Two St.FX faculty members have been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. The national recognition highlights professors who are among the best
William Sweet (Left) and Brendan Murphy (right)
in their field.
Philosophy professor Dr. William Sweet, faculty member since 1990, is a well respected scholar who looks at the idealist movement in the 19th and 20th century Britain. His research has also led to insight into the impact of idealism in East Asia, India and southern Africa.
Earth sciences professor Dr. Brendan Murphy has taught at X since 1982 and is well known for his understanding of the supercontinent cycle. His work has helped improve understanding of mountain building processes and the long-term history of global environmental change.
The formal awards ceremony will take place in Winnipeg this November.
A 100-thousand dollar endowment has been established at St. FX University to support bursaries for the Gaelic Culture. The University’s Executive Director of Government Relations, Joe MacDonald says the Neil and Marianne Joy MacLean Estate Gift will award bursaries to education students interested in teaching Gaelic language and culture in the classroom.
It’s expected the endowment would provide five to 6 thousand dollars in bursaries annually. The first bursaries are expected to be awarded next year.
It was a simple display with a very powerful message. At St. FX University last week, red dresses were hung in three buildings, the Angus L. MacDonald Library, the
Red Dresses hanging at the Bloomfield Centre last week.
Bloomfield Centre and the Keating Centre. The display was called the REDress (Red Dress) Project. The exhibition, coordinated by the Aboriginal Students Society at St. FX is to raise awareness about murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls. One of the organizers of the display, Kashya Young, says the dresses were hung close to the entrances of the buildings for maximum impact.
The society also had an information booth set up last week, where they handed out hand-made felt red dress lapel pins. One of the curators of the display, Jasmine LaBillois, says the lapel pins were aimed at continuing the conversation about the issue in the community.
This is the second year in a row for the REDress Project at St. FX.