Kathleen M. MacKenzie, Archivist. The origin of the 1918-19 Influenza Epidemic is hotly debated. It did not originate in Spain. Some believe that the first cases occurred in China in 1917-1918. They believe it spread from China to North America, to […]

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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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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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Reminders

These reminders appear in the Summer 2018 issue of The Beacon. The next deadline to submit the StFXAUT Sponsorship Policy and Application Form is Monday, October 1. Please note that applications can be submitted any time before this deadline. The StFXAUT invites sponsorship requests from organizations committed to education, labour, social justice, and community development. […]

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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS)

This article, published in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon, was written by Joanne Tompkins, Faculty of Education. In 2014 the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) became a registered Canadian charity with a vision towards creating sufficient environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable community-supported affordable housing for the residents of Antigonish Town and County. The […]

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Alumni Shout-out: Amanda Stanec

This interview, conducted by Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University alumni on the topic of STFXAUT members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Dr. Amanda Stanec (BSc ’98), owner of Move Live Learn, where she […]

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