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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Negotiating COVID-19 LOUs

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Martin van Bommel. The COVID-19 pandemic reached Nova Scotia and impacted all provincial university campuses, resulting in a sweeping mid-March shutdown. Our Members were left scrambling to move their courses, tests, and exams online. During the instructional chaos, the […]

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History of the StFX Observatory

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon. Maintaining a permanent public observatory on the StFX University campus has been a challenge. The first to attempt to get one established was the Reverend Doctor E.M. Clarke, credited with initiating the physics research program at StFX […]

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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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Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, will appear in the Spring-Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon . The Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games are taking place in Antigonish from July 31 to August 4. These games are a qualifying event for athletes to represent Canada at the 2019 Special Olympics World […]

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The StFXAUT Breaking the Silence (BTS) Connection

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. Remember, Resist and Thrive: Rooting Education in Indigenous Worldviews was a panel discussion hosted by the StFXAUT and Antigonish Breaking the Silence Guatemala Solidarity (BTS) on June 19, 2017. Three speakers from the New Hope Community […]

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To Eat An Almond

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Beacon. On April 27, 2017 a year ahead of schedule and less than a month after reaching an earlier milestone of $70,000, StFX for Syrian-Antigonish Families Embrace (SAFE) reached a fundraising goal of $100,000. These funds will […]

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