St. FX Students Union

Posted at 9:19 am on January 26, 2018

St. FX students have elected their leaders for the 2018-2019 academic year. Rebecca Mesay was chosen Students Union President during a general election held

Rebecca Mesay

Wednesday and Thursday. Mesay beat out two other challengers for the post, Lucas Middleton and Will Fraser.

Mesay is currently the Students Union Vice-President of Residence Affairs.

Tiffany MacLennan, now the Deputy Chair of Council was elected Vice President Academic. MacLennan was the only candidate for V-P on

Tiffany MacLennan

the ballot.

Students also approved an annual 125 dollar student fee for renovations at the Oland Centre in a referendum included with the election. The new fee is expected to raise $5 million toward upgrades over the next 10 years.

Posted at 9:50 am on January 24, 2018

St. FX students are being asked this week if they support major renovations to the Oland Centre.  A referendum is included on the ballot in the annual Students

St. FX Students Union President Annie Sirois

Union general election, to be held Wednesday and Thursday.  Current Students Union President Annie Sirois says students are being asked if they would agree to pay an annual fee toward the upgrade.

Sirois says the students have the option to vote yes, no or to abstain.  Total cost of the renovation is 30-million dollars; about 13 million has already been raised.
The renovation project includes new classroom spaces, tripling the size of the fitness centre, overhauling public change rooms and varsity locker rooms; and replacing the exterior bleachers. The floor and seating in the main gym have already been replaced.

Posted at 8:49 am on January 31, 2017

St. FX students chose their leadership for the 2017-2018 academic year.  In its recent elections, Annie Sirois was picked as the Students Union President taking 65 per cent of the vote. Sirois is a third year Political Science major and is currently the Students Union’s Vice-President External.  Sirois says her current role will assist her as she takes on new responsibilities as President in the fall.
Sirois says the Students Union has a good relationship with local municipal governments and she would like to build on that.
Elected as Vice President Academic is Patrick Panet-Raymond, a third year Human Kinetics Student

Posted at 12:49 pm on October 7, 2016

A movement is underway on the St. FX University campus to encourage more students to vote in next week’s municipal election.  Leading the campaign to get out the vote is the St. FX Students Union.
Vice President External, Annie Sirois says it’s had several initiatives on campus.  There was a debate of the candidates running for Antigonish Mayor, and students met with Town returning officers to determine if they are eligible to vote.
Sirois says there seems to be more student interest in the municipal election.
Sirois also welcomes the introduction of electronic voting in the town election, which she says will make it easier for students to cast their ballot.