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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    StFX sociology professor Dr. Patricia Cormack now has a very important footnote in history. In what many scholars call ‘the Bible of sociology,’ the new edition of Durkheim’s Rules of Sociological Method (1895), edited by Dr. Steven Lukes, she is given the first footnote, a huge academic recognition.

     
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    St. Francis Xavier University students and professors have joined forces with a rural Nova Scotia bee producer to create a product that will heal some illnesses.

  • Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm
    Nursing students facilitate evidence-based practice workshops

    Third year StFX nursing students continue to develop their capacity in research appraisal and leadership. As part of their nursing research and leadership course this fall, students facilitated innovative evidence-informed practice workshops to review and question health system practices, policies and associated outcomes.  

     
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:29 am
    StFX student advisor recognized in Black Business Initiative magazine

    Michael Fisher, StFX’s Advisor for Students of African Descent, has been recognized in the Black Business Initiative magazine’s winter 2014 issue. 

     
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    St. Francis Xavier University faculty and students are using their research to help local businesses improve products and services while students receive real-world experience. 

     
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    The ancient idea of learning through suffering, or the understanding that can arise out of difficult situations, is the theme of a new book co-edited by StFX education professor Dr. Chris Gilham.

     
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:20 am
    StFX faculty earn internationally competitive Endeavour Research Fellowships to conduct research work in Australia

    StFX biology professor Dr. Russell Wyeth and Dr. Christina Holmes, adjunct faculty in StFX’s Anthropology Department, are each recipients of the internationally competitive $24,500 Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Australian government. 

     
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    Company created by StFX professor and students goes global

    A company created in a science lab at St. Francis Xavier University is set for global expansion. 

     
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:39 am
    New book by StFX education professor provides insights into teaching online

    A new book by StFX education professor Dr. David Young provides important insights into the topic of teaching online.

  • Monday, December 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    In studying past climates, one of the least known energy reservoirs is that of the energy stored in the upper layers of the continents. Now, work from StFX’s Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Institute (CASI) is making an important contribution to understanding the quantity and nature of the heat absorbed by the continental areas.

     
     
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    It was a day of academic achievement and celebration for students from over 20 countries at StFX on Saturday, Dec. 6 when close to 200 degrees and diplomas were conferred in addition to 49 diplomas awarded to graduates of the Coady International Institute during Fall Convocation 2014. 

     
  • Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm
    Large crowd marks 25th anniversary, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

    A large crowd gathered in the Schwartz School Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 5 for a ceremony to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

     
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:58 am
    Schwartz School students honoured with Dr. Trudy Eagan Women in Business Award

    Jane Fraser and Nikki Mills, two fourth year Schwartz School of Business students, are the 2014 recipients of the Dr. Trudy Eagan Women in Business Award winners.

    The awards have been bestowed annually at StFX since 2000 to two top female students in the Schwartz School of Business.

    “The 2014 award recipients represent the next generation of Canadian business leaders. They have distinguished themselves through their dedication to learning, service to the university and the broader community, and the difference they have made in the lives of those around them. They truly exemplify the Xaverian way,” says Dr. Trudy Eagan, a New Brunswick native who attended StFX before establishing her career. She served as CAO and Executive Vice President of Sun Media Information. In 1999, she received an honorary degree from StFX in recognition of her success in business and her extensive volunteer work.

    Ms. Fraser is a fourth year accounting major from Merigomish, NS and a member of the Dean’s List. She has been an active member of the academic community throughout her years at StFX. Along with helping to organize special events on campus, she has been VP Social Affairs, Schwartz Business Society; a peer tutor; an Academic Day and Academic X-Po volunteer; and a student Leaders’ Forum participant. She has actively voluntered with MADD Antigonish and with the Victoria Order of Nurses.

    She will join Grant Thornton in Halifax, NS as a CPA student following graduation.

    Ms. Mills of Indian Harbour Lake, NS is a fourth year honours accounting major. In addition to serving as VP of the Schwartz Business Society, she is a co-captain of this year’s StFX delegation to the JDC Central Competition in Toronto, ON. She has also distinguished herself as a StFX research assistant helping to design and implement a financial literacy program for First Nations communities; as a high school math tutor; a member of the Business Society which tripled sales in one of its main fundraisers; and she placed second in the Deloitte Atlantic accounting case competition last year.

    Following graduation, she will join Pricewaterhouse Coopers as an Associate in Audit and Assurance.

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    “Never taking if off.”  

    That was the reaction of more than one student as poignant fiddle music filled the Keating Centre as black-robed senior students marched two-by-two down the centre aisle to receive their long-coveted X-Ring.
     
  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    In a closely contested match, Halifax Grammar I defeated Sydney Academy I in the championship round to win top honours at the 2014 Dr. Moses M. Coady Debating Competition for high school students held at StFX.

    The annual competition is a tradition at StFX that dates back to at least 1983. Each year, about 10-18 high school debate teams with some of the area’s top high school students come to StFX for the two-day event.
     
     
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