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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…

Jessica Hartum: 2019 Mahan Fellow

Jessica Hartum: 2019 Mahan Fellow

Posted on: May 08, 2019

This year’s recipient of the Au Sable Institute's David C. Mahan Fellowship is Jessica Hartum of The King’s University. The Mahan Fellowship, started in 2017, celebrates the work and legacy of Dr.…

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…

King's alumna inspiring others to reduce their environmental footprint

King's alumna inspiring others to reduce their environmental footprint

Posted on: Oct 09, 2018

Elise Renchko is a recent alumna of The King’s University Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Biology. While at King’s, she was encouraged to examine her impact on the environment…

Solar field and roof replacement project, completed

Solar field and roof replacement project, completed

Posted on: Aug 24, 2018

The King’s University is excited to announce the completion of its solar field and roof replacement project. The project was jointly funded by The King’s University and the Government of Canada. The…

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…

150 LEDs in gym make big energy impact

150 LEDs in gym make big energy impact

Posted on: Sep 13, 2017

New LED high-output tubes are being installed for our gymnasium high bay fixtures. LED technology is progressing, and prices are coming down. The new T5 HO tubes are only 28 watts each compared to the…

What's new at King's?

What's new at King's?

Posted on: Sep 06, 2017

Are you curious about new faces around campus and what's changed over the summer? Take a look at what's new this year at King's! Campus upgrades Green Wall You may have noticed our walls are a little…

Farming with faith

Farming with faith

Posted on: Aug 29, 2017

Academic research, protecting biodiversity, and a chance to travel to Africa proved the perfect blend of unmissable opportunities for two King’s students this summer.Kendra Hutchison and Erin Greidanus,…

Efficient lighting systems reduce campus power consumption   

Efficient lighting systems reduce campus power consumption  

Posted on: Apr 28, 2017

A lot of energy is required to light a university campus. With studies, research, and life in residence often continuing on into the late hours of the night, the lights are always on at The King’s University…

King's KCVS students create climate learning materials for CLEAN

King's KCVS students create climate learning materials for CLEAN

Posted on: Apr 12, 2017

Students working with the King's Centre for Visualization of Science (KCVS) have created educational materials related to climate change, and in February, a comprehensive set of interactive materials…

King's set to compete in

King's set to compete in "One Hour, No Power" campus challenge

Posted on: Mar 03, 2017

The King's University invites you to join us in showing your campus pride! Help our campus take back the win for this contest after losing by the smallest amount of margins last year! What: One Hour,…

Good progress made on LED retrofit initiative

Good progress made on LED retrofit initiative

Posted on: Jan 06, 2017

As part of The King's University’s continued commitment to sustainability, maintenance staff retrofitted a number of classrooms with 15 watt LED smart tubes prior to the Christmas break. The effort…

Campus master plan: roadmap to a thriving future

Campus master plan: roadmap to a thriving future

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016

The math is simple when the health of a university is measured by enrolment. A steadily growing student body paves the way to a solid future. But it’s not that simple, of course, neither to continue…

Funding the dream through financial sustainability

Funding the dream through financial sustainability

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

Imagining the future of King’s as it continues steady growth is exciting, but dreams need a sound financial footing to become reality. As staff and faculty review the potential of the Campus Master…

Effectiveness of Blackhawk powerhouse units better than anticipated

Effectiveness of Blackhawk powerhouse units better than anticipated

Posted on: Dec 06, 2016

In April 2014, two Black Hawk power conditioners were hooked up to the main power feed of the university with an intent to reduce power cost and consumption. The overall reduction of electrical costs…

Sustainability: One day at a time

Posted on: Nov 27, 2016

Each and every day, King's Facilities Department works hard to ensure that the environmental impact of the intuition remains as minimal as possible.  Here are a couple things you may not have known we've…

Even Small Steps Lead to a Brighter Future

Posted on: Nov 27, 2016

The King’s University continues to retrofit exterior lighting with LED fixtures. A sample of the work done this summer is replacement of 17 metal halide 150 watt wall packs with Phillips 36.5 watt LED…

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed on Campus

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed on Campus

Posted on: Nov 26, 2016

We're pleased to announce the installation of an electric vehicle charging station on The King's University campus thanks to the fundraising efforts of our students. The new charging station is free…

Fancy new AC chiller unit to increase sustainability of Tower Residence

Fancy new AC chiller unit to increase sustainability of Tower Residence

Posted on: Nov 25, 2016

In the spring of 2016, The Kings University replaced old inefficient tower residence air conditioning chillers. When the old unit started up in the past, lights in parts of the campus would flicker. Parts…