Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 11:16 am
Suzanne van den Hoogen, a public services librarian at StFX’s Angus L. Macdonald Library, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA).
Monday, July 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm
Steve and Kathy Smith’s exceptional generosity to his alma mater continued today with the news that the St. Francis Xavier University alumnus, businessman, philanthropist and president and CEO of The Central Group of Companies and his wife have donated their family home to the university.
Finding the Right Words: StFX faculty spark international academic interest with Gaelic headstone inscription researchMonday, July 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm
The scarcity of Gaelic headstone inscriptions has long puzzled academics studying the Scottish diaspora. This dearth, however, is more apparent than real as proven in a recent paper, “Finding the Right Words: Gaelic Headstones in the Cemeteries of Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia,” given by StFX faculty members Drs. Laurie Stanley-Blackwell and Michael Linkletter at the 2016 Rannaschadh na Gàidhlig conference at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye, Scotland.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm
St. Francis Xavier University has been chosen as a host for Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games’ athlete’s village and several sports.
Family, faith and education. Children of Evelyn and Denis Morris set up $250,000 scholarship fund in their honourMonday, July 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm
Evelyn and Denis Morris have always believed in family, faith and education. And they’ve always believed in StFX.Now, their eight children are honouring their love, legacy, and commitment to higher education by establishing a $250,000 scholarship fund in their name that will help young people realize their dreams.
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9:44 am
Determining a path to a sustainable future was the topic of discussion at StFX during a recent town hall meeting.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
Children heading off to St. Francis Xavier University’s X-Chem camp this summer are getting a head start on something the provincial government says is becoming an educational priority.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm
In light of the lockout notice issued by Canada Post, postal services could be suspended as early as Monday, July 11th. The following contingency plans have been established for the StFX Campus:
1. To avoid the potential of items getting caught in the mail system in the event of a work stoppage, cheques for supplier/vendor invoice payments will be held for pickup in the Business Office starting today, Thursday, July 7th. Staff and suppliers are responsible to make their own arrangements by contacting the Business Office (902-867-2360). Any cheques not picked up will be mailed when Canada Post resumes full services.
2. StFX has a contract with UPS for internal groups requiring courier services as an alternative. Please use your university UPS account or contact Chris Wesley, Central Shipping/Receiving at Ext. 3997 for assistance.
3. Inter-office mail will not be affected.
4. The Campus Post Office hours of operation will remain the same until further notice. However, external mail will not be delivered to Canada Post during the lockout.
The following link provides additional general information on potential impacts of a Canada Post labour disruption:
Helen MacGregor CPA, CMA
Director of Finance
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:57 am
St. Francis Xavier University would like to congratulate Dr. Charmaine McPherson, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Chair of University Faculty for being selected as President-Elect of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. Dr. McPherson took office July 1.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm
Two new international graduate students have been attracted to StFX to complete their research work. The Marine Ecology Lab of StFX biology professor Dr. Ricardo Scrosati has recruited graduate students, Sonja Ehlers, a master’s of science student from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and Willy Petzold, a PhD student from the University of Bremen, Germany.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:14 am
Daniel Guhl will have a new role at StFX this year – helping other students learn about the benefits of studying abroad in Germany.The fourth year StFX student, taking German courses in the Modern Languages Department and studying in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business, has been selected to serve as a German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Young Ambassador for the 2016-17 academic year.
Monday, July 4, 2016 at 1:47 pmProfessor Manuel Aquino of StFX’s Department of Chemistry has received invitations within the last 18 months to contribute to two special issues of the prestigious inorganic chemistry journal, Inorganica Chimica Acta.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:32 pmAs part of the Nova Scotia Nursing Education Review, the Departments of Labour and Advanced Education and Health and Wellness, Nova Scotia’s University Schools of Nursing, the Nova Scotia Community College and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia have worked together to find a way to fairly and consistently recognize prior learning and experience of qualified LPNs who choose to enter Nova Scotia's BScN programs.
Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:49 am
Today, Dr. Kevin Wamsley, Academic Vice-President and Provost, St. Francis Xavier University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Brebner as Dean of Arts.
Dr. Brebner, a neuroscientist and specialist in the neuroscience of addiction, has been a member of the Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, at StFX since 2006. In 2015-16, she served as Interim Dean of Arts.
Dr. Brebner has an excellent track record as an outstanding researcher in her field and has been a principle investigator on top-tiered research grants totaling almost $500,000.00 during her career at StFX. Dr. Brebner’s work has centred primarily on investigating the utility of newly developed pharmacotherapeutic agents that have the potential to treat addiction.
The members of the Dean of Arts Search Committee were very pleased in selecting Dr. Brebner to fill the position following an extensive international search.
“I think Karen will be an exceptional Dean,” says Dr. Wamsley. “She will provide the Faculty of Arts with spirited and insightful leadership which will lead to success in a very difficult climate for the Arts. The Faculty of Arts at StFX is a very diverse group of outstanding teachers and skilled researchers who are very committed to their students and to their disciplines. Dr. Brebner’s work in developing the Health Studies Colloquium and co-leading the university’s Academic Ideas Initiative has clearly demonstrated her skill in inspiring colleagues to combine traditional expertise with innovation.”
“I am grateful for the support of the Faculty of Arts and promise to continue with my efforts to ensure that the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts are a central part of our academic mission at StFX,” says Dr. Brebner.
Dr. Brebner received a BA Hons. in English from StFX and both her MSC and PhD degrees in Neuroscience from Carleton University.
Kevin B. Wamsley, PhD
Academic Vice President & Provost
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:34 pm
A StFX music grad has signed a deal with Warner Music Canada.Breagh Mackinnon, who graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music with honours, is part of the band Port Cities, which just signed with the well-known label on June 16.
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