StFX to champion equity, inclusion through new centres thanks to $14.5M gift

St Francis Xavier University has received a $14.5M gift to champion equity and establish new centres on campus. This is the university’s second gift from alumnus Jeannine Deveau, bringing her total contributions to StFX to more than $22M. With this funding, StFX will establish the Deveau Centre for Indigenous Governance and Social Justice, a space that will support scholars undertaking human rights research, advocacy work, and policy development. The gift will also contribute to the creation of the Black Student Success Centre, which will support Black students’ academic journeys by addressing barriers such as social isolation, anxiety, and stress.