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Guidance Counsellor Garden Party

September 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The King's University

We welcome local high school guidance counsellors and school contacts to join us for an afternoon Garden Party with our Admissions team. This is an opportunity to re-connect in person, hear updates, meet members of the King’s community and enjoy lawn games and lunch.

IS Movie Night

September 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The King's University

Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

September 22, 2021
All Day
The King's University

In “Why Play?” we want to take on the experience of coming together under the “banner for the nations” in which the assembling of people from around the world will triumph over anger, fear, and jealousy. People will be together in praise.

So, why play? We learn about play and play together because we see that it is an essential principle in the natural, social, academic, and spiritual world. In play, those who were long enemies will live in peace. In play, we will come to recognize the banner of Jesus, which centers us on his kingdom and opens us to God’s wisdom. In play, those who have long seemed enemies can be together, and we will partake in the “Spirit of wisdom and understanding” and with joy “draw from the well of salvation”.

IS Public Lecture: What Play Can Teach Us About God

September 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The King's University

As Christians we are called to worship, study, disciple, fellowship, and love. But are we called to play? When we play, we learn about ourselves, our neighbours, and our great God. As we explore different types of play, may we capture the joy of the Lord and renew our strength...no matter the calling. Join us for the Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

Biography

A student outcomes focused leader in Christian teaching & learning for over 25 years, Dr. Susanne Huizing is adept at emphasizing academics, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development through her demonstrated ability in teaching excellence. As a lifelong learner with dyslexia, she understands the need for authentic relationships, role models, and champions for Christ in our classrooms.

Huizing received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, from Liberty University in 2017 with a focus on teacher efficacy with ESL students. She is a wife to her best friend Albert of 33 years, mom of four adult children (all living too far away), and very recently, a Grammy to her grandson Henry.

Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

September 23, 2021
All Day
The King's University

In “Why Play?” we want to take on the experience of coming together under the “banner for the nations” in which the assembling of people from around the world will triumph over anger, fear, and jealousy. People will be together in praise.

So, why play? We learn about play and play together because we see that it is an essential principle in the natural, social, academic, and spiritual world. In play, those who were long enemies will live in peace. In play, we will come to recognize the banner of Jesus, which centers us on his kingdom and opens us to God’s wisdom. In play, those who have long seemed enemies can be together, and we will partake in the “Spirit of wisdom and understanding” and with joy “draw from the well of salvation”.

Last day to withdraw from Fall term courses and receive a 50% refund

September 24, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Eagles Basketball vs. U of AA

September 24, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The King's University

HOME | W 6:00 PM  M 8:00 PM

Kids at King's Book Launch 10 AM

September 25, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The King's University

Join King's Community Relations office for the launch of "Bearly Over the Mountain," a book by King's chemistry professor Dr. Peter Mahaffy, family members (and alumna Miriam) and writer Cheryl Mahaffy, geologist Bill Gunter, and alumna Kelly Lasola. The book launch is for children aged 0-12, with a maximum capacity of 25 per time slot, for a total of 50.


Register for the 10:00 A.M. time slot.

Kids at King's Book Launch 11 AM

September 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The King's University

Join King's Community Relations office for the launch of "Bearly Over the Mountain," a book by King's chemistry professor Dr. Peter Mahaffy, family members (and alumna Miriam) and writer Cheryl Mahaffy, geologist Bill Gunter, and alumna Kelly Lasola. The book launch is for children aged 0-12, with a maximum capacity of 25 per time slot, for a total of 50.


Register for the 11:00 A.M. time slot.

Eagles Volleyball vs. NAIT

September 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The King's University

HOME | W 6:00 PM  M 8:00 PM

Residence Rumble Part A

September 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The King's University

Indigenous Student Mixer

September 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The King's University

This event is geared towards welcoming and meeting all students, but especially towards those who are interested in Indigenous Programs Content. The mixer will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and there will be drinks and snacks.

Club Fair

September 28, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Level Coffee House

Clubs are coming back this year! Any student is welcome to create a club in order to collaborate with people who share their interests, hobbies, and passions. Some examples of clubs which ran in previous years are the Ping Pong Club, Swimming Club, Science Club, and History Club.

If you're curious to find out which Clubs will be active this year, there will be a Clubs Fair in the Level on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm, where all the clubs will showcase themselves.

