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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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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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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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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Joint Committee Report on LOU # 2 re: COVID-19 Continuing Measures

After signing the first Letter of Understanding [PDF] (LOU) on COVID-19 Emergency measures in June, the LOU Advisory Committee of the StFXAUT began drafting a second LOU regarding ongoing issues for Members arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since July, we have been in negotiations on this new language. After many meetings and a strong push […]

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UNIFOR Local 2107

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon’s Spring 2018 issue profiled CUPE Local 1636, the Union representing StFX Safety and Security Services employees. This issue profiles UNIFOR Local 2107’s StFX University bargaining unit. StFX employees from the largest of the eight bargaining […]

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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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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 […]

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CAUT Librarians & Archivists Conference (October 21-22, 2016)

This article, written by Suzanne van den Hoogen, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. Academic Librarians represent a unique group within the academy. Like our faculty colleagues, we face many of the same workplace challenges – from basic conditions of employment to equity, research, teaching, professional development, and academic freedom. Additionally, […]

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