News from The King's University

Natural science professors obtain new government research funding

Natural science professors obtain new government research funding

Posted on: Dec 14, 2022

Professors Dr. Ben Cameron and Dr. Darcy Visscher have obtained research grants from the Natural Science and Research Sciences of Canada (NSERC) and Parks Canada. Dr. Cameron was awarded an NSERC Discovery…

Development of new micro-credential programs, announced

Development of new micro-credential programs, announced

Posted on: Nov 15, 2022

King’s is thick in the development of new bite-sized programs after the Government of Alberta announced increased funding for micro-credential programming four weeks ago. A grant of $200,000 will be…

Harmony in community

Harmony in community

Posted on: Oct 26, 2022

A choir is a community of voices tuned to harmony. What better community than King’s to offer a home to displaced choristers? When Concordia closed its community-based music programs last year, Dr.…

Leading by example

Leading by example

Posted on: Jul 14, 2022

Camp is a summertime staple and at King’s, athletes spend a few of their summer days helping young people hone their skills at Eagles Youth Camps in badminton, basketball, and volleyball. Lauryn Draker,…

Sharing this land as neighbours

Sharing this land as neighbours

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022

Each year, King’s Indigenous Initiatives Circle (IIC) supports the university’s commitment to justice, reconciliation, truth-telling, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.…

Badminton student Narayan Ramdhani headed to Commonwealth Games

Badminton student Narayan Ramdhani headed to Commonwealth Games

Posted on: Jun 21, 2022

King’s business student and Eagles athlete Narayan Ramdhani is headed to the Commonwealth Games this July and August in Birmingham, UK. The badminton player, (ranked 288 in the world in men’s singles,…

Ukrainian music expert Dr. Melanie Turgeon named full professor at King’s

Ukrainian music expert Dr. Melanie Turgeon named full professor at King’s

Posted on: Jun 14, 2022

With twenty years of research, teaching, and scholarship at The King’s University, not to mention national and international recognition for her work as a highly sought after Ukrainian music expert,…

Reparations with Indigenous neighbours aim of new reciprocity fund at King’s

Reparations with Indigenous neighbours aim of new reciprocity fund at King’s

Posted on: Jun 13, 2022

Moving beyond mere words and land acknowledgements to more tangible action toward healing and reparations with our Indigenous neighbours is the impetus behind a new fund being held by The King’s University.…

Solutions to gender-based violence found in Indigenous knowledge and values

Solutions to gender-based violence found in Indigenous knowledge and values

Posted on: Jun 06, 2022

Healing comes through an authentic expression of oneself and their relationship to traditions and community. That’s the approach the Indigenous-led Creating Hope Society of Alberta and Dr. David Long,…

Eagles gain cross country & indoor track team for 2022/23 season

Eagles gain cross country & indoor track team for 2022/23 season

Posted on: May 27, 2022

It’s official—King’s has a new athletics team! The cross country running/indoor track team joins the ACAC for the 2022/23 season after operating as a running club under coach Ralph Troschke (VP…

Dr. Caroline Lieffers awarded King’s Early Achievement in Teaching Excellence

Dr. Caroline Lieffers awarded King’s Early Achievement in Teaching Excellence

Posted on: May 24, 2022

Her empathy, ability to include all voices in the room, hybrid teaching model of lecture and discussion, and innovative history courses are only a few of the reasons why Dr. Caroline Lieffers, assistant…

Women's basketball gives back off the court

Women's basketball gives back off the court

Posted on: May 19, 2022

When games were cancelled due to COVID-19, the team showed the community what love looks like. Being part of a team is more than just wearing the same uniform. Last year, when university sports were cancelled…

First on-campus graduation hosted in style by King's

First on-campus graduation hosted in style by King's

Posted on: May 11, 2022

Pivoting from the ways things were done in past years meant that King’s held its first ever in-house graduation on April 30. With a goal of giving graduates a meaningful last day on campus surrounded…

The pressure is real: King's alumnus Reuben Bestman shares what life as an O.R. nurse is like

The pressure is real: King's alumnus Reuben Bestman shares what life as an O.R. nurse is like

Posted on: May 10, 2022

Working in health care is never easy—especially these days. Hospital resources have been squeezed to the limits and waitlists are ever growing. When Reuben Bestman, B.Sc. ’06, arrives at his job as…

Summer youth camps give Eagles a chance to serve their community

Summer youth camps give Eagles a chance to serve their community

Posted on: May 04, 2022

Camp is a summertime staple and at King’s, athletes spend a few of their summer days helping young people hone their skills at badminton, basketball, and volleyball. Lauryn Draker, a second-year libero…

A deep breath, a deeper understanding

A deep breath, a deeper understanding

Posted on: Apr 25, 2022

Writing and academics didn’t always come easily to Len Fehr, King’s writing success coordinator. As an undergraduate student at a large public university, Fehr struggled to keep up in his studies.…

A new way to think about sacrifice and justice

A new way to think about sacrifice and justice

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022

s what we think about biblical sacrifice and justice all wrong? Theology professor Dr. Andrew Rillera thinks that for many Christians, the answer is largely a yes. Rillera has a new book coming out with…

Discipleship and Resistance group wrestles with uncomfortable Christian topics

Discipleship and Resistance group wrestles with uncomfortable Christian topics

Posted on: Apr 13, 2022

What is money and how do you feel about it? What were you taught about it growing up and what does the Bible teach us about it? A rabbit trail of questions like these is a standard night for the Discipleship…

Being Christian scholars in dangerous times

Being Christian scholars in dangerous times

Posted on: Apr 08, 2022

Serviceable insight was a great way to summarize what loving one’s neighbour meant in scholarship and research when I started at King’s 32 years ago. Christian scholars generate and share serviceable…

Men’s futsal brings home a banner with silver medal in home-turf championship

Men’s futsal brings home a banner with silver medal in home-turf championship

Posted on: Mar 31, 2022

Hosting a championship and winning a banner is all in a weekend for King’s men’s futsal. The Eagles took home silver, placing second in the league of 12 schools, after a four-team round robin tournament…