Imagine working side-by-side with your professor
StFX is committed to the excellence of its research and teaching programs. Students witness the thrill of exploration and many find themselves working alongside their professors, gaining valuable first-hand experience - work that will give them competitive edge upon graduation. Student involvement in research is an integral and critical part of the student experience at StFX.Here, research is at the heart of a unique academic culture, in which student and faculty life is infused with original scholarship and hands-on inquiry. Faculty are involved in experimental research, reflective inquiry, and creative work, all of which is supported by a strong record of external funding.
StFX has a long tradition of research and education at the undergraduate level and the university supports a vigorous set of graduate programs in selected disciplines. The introduction of undergraduates to research will continue to be a major feature of research work in all disciplines. StFX faculty help to develop highly qualified graduates through extensive involvement of undergraduates in their research programs. For many students, this involvement begins in the summer following their first academic year, continues through other summers, and culminates in a senior project or honours thesis. With this background and experience, graduating students are exceptionally well prepared to begin graduate studies or professional programs.
Groundbreaking and cutting-edge research happens right here at StFX
StFX faculty members, highly respected experts in their fields, lead international-calibre research that makes important contributions to the future of Canada. Our professors bring cutting-edge knowledge from the field and lab directly into the classroom to spark discussion. Students witness the thrill of exploration and many find themselves working alongside their professors, gaining first-hand experience. StFX has seven Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) who play a leading role in reinforcing the research culture at the university. In the faculties of science, arts, education and business, research is a core part of the undergraduate student experience. There are approximately 50 active research programs on campus that hire students.
StFX’s Environmental Sciences Research Centre (ESRC) is a multidisciplinary research and post graduate training centre carrying out fundamental and applied research in Environmental Sciences. ESRC produces work published in the world’s most prestigious journals.
StFX is one of four host sites for the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACE net) providing high Performance Computing resources and collaboration tools.
Psychologists Drs. Ann Bigelow, Tara Callaghan and Petra Hauf perform groundbreaking work to understand the fascinating world of babies, and help infants interpret their world and the sense they make of it.
When over 50 experts from 14 countries gathered at the University of Oxford to discuss scholarship and celebrate the 250th anniversary of Voltaire's Candide, StFX Modern Languages professor Dr. Edward Langille found himself in a unique position: two of the gathered scholars presented papers on his research work.
Led by Dr. Leslie Jane McMillan, one of the most important programs related to Aboriginals in Canada is happening at StFX.
Faculty members Dr. Todd Boyle and Dr. Tom Mahaffey are key players in a team working on a novel approach to enhancing patient safety in community pharmacies — it’s the first project of its kind in Canada.
Guidance counselors and teachers from across the Strait region will have a better understanding of how to deal with health issues facing their students, thanks to the development of a comprehensive health education program by Dr. Bosire (Bo) Mwebi of StFX's Faculty of Education.
The Marine Ecology Lab, led by Dr. Ricardo Scrosati (Canada Research Chair in the Department of Biology), is an internationally recognized group that studies coastal marine organisms and their habitats. Focusing on North Atlantic coastal systems, this research group is unraveling the environmental and biological principles that govern ecological change on marine rocky shores.