Document deadline for students admitted to the Fall term

September 30, 2021
All Day

Last day to defer to admission to the Winter term

September 30, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Eagles Volleyball vs. Concordia

September 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The King's University

HOME | W 6:00 PM  M 4:00 PM

Harvest Banquet and Silent Auction

October 02, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Virtual

Join us for The King's University Harvest Banquet and Silent Auction, October 2, 2021 either online or in-person. Together, let's celebrate God's provision and protection for King's over the past year and look forward to a brighter, more joyful year ahead.

  • Cocktails: 5:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Dinner: 6:00 - 6:55 PM
  • Online and in-person program: 7:00 – 8:15 PM

Last day to withdraw from Fall term Interdisciplinary Studies

October 05, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Residence & International Student Thanksgiving Dinner

October 11, 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
The King's University

Thanksgiving Day - No Classes

October 11, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Fall Break - No Classes

October 12, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Guidance Counsellor Online Event

October 13, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual

For out-of-province Guidance Counsellors, this virtual event will be hosted online. This event is open to all Guidance Counsellor guests, but will include out-of-province admissions requirements and other relevant information.

Winter Term Application Deadline for International Students

October 15, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Last day to change a course from credit to audit

October 15, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Terrace Alumni Event

October 16, 2021
All Day
Terrace, BC

Join us in Terrace, BC for this alumni event with President Melanie Humphreys and Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning.

More information and registration coming soon.

Outdoor Open House

October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The King's University

Experience Open House and discover the unique and highly recognized programs at Edmonton’s Christian University. This year, meet professors and admissions staff who are ready to answer your questions outdoors!

Indoor campus tours will be run in groups at timed intervals.

Terrace CRC Event

October 17, 2021
All Day
Terrace CRC

Join us at Terrace CRC for this alumni event in Terrace, BC with President Melanie Humphreys and Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning.

More information and registration coming soon.

Smithers CRC Event

October 17, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an evening in Smithers, BC for this alumni event with President Melanie Humphreys and Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning.

More information and registration coming soon.

Public Lecture: Beyond Purity and Promiscuity, Rethinking Women’s History

October 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

Understanding the history of women’s sexuality is a challenge for scholars. From the Salem Witch Trials, to the Victorian era, to late twentieth-century purity culture, women have frequently been depicted at the extremes; as dangerous temptresses or innocent angels. Slavery and colonialism also weaponized ideas about women’s sexuality to dehumanize and exploit people. The historian’s job is to analyze the power and politics behind these images and also to appreciate the vulnerability, complexity, and humanity of the real women beneath.

Biography

Dr. Caroline Lieffers is an Assistant Professor of History at The King’s University. Her current research focus is disability history but she also writes about the history of childhood, food, and domestic life.

Swallowfield Farms Event

October 23, 2021
All Day
Swallowfield Farms

Join us at Swallowfield Farms in Langley, BC for this alumni and supporters event. Registration opening soon. 

River Valley Walk Event

October 23, 2021
All Day
Edmonton River Valley

Join us in Edmonton's river valley with Dr. Joanne Moyer & Dr. William Van Arragon.

More information and registration coming soon.

King's at First CRC

October 24, 2021
All Day
First CRC Vancouver

Join us at 1st CRC in Vancouver, BC.

More information and registration coming soon.

Public Lecture: Finding the Roots, My Education in Black History in Alberta

October 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

In 2015, I found myself elected as only the third Black person to serve as an MLA in the Alberta Legislature. So in 2016, I was invited to speak at a number of events for Black History Month and realized that after 40 years living in Alberta, I knew nothing about Black history here and decided it was time I learned.

In the years since, I’ve begun to delve beyond the better-known names like John Ware and Violet King Henry to learn the hidden history of how Black men and women established themselves in Alberta; the things they accomplished and the challenges they faced from racism and discrimination. This history is deep, rich, and diverse, and has served as an inspiration to me in my work.

I look forward to sharing some of what I’ve learned from Black elders, community historians, and story-keepers in Alberta.

Biography

MLA David Shepherd is a second-generation Canadian and life-long resident of Edmonton. His mother arrived from the Netherlands in 1948 and his father from Trinidad in 1967. As a family they attended a small Brethren church where David learned public speaking and was involved in music. Shepherd’s first love was music and he spent many years as a professional musician and studio engineer. He holds diplomas in music performance and studio recording from MacEwan University and a BA in professional communications from Royal Roads University.

Through his work, Shepard has developed a reputation for engaging speeches, thoughtful commentary on public policy, and candid discussions of his own journey with mental health.

