Thursday, November 15, 2012

REMINDER: Join the Calgary Chapter for StFX Day

December 3, the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier, is around the corner! The Calgary chapter is pleased to offer you the following events for you, your family and friends to celebrate with the Xaverian family, including the class of 2013 who will be getting their much-coveted X-rings!

  1. MASS for the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier. Join Fr. Bill Stephenson '57 as he presides over Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral (111-18 Avenue SW). Mass begins at 7 pm.
  2. StFX Day WINE & CHEESE. After Mass is concluded, join us in the basement parish hall of St. Mary's Cathedral (111-18 Avenue SW). The reception begins at 8 pm. We'll have some great StFX merchandise to auction off!
  3. StFX Day PUB NIGHT. It may be a Monday night, but StFX Day is a day to celebrate! We have the upstairs landing at the Rose and Crown (1503-4 Street SW) starting at 8:30 pm, so people who go to the Mass and the Wine & Cheese can make it too.
All of the events are free of charge (although donations to the chapter are welcome). And speaking of welcome, if you'd like to volunteer, please drop the chapter a line!

See you on December 3!

Your Calgary chapter team,

Oliver, Jay, Phil, Claire, Erin, Sarah, Jeff, Lexi and Mike

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mentors needed: StFX SAINT program

Only 30 days until December 3! Congratulations to the class of 2013 as you prepare for one of the defining moments of the StFX experience.

December 3 is always a special day in the Xaverian calendar. It is the feast day of our patron saint, St. Francis Xavier. As members of the Xaverian family, we'd like to remind you of a great opportunity for you to reach out to the class of 2013.

SAINT is an email-driven Career Mentoring Program. The program matches StFX students with alumni currently employed in the student's chosen field of study. Once matched, the student has an invaluable opportunity to ask questions, seek advice and guidance, glean the expertise of a seasoned professional and acquire knowledge that would otherwise go untapped.

For the Mentor, it is a great way to make a difference in the life of a student and stay in touch with the pulse of the campus.

Interested? Sign up today! Or visit the SAINT website for more information!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Death of Prof. Leo P. Chiasson (Biology)

The university community is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Leo P. Chiasson of the Department of Biology on October 30.

Dr. Chiasson attended StFX where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940. He studied at the University of Toronto where he completed a doctoral degree in Biology in 1944. Later that year he began a long and distinguished career as professor of Biology and head of the Biology department at St FX.

“Leo P.” served on numerous University committees and the Board of Governors and played a lead role in the planning and construction of the J. Bruce Brown Hall. In 1987 Dr. Chiasson received an honorary degree from StFX.

“Leo P.” had five children, two of whom graduated from StFX. A granddaughter is currently a student at StFX.

“Leo P.” was very active in the community on school boards, the St. Ninian’s Parish, the Knights of Columbus, St Martha’s Hospital Board and the Nova Scotia and Canadian Hospital Associations.

The funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 5th at 10:30 am in St. Ninian Cathedral.  Burial will be in St. Ninian’s Cemetery. A reception will follow at McKenna Centre.

Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Leo P. Chiasson Endowment Fund at StFX. Our sincerest condolences to the Chiasson family during this difficult time.