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Volume 7 / Issue 6 / August 26, 2019
OWeek 2019
Hundreds of eager and excited first year students (and new to King's students) are about to make King's their new home! OWeek will include some traditional favourites and a number of new academic initiatives from September 2-8

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LTC Route Changes

Starting on September 1, fully 41 of 43 routes operated by the London Transit Commission (LTC) will see new scheduling or routing - including those travelling to, through or around Western. Please remember that your student ID card is your bus pass.

Know Your Code

The Student Code of Responsibilities and Conduct outlines expectations of King's University College students.  All students registered at King's are expected to know and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Code. We encourage all students to take the time to review this document and procedures. 

Please contact the Dean of Students Office if you have any questions.
Important Financial Information
ADO Work-Study Positions

There are two Work-Study Office Assistant positions available in the Academic Dean's Office (ADO).  Previous experience in a team-oriented public-facing office environment is an asset. Familiarity with research, coding data, InDesign, Microsoft Office, and web publishing is advantageous.

Please submit your application to Thomas Gray.
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 of the Orientation Program for all new students.

August 28-September 1
Move-In Day

Welcoming all new residence students to King's!

September 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
King's Residence
Academic Day

Explore different academic streams in this day full of academic presentations.

September 4 from 10 a.m.-noon
Fall/Winter Term classes begin

Classes begin for the Fall/Winter 2019-20 academic term.

September 5
St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre

On the first and second Saturday of the month, King's gathers at the St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre on Dundas Street to foster community with our brothers and sisters in the core of the city.

September 7 & 14 from 5-9 p.m.
707 Dundas St.
First year Welcome Event - Interdisciplinary Programs

There will be a welcome event for new students in Interdisciplinary Programs where you can mix with other students and teaching faculty in an informal setting. Snacks and drinks provided!

September 9 at 4 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge
Disability Studies Information Session

We invite all students to attend one of these information sessions about the many exciting changes we have developed for Disability Studies!

September 9-13
Courses to consider for the 2019-20 academic year

Topics in Twentieth-Century British &
Irish Literature: Empire, War, Democracy, and Modernism (ENG 3376E)
This course will survey some of the literary responses engendered by this remarkable era which witnessed the unprecedented horrors of the Great War, the beginnings of imperial decline, and, in the women's suffrage movement, a continued struggle toward democracy.
King's One: Urgent Questions


Every month, you will study a different discipline and 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
  • 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. 
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.
Political Science

Business & Government (POL 2211E)
  • The course will explore the relationship between large public corporations and governments, both in Canada and abroad.
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.
Ethiopia Field course (POL 3318G)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For four weeks in the month of May, students have the
    opportunity to study in Arezzo, Italy to earn credits in
    Social Justice and Peace Studies and Italian Language and
    Culture while at the Rondine Centre for Peace. 
  • 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 with instructors and visit communities engaged in activism and resistance against exploitation.
See SJPS course offerings.
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