March 3 2014 | Vol. 1, Issue 23                                       Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube
Things at King's: National Survey of Student Engagement

 

First year and fourth year students are invited to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for a chance to win an iPad Mini, a GroPro Camera, or 1 of 10 Tim Horton's gift cards! Check your student email for the invitation. This is your chance to give us feedback on your experience at King's. 

 

 

Are you following us on Instagram yet? 

Follow us at @KUCatUWO and use #igotokings for your connection to all things at King's!

  

SUBMISSIONS: 

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. 

 

Cheers!


King's Communications Team

 
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Social Work Week
 
Exploring Honour Based Violence
Tuesday, March 4th, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Vitali Student Lounge

 

Presenters from the Reclaim Honour Project

A workshop style presentation to explore issues surrounding the concept of honour based violence, where it comes from, what resources are available, and how social workers are involved.

  

Canada's Prostitution Laws Ruled Unconstitutional by Supreme Court: Implications for Social Service Provision in the Forest City Moving Forward

Thursday, March 6th, 6 - 8 p.m. in Stevenson & Hunt Room, London Central Public Library  

 

This year, with the support of King's University College School of Social Work, and generous sponsorship provided by OASW Western Branch Board of Directors, BSW and MSW students are pleased to present an engaging event, open to the London community.

Recently, the Supreme Court struck down Canada's prostitution laws as unconstitutional and granted Parliament one year in which to develop a new legal regime to govern the sex trade. The Supreme Court's decision made it quite clear that the current approach is not protecting extremely vulnerable women and sex workers within our community. This moderated panel presentation will highlight the importance in our profession of understanding current social issues and social policies that impact the lives of our clients, and the broader community, each day.

 
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The deadline to apply for Summer Student Employment at King's is March 7th!

King's has job opportunities available, on campus, for students during the summer months. For further information, including eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, please visit: www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/money-matters/   - Employment

 

Please note that applications for the Work Study, First Generation and IWE programs will be accepted from February 10th, 2014 - March 7th, 2014If you have questions, please visit Student Financial Services.

 

 

Tuition Tax Receipts for 2013 

Tuition Tax Receipts for 2013 are now available online at www.student.uwo.ca. Log in and select the T2202A link provided. 

 
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Intent to Register Info Sessions
 
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 Development Day: Free registration to first 10 students!
 
Friday, May 2nd, King Centre 
 
Development Day is an all day event that will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as leadership, networking, career & personal development coaching, entrepreneurship and social media strategies. 
 
Free registration* for the first 10 students to register for the event. Please contact Kelly Schaus at kschaus2@uwo.ca or 519-433-3491 x4565. 
 
*Student rate is $50. Click here for more details.
 
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King's International Opportunities 
 

Bridging Assistant positions 

Applications are being accepted for positions of Bridging Assistants. There are ten positions total. You will need to be available from August 21 - August 30, 2014. Bridging Assistants are students whom assist with all aspects of the Bridging Program 2014. A successful applicant will demonstrate leadership, maturity, integrity, academic success, intercultural understanding and an interest in sharing their experience as well as learning from experiences of new international students. This is a position with a stipend of $200.

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to international@kings.uwo.ca no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 7th. More information about the Bridging Program and schedule for 2014 will be available on our website. Photos from Bridging Week 2012 and 2013 can be found on our Facebook page

 

 

International Peer Guides for 2014-2015

King's students interested in becoming mentors to new international students coming to King's in September 2014 are invited to submit their applications for International Peer Guide Positions.

 

This is a volunteer position. The program runs from September 2014 - March 2015. The extended deadline for peer guide applications is March 7, 2014. Click here for more info about the International Peer Guide Program. Photos from the Peer Guide activities can be found on our Facebook page.

 
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Attention Residents!
 

Who has helped make Residence a great experience for you this year?

 

Email kingsres@uwo.ca to nominate a resident or an RA for the Pat O'Brien Memorial Award. This cash award is given annually to recipients who are generous with their time, concerned for others and who make residence a great place to be.

Take a few minutes to show someone they have made a positive impact on your residence experience! Nomination deadline is March 14, 2014.

 
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Would you like to study in China this summer?
 

