St. FX Fall Convocation


Posted at 2:33 pm on December 1, 2017

It’s a very busy weekend at St. FX University.  Saturday is fall convocation, where more than 200 degrees and diplomas will be conferred, including graduates of the Coady International Institute’s Diploma in Development Leadership Program.  Photojournalist and social justice advocate Palagummi Sainith of India will receive an honourary degree today.  Sainith is familiar with St. FX; he was the 2015 Coady Institute’s Chair in Social Justice.  The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, close to 900 senior students will receive their coveted class ring, or X-Ring as it is known.  A special ceremony will be held Sunday Afternoon at 2.  The guest speaker is 1996 graduate Robyn Tingley, founder and president of consulting firm, GlassSky of Saint John, New Brunswick.  She is recognized as one of Canada’s 100 top powerful women.


Posted at 10:35 am on November 29, 2017

2017 Fall Convocation and X-Ring are just a few days away. At fall convocation, St.FX will confer over 200 degrees and diplomas. During the ceremony, Sociology

Palagummi Sainath, 2017 St. FX Fall Convocation Honourary Degree Recipient

professor Dr. Norine Verberg will receive the 2017 outreach award through her work with St.FX for SAFE. The group was able to raise $100,000, which will help sponsor two Syrian refugee families.

Also being recognized is the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association through the community partner recognition award. ACALA is a not-for-profit charitable community organization that has for over 20 years delivered adult literacy.

World renowned photojournalist and author Palagummi Sainath of India will receive an honourary degree from St. FX at Convocation. Sainith was the Coady International Institute’s 2015 chair in Social Justice. Ann Marie Smith of Jamaica, is graduating class speaker. Convocation will be held this Saturday at 3:00 in the Keating Centre. The X-Ring ceremony will be Sunday afternoon at 2.