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  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm
    Welcome to StFX! Energetic, friendly welcome greets Class of 2018

    “Welcome home! Welcome home!”

    Those were the first words that greeted students—exuberant cheers from members of StFX’s O-Crew that rang through the StFX campus and beyond on Sunday, August 31—as StFX gave its legendary warm welcome to nearly 1,200 first year students and their families starting their journey at StFX.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Welcome! That’s the message the StFX community is set to deliver to over 1,000 freshmen students who arrive on campus for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 31.

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    A St. Francis Xavier University student is on his way to join the top minds in water and energy in Sweden this weekend at the World Water Week Conference.

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm
    StFX PhD student demonstrates greatest promise for health research in province

    St. Francis Xavier University PhD student Lawrence Nyika has been honoured with the prestigious The Quest award. 

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:01 am
    StFX research presentations well received in Scotland at International Congress on the Biology of Fish

    StFX was well represented at the 11th International Congress on the Biology of Fish held recently in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm
    Pay It Forward: Nearly 300 student leaders enhance skills in annual StFX Leaders Forum

    Around 280 student leaders came together in StFX’s Gerald Schwartz School of Business and the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership on Aug. 27 to talk leadership and prepare for the academic year ahead. 

     
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    A prominent publication with a worldwide readership has given quite a favorable review to the work of StFX English professor Dr. Joseph Khoury.

  • Friday, August 15, 2014 at 9:54 am
    LEAP program helps international students gain confidence, navigate a new world

    Twenty students from China are now on campus getting a head-start on StFX’s upcoming academic year.

    The students are all participants in StFX’s Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) program, offered annually by StFX’s Writing Centre.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 at 9:49 am
    StFX earth sciences research extends into Alaska

    A research project to look at thawing permafrost has taken StFX earth sciences professor Dr. Dave Risk to Alaska. 

    He has just returned from the Toolik Long-Term Ecological Research Field Station in Toolik Lake, on the north slope of Alaska, between the Brooks Range of mountains, and south of the Arctic Ocean, on a collaborative continuous soil flux monitoring project with Dr. Sue Natali from the Woods Hole Research Centre in the U.S. 
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:16 am
    Eight-time Grammy winner, jazz legend Randy Brecker, to be visiting artist StFX Music Department

    Eight-time Grammy award winner, the legendary jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, will be at StFX next month to work with music students and play in an intimate concert with StFX jazz faculty as part of the StFX Music Department’s Visiting Artist Series.

     
  • Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    The late Dr. Brian “Doc” Mutimer, a longtime physical education/human kinetics faculty member, was fondly remembered when a large crowd of friends and former colleagues gathered outside the StFX Oland Centre for a bench dedication ceremony in his honour. 

    The memorial bench, a gift to the university from Eleanor Mutimer, his wife and 1998 StFX honorary degree recipient, is located with a view of the Oland Centre front entrance, which Dr. Mutimer passed through on a daily basis until his retirement.

    Dr. Jacques Boucher, current chair of StFX’s Department of Human Kinetics, recalled how Dr. Mutimer was department chair when he came to StFX. “I considered him a mentor and a great friend. 
     
    “He was known by all as a caring and compassionate gentleman with great integrity. As well, he will always be known for his expertise of the English language. Many of the official documents from the university had Dr. Mutimer’s fingerprints throughout. We did not have spell check software at the time, but we had something better, Dr. Mutimer’s expertise. 
     
    “Dr. Mutimer will also be remembered for his immense dedication to the students, to his profession, and to the university. Brian's mark will be felt at StFX for many years to come.”
     
    Human kinetics professor Peggy Gallant spoke of Dr. Mutimer’s kindness and generosity and the friendship he enjoyed with many colleagues. Former StFX Academic Vice-President Dr. Ron Johnson spoke of Dr. Mutimer’s great love for his students. 

    David Mutimer, Brian and Eleanor’s son, told of how pleased he was to be in attendance and how his father wanted to be remembered as a ‘doer” who led by example. 

    Dr. Mutimer taught at StFX from 1971-1998, at which time he retired to England. He passed away on Dec. 2, 2013. 
     
  • Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:25 am
    StFX welcomes Dr. Kent MacDonald as 18th President
    Dr. Kent MacDonald – highly respected national leader in education, lifelong educator, and two-time StFX graduate whose impressive CV boasts a long record of leading innovation – today begins his tenure as St. Francis Xavier University’s 18th President.
     
     

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:57 am
    StFX art history professor’s work again commended for outstanding scholarship
    StFX art history professor Dr. Sharon Gregory’s book, Vasari and the Renaissance Print, continues to be commended for its outstanding scholarship.
     

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm
    StFX music student receives prestigious scholarship from the Percussive Arts Society

    Third year music student Lucas Denneboom of Brockville, ON has received the prestigious 2014 scholarship from the Freddie Gruber Scholarship Fund In Memory of Buddy Rich and Nick Ceroli.

     

     

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    An innovative way of teaching – that has StFX students complete a creative service learning project that results in producing a short digital video on a concept in feminist theory – is the subject of the latest research paper published by StFX women’s and gender studies professor Dr. Rachel Hurst. 

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