Standing in Solidarity

In 2021-2022, StFXAUT Members provided strike support to the following Canadian Faculty Associations: Acadia University $2,000 Concordia University of Edmonton $1,000 L’Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne $1,000 University of Lethbridge $3,000 University of Manitoba $2,000 University of Ontario Institute of Technology $1,000    

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Black Students Matter

This article, published in the Spring 2022 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) at StFX promoted Black Students Matter: Fall Teaching Retreat as “a ground-breaking teaching retreat for all faculty to delve into the history of Black people in our province and the […]

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Laurentian University Situation

This article, published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan and CAUT Vice-President Peter McInnis. “I think it’s fair to say we’ve become a poster child for strategic planning in Canadian university sector.” — then Laurentian University (LU) President Dominic Giroux in 2017 On February 1, […]

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Scholar Strike Canada

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan. Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, D’Andre Campbell, Rodney Levi, Ejaz Choudry, Chantel Moore, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake this past spring and summer, and in the wake of police riots and other violence […]

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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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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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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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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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NSTU Rally – February 15, 2017

StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, former President Peter McInnis, and Executive Member Wendy Panagopoulos participated in a local rally in support of the members of the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union (NSTU), held on Wednesday February 15th. Rally supporters gathered behind the 5 to a $1 and marched to Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey’s Office on Main Street. […]

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