King's View Days

October 28, 2021
Oct 28, 4:00 pm - Oct 29, 12:00 pm
The King's University

King’s View days are a great way for prospective students to learn about King’s. Join our Admissions team for a Thursday evening (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) virtual information session including King’s 101 which covers everything about being a student at King’s, with admissions counsellors available to answer questions. This hybrid event includes an optional on-campus portion on Friday morning (9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.) including a campus tour and class visit.

Last day to apply for January degree conferral

October 31, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Public Lecture: Residential Schools and the Continuing Work of Reconciliation

November 01, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

This lecture will provide information on the history of Residential Schools in Canada and the generational impact of trauma that is currently affecting Indigenous peoples. Veronica Graff will explain the four principles of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity and how they can be utilized in schools, organizations, communities, and personal growth. Graff will explain how the Circle of Courage program supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action and provide information on how all of us can actively participate in contributing to the goals of the TRC.

Biography

Veronica Graff was born in Manning, Alberta and is from the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement. She is the oldest of six children born to Bill and Beatrice Supernault. Her family moved to Pouce Coupe, BC, where she started school and the Peace Area became her home for many years.

Graff started her education journey in 1982 in the Social Work diploma program at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, BC.  She has extensive work experience in the human services field including roles supporting Indigenous young people to complete their education. For the last five years, Graff has been working for Edmonton Public School District as an indigenous advisor.

Graff has developed and implemented the Circle of Courage framework into the two schools where she works. The program has been very successful in introducing students on how to apply the principles of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity into their lives.

Music King's View Friday

November 05, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The King's University

Music King’s View Friday is an opportunity for prospective music students to experience a day in the life of King’s Music program. Join us for an information session with King’s Admissions team, a chance to connect with the King’s Music faculty,  sit in on our Friday concert series, Noon Tunes. In the afternoon, sit in on two music classes with current students.

Public Lecture: Engaging Religion in the Public Sphere

November 08, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

Public responses to the draft K-6 curriculum, released by the Alberta government on March 29, 2021, were fierce in many social spaces. Especially contentious was the social studies curriculum for several reasons, including the addition of requiring students to learn about the beliefs and practices of several religious traditions. Professor of Education, Dr. Marge Patrick and Rev. Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning, Program Director of the Micah Centre for Justice and Development, educated themselves about the draft, engaged in social media conversations, participated in various events, and then decided to jointly write an Op-Ed as a teacher educator and pastor/parent. The hope was to inject a more thoughtful and balanced perspective into a polarized debate.

Much of the ensuing public response to the op-ed and related discussions affirms that polarization about religion exists in the Canadian public, the extent of religious illiteracy throughout Canadian society, and the need for Christians in Canada to recognize the challenges and opportunities they face at this time. Patrick and Nicolai-deKoning will explore the question of how can we speak about religion in a way that respects the wider community’s reticence and resistance and contributes to the common good.

Biographies

Jonathan Nicholai-deKoning is Program Director at the Micah Centre at The King’s University. He also teaches in King’s theology department and is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church of North America. He and his wife have three elementary-school age children. Before King’s, Jonathan worked in a number of social justice and anti-poverty initiatives where he encountered first hand the public resistance to religious initiatives and the good work of religious communities for the common good.

Margie Patrick teaches in the Faculty of Education at The King’s University. Her research examines how secondary social studies teachers in public schools teach about religion. One of the courses she teaches prepares beginning teachers to confidently and competently teach about religion in all types of schools.

Remembrance Day - No Classes

November 11, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Last day to apply for Spring graduation

November 15, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Public Lecture: Ancient Spirituality at Work

November 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

The spirituality in the workplace movement has tended to focus on spirituality rather than religion in spite of the key role religion has played in the social sciences. In this qualitative study we show the value of ancient spirituality, that is, historic faith, for the spirituality in the workplace movement. We conducted in-depth interviews with Christian business leaders in five businesses from across Canada that explicitly identified themselves as operating from a Christian faith base. We find that each business leader is deeply grounded in the biblical themes and the Christian worldview. In other words, their practice of Christian faith integration in business is comprehensive.  This foundation provides them with the impetus and fortitude to be ‘subversive’ in relation to mainstream business rationality.

Biography

Elden Wiebe, PhD (from the University of Alberta) is currently Associate Professor of Management at The King’s University and the former Dean at the Leder School of Business. He also has a Master of Arts (Biblical Theology) from Regent College, Vancouver, and has over seven years’ experience in various pastoral roles in two congregations, one in Vancouver and the other in Edmonton. The intersection of faith and business has long been an important pastoral concern for him.

