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Building a more Sustainable World through Passion and Practical Skills

Building a more Sustainable World through Passion and Practical Skills

Posted on: Dec 12, 2019

Building a more sustainable world is part of the mission and vision of The King’s University. King’s students engage in deep conversations about sustainability and the environment in their classes…

The Day of Small Things: Art Exhibit by Laura Rosengren

The Day of Small Things: Art Exhibit by Laura Rosengren

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019

Canadian artist, Laura Rosengren's solo exhibition, The Day of Small Things, is being displayed in The King's University Atrium Gallery from November 28, 2019 to February 2020.  The Day of Small Things…

Interactive tool moves climate conversation beyond polarizing debate to accessible solutions

Interactive tool moves climate conversation beyond polarizing debate to accessible solutions

Posted on: Nov 04, 2019

The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science (KCVS) at The King’s University in Edmonton has released, for free global use, a peer-reviewed interactive simulation built to help citizens move from…

Summer Research Round-Up

Summer Research Round-Up

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019

While some students have been camping, working, or catching up on sleep since the semester ended, others continue to walk the halls of King’s. Each year a number of students remain on campus to conduct…

Summer Art Show Featured at King’s

Summer Art Show Featured at King’s

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019

Throughout the year various exhibits are featured at The King’s University. For the summer months Jim Visser’s oil paintings graced the walls of the Atrium gallery. The exhibit, New Landscapes, was…

King’s Choral Director Takes First Place Finish at National Competition

King’s Choral Director Takes First Place Finish at National Competition

Posted on: Jul 15, 2019

“We are so delighted with our win because these competitions are very highly regarded,” says Dr. Turgeon excitedly. Dr. Melanie Turgeon has been conducting The King’s University concert and chamber…

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…

King’s Professor Receives National Award in Chemical Education

King’s Professor Receives National Award in Chemical Education

Posted on: Jun 03, 2019

Dr. Peter Mahaffy has received the 2019 College Chemistry Canada (C3) Award in Chemical Education. The award is given annually to honour a person who has made substantial contributions to enhancing the…

Connecting As We Roll Through Time, Space, and Cultures

Connecting As We Roll Through Time, Space, and Cultures

Posted on: Jun 03, 2019

It’s May 5—Bevrijdingsdag, a day celebrating Holland’s 1945 liberation from Nazi German occupation, largely by the First Canadian Army. What better way to launch our Netherlands tour than here,…

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…

From the Human Condition to Environmental Governance: Christianity in its Contexts

From the Human Condition to Environmental Governance: Christianity in its Contexts

Posted on: May 29, 2019

On May 11, St. Joseph’s College held its second annual Christianity in its Contexts undergraduate conference. Students from five local post-secondary institutions, including The King’s University,…

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…

Behind the Paper: Systems Thinking for Education about the Molecular Basis of Sustainability

Behind the Paper: Systems Thinking for Education about the Molecular Basis of Sustainability

Posted on: May 16, 2019

The following is an inside look, from King’s professor of chemistry, Dr. Peter Mahaffy, at the ideas behind "Systems Thinking for Education about the Molecular Basis of Sustainability", an article published…

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…