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Volume 7 / Issue 4 / August 6, 2019
Course Registration 2019-20
Course registration for the 2019-20 academic year continues until September 13. Check out some of the courses included in this newsletter when considering courses to apply for.

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Important Financial Information
Tour Guide Applications now open

Tour Guides lead tours of King's campus and residences to prospective students and their families, visiting dignitaries, alumni, and high school groups. 


Become a Proctor at King's

If you are interested in helping professors monitor students during exams and midterms, please apply to become a King's Proctor!  Open to Fourth Year Honors students.

Emergency Contact Information

Who's your person? Help us to help you by updating your emergency contact information now in the Student Centre. Find it at the King's website under Personal Information > Emergency Contact.

Global Ambassadors Program

The Global Ambassador Program promotes international study by inviting King's students who have studied
internationally to share their experiences with other students interested in academic exchange or international
learning abroad.

Chamber Choir Auditions

Those interested in being part of the 2019-20 Chamber Choir are asked to contact Janet Loo to set up an audition time. 

MEM Insider 2019

The fourth volume of MEM Insider is now published on the King's website, check it out!

Annual Fire Inspection 

Please be advised that the annual fire inspection will take place as follows in the schedule below. You may hear short, loud bursts of bells during the testing.

Tuesday, August 6
  • Wemple Building
  • Labatt Hall
Wednesday, August 7
  • Labatt Hall
  • Cardinal Carter Library
Thursday, August 8
  • Dante Lenardon Hall
  • Faculty Building
First Year Off-Campus BBQ

First Year off-campus students are invited to come out for a fun evening of games, food, friends, and meet the off-campus student leaders! 

August 24 from 3-6:30 p.m.
International Bridging Program (Fall)

This program provides an opportunity for new international students to become comfortable with King's, Western and London prior to the excitement and hectic pace of the Orientation Program for all new students.

August 28-September 1
Courses to consider for the 2019-20 academic year
King's One: Urgent Questions


Every month, you study a different discipline, and you learn how a combination of various perspectives helps you understand the world's problems. This team-taught course also acquaints you with King's faculty.

Religious Studies
Rome and the Christian Tradition (RS 2352G)
  • Learn about Rome and the Christian tradition, then experience it all first-hand on a 7-day experiential learning trip to Rome during Winter 2020 Reading Week.
Introduction to Judaism (RS 2286F)
  • This course looks at Judaism as a lived experience, taking students through the experience of a Jewish calendar year as a vehicle to learning about Jewish history, beliefs, and rituals.
Biblical Interpretation Today (RS 4415G)
  • This course takes a secular approach to biblical literature, exploring biblical poetry as a useful tool of oral cultures to aid memorization, a vehicle for songs of celebration and lament, and an ancient form of high art.
*Human Rights: Past, Present, Future (HIST 2891E)
  • We will examine the historical development and philosophical foundations of human rights. This course is open to all senior students, regardless of discipline and may be used toward the requirements of the proposed Human Rights Studies program, which is entering the final approval stages at Western.
Three Worlds Collide: Colonial Latin America Societies (HIST 4503F/G)
  • This course will examine the formative issues that shaped the Latin American Colonial worlds.
The History of Human Rights of Latin America (HIST 4504F/G) 
  • This course explores the long historical development of human rights discourses, advocacy, and abuses in Latin America.
Don't Give Up the Fight! Human Rights in Canadian History 
(HIST 4296F/G)
  • This new course will explore how Canadians have thought about rights throughout history with a close examination of specific rights campaigns in 20th century Canadian history. 
Science, Technology and the Human Experience (SOC 3328F)
  • The main focus iof this course is to understand the roles of science and technology in broader societal context as well as the influences of social, cultural and environmental factors on the practices and uses of science and technology.
Health Policy (SOC 3326G)
  • Focusing on health equity and the social determinants of health, this new course explores the development, implementation, and outcomes of health policy in Canada. 
The Sociology of Bodywork in Canada (SOC 4485G)
  • This course will examine the social construction of everyday, ideal, unhealthy and political bodies.
School of MEM


Introduction to Data Analytics (MOS 2298B)
  • The goal of MOS 2298 is to provide you with an introductory but scientific approach to
    modeling and analyzing common organizational decision-making situations with the use of spreadsheet programs.
Childhood and Social Institutions (CSI)
*Third and Fourth Year CSI Students:
  • For 2019-20, we have waived the pre-requisite for a few courses to allow students in Year Three or Four of a CSI module to enroll. If you are interested in enrolling in any of the following courses, please contact Laura Clarke to be added.
Child Participation in Criminal Justice System (CSI 3346F)
  • An exploration of the Canadian criminal justice system focusing on participation of child victims and witnesses of crime.
Facilitating Child Advocacy (CSI 3351G)
  • This course examines the enabling as well as restrictive features of the role adults play in terms of facilitating and inhibiting the planning, adoption and implementation of childhood advocacy initiatives.
Advocacy with Children - INTL (CSI 3353G)
  • This course examines recent changes in childhood advocacy initiatives stressing child participation in international organizations as well as in other national jurisdictions.
Political Science
American Borders and Borderlands (POL 3361G)
  • Students will experience the complexity of the borderlands with a 10-day visit to Tuscon, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora.
Global Energy, Local Resistance (POL 4486F)
  • This course is designed to introduce students to the political, economic, social and ecological dimensions of global energy politics.
The Politics of Human Rights and AI (POL 2215F)
  • The interplay between artificial intelligence - or "intelligent" machines with autonomous
    decision-making capabilities - and human rights will be investigated in relation to public policy, war and peace, criminal justice, privacy, and labour. 
Ethiopia Field course (POL 3378G)
  • We will explore a range of issues related to international organizations and global governance and travel to Ethiopia over Reading Week. Email Jessica Sommers to apply.
Real world of urban politics (POL 4487G)
  • Learn about the dynamics of urban governance while exploring, as an intensive real time case study, the contemporary politics of the city of London. Email  Jessica Sommers to apply.
Campaign school (POL 3315F)
  •  Using the 2019 Federal Election as a case study, this is an experiential learning course in
    campaign and election management. Email Jessica Sommers to apply.

Women in Civic Leadership (SJPS 3320E)

  • This course offers a unique experience for students who identity as women and are interested in becoming engaged in civic leadership and community building. 
  • To apply: Political Science students, email Jessica SommersSJPS students, email Laura Clarke.
See SJPS course offerings.
Liturgy Schedule
August 4 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
August 11 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
August 18 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
August 25 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
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