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Volume 7 / Issue 2 / June 3, 2019
Spring Convocation 2019

Graduates, families, staff, and faculty are cordially invited to celebrate the graduating class of 2019.  Congratulations to all graduates on your hard work and best wishes for your future!
June 19 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
King Student Life Centre/Alumni Hall at Western
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King's News

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Patton (Full-Time Faculty) and Dr. Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray (Part-Time Faculty) for being honoured this year's Excellence in Teaching Awards!

Dr. Thomas Tieku, Dr. Krista Lysack and Dr. Tracy Smith-Carrier have won research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). profiles two School of MEM students, Ramla Naqvi and Almas Farooqi Lodin, who turned a school project into a unique cultural clothing and lifestyle brand: Gulistan. 

An independent study paper on the illicit fentanyl 'crisis' has since been published in Theoretical Criminology, a leading journal in the field.

New certificate and diploma in Refugees, Migration and Forced Displacement program will study challenges faced by newcomers to Canada and prepare students to work with diverse populations locally and globally.
Forum examines substances and youth

The Brantford Expositor wrote an article on Dr. Tara Bruno, Associate Professor of Sociology, who was the keynote speaker at the Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy Substances and Youth Event.
Student Parking Applications

A limited number of parking permits are available for purchase by students. Apply now!

Applications open on June 4
Bike Month Ontario

This month-long campaign encourages all students, faculty, and staff to rediscover the benefits of cycling and track their impact on the Active Switch Campus online tool for a chance to win a $500 Sport Chek gift card!

Expected Traffic Delays on Tuesday June 4

On Tuesday, June 4, the Western Bridge will be closed along with some other roads at Western to accommodate the TVDSB Track & Field Meet and the Eid Prayer Event on UC Hill.

June 4 from 6-10 a.m.
Western Campus
King's Alumni Ottawa Chapter FestiBiere Gatineau

King's alumni are invited to enjoy this fun opportunity to meet other King's alumni near you! This bilingual workshop will explore the harmonious pairings of three beers and whiskys, led by Martine Boily from Bistro L'Autre Œil and Eric Godmaire from Central Whisky.

June 7 at 4 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC
CDEAF Conference

Our theme "Hands On!" will give participants from across Canada the opportunity to put theory into practice by engaging in role-play activities supported by King's Psychology and Social Work students. 
We welcome all Deaf and hearing Interpreters.

June 7 and 8 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
King Student Life Centre
Stratford Festival - Othello

Join King's alumni and friends for this year's Stratford Festival trip to see Othello. This event features a plated lunch overlooking the picturesque Avon River, a presentation by Jennifer Stewart, Assistant Director of Othello, a lecture by our own Dr. Paul Werstine, and premium level seating to a matinee performance.

June 9 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stratford Festival
The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards acknowledge excellence in undergraduate academia across all disciplines through an international call for top scholarly submissions. Global Gold Medal recipients of The Undergraduate Awards are invited to Dublin, Ireland for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal and attend a three-day Global Summit. Highly Commended (top 10%) are invited to attend the Global Summit.

Deadline to apply is June 11.
Jean Vanier Symposium Film Night

Disability Studies at King's and the Jean Vanier Research Centre are proud to present Jean Vanier Symposium Film Night featuring insights from Jean Vanier and other globally recognized authorities in the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions.

June 26 from 6-9 p.m.
Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre
Mature and Transfer Student Transition to University Workshop

Learn what you need to do prior to the start of classes in September. We will show you how to access your course syllabus, your textbook list, ensure you are connected to OWL, your UWO email, and more!

July 24 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Wemple Vitali Lounge
Save the Date!

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend these important King's events:

Spring Convocation: June 19 (afternoon ceremony)
Homecoming: October 18-20 (various events)
Fall Convocation: October 23-25 (ceremony details TBC)

Feast of Christ the King: November 24 (morning mass, reception and awards ceremony)

Crime, Punishment, and Pop Culture ( SOC 3379G)

Consider taking this summer course. T his course critically examines how crime and punishment are represented in film, television, music, books, and other forms of popular culture. We investigate how these depictions shape - and reflect - the way we think and feel about crime and the criminal justice system. 

July 29-August 16
The World Wars in History, Memory and Reconciliation ( HIST 3710/4710G)

Apply to be a part of the inaugural class of a unique history experiential learning course beginning January 2020 and including an 11-day study program in May 2020 to Belgium and France: The World Wars in History, Memory and Reconciliation. Open to all King's students to apply.  

Introduction to American Sign Language ( ENG 2095A)

Consider taking this new course beginning in the Fall term. Students will learn the foundations of the language including linguistic perspectives, ASL dialogue skill set, vocabulary, and syntax. Students will also learn the sociocultural knowledge regarding the Deaf community, culture and history.

Fall 2019
For more information, email  Simone Shepherd.
Critical Practice ( ENG 2299F)

Consider taking this new course beginning in the Fall term. This course offers an intensive examination of the major critical methodologies relevant to the academic study of literature. Students will learn to appreciate the multiform and dialogic nature of imaginative literature, understanding how literary texts can say more than one thing.

Fall 2019
For more information, email  Simone Shepherd.
Smoke-Free Campus

Together, with the Joint Health and Safety Committee, a decision has been made to move towards being a smoke-free campus by July 1, 2019.
Toronto Star offers free subscriptions to post-secondary students 

Students can become Star digital subscribers for free ahead of October's federal election. The Toronto Star wants Canada's newest group of eligible voters to be informed since they will have a say in how we shape our country on election day.

King's PRO-AM

King's is hosting its third PRO-AM at Highland Country Club, in conjunction with the Freedom 55 Financial Championship of the MacKenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada. Whether you enjoy the comradery of a great day of golf, or are seeking a few tips to improve your game, you won't be disappointed with our 2019 King's PRO-AM. Limited spots available, so register early!

September 9 from 11-7 p.m.
Highland Country Club
Liturgy Schedule

June 2 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
June 9 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
June 12 - noon - Eucharist (CTK)
June 14 - noon - Eucharist (CTK)
June 16 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
June 18 - noon - Eucharist (CTK)
June 14 - 11:45 a.m. - Convocation Mass (LH105)
June 21 - noon - Eucharist (CTK)
June 23 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
June 30 - 10 a.m. - Eucharist (WOTM)
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