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Things@King's Student Newsletter
Volume 5 / Issue 1 / August 28, 2017
The new academic year is here!
Welcome back to all returning students and a special welcome to new students and faculty. It is great to see the energy on campus as we all prepare for the start of a new academic year. The first day of classes is Thursday, September 7. 
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Bridging Week
August 30 -September 3
Bridging week is a great way to welcome new international students from 22 countries to King's and Canada. Find everything you need to know about the  International bridging program .

Are you an off-campus, 
first-year student?
Here is what you need to know about O-Week 2017.
O-Week starts on September 4. Be on campus any time after 10 a.m. The off-campus sophs can't wait to meet you! 

Pick up your O-Week pass and join in all the activities. Review the O-Week 2017 schedule. Stay up to the minute with all O-Week 2017 events and news through the Oohlala App (search for University of Western Ontario). All O-Week info will be available by September 1.

Parking: Free parking in all parking lots at King's for O-Week events. 
Late night shuttle  buses:  Free shuttle device is available for evening travel. Download the Oohlala App for routes and schedules.

Bus pass pick up: an LTC bus pass is included in your students fees (full-time students).  Bus pass pick up begins August 31. Find bus pass pick-up details. Bring your student card!
Lockers: a limited number of lockers are available in the computer lab adjacent to the Thames Market. Bring your own lock. Day use only.
Western event venues : backpacks are not permitted at Western UC Hill Stage events.  Travel light or store your backpack at King's (lockers, or soph storage).  
International Overdose
Awareness Day
August 31
Be safe. Be responsible. Know the facts.

New café in Student Life Centre
Faculty, staff and students can tour the yet-to-be-named café on August 31 . There will be free samples of fair trade coffee and food items from
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
The café will serve fair trade and organic coffee and tea, homemade soups, fresh, daily breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as a variety of baked goods. A TeaBot,
 a robotic loose-leaf kiosk, will be enjoyed by tea fans.  
The café will start service on September 5 in the former site of Tim Hortons.

New History Course
Controversies in Global History (1801E) 
An introduction to the making of the modern world through eight case studies.
New Experiential Winter SJPS Courses in Italy and Dominican Republic
Global Networks for Justice Border, Migration and Violence (SJPS 3211G)
Students will examine key issues related to contemporary migration and refugee and border challenges, with a specific focus on the current crises in Europe and the Mediterranean. 
Students will spend May 2018 in Italy.

  • Month-long residency at the Rondine Centre for Peace in Arezzo, Italy
  • complete ITAL 1045B - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture 
  • Visit NGOs and civil society organizations 
  • cultural excursions to Rome and other sites
  • 1.0 credit course (SJPS 3211G + ITAL 1045B)

Globalization and Citizenship (SJPS 3210G)
This course examines the impact of globalization on local communities and explores questions of global justice and citizenship. Students will travel to the Dominican Republic for eight days with instructors and visit communities engaged in activism and resistance against exploitation.

Topics covered:
  • Land rights in rural communities
  • Transnational mining & environmental impacts
  • Water rights
  • Tourism
  • Colonial legacies and the history of resistance movements in the Dominican Republic
A reminder as to why we are all here: 
Congratulations Class of 2017


To stay on top of all the exciting news and events at King's be sure to check out our  Event Calendar and King's News website!