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Practising Transcendence: Living truthfully in an axial age

Practising Transcendence: Living truthfully in an axial age

Posted on: Jul 08, 2019

We are living in a pivotal point in history. For the first time, human activity is the dominant influence on Earth’s environment and ecosystems. It’s being called the Anthropocene Age, and the…

Climbing Through CLAC

Climbing Through CLAC

Posted on: Jul 04, 2019

Steel toe boots? Check. Safety vest? Check. Hard hat? Check. Finally, a four month break from classes and homework. Time to work and make money! How often does a summer job shape the rest of your life?…

Inspired to Connect

Inspired to Connect

Posted on: Jun 20, 2019

A classroom isn’t only a place of curriculum learning. It’s a place of discovery, exploration, and growth. For Kyla Dykema’s students, it’s also a place of safety and connection. “I deal with…

Truth and Faithfulness in a Post-Truth Age

Truth and Faithfulness in a Post-Truth Age

Posted on: Jun 10, 2019

As a philosopher, I have thought a lot about truth. As a citizen, I am disheartened that truth seems far too often to be a casualty of partisan, and frequently ignoble, interests. As a Christian, I trust…

Hope and Light

Hope and Light

Posted on: Jun 06, 2019

Overnight, I lost everything I had.” It was only three years ago, and the weight of it is still fresh in her voice. Sarah Choi’s road to becoming creator and executive director of Lights Dance Festival…

Rooted in Generosity

Rooted in Generosity

Posted on: May 30, 2019

My earliest memory of Colin Wiebe dates back to April 1985, when he and two friends from then-fledgling King’s College walked into the Royal Alexandra Hospital with a gift for our newborn son. We still…

Networking to Norway

Networking to Norway

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Now boarding those passengers seated in zone B. David McCune joins the line with a scarf wrapped around his neck, hot tea in hand. When your voice is your livelihood you will go to any length to protect…

Weaving a Tapestry of Learning: Introducing King's Common Curriculum

Weaving a Tapestry of Learning: Introducing King's Common Curriculum

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Anyone who has worked at a loom knows the miracle of turning disparate threads into a tapestry that adds beauty, warmth, and meaning to life. As King’s President Dr. Melanie Humphreys puts it, “A…

The Delegate from King's Has the Floor

The Delegate from King's Has the Floor

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Ten Politics-History-Economics (PHE) students from King’s filed into Kule Theatre at MacEwan University on March 2 to take part in the 2019 Model United Nations (UN) Conference. Students from across…

What is Truth? A Literary Reflection

What is Truth? A Literary Reflection

Posted on: May 13, 2019

Flee from the crowd and dwell with truth Let what you have suffice, though it be small, For hoarding leads to hate and ambitious climbing to uncertainty, The crowd has envy, and wealth blinds completely…

Graduate to Ganache Master

Graduate to Ganache Master

Posted on: May 09, 2019

Imagine this. You’re driving West, just about as far West as you can travel in Canada by car. It’s been a long drive; the single lane highway twists and turns in every possible direction, the corners…

An Exciting Season of Building at King's

An Exciting Season of Building at King's

Posted on: May 06, 2019

Construction for King’s Academic Enrichment Centre (AEC) begins this spring! At 2,800 sq ft, the project will re-purpose space on either side of the existing library and include a new writing centre,…

Greetings from Alumni Relations

Greetings from Alumni Relations

Posted on: May 02, 2019

When I saw the job posting for Alumni Relations Manager, I clicked on it. At the top of the page the heading read: “Help us build a top Christian university.” I was challenged by this phrase and it…

Two-Faced: Self-Portrait of a Chemist

Two-Faced: Self-Portrait of a Chemist

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019

I was inspired to paint a different kind of self-portrait during my study of organic chemistry at King’s. One of the compounds we discuss in class is the drug thalidomide. One form of this drug alleviates…

Thriving Athletes, Championship Teams: Building a Top Canadian Volleyball Program

Thriving Athletes, Championship Teams: Building a Top Canadian Volleyball Program

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019

Gabriel (Gabe) deGroot waits at the corner of Aberdeen and Earl Street on a snowy February morning before finding a gap in traffic and darting across to the gym. It reminds him of old times, walkingthrough…

United by the Army, Inspired by King’s

United by the Army, Inspired by King’s

Posted on: Apr 23, 2019

On May 14, 2018 seven officers in the Canadian Forces Reserves attended a lengthy officer course at the Mewata Armories in Calgary, AB. One of the prerequisites for the course was a handwritten biography…

Retired Professors Reflect on Truth in Teaching

Retired Professors Reflect on Truth in Teaching

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019

By Janet Vlieg-Paquette As the corridors at King’s filled with students after Labour Day, Dr. Brian Martin and Dr. Henry Schuurman were comfortably settled in their respective homes, idly thinking ahead…

Kinesiology programs prepare students for health sciences

Kinesiology programs prepare students for health sciences

Posted on: Apr 05, 2019

New courses at The King's University are opening pathways into kinesiology related studies. Kinesiology, which is the study of human movement applied to living a healthy lifestyle, is an area of increasing…

A Smashing Season

A Smashing Season

Posted on: Apr 05, 2019

Going undefeated for the first two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) badminton tournaments this season, Narayan Ramdhani dominated his competition. He easily secured a spot at the provincial…

Grace Scott Honoured as 2018-19 CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Grace Scott Honoured as 2018-19 CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Posted on: Apr 02, 2019

Grace Scott, Head Coach of The King’s University Eagles women’s volleyball team, has been selected by her coaching peers as the 2018-19 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball…