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Choosing where to attend university is a big step, and we want you to feel confident in whatever decision you make. That’s why our team of Student Success Leaders are here to provide you with all of the information you need to decide if StFX is the right fit for you.


We’ve introduced a number of new ways to connect with a Student Success Leader this year. Because of COVID-19, we aren’t able to travel across Canada or the United States to meet as many of you in person as we would have hoped. So, if you’re interested in StFX we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities:

  1. One-on-one appointments: Book a time to meet individually with a student success leader. They’re here to help, and eager to tell you everything about StFX! Links to book an appointment are found in our Student Success Leader bios (below.)
  2. Request more information: If you’re not ready to chat with a student success leader, click 'learn more' to request more information from StFX on anything from our academic programs to our outstanding community life. 



Our team supports students in all regions across Canada and the U.S. Find the one closest to you below:  


Atlantic Canada: Ian Kemp, John McNeilShane Arsenault and Lucas Middleton

Ontario: John McNeil, and Shane Arsenault 

Eastern Ontario & Quebec: Tania Tesson

Western Canada: Brennah Agnew


United States

Ian Kemp

John McNeil



Erica Moore

Brittany Wood

Sumant Sarin (India)




Student success leaders provide prospective students with all the information they need to make an informed decision about StFX, including program details, admissions requirements, scholarships, campus life, residence options – and more! They are your support person from the moment you decide you’re interested in StFX to when you arrive on campus to begin your studies.


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Brennah Agnew '21


Bachelor of Arts

Region:  Western Canada

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Schedule a one-to-one meeting with Brennah to learn more about StFX.

From the very first moment I arrived in Antigonish, I knew that I had made the right decision in choosing StFX University for my Undergraduate degree. As scary as it was to move halfway across the country from my hometown of Ottawa ON, I quickly felt completely at home in Nova Scotia. Living near the ocean allowed me to really take advantage of all the hands-on learning and research opportunities that StFX offers, and I ultimately graduated with a BA in Aquatic Resources, Public Policy and Social Research. I am more than happy to help answer any questions that you may have, and I look forward to helping you discover your very own X-perience!

Ian Kemp '19


Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts

Region:  HRM, Nova Scotia and the United States

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Schedule a one-to-one meeting with Ian to learn more about StFX.

Making the move from my small town in Vermont to Antigonish, Nova Scotia to attend StFX was a huge decision, but the right one. From the very first day on campus, I was welcomed into the Xaverian community and took advantage of the many opportunities StFX has to offer. I graduated in 2019 with a BA in political science and I am happy to return to StFX to support anyone who is interested in learning more about joining the Xaverian family.

John McNeil '19


Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics

Region:  Cape Breton, Ontario and USA

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Schedule a one-to-one meeting with John to learn more about StFX.

Having grown up in Glace Bay, NS, I graduated from StFX in 2019 with a BSc in Human Kinetics. I was very involved with the Xaverian community during my time at StFX and am eager to help students learn about all the opportunities StFX has to offer. I’m available for a chat about joining the Xaverian family. Please feel free to send me an email with any questions you may have.

Lucas Middleton '19


Bachelor of Arts

Region:  Atlantic Canada

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Schedule a one-to-one meeting with Lucas to learn more about StFX.

Coming from Toronto to Antigonish was certainly an adjustment, but now there’s no going back for me. I love the Nova Scotia feel and have been involved with almost every aspect of campus life and I look forward to helping more students find their way into what I experienced at StFX. Send me an email and I’ll be more than happy to help you with any question you have.

Erica Moore '12


Bachelor of Arts

Master of Education

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Antigonish has been my home away from home ever since I stepped foot on the StFX campus for my undergraduate studies. During my degree, I studied abroad in Australia, volunteered through course-based service learning, and was a student ambassador for the Embassy of Australia to promote studying abroad at StFX.  I love helping students discover their passion in education and finding their fit at StFX. Working as an International Admissions Specialist has allowed me to do just that with international students and families from around the world.

Shane Arsenault '19


Bachelor of Business Administration

Region:  Ontario, Antigonish & Guysborough Counties

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Schedule a one-to-one meeting with Shane to learn more about StFX.

Growing up in Antigonish, I always knew I wanted to attend StFX. Throughout my degree, I gained valuable skills, and made lifelong friends- all while working part time on campus. In 2019, I completed my BBA with an Advanced Major in Management & Leadership. My degree opened doors for me that I never knew existed, and I’m thrilled to get to share my experience with you. I’m managing Antigonish & Guysborough Counties, as well as Southern Ontario. If you’re from either of these areas and looking to know more, hit me up!

Sumant Sarin

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Tania Tesson ‘21


Bachelor of Arts

Region:  Eastern Ontario and Quebec

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Schedule a one-to-one meeting with Tania to learn more about StFX.

Originally from France, after two years in Canada, I chose StFX and Antigonish to be my new home. Due to the community, the varsity teams, and the academic support, I completed my Bachelor of Arts with a Sociology major and Women's and Gender Studies minor. At the same time creating a growing business and benefiting from internship opportunities. StFX helped me grow and become the person I am today, and I would love for you to share the same amazing X-perience.  I am looking forward to helping you find your way to StFX, supporting and answering any questions you may have.

Brittany Wood '07


Bachelor of Business Administration


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