The Faribault Geological Club was formed in November 1949, and named in honor of E. Faribault, whose geological research persevered throughout many decades of meritorious service in Nova Scotia. Dr. Eugène R. Faribault, who is now ninety-three years old, 1860–1953, was elected in 1913 to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada. an officer of the Geological Survey of Canada.
The primary objectives of the Club are to foster interest in Geology among the student body, sponsor educational activities of a geological nature, and to promote methods for assisting advanced students of Geology to obtain employment. The club was very successful in fulfilling these objective during the past year.
The StFX Environmental Science Society was founded to nurture those students with an active interest in the environment and environmental science, as well as provide them with a forum for learning through educational field trips, guest speakers, meetings and other creative events that allow them to express and develop these interests.