Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Three Faculty of Arts professors are offering courses next year that examine how science and technology interact with the world.
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:12 pmTo the StFX Campus Community:Attached please find a copy of StFX’s 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan for your reference.Created through the input of members of the StFX community and approved by the StFX Board of Governors, the primary purpose of the plan is to communicate our collective priorities for the years ahead and serve as a constant reminder of where our efforts, attention and resources need to be focused in order to meet our goals and objectives.The StFX Strategic Plan provides realistic and achievable five-year outcomes. Recognizing that we cannot accomplish all goals at once, it is imperative that our next steps be thoughtful and measured. I have tasked the Leadership Council to begin the process of developing annual initiatives, including identifying milestones and measures that we will use to track our progress. With these indicators in place, we create the ability to understand where we are making headway in relation to our desired outcomes, and where adjustments must be made to meet our goals.While the plan will officially take effect on April 1st, 2017, it is currently being used to guide our discussions around operational planning and budgeting for the 2017-18 academic year.Once again, I wish to thank the Strategic Planning Committee and the hundreds of contributors from across our campus community for their dedication and work in producing this historic document.Kent
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:57 am
Tom ’60 and Elizabeth Rankin’s long legacy of giving back to the community, particularly their support of health care, will be honoured on the StFX campus with the naming of the Elizabeth & Thomas Rankin School of Nursing.
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.
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