Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm
When it comes to student success, Michael Thomson and Gabrielle Vasey have each had incredible achievement. Now each has received graduate awards that are among the highest offered in their discipline.
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm
A weekend of mathematics fun and learning is on the agenda May 8-10 as StFX welcomes 24 Grade 10 and 11 students to campus for the 2nd StFX-CMS Math Camp.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm
Waves, cheers, and well wishes greeted over 1,000 new graduates who filed into the Charles V. Keating Centre on Sunday, May 3 and joined the StFX alumni family during 2015 Spring Convocation ceremonies. As they exited, faculty formed an honour guard, offering congratulations as the Class of 2015 started a new chapter in their lives.
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:52 am
Teaching in Iceland, completely immersed in a new culture and a different school system, was a phenomenal way to broaden professional and personal skills, say a group of StFX student teachers, participants in the 2015 Bachelor of Education international practicum to Iceland.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm
If you can't be here in person, join us online at www.stfx.ca for the celebration as it will be broadcast online. There will be more details about the online broadcast on this page as we get closer to the date.
MORNING CEREMONY - 9:30 A.M.: Masters of Science, Education and Adult Education; Bachelors of Education, Science, Nursing, Human Nutrition, Human Kinetics; Diplomas in Engineering and Integrated Dietetic Internship
AFTERNOON CEREMONY - 3:00 P.M.: Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration, Information Systems, Music and Diplomas in Jazz Studies
A message from StFX Board Chair, Mark Wallace, and StFX President, Dr. Kent MacDonald, regarding sexualized violenceThursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm
As Sexual Awareness Month draws to a close, it’s important to remind ourselves that sexualized violence is an issue that affects us all.
It’s with that in mind that StFX Board Chair Mark and I take this opportunity on behalf of the StFX Board of Governors and StFX’s senior leadership team to reinforce our commitment to the prevention of sexualized violence at StFX and the promotion of a safe, inclusive and respectful learning and working environment.
This issue is not new within society. In fact, members of StFX’s faculty, staff and student body have been working alongside the wider community over the years to address sexualized violence both on and off campus. It’s through their tireless efforts that the university has made great strides in calling attention to this serious problem. We feel it important to recognize the excellent work that has been done to develop programs that both confront and combat this ongoing threat to everyone’s safety. A few very recent examples include:
- • StFX students, in partnership with community agencies, gather information through the Unsilence the Violence campaign to create visibility surrounding the issues of gender violence on campus, specifically by using an intersectional, gender based approach.
- • StFX launches Bringing In The Bystander, a violence intervention program which teaches bystanders how to intervene safely and effectively in cases of violence against women. The program was introduced by Preventing Violence Against Women at St. Francis Xavier University, a 28-month, Status of Women Canada campus/community partnership project.
- • The Preventing Violence Against Women at StFX University partnership produces The Final Evaluation Report in September 2014, with the goal of developing and implementing university policies and procedures that repudiate all forms of violence, and that reinforce the transparency and accountability of the administration to the wellbeing of the campus community.
- • In October 2014, StFX establishes the Sexualized Violence Policy Implementation Committee. Co-Chaired by StFX Dean of Arts, Dr. Richard Nemesvari and Margie MacKinnon, Director of Health, Counselling, and Accessible Learning, the committee’s mandate is to help elevate awareness within the community and to develop policies better preparing the university to deal with issues of sexualized violence.
- • Most recently, on February 11, 2015, The President’s Colloquium on Sexualized Violence brought students, faculty, staff, and community members together to discuss what sexualized violence means, how it invades our culture, and what can be done to address it. Outcomes captured in the forum will be forwarded to the Sexualized Violence Policy Implementation Committee for review and further action.
Again, we wish to specifically recognize this very important work and thank all who champion this issue. These initiatives have had an impact. Yet we recognize that there is more to do.
Our priority at StFX is to provide a living, learning and working environment that is respectful and open to all. We will do this by continuing to support ongoing education and positive, collaborative action regarding sexualized violence at StFX.
Dr. Kent MacDonald
President, StFX University
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm
A fourth year StFX student will now have the opportunity to extend her summer research thanks to the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) Equity Summer Research Supplement Award.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:36 am
For StFX student Alex Miller, joining 70 youth from 55 countries at the World Youth Parliament for Water (WYPW) held in South Korea this month, was an incredible opportunity that helped provide direction for his future.
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:21 am
A new, student-run digital undergraduate journal has debuted at StFX.
New Masters of Education cohort looks to help secondary content area teachers be more active in infusing literacy into their instructional practicesFriday, April 24, 2015 at 10:23 am
StFX’s Faculty of Education plans to offer a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instructional Practices for secondary content area teachers. The program is designed for teachers of Grades 7-12, who teach math, science, social studies, and English language arts among other content areas, with a particular focus on literacy development and content area learning and social inclusion of Canadian-born such as African Nova Scotian, and Mi’kmaq learners and newcomer English as Additional Language (EALs) learners.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm
A song that Tyler Martin, a fourth year Bachelor of Music student from Clifford, ON, wrote last year in his StFX music composition class, and arranged this year as his final class project for MUS420 Advanced Arranging, will be published with Maxwell Tree Music in Nashville, TN, a company that has published work from the likes of Order of Canada recipient and Juno winner Phil Dwyer, Grammy winner Aaron Lington, and Juno winner Brad Turner.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:56 pm
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced Wednesday the eight finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm
Family, friends and faculty members gathered together April 21 to celebrate the memory of StFX graduate Holly Bartlett and to present the Holly E. Bartlett Memorial Bursary. This year’s recipient is Julissa Stewart, a second year Bachelor of Arts student from Antigonish, NS.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:50 am
The research labs at StFX will be busy this summer as 13 StFX undergraduates gain research work experience that complements their studies, as recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA).
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:30 am
Three StFX students are looking forward to making an impact in research and gaining valuable hands-on experience in their academic field as recipients of an ACEnet Research Fellowship, each valued at $5,000.
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