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Student Research Day - 2022 Registration

Student registration for the 2022 StFX Student Research Day is now open.  Interested students should to complete an on-line participation form by the March 21, 2022 deadline. 

The On-Line Participation Form can be found at the following link: 2022 Student Research Day online Registration Form

Students can also access this participation form through the StFX Research website:

Student Research Day is open to all StFX undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating.

The Student Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm via an online virtual format.  Details will be finalized in the next several weeks and communicated to all participants and the broader university community.

We look forward to your participation in this key event in the annual StFX Academic Calendar and thank you for the support and encouragement provided to our student researchers.

Pathy Foundation Fellowship

Big congratulations to our very own Jami Horne who received a Pathy Foundation Fellowship to do research in Wolfville, NS this year. This is a significant opportunity for her to pursue health-related research informed by community work that has the ability to increase accessible leadership, volunteer, and employment opportunities for high school students with physical and intellectual disabilities. Although Jami deserves a lot of credit for this award, I’d like to also recognize Dr. Katie Aubrecht for her mentorship and role in all of this. Dr. Aubrecht, who is a Canada Research Chair in Health Equity and Social Justice, leads an interdisciplinary research program that maps health services, social policies, and community resources related to marginality, mental health, and resilience across the life span, with a focus on rural communities in Atlantic Canada. Learn more about Jami's project and the Pathy Foundation Fellowship at:

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Congratulations to 4th-year honours student Alison Walsh and Dr. Geniece Hallett-Tapley (CHEMISTRY) for being recognized by StFX for their exceptional work.

Student Highlight:

Faculty Highlight: 

Dr. Hallett-Tapley is doing some amazing work developing faster technology that can be used for testing water for bacteria and other pathogens. For those interested in learning more about her work, check out the CBC article:, which features a former Health honours student Charlotte Elliot.