Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm
The fascinating world of marine biodiversity will be available for local area children to experience on June 8 thanks to a World Oceans Day event organized on campus by StFX biology lab instructor Regina Cozzi.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Travis McCarron, who graduated from StFX with first class honours in earth sciences in 2011, has received a $105,000 Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Research Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) to complete his PhD.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm
Norah Brown, a 2011 StFX honours biology graduate, has received a prestigious $105,000 Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to complete her doctoral program in marine ecology at the University of British Columbia.
2013 graduate Christopher van Bommel receives prestigious $25,000 Julie Payette-NSERC Research ScholarshipThursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm
Christopher van Bommel, a 2013 StFX honours math graduate, is one of only 24 recipients across Canada to receive the prestigious $25,000 Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarship.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Two StFX chemistry students have achieved something rare for undergraduates – their research work has been published in a prestigious academic journal.
Christina LeGay of Halifax, NS, who graduated in May with an honours chemistry degree, is first author, and Colton Boudreau of Antigonish, NS, who starts his senior year at StFX in September, is co-author with StFX chemistry professor Dr. Darren Derksen on a paper appearing in the May 2013 issue of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, based out of the U.K.
Desiring Canada: Sociologists tackle Tim Hortons, Rick Mercer and Hockey Night in Canada in new book on the state in Canadian identityFriday, May 17, 2013 at 11:12 am
What do Tim Hortons, Hockey Night in Canada, and Rick Mercer have in common?
For StFX sociology professor Dr. Patricia Cormack, they’re much more than popular symbols of Canadian identity.
In Desiring Canada: CBC Contests, Hockey Violence, and other Stately Pleasures (University of Toronto Press, March 2013), a new book co-authored with Dr. James F. Cosgrave of Trent University, the two sociologists explore connections between these symbols of Canadian identity, media, and the Canadian state, and how they shape our understanding of being Canadian.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm
Leadership in Mi'kmaw language revitalization will be the focus of three days of conversation when over 250 educators, Elders, researchers and community members gather at StFX from May 15-17, 2013 for the 9th annual L'nui'sultinej – Let Us Speak in Mi'kmaw language conference.
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:44 am
It’s been a good month for Alysha Parker. First, the Quesnel, BC native completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at StFX in public policy and social research and interdisciplinary studies in aquatic resources, and now the new grad is in Mossel Bay, South Africa to participate in a Great White Shark internship.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:15 am
A two-week Service Learning immersion experience to Belize was extraordinary and a chance to see the world from another perspective, says StFX student Meghan Mckinnon.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm
Two St. Francis Xavier University nursing professors are delving into research that could lead to changes in public health policy across Canada.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm
“So exciting! Dreams are coming true this weekend,” said a member of the Class of 2013, summing up the collective feeling of over 943 students who walked across the stage at StFX on May 5 to receive degrees and diplomas during Spring Convocation 2013.
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Research to develop new technologies and crucial guidance to reduce greenhouse gases has netted a StFX earth sciences professor and his team $1.5 million in funding.
Dr. Dave Risk and his team in the StFX Flux Lab are part of Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, a recently announced $1.48 million project involving research partners Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and industry partners Picarro, Cenovus Energy, Campbell Scientific, and Forerunner Research.
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm
Today, the President of St. Francis Xavier University, Dr. Sean Riley, announced the appointment of Dr. Tim Hynes as Dean of Business in the Faculty of Business in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems. The appointment is effective August 1, 2013.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm
Toronto, ON, May 1, 2013 — Today, four of Canada’s top-ranked post-secondary institutions — Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, and St. Francis Xavier universities — with long-established reputations for their exceptional living/learning communities, announced that they have formed a strategic alliance. The U4 League, which is composed of four of the country’s oldest universities in three different provinces, has been established to promote and extend the institutions’ common objectives of providing students from across Canada and around the world with the highest quality undergraduate university education in a residential setting.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:35 am
A new award is celebrating a longtime program at StFX.
Recently, Dr. Mary McGillivray, StFX Academic Vice President and Provost, provided an award in celebration of the 85th anniversary of StFX’s Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition program, which originated as the Bachelor of Science in Home Economics program in 1928.
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