Feds invest $341,000 in discovery research at StFX University

ANTIGONISH – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of our biggest challenges. When we invest in the innovative and creative work being done by our scientists and researchers, we are helping to ensure that our health, environment, communities...

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Coady students visit county to learn about municipal gov’t

NEW GLASGOW — More than 20 students from the Coady International Institute visited town council chambers recently to learn about municipal government. The students were accompanied by Naima Imam Chowdhury, women’s leadership and gender specialist for the institute’s International Center for Women’s Leadership. They were in Nova Scotia for several weeks as part of their training...

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Theatre Antigonish invites community to 2018-19 season launch

ANTIGONISH –  Have an opportunity to hear about Theatre Antigonish’s annual season launch at an information session on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., at the Bauer Theatre at StFX University. Now entering its 44th year, Theatre Antigonish is a professionally led community theatre organization, offering high quality productions at the Bauer Theatre during the...

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Theatre Antigonish tackles sexual assault and revenge in This is for you, Anna

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish is once again tackling a difficult but contemporary social issue with its upcoming production titled This is for you, Anna. On stage for two nights only, February 9 and 10, the play is a haunting exploration of the issues surrounding sexual violence, revenge, feminism, and motherhood. First written in 1983, but...

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Theatre Antigonish presenting award-winning indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s work

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish is preparing to open its 43rd season with a groundbreaking comedy titled Cerulean Blue by Drew Hayden Taylor. When a struggling blues band is invited to perform at a benefit concert for a remote First Nations community behind barricades, what follows is an uproarious exploration of politics, perceptions, and relationships. With...

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StFX Alumni Council gives boost to Xaverian Fund

ANTIGONISH – StFX President Dr. Kent MacDonald’s initiative to establish a $50 million Xaverian Scholarship and Bursary Fund received a big boost during Homecoming weekend when 100 per cent of the StFX Alumni Council, representing alumni chapters from across Canada, agreed to make a personal donation to the Xaverian Fund. This endorsement comes on the...

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StFX community “disappointed” federal gov’t deems campus sustainability project not a priority

ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University has been notified that the federal government will be announcing the projects that will be awarded financial support from their Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) in the days ahead. But the federal government will not be providing any funding to the university. “The StFX community is deeply disappointed to...

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