King's is offering summer study opportunities at Dongbei University of Finance & Economics. Intermediate Microeconomics I and II run from May 5th - June 13th, and Organizational Behaviour is offered from May 19th - June 2nd.

 

Courses are taught English by King's professors. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29th. For application and further information, please contact Linda Weber in King's International.

 
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The King's Animal Rights Club
 
We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation

Friday, March 7th, 7 p.m. in Vitali Student Lounge

 

The King's Animal Rights Club is very excited to host a presentation by award-winning photojournalist and activist, Jo-Anne McArthur. She has been documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents for over ten years. Her recent awards include the 2011 Canadian Empathy Award and HuffPost Women's "Top 10 Women trying to change the world." She will be sharing new stories from her book, We Animals. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A, book signing and refreshments afterwards.

 
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Intent to Register
 

A. Online Intent to Register (ITR), February 3, 2014 to March 31 2014, 4:00 p.m. All returning King's students must submit an ITR online to declare their degree and module choices for September 2014-15 academic year. To complete an online ITR, log in to your Student Services page. Deadline: March 31, 2014, 4 p.m. Students who plan to graduate this year do not need to complete an ITR.

 

Before you submit: 

  1. Attend Academic Dean's Office and departmental information sessions, as well as sessions by Faculties of Law and Education, Post Grad/Career Counselling and Financial Services (February 3- February 14). The schedule and further information about ITR is posted online, and is available in the Academic Dean's Office and Registrar's Office at King's.
  2. Read the Academic Calendar to understand your program and course requirements.
  3. Gather information about your program. See: Degree Check 101 and Program Checklists
  4. Meet full-time faculty members during their office hours.

When registering for courses be sure to check pre-requisites, co-requisites and, anti-requisites carefully (www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca).

 

B. Paper Intent to Register: Students registering in a second degree, a post-degree module, a concurrent degree, diploma and certificate programs; and students not taking any courses in Fall/Winter 2013-2014 must have their paper ITR forms signed by an Academic Counsellor in the Academic Dean's Office (Dante Lenardon Hall, Room 104).

 

C. Social Work: Students currently enrolled in the BSW program (Year III progressing to Year IV and Extended Study students) must complete an online ITR by March 31, 2014. Students who are applying for admission to the BSW program cannot indicate "Social Work" as a program choice on their ITR. They will submit an online ITR for an alternate/backup degree/module combination, and if admitted to the BSW program, their registration will be changed for them.

 

D. Information for Course Selection for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 (students will register for courses in June & July 2014). Please make sure to check Residency Requirements.

 

E. Course Deletions: You may be removed, without notice, from a course for which you are ineligible to be registered (e.g. lack of pre-requisite, course constraints, or residency regulations).

 

F. Special Assistance: Students who will be unable to access web course registration or contact the Registrar's Office by phone during the summer may submit their course selection to the Registrar's Office at King's before they leave for the summer, or consult the Registrar's Office to make alternate arrangements.

 

Check your Student Centre and UWO e-mail regularly to keep track of your courses and registration status. For questions, please contact Claire Hass in DL104, 519-433-3491 ext. 4406, academic.dean@uwo.ca  
 
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Upcoming Events

 
Intent to Register
Feb. 1st - March 31st
Intent to Register must be completed during this time. For more information, please contact Claire Hass in the Academic Dean's Office. 
 

 

Mindfulness Meditation Student Group 
Feb. 26th - March 19th
Reflection Room, King Centre 
Practice meditation and develop a non-judgmental awareness of what is happening in the present moment to reduce stress and improve concentration. This is a 4 week group session for students only. Please register at csd@kings.uwo.ca
 
 
Learning Skills Workshop: Exam Study Tips with Michael Allegretti
March 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
KC119
Need study tips before final exams hit? Come out and learn strategic ways to study for exams. Credit towards yourKing's Co-Curricular Record
 
 
SW Week: Exploring Honour Based Violence 
March 4th, 5:30-7 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge
 
 
Economics Career Night 
March 4th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2202
All Economics students are invited to hear presentations regarding careers in Economics. Meet Economics Alumni, Directors of Western's Economics MA/PhD Program and MFE Program, and Coordinator of the Business - Finance Program at Fanshawe College.
 
