Danny Graham, CEO, Engage Nova Scotia

Who remembers that Danny Graham as a StFX student, when he was the President of the Students’ Union and  Residence Director of MacDonald House on lower campus? Watch the video for a glimpse of his X ring.

Affordable Antigonish on ACALA TV

Affordable Antigonish, directed by Peter Murphy, is the first in a series of videos on housing issues affecting the people of Antigonish. This project, made possible through funding made available through the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, was a collaboration between the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA), the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services […]

Imagine Antigonish Banners at the 2016 Highland Games

Once again the photographic history of Antigonish will be featured at the Highland Games.  Visit the Arts Culture Alive tent on Sunday, Sept. 10th — all 14 banners will be on display.  Here are two of the banners from the 2014 tent, with volunteer historian Paula Paul and her family — Melissa, Ardena, and Dustin

Resilience: India’s Multilayered Approach to Medicine

The word “tabiyat,” the common term in many Indian languages to refer to health, shares a similar meaning with the word “resilience.”  It has a definition that extends far beyond medical implications. “It encompasses psychological, spiritual health, and wellbeing in the broadest sense. . . . It’s to do with the internal capacity rather than external […]

StFX University and the No. 9 Stationary Hospital 1915

http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1322509-st.-f.x.-and-the-great-war-university%E2%80%99s-hospital-tended-to-wounded-soldiers   Story by John Boileau appeared in The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 16, 2015, p. D3.  No credits are given for the photos.   Other photos of No. 9 Stationary Hospital are available through the Antigonish Heritage Museum, and others have been restored for the Peace Banner of Imagine Antigonish Rev. Dr. Hugh P. MacPherson, […]

Tompkinsville plays Antigonish, April 30, 2015

  Lindsay Kyte’s magnificent play Tompkinsville came to Antigonish on April 30, 2015 and played to a receptive audience, clearly proud of our town and university’s role in Tompkinsville as part of the Antigonish Movement. An additional part of the auditorium had to be opened up.  Standing ovation! These photos of Fr. Jimmy and Tompkinsville reveal […]

Old Photographs as Window into Another World

  This is the letter from the letter of Hyperallergenic blog for April 15, 2015.   A certain sadness about photographs that are stripped of their stories. Yesterday, as I was walking through the crooked streets of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, I came across a beaten up suitcase filled with old photographs being sold for 50 kuruş […]

Commemorate the Battle of Culloden Saturday April 18, 2015

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1281155-out-and-about-five-things-to-do-in-nova-scotia-this-weekend Commemorating the Battle of Culloden feature in the top things to do in Nova Scotia this weekend.  Antigonish Scots feature in this photo:   Peter MacKenzie gave a rousing and inspired address about the Battle of Culloden and the challenges Scottish settlers faced when they arrived in Nova Scotia. (MICHAEL GORMAN / File) Scots […]

Photographs of Strong Women

  What do photographs of women, taken by women, look like? In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8,  seven female National Geographic photographers shared an image they took that revealed a woman’s experience. In a world where gender equality is still elusive, these photographs tell stories of hope, bravery, hardship, and survival.   Philomene, […]

Street Photography by Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy

“Good art doesn’t follow dots or lines, otherwise we would still be drawing like we did in kindergarten with paint-by-number books,” writes photojournalist Benjamin Lowy, editor of the most recently published Your Shot story. “Art—and for this class specifically, street photography—is about expressing yourself and asking questions through image-making about the world around you. Some […]