Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

University to delay opening on Monday, September 19 in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 14th, 2022

To the campus community,

Yesterday, the Province of Nova Scotia announced Monday, September 19, 2022, as a provincial holiday in honour of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service.  In their announcement, the province declared that businesses and other organizations have the option to remain open. 

After much consideration, it was decided that StFX will delay opening until 12:00 P.M. on Monday, September 19. This decision balances the need of preserving academic time -- minimizing disruptions to labs and classes -- while still providing the opportunity to respectfully observe the holiday. 

Essential services will remain operational (ie. Security, Morrison, cleaning). For students, if you have any questions about your classes or work that may be cancelled, please communicate with your professor or supervisor. For employees with questions about their work schedule, please speak to your supervisor. 

We appreciate the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II can evoke a range of emotions across the campus community. As such, please be reminded that there are support systems in place for those who wish to talk. I’ve listed them below for your reference. 

For students:  

• Health and Counselling Centre (Bloomfield 305):  book online at https://www.mystfx.ca/health-and-counselling/home    or call (902-867-2263) or stop by the Health and Counselling Centre to book your appointment 

• StFX Chaplaincy - (902) 867-2279 or dwmacgil@stfx.ca 

24/7 supports: 

• Healthy Minds NS—free eMental Health resources for Nova Scotia post-secondary students which includes  

o Good2Talk—a free helpline offering confidential support from professional counsellors to any university student who is studying at a university in Nova Scotia. Call 1-833-292-3698   

o Crisis Text Line—A volunteer support service providing text-based supports to university students. To connect, text Good2TalkNS to 686868  

• NS Mental Health Crisis Line -- 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) available to help 24/7 

For employees: 

• StFX’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can provide immediate and confidential help for any work, health, or life concern. To access EFAP:   

• By phone: 1-844-880-9142

o By website: https://stfx.lifeworks.com 

• Company Code: STFX

• Password: wellness (note: password is case specific)

o Download the LifeWorks app in your app store   

• StFX Chaplaincy - (902) 867-2279 or dwmacgil@stfx.ca 

• NS Mental Health Crisis Line -- 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) available to help 24/7 

Sincerely,

Amanda

Amanda Cockshutt (she/her)

Academic Vice-President & Provost 

St. Francis Xavier University

 

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