Alumni Shout-out: Amanda Stanec

This interview, conducted by Philip Girvan, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon regularly features interviews with StFX University alumni on the topic of STFXAUT members who challenged, inspired, or helped in some way. This issue’s interview is with Dr. Amanda Stanec (BSc ’98), owner of Move Live Learn, where she […]

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President’s Message

Originally published in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The beginning of any academic term is, for most, an exciting time of year as we welcome new students and new StFXAUT members, introduce new instructional strategies and elements into our courses and labs, and continue the journey of developing students’ skills in communication, critical […]

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Precarious Employment

Written by Philip Girvan, this article appears in the Spring 2016 issue of The Beacon “The general consensus is that the longer you spend as a contract academic, whatever you want to call it, part-time instructor the worse off it is for you.” – Anon The Winter 2016 issue of The Beacon highlighted issues raised […]

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CAUT’S New Activist Workshop

Written by Susan MacKay, this article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 Edition of The Beacon. On Thursday, November 26, I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural New Activist Workshop, hosted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in Ottawa. Before I reflect on what I learned during the workshop, let me […]

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Thriving in the Age of Austerity: The CAUT Forum for Indigenous Faculty 2015

Written by Robyn Bourgeois, this article first appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of The Beacon. On November 6th and 7th, 2015, the CAUT held a forum for indigenous Faculty in Winnipeg, the epicenter for urban indigeneity in contemporary Canadian society. Organized around the theme “Thriving in the Age of Austerity,” this forum provided indigenous Faculty […]

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Fair Employment Day

Today, October 7, 2015, is Fair Employment Day. Fair Employment Day is a dedicated toward highlighting the increasingly precarious nature of work in post-secondary educational institutions and takes place in solidarity with the World Day for Decent Work. The StFX Association of University Teachers would like to acknowledge all our academic colleagues working around the […]

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Reflections on the Quality of Work Life Survey Results

Written by Brad Long. On September 28 2015, the StFX administration released the results from the Quality of Work Life survey that took place across campus last March, announced in a press release  in which a link to the full report may be found. The StFXAUT Executive has read this report and takes little comfort […]

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Contract and Benefits Committee Update

Written by Cory Bishop, this article originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of The Beacon. At the 2015 StFXAUT AGM a motion to amalgamate the Handbook Committee and Salary and Benefits Committees was approved. The Committee, composed of Cory Bishop (Biology; Chair), Suzanne van den Hoogen (Library; Secretary), Stephen Finbow (MSCS), Joanne Tompkins (Education), Chris

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