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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Update on the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund (AEFF) Society

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. The StFXAUT continues to sponsor the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund (AEFF). As in years past, the StFXAUT donation of $1800 allowed the AEFF to pre-order 6 loads of wood ($300/load) for households seeking help with firewood. […]

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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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Getting to Know You: Kelly Thompson

This article, written by Philip Girvan, will appear in the Winter 2017 issue of The Beacon. In 2001, Kelly Thompson and his family moved to Antigonish from Saskatchewan when his then spouse was hired at StFX. As luck would have it, the Human Kinetics Department was looking to fill both a lab position and a skills […]

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Alumni Shout Out: Dr. David Chiasson

This interview, conducted by Russell Wyeth, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University Alumni on the topic of their relationships with StFXAUT members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Dr. David Chiasson (BSc ‘01): The Beacon: You […]

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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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