Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:42 am
Master’s students wanting to go on to complete a PhD while remaining resident at StFX now have a new option thanks to a recent agreement signed between StFX and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).
StFX is pleased to announce the launching of the Licenced Practical Nursing (LPN)–Bachelor of Science Nursing (BScN) PathwayWednesday, 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.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm
StFX human nutrition professor Dr. Doris Gillis has received national honours for her contributions to evidence-based practice within the dietetic profession.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm
St. Francis Xavier University Academic Vice-President and Provost, Dr. Kevin Wamsley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence J. (Lou) Duggan as University Librarian.
New book by StFX education professor helping map a better way forward in physical and health educationThursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:19 am
The physical education classroom can be a site of discomfort for young people who occupy marginalized identities, and a place where the normative beliefs and teaching practices of educators can act as a barrier to their inclusion.Now, a new edited collection Social Justice in Physical Education, Critical Reflections and Pedagogies for Change, co-edited by StFX education professor Dr. Dan Robinson and Dr. Lynn Randall, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, challenges pre-service and in-service teachers to examine the pedagogical practices and assumptions that work to exclude students with intersecting and diverse identities from full participation in physical and health education.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:45 am
Archaeologist Dr. Burton MacDonald, Senior Research Professor in StFX’s Department of Religious Studies, continues to create new scholarship, most recently in the form of his 11th published book.
Child care research earns StFX professor three national awards at Canadian Historical Association Annual MeetingTuesday, June 14, 2016 at 9:46 am
StFX professor Dr. Lisa Pasolli has earned three national awards for her research examining the child care movement nationally, and regionally in British Columbia.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.
That was the message the university community extended to friends and supporters of StFX who came together on Saturday, June 11 for an evening of celebration and recognition of the university’s generous supporters during the 2016 President’s Gala Dinner.
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9:31 am
A new book by StFX education professor Dr. Katarin MacLeod provides important insights into physics education initiatives at the tertiary level.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:48 am
Not yet in his senior year, StFX physics student Warren Ferguson has just published his second paper in a top tier physics journal.
StFX launches new academically rigorous, immersive certificate program for students to develop leadershipThursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm
StFX students have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding and practice of leadership.This September, the university launches the StFX Certificate in Organizational Leadership program, an academically rigorous, immersive, and unique opportunity for students interested in deepening their leadership knowledge and practice.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:32 am
A new research laboratory led by StFX experimental physicist Dr. Karine Le Bris is making an important contribution to international efforts to understand molecules of atmospheric interest and the role they play in climate change.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm
Connie Clement, scientific director of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) at StFX and StFX nursing professor Dr. Charmaine McPherson presented at the 22nd International Union of Heath Promotion and Education world conference held in Curitiba, Brazil.
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