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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…

King's students join the search for reusable rubber

King's students join the search for reusable rubber

Posted on: Nov 18, 2018

Around the world, one billion tires wear out each year. Many are recycled, but through a mechanical process that turns them into other products, such as playground surfaces. If rubber could be chemically…

Playing Jesus: King's faculty members and the Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Playing Jesus: King's faculty members and the Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Posted on: Nov 14, 2018

In the heart of the Alberta Badlands, amidst sweeping dunes and famous dinosaur digs, Canada’s largest outdoor stage hosts a production of the greatest story in history: the life, death, and resurrection of…

More than music: Birdsong and it's meaning

More than music: Birdsong and it's meaning

Posted on: Nov 04, 2018

Picture this: you’re walking through a quiet forest one warm summer evening – the air is sweet and fresh, a gentle breeze ruffles through your hair. You hear the sound of birds gently chirping somewhere…

Interactive periodic table featured as part of global IUPAC celebrations

Interactive periodic table featured as part of global IUPAC celebrations

Posted on: Sep 21, 2018

2019 is a big year in the world of chemistry. Not only is it the International Year of the Periodic Table, it’s also the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).…

Celebrating student research: summer research symposium

Celebrating student research: summer research symposium

Posted on: Sep 06, 2018

Research never stops at The King’s University. As a new semester starts, several students took time to share with their peers how they were able to use their King’s education in a practical way over…

King’s art and drama professor earns second prestigious Sterling Award

King’s art and drama professor earns second prestigious Sterling Award

Posted on: Jul 05, 2018

Daniel vanHeyst, professor of art and drama at The King’s University, was honoured with a Sterling Award June 25. The award was presented at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre where hundreds of Edmonton’s…

National chemistry conference showcases King’s legacy of excellence

National chemistry conference showcases King’s legacy of excellence

Posted on: Jun 08, 2018

Canada’s premier conference on chemistry, held in Edmonton last week, had a distinct King’s flavour.More than 15 King’s students, alumni, and faculty attended and presented their research at the…

Professor Gerda Kits wins King’s award for teaching excellence

Professor Gerda Kits wins King’s award for teaching excellence

Posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Long-lasting applause burst from faculty and staff as Dr. Gerda Kits threaded her way through tables to receive her award during King’s academic year-end luncheon.Kits, Assistant Professor of Economics,…

Religion - an essential discussion for Alberta classrooms

Religion - an essential discussion for Alberta classrooms

Posted on: Apr 13, 2018

Avoiding discussing religion in public school classrooms leaves students in the dark, religious scholars and education representatives said at a King’s-hosted conference on April 11.The conference—Teaching…

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta: Measuring what works

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta: Measuring what works

Posted on: Apr 09, 2018

What does research tell us about reducing the shame and stigma that often accompany eating disorders? That's the question psychology student Milena Miller tackled for her community partner, the Eating…

King’s researcher featured in international chemistry journal

King’s researcher featured in international chemistry journal

Posted on: Apr 05, 2018

Research by a chemistry professor at The King’s University was published March 29 in one of the prestigious science journals in the Nature family of academic journals.King’s Professor Dr. Peter Mahaffy…

Community Engaged Research: Dancing to the client's tune

Community Engaged Research: Dancing to the client's tune

Posted on: Apr 05, 2018

"It's quite a dance." That's how Laura Rogers, Coordinator of Community Engaged Research (CER) at King's, describes the art of turning a need expressed by a community agency into a purposeful research…

King’s awarded over $1 million toward research

King’s awarded over $1 million toward research

Posted on: Mar 27, 2018

The Government of Canada recently announced it is allocating a federally funded Tier 1 Research Chair to The King’s University. The investment brings an additional $1.4 million from the federal government…

King’s students swamp competition at geography conference

King’s students swamp competition at geography conference

Posted on: Mar 13, 2018

The King’s University Environmental Studies students won first place at a geography conference March 9 and 10, competing against 40 other presentations across Canada and the United States.The 2018 Western…

King’s professor awarded prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

King’s professor awarded prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Posted on: Feb 02, 2018

Dr. Arlette Zinck, Associate Professor of English Literature and Dean of Arts at The King’s University in Edmonton, was selected to receive the 3M National Teaching Fellowship for 2018. The 3M award,…

Challenging society’s ideas about success: King’s conference explores blessed living in a broken world

Challenging society’s ideas about success: King’s conference explores blessed living in a broken world

Posted on: Jan 17, 2018

What does it mean to live well in a world that is so obviously unwell? This is the focus of the upcoming Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Conference, Blessed Living in a Broken World, at The King’s University…

Discovering wildlife in the Beaver Hills

Discovering wildlife in the Beaver Hills

Posted on: Nov 24, 2017

The dozen in-progress research studies listed on Dr. Darcy Visscher’s office whiteboard reflect an ecologist’s delight in uncovering how we as humans shape the behaviour of the wolves, elk, coyotes,…

Teachers shaping teachers

Teachers shaping teachers

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

The King’s University Education program welcomed over 35 principals, teachers, and administrators to campus to connect with King’s second-year education students on Friday, September 29.The buzzing…

Tree-planting prof takes the lead in community engagement

Tree-planting prof takes the lead in community engagement

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

Who knew that a crooked pine tree growing in the cracks of Alberta’s foothills would prove to be the perfect metaphor for The King’s University? Dr. Vern Peters smiles and shakes his head when he…