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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. Weekly drop-in Q&A sessions: All of our student success leaders host weekly drop-in sessions vis Zoom, where you can stop by to ask questions and get more information. Stay for little, stay for a while – the choice is yours! Find information and links to our drop-in sessions in our Student Success Leader bios (below.)
  2. 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.)
  3. 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: Nia MacFarlane, John McNeil and Lucas Middleton

Ontario: John McNeil, and Greg Nugent 

Eastern Ontario & Quebec: Kieran Ward 

Western Canada: Rebecca Charnock 


United States

Nia MacFarlane

John McNeil

Greg Nugent



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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Rebecca Charnock '18

Bachelor of Arts

Region:  Western Canada

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Join Rebecca for a virtual drop-in about StFX on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MT

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

Originally from Ontario, I am now fortunate to call Calgary home! During my years at StFX University, I took every opportunity to get involved! Whether that was a part-time job, or joining various societies/clubs, I took advantage of them all. These opportunities afforded me my degree, my beloved X-Ring, and most recently my role as StFX’s Student Success Leader for students from Western Canada. I look forward to helping you discover your very own X-perience!

Nia MacFarlane '18

Bachelor of Business Administration

Region:  Nova Scotia and the United States

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Join Nia for a virtual drop-in about StFX on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AST

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

Hailing from Halifax, NS, I graduated from StFX in 2018 with a BBA in Leadership & Management. I am so excited to be returning as a Student Success Leader, and am eager to chat with prospective students about the countless opportunities awaiting them at StFX. Although I will be mainly working with students from Halifax, Southwestern NS and the United StatesI, I am always happy to chat with anyone, so feel free to send me an email!

John McNeil '19

Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics

Region:  Cape Breton, Ontario and USA

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Join John for a virtual drop-in about StFX on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm AST

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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Join Lucas for a virtual drop-in about StFX on Tuesdays from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm AST

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.

Greg Nugent '19

Bachelor of Arts

Region:  Ontario and the United States

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Join Greg for a virtual drop-in about StFX on Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

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

Originally from London, Ontario—my first day in Nova Scotia was my first day at StFX. I graduated as an English Major, with a minor in Art History. After coming to school, to play football, I was welcomed by the StFX community. For the last five years I have been happy to call Antigonish my home.

Sumant Sarin

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Kieran Ward ‘20

Bachelor of Business Administration

Region:  Eastern Ontario and Quebec

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Join Kieran for a virtual drop-in about StFX on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AST

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

Making the move from Kingston, ON to Antigonish, NS has come to represent much more than I ever expected. Graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration, StFX University has opened the door to many opportunities that not only align with my fields of study, but also my passions outside of the classroom. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and support you on your journey. The Xaverian community welcomes you!

Brittany Wood '07

Bachelor of Business Administration

on leave until January 2021


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