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Co-op Education Showcase

Thu, 2017-07-20 13:50

Drop in and meet our current co-op student and learn more about their exciting work experieinces.  This is a great opportunity to speak with current students to determine if co-op is the right option for you!

Hive for Feminist Research Annual Lecture

Mon, 2017-06-26 09:43

The Hive for Feminist Research Annual Lecture Series will hold its annual lecture on September 27, 2017. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 27, at 7.00 pm Dennis Hall. Following the lecture, there will be a reception. All are welcome to attend. Online:

Antigonish Performing Arts presents the Elora Festival Singers

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:28

. On Sunday October 15th in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish Performing Arts will present a concert by the Elora Festival Singers.


Antigonish Performing Arts presents the Toronto Consort - Shakespeare's Songbook

Fri, 2017-06-16 20:46

On Saturday Sept. 23rd at 8pm in Immaculata Auditorium, Antigonish Performing Arts will present a concert by the Toronto Consort - Shakespeare's Songbook.


Antigonish Performing Arts presents an evening of music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel with Ariana Nasr

Fri, 2017-06-16 20:41

On Saturday September 9th at 8pm in Immaculata Auditorium, Antigonish Performing Arts will present an evening of music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel with Ariana Nasr.


World Oceans Day Event

Thu, 2017-05-25 10:52

The Biology Dept. will be hosting their 4th Annual World Oceans Day event on June 11, 11:00am-1:00pm.

Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and wellbeing

Wed, 2017-05-24 14:12

St. Francis Xavier University is pleased to present Professor Margaret Barry, PhD, from the National University of Ireland Galway. 

Professor Barry’s talk, Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and wellbeing: Who needs to be engaged for effective action?, is co-presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, the St. Francis Xavier Department of Education and office of the Associate Vice President of Research. 

Convocation Mass

Tue, 2017-05-02 10:46

Join us at the StFX Chapel on May 6th @ 4pm for the Convocation Mass.  We join together in prayer, song, and celebration!  The Baccalaureate is a long standing tradition of Convocation Weekend.  For many, it becomes a special memory and a highlight of their Convocation Weekend.  This is a night in recognition of the many aspects of the Xaverian experience. There will be no 11 am mass on Sunday, May 7th.


All are welcome to join us on Saturday evening.

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference

Thu, 2017-04-27 10:52

The Atlantic Canada Economics Association annual conference will take place at StFX on June 4 - 5, 2017. The theme of this year's conference is "Energy, Environment, and the Future of Public Policy in Canada." Featured events include a panel on carbon pricing, the Graham Lecture to be delivered by Prof. Chris Ragan (McGill U. and Chair of Canada's EcoFiscal Commission), and evening banquet featuring a keynote address by Hon. Randy Delorey (Nova Scotia Minister of Finance).

Canadian Economics Association Conference

Thu, 2017-04-27 10:46

The 51st annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) is happening at StFX from June 1 - 4. Over 700 papers will be presented and discussed in over 200 sessions. View the conference website for more info:


National Canadian Film Day - "The Grand Seduction"

Mon, 2017-04-17 14:16

Be a part of the world's largest film festival.  Join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 2pm at the Centre for Teaching and Learning as we celebrate National Canadian Film Day with a screening of the film The Grand Seduction (2013). All members of our StFX and Antigonish communities are welcome!  Free popcorn and prizes!

NCCDH Webinar: Taking action on the root cause: Inadequate income and food insecurity

Thu, 2017-04-06 12:55

This webinar will focus on inadequate income as the root cause of food insecurity, and actions public health professionals can take to shift practice beyond food-focused initiatives and towards income-based policy solutions. 


First Friday Film Festival (FFFF) - I Am the Blues

Wed, 2017-04-05 15:21

I Am the Blues takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bay-ou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hills. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many now in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil’ Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.

English Department Colloquium, Dr. Merve Emre

Wed, 2017-04-05 15:14

The next English Department Colloquium will be held on Monday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. in Schwartz 289. Dr. Merve Emre (Ph.D. Yale, 2015), Assistant Professor of English at McGill, will be talking about her recent work. In advance of the talk she has pre-circulated a chapter from her new book, Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America (U Chicago P, 2018). That chapter is available from the English Department (NH 610).  

Holy Week Celebrations

Mon, 2017-04-03 14:42

Join us at the StFX Chapel throughout Holy Week.

AQUA-BIOL Student Wins Top Prize in Science Writing Competition

Thu, 2017-03-30 16:53

Zachary Sherker has won first prize in the undergraduate category in the 2017 Student Science Writing Competition sponsored by the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. His work resulted from research he completed as directed study in StFX biology professor Dr. Ricardo Scrosati’s Marine Ecology Lab.

The paper is titled “Predator-induced Shell Plasticity in Mussels Hinders Predation by Drilling Snails”

Library Extended Hours - April 2nd to April 24th

Thu, 2017-03-30 16:30

The Angus L. Macdonald Library will begin Spring Extended Hours beginning Sunday, April 2nd.  We will be open each day from 8am to midnight until Monday, April 24th and from 8am to 7pm on Tuesday, April 25th.

St.FX Celtic Society Fundraising Concert

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:20

Performances by Glenn Graham, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac, John Pellerin, Jeff MacDonald, David Rankin, Màiri Britton and more.  Admission by donation.  All funds raised support summer Gaelic study bursaries for students.  

White Rage or Economic Anxiety: Donald Trump, Post-Industrialism, and the "Rust-Belt Right"

Wed, 2017-03-29 11:21

Monday, April 3rd at 7:30 in Schwartz 152, the History Department presents a talk by guest speaker Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon (St. Mary's University) entitled White Rage or Economic Anxiety: Donald Trump, Post-Industrialism, and the "Rust-Belt Right".  All are welcome.

Third Regular Meeting of the Faculty of Science

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:44

Third Regular Meeting of the Faculty of Science to be held on Apr 3/17 @ 5:30 pm in SCHW 289 (Trudy Eagan Lecture Hall).