Alumni Shout-out: Alexis MacDonald

This interview, conducted by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition 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 Alexis MacDonald (Psychology ’99 with First […]

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Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund (AEFF) Society

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. The Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund (AEFF) offers emergency financial support to individuals and households living on low incomes that are unable to pay the full cost of heating their homes during the winter season. As its name […]

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StFX World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Society

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is, according to their website, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world”. WUSC has local committees across Canada including the StFX […]

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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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Professional Development Fund

Remember to access your Professional Development Fund (PDF)… Article 1.22 of the Collective Agreement entitles each member to an expense account, against which you can claim for reimbursement of PD-related expenses: PDF Information PDF Expense Claim Form

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) – May 11, 2017

Please note the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the StFXAUT will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 1:15pm-2:30pm in the SCHW 205. Prior to the AGM, there will be four information sessions (topics to be confirmed later this month) from 11:30am-12:30pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Please let Susan MacKay know if you have any […]

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The StFXAUT Stands with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA)

This article, written by Susan MacKay, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. In support of and in solidarity with our colleagues at the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), the StFXAUT donated $1,000 as a demonstration of that support during the Association’s 21-day strike.  Some of UMFA’s central concerns include workload protection […]

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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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FAIR EMPLOYMENT WEEK AT STFX by Martin Sastri

This article, written by Martin Sastri, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 Issue of the Beacon. Fair Employment Week is an annual campaign promoted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Taking its origins from a state-wide mobilization of instructors at community colleges in California, Fair Employment Week has grown to become an annual week of […]

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President’s Message – Fall 2016

This message, written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon. Dear Members, As we near the end of any year, we often reflect on what transpired during that year. In 2016, we successfully negotiated our 4th Collective Agreement, engaged numerous committees to work on issues which affect […]

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