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Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:07 am
Distinguished academic appointed to Dr. H. Stanley and Doreen Alley Heaps Chair in Computing Science

St. Francis Xavier University is very pleased to announce that a distinguished academic, Dr. David K. Y. Chiu, has been appointed to the Dr. H. Stanley and Doreen Alley Heaps Chair in Computing Science. Dr. Chiu will hold the Chair from September 1 to October 31, 2012 in StFX’s Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm
StFX's Centre for Philosophy, Theology, and Cultural Traditions welcomes visiting scholar from India

Dr. Sreekala M. Nair, a professor in the Department of Philosophy from the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, in Kerala, India, will be at St. Francis Xavier University from September 13 until October 14, 2012, working with Dr. William Sweet, director of StFX’s Centre for Philosophy, Theology, and Cultural Traditions.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

A StFX researcher has received $350,000 in funding from Carbon Management Canada Inc. (CMC-NCE) for a three year project to develop single-molecule level multi-species nanowire-based sensors for carbon emissions. 

Dr. Dave Risk, who leads the Flux Lab, one of the research facilities in StFX’s Department of Earth Sciences, will conduct the research in collaboration with Dr. Harry Ruda, at the Center for Nanotechnology, at the University of Toronto.

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Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

StFX is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diane Duff as Director, School of Nursing.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:28 am
StFX economics professors trace history of the Antigonish Movement in new book, The Big Picture

On the StFX campus in the 1930s, reporters from New York City and London, England had gathered at the building that is now the Bauer Theatre to report on an incredible story that was unfolding.

Here in Antigonish, a grassroots economic movement had inspired common people – farmers, fishermen, miners – to take control of their own destinies in Depression-era Nova Scotia. The Antigonish Movement came to be known throughout the world.

Now, two StFX economics professors, Dr. Santo Dodaro and Dr. Leonard Pluta, have published a book, The Big Picture: The Antigonish Movement of Eastern Nova Scotia with McGill-Queen’s University Press, which traces the history of this remarkable experiment from its beginning in the 1930s through to the year 2000.

Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:32 am
SSHRC funds StFX research project investigating financial literacy in First Nations youth

A project to develop a financial literacy program sensitive to the needs and financial decisions of youth in a local First Nations community has netted a team of StFX researchers led by business professor Dr. Mary Oxner a $62,218 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Outreach Grant.



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