October 7, 2013 | Vol. 1, Issue 5                                     Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube

Things at King's: What's happening for students 


Campus is running at full speed this week as we all push towards the long Thanksgiving weekend.  Plan now to schedule your assignments so that you can enjoy some down time and not "fall behind."


If you are looking for inspiration, check out this story on King's student Kayla Brown!



If you are involved in an event or have a story to share, email us at CommunicationsDeadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following week's e-newsletter. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

King's Communications Team

King's student reaches new heights on Mt. Kilimanjaro


A year ago, the last thing on Kayla Brown's mind was mountain climbing.  Now, she can boast being part of the elite club who have successfully made it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. No one is more surprised than Kayla on this new chapter of her life story as a young adult living with Type 1 diabetes. Read more about her adventure! 

Join us for Thanksgiving!


Join us in Thames Market for our Thanksgiving Dinner on October 10th, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Dinner includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, mixed vegetables, gravy, pumpkin pie or apple pie - all for $9.99!



Thanksgiving Weekend Hours of Operation


Tim Hortons

Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Normal operating hours resume


Thames Market

Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: normal operating hours resume


Cardinal Carter Library 

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed 

Monday: Closed for Thanksgiving

Tuesday: normal operating hours resume

Deadline for many scholarships, awards & bursaries OCTOBER 10!


October 10 is the deadline for many scholarships, awards, and bursaries that require an application. Please review the website for more details. A search function provides an option to assist the process, or you can look at all the funding opportunities available.


Instructions for Completing Scholarship, Awards, or Bursary Applications:

  • Please review the criteria carefully for the scholarship, award and/or bursary that you are wishing to be considered.
  • If an application and/or documentation is required, please review the checklist of documents required to be submitted.
  • Please ensure that the checklist is submitted along with the documents and the checklist is attached to the front of the documents being submitted.
  • Please ensure that the application, letter, and all other documents in the checklist are submitted together to avoid documents being separated.
  • Students who were awarded an Entrance Scholarship or Continuing Scholarship based on merit and are wishing to be considered for the High School Entrance Scholarship with Demonstrated Need or the Continuing Scholarship for Full-time Students with Demonstrated Need will be required to complete and submit a budget. Click here to find the budget under the respective scholarship.
Past OSAP Loans


The National Student Loan Service Centre sent out an email recently to students to remind them that if they are returning to school to take appropriate action.


If you have received OSAP funding this year (or government funding from your home province if you are not an Ontario resident) and that funding has been issued to you, no further action is required.


However, if you  have previous government student loans, have not received funding again this year, and are registered in a minimum of 60% of a full course load (3.0 courses in both terms) or you have a permanent disability and registered in 40% of a full course load (2.0 courses in both terms), then you do need to ensure that you take action to update your registration. Students with previous OSAP loans need to complete a "Continuation of Interest-Free Status Form" available on the OSAP website under Forms or on King's website under "Money Matters" and bring to Student Financial Services with your Social Insurance card and government photo ID. 

Faculty of Education Info Sessions
Don't miss this week's Faculty of Education Information Sessions!

October 9th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge
Panel discussion with representatives from Nipissing, University of Ottawa, Wilfred Laurier University, and University of Ontario Institute of Technology

October 10th, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge
Come and have all your questions answered about University of Toronto's Masters in Child Study with Elementary Teacher Certification.

Study families needed


King's professor Carrie Arnold is looking for participants for a six-week program working with grieving caregivers and their children ages 7 through 12, with the aim of supporting and reconnecting the family through this challenging time in their lives.
Groups will run concurrently and will meet weekly, for six weeks. For more information, please contact Professor Arnold
Experience Change: Go on Exchange!


Do you want to gain new knowledge while experiencing a different country, language and culture? Consider studying abroad.


King's has partnerships with more than twenty universities in Asia, Europe, North America as well as Central and South America.


Come and learn how you can go abroad next year:

  • October 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., W148
  • October 15, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge
  • October 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., DL Hall 112
  • October 29, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Study in India Scholarship Program (OMG), DL Hall 112
  • November 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Student Lounge Extension    


For information on exchange opportunities with King's international partner universities please contact: international@kings.uwo.ca

King's welcomes social work group from South China Agricultural University


King's welcomed a group of one faculty and five students from Department of Social Work, South China Agricultural University on Thursday. The group will be at King's for two weeks (Oct 3 - Oct 17), where they will attend classes, volunteer in NGOs, visit social work or other governmental organizations in London, make presentations about social work in China, communicate with our students, and of course have fun at King's. Professor Li, visiting professor from SCAU, arrived two weeks ago and will participate in the all activities.

Meet Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, Childhood & Social Institutions, Social Work


Meet Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, cross-appointed between Childhood & Social Institutions and the School of Social Work, in this latest King's Profile. 


NEW Business Help Centre at King's!


Professor John Siambanopoulos is running a NEW Business Help Centre this year, offering assistance to King's students in Business 1220 and 2257. The Centre offers individual and small group office hours, as well as large group help with labs in classrooms offering theory and case-related help. 


Business 1220 Lab: Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., W148

Business 2257 Lab: Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., W166


Office Hours (sign-up or drop-in):
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., DLH 222

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., DLH 222 


To find Professor Siambanopoulos' office, please watch this YouTube video.


Upcoming Events


Learning Skills Workshop - Digital Organization
October 8th
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Library Instruction Room C106, Cardinal Carter Library

Free Grammar Workshop
Tuesdays, Thursdays 
12-1 p.m.
Study Room A, Cardinal Carter Library
The Write Place presents free grammar workshops with Ruth Yu. 

"Hey, That's My Story Too" with Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio
October 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
"The Chapel" Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond St.  
Shelagh Rogers speaks about her decades-long battle with depression. Free and open to the public. Click here for more details.

Green Fest at King's
October 24-25
Vitali Student Lounge

Enjoy eco-poetry, philosophy, music, dance, art, activism, and all things green during this two-day event. Don't miss out on a reading by award-winning poet Jan Zwicky! Click here for more details.


Campus Ministry's
The Development and Peace Group 
Every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
Meet like-minded people, build community, share faith, make a difference. All are welcome!

Liturgy Schedule
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Oct. 7, 7 p.m
Oct. 8-11, 12 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration:
Oct. 10, 6 p.m.

Sunday Eucharist Schedule
10:30 a.m. 
'The Chapel' at 1486 Richmond


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