King's View Days

November 18, 2021
Nov 18, 4:00 pm - Nov 19, 12:00 pm
The King's University

King’s View days are a great way for prospective students to learn about King’s. Join our Admissions team for a Thursday evening (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) virtual information session including King’s 101 which covers everything about being a student at King’s, with admissions counsellors available to answer questions. This hybrid event includes an optional on-campus portion on Friday morning (9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.) including a campus tour and class visit.

Public Lecture: Julian of Norwich, A Companion For Our Times

November 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

The English mystic, Julian of Norwich, lived in the late 14th/early 15th century—a time of social, political, and ecclesial turmoil. Her voice that calls to us from across the ages.

As she lay near death, at age 30, she received a series of revelations that were subsequently captured in two texts known to us as “Revelations of Divine Love.” This remarkable work, a classic of medieval religious literature and the first known work authored by a woman in the English vernacular, is filled with theological insights about the Trinity, Christ’s suffering, and the nature of the Christian believer’s relationship with the divine. At its heart lies Julian’s greatest understanding—that of God’s infinite and boundless love for his greatest masterpiece, us.

This “lecture” is not an academic presentation of Julian and her times. It is an invitation to enter her world and receive a small taste of her revelations. Revelations that included the words that “al shal be wel, and al shal be wel, and al manner of thyng shal be wele.”

Biography

Witty Sandle describes her vocation as, “inspiring others to discover all they are called to be in this world.”  She works at The King’s University as the Manager of the Centre for Career and Calling. Her paid and unpaid experiences span career development, programming for students, and youth work. Sandle holds a Masters in Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary and is a certified spiritual director, hosting space for people to slow down and listen for the voice of the Spirit amid their everyday lives. She is deeply interested in exploring the ways in which God’s people can grow to become Christ-like through the lens of vocation and identity formation.

Witty Sandle is married to her husband Mark who works at King’s as a history professor. Together they have three adult children, two grandchildren, and one dog. She loves being behind a camera and is partial to curry and cheesecake.

Public Lecture: Soul Care in an Age of Disconnection, Rediscovering Practices that Draw Us In and Send Us Out

November 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L116, Zoom

We have the ability to be connected to others at every moment of the day thanks to technology and social media. We can be busy (or at least entertained) from the moment we wake until the moment we fall asleep. We can be constantly available to our friends, our family, and our jobs. With all of this “connection,” we often end up feeling disconnected from ourselves, each other, and God. How do we create space in our lives to reconnect? What is soul care and why does it matter? Join us as we consider ancient Christian practices that invite us to slow down, rest, and nurture our souls.

Biography

Rev. Julianne Gilchrist is a spiritual director and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church. She and her husband have a small business that provides coaching and spiritual direction to ministry leaders and teams. Gilchrist serves on the leadership team of the Studion School for Spiritual Direction and loves facilitating and speaking at retreats.

Last day for payment of Tuition Deposit for students admitted to the Winter term before Nov 15

November 30, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Last day for withdrawing from Fall term courses

November 30, 2021
All Day

Winter Term Application Deadline for Canada/US Students

December 01, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Last day of classes in Fall term

December 10, 2021
All Day
The King's University

Fall term examination week

December 13, 2021
Dec 13, 12:00 am - Dec 20, 12:00 am
The King's University

King's View Days

January 27, 2022
Jan 27, 4:00 pm - Jan 28, 12:00 pm
The King's University

King’s View days are a great way for prospective students to learn about King’s. Join our Admissions team for a Thursday evening (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) virtual information session including King’s 101 which covers everything about being a student at King’s, with admissions counsellors available to answer questions. This hybrid event includes an optional on-campus portion on Friday morning (9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.) including a campus tour and class visit.

King's View Days

February 17, 2022
Feb 17, 4:00 pm - Feb 18, 12:00 pm
The King's University

King’s View days are a great way for prospective students to learn about King’s. Join our Admissions team for a Thursday evening (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) virtual information session including King’s 101 which covers everything about being a student at King’s, with admissions counsellors available to answer questions. This hybrid event includes an optional on-campus portion on Friday morning (9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.) including a campus tour and class visit.

King's Experience Info Night

March 03, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The King's University

Student Finance Information Night

March 08, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The King's University

Music King's View Friday

March 11, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The King's University

Music King’s View Friday is an opportunity for prospective music students to experience a day in the life of King’s Music program. Join us for an information session with King’s Admissions team, a chance to connect with the King’s Music faculty,  sit in on our Friday concert series, Noon Tunes. In the afternoon, sit in on two music classes with current students.