 

Ash Wednesday 

March 5th

12 noon, Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building

7:30 p.m. at 'The Chapel', Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond Street

 
 
Career Sessions for International Students 
March 5th, March 19th, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Instruction Room, Cardinal Carter Library 
Click here to register.
 

 

Student 2 Business 

March 5th, 1:30 p.m.

London Convention Centre 

Student 2 Business is a great opportunity to grow your network to launch your career. $10 admission. $5 extra for personal business cards. Go to www.S2B.ca for more details.

 

  

SW Week: Canada's Prostitution Laws Presentation

March 6th, 6-8 p.m.

Stevenson & Hunt Room, London Central Public Library 

 

 

Paper/Add Drop
March 7th
Last day to drop a second-term half course
 
 
March Welcome Day
March 7th, 6-8:30 p.m.
March 8th, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open house for future students. Please pass along to anyone interested in attending King's. Click here for registration.
 
 
We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation 
March 7th, 7 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge 
Presentation by award-winning photojournalist and activist, Jo-Anne McArthur.
 
 
Species Rights: The New Paradigm
March 12th, 7 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge
The King's Animal Rights Club presents Harold Brown, founder of Farm King and an advocate for social and environmental justice.
 
 
Deadline to nominate Resident or R.A. for Pat O'Brien Memorial Award 
March 14th
Email kingsres@uwo.ca to nominate someone who has made your residence experience great at King's.
 
 
SSD Accommodations for April 2014 Exams
March 21st 
W157
Last day to meet with a SSD counsellor  to arrange academic accommodation for the April 2014 exam period.
 
 

Backpack 2 Briefcase: The Brand Called You

March 25, 2014 

5-6:30 p.m.

Mustang Lounge East
The event features Derek Kent, BA'92, Canadian Olympic Committee's Chief Marketing Officer. Derek will return to campus to share insights on his career and delve deeply into the Canadian Olympic Team's marketing strategies. The event will showcase creative executions for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games campaign '#WeAreWinter', as well as the award-winning 'Give Your Everything' campaign from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
 
 
2nd Annual John Sullivan Memorial Basketball Tournament - NEEDS VOLUNTEERS 
April 12th, 5 - 10 p.m.

Regina Mundi Catholic Secondary School Gym, 5250 Wellington Rd.

Contact sara.ferreira@td.com if you are interested in volunteering. 

 

Development Day: Connect. Lead. Grow.
May 2nd
King Centre 
Development Day is an all day event that will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as leadership, networking, career & personal development coaching, entrepreneurship and social media strategies. Students receive a special student rate of $50. Click here for more info. 
 
 
2014 Canadian Archaeological Association annual meeting
May 14th-18th
This conference is an excellent learning and networking opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines, including anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, geography, geophysics, GIS, etc. Click here for details. For questions, email caa2014aca@gmail.com


Noon Hour Yoga
Every Tuesday
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., 
Reflection Room, King Centre 
Please join us for a hatha yoga class taught by a certified yoga instructor. Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing is recommended. If you have any questions please email Kate.  


Campus Ministry's Catholic Social Teaching
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
W149b
This group provides an opportunity for students to learn more about Catholic social teaching, reflect on how it does, or could, impact their lives both today and in the futures, and build community with like-minded people. All are welcome. Please note there is no meeting on Feb. 24th. There will be one on Feb. 26th.


Critical Reading Tutor Office Hours

Mondays, 1-4 p.m.

Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m. 

Study Room C, Main Floor of Cardinal Carter Library

Conquer your mountain of reading with The Reading Tutor. Drop in or book an appointment at The Write Place. Email bmcquaid@uwo.ca 

 

 

Liturgy Schedule
 
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Taiz´┐Ż:
March 3, 7 p.m.
Eucharist:
March 4, 6 & 7, 12 p.m.
Ash Wednesday: 
March 5, 12 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. (Windermere on the Mount)

Sunday Eucharist: 
10:30 a.m., 'The Chapel' at Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond
5 p.m., Labatt Hall
 

 

Good2Talk

1-866-925-5454

 

24/7 Post-Secondary Student Helpline - free & confidential professional counselling service

 

 
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