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NEW DATES: Mental Health First Aid course for faculty and staff

Dear colleagues,

The Health and Counselling Centre is very pleased to sponsor another “Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)- Adults Who Interact with Youth” course.  Because of the uncertainty of another winter storm on its way tomorrow, we’ve decided to postpone Day 1 until next week, and then have Day 2 the following week.  As a result, the new dates for Mental Health First Aid (Adults Who Interact With Youth) are Wednesdays, February 21st and 28th.  Please note that these are new dates, and we still have registration spaces available.  

This course focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth aged 14 to 25, and is open to all StFX staff and faculty members. This is a 14-hour in-person course which will be offered from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on both dates, in Bloomfield Council Chambers (4th Floor Bloomfield Centre).  MHFA Canada requires full attendance on both days.  To register for “Mental Health First Aid- Adults Who Interact with Youth,” please email Margie McKinnon (Director of Health, Counselling and Accessible Learning) at @email. Registration is limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no fees attached to this course, and we encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity for personal and professional development! 


Margaret McKinnon, M.A., R.Psych. (she/her)
Director of Health, Counselling and Accessible Learning

Celebrating African Heritage Month
African Heritage Month 2024

February is African Heritage Month, a time dedicated to honoring and recognizing the diverse culture, history, and invaluable contributions of People of African Descent. This year, the provincial theme "Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience" resonates with the unique and inspiring experiences that shape the identity of African Nova Scotians and speaks to the spirit of perseverance.

African Heritage Month provides us with the invaluable opportunity to celebrate while deepening our understanding of the African diaspora, particularly within the unique context of Nova Scotia.

Throughout February, there are a series of events and activities to educate, inspire, and encourage dialogue. You can find a listing of activities here. I invite each member of our community to actively participate and engage with the diverse perspectives that will be shared during this special month.

Please do your part in making African Heritage Month a celebration of joy, resilience, and unity for our entire campus community.



Andy Hakin
President & Vice-Chancellor

St. Francis Xavier University

Summer Internship Opportunity: CEI Knowledge Curation and Mobilization Intern
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The Centre for Employment Innovation is looking for a student or recent graduate interested in joining a dynamic and supportive team for the summer of 2024!

What Can I Expect in this Role? – The 2024 Knowledge Curation and Mobilization Intern will work alongside CEI staff to support the Nova Scotia Works system through education, engagement, and knowledge mobilization. The intern will take on a significant role curating and evaluating the relevancy of resources related to leadership, governance, and community outreach, to be shared back with the Nova Scotia Works system. This work may include creating book-review style blog posts or social media content promoting their findings. The intern may also contribute to other ongoing CEI projects such as communities of practice or course development, depending on their interests. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with CEI staff to design their own research or engagement project that contributes to the field of knowledge surrounding career and employment development.

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