Upcoming Alumni Events

We can't wait to host you at one of our upcoming events for alumni and supporters! You give so much in support of the mission of King's and events are a great way to learn about what's new here, and how your donations of time, prayer, and finances are being put to good use.

Upcoming Events

October 2020

Public Lecture - Christian University Education in Times of Pandemic

November 02, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

There is a deep commitment to justice that runs through our veins as an institution and as a community of learners. If you have been following the public lecture series, justice is more than righting wrongs (which is important). It speaks to the very core of how we experience life together as a university community. So, how do we understand justice in a university context? How do we know we are on the right path, particularly in this time of pandemic and in our present context? Each university has its own culture and language. Much of which is implicit and needs to be examined from time to time. In this lecture, we will explore how justice is understood at King’s, and ways we are pursuing our vision to help build a more humane, just and sustainable world.

This public lecture is presented by Dr. Melanie Humphreys, President of The King’s University. In her eighth year as President, Dr. Humphreys is dedicated to cultivating a safe inclusive environment of mutual respect, where all may belong and flourish.

Public Lecture - Educating for Complexity, Change, Uncertainty, and Resilience: Lessons from a Pandemic

November 09, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Educators and students alike had to learn what emergency online learning was when the pandemic hit half-a-year and what seems like a lifetime ago.  Since then many educators have reflected on how to teach and learn online or in hybrid modes, but there has been much less deep reflection on what we teach and learn, especially in light of the massive disruptions caused by the pandemic.  Should we “get back to normal” as quickly as we can once a vaccine is widely implemented, or are there fundamental ways we should re-examine education to better equip students for resilience and thriving in the midst of uncertainty, fear, complexity and change?  This lecture will draw on and extend reflection on these questions in the domain of science education.

This public lecture is presented by Dr. Peter Mahaffy, who is a 3M National teaching fellow and Chemistry professor at King’s. He also directs the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science, which provides interactive learning resources to see and understand science.

Harvest Banquet

November 14, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for this community online event featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, alumni achievement awards, and a keynote address.

Public Lecture - Crisis Response and Competencies in a Troubled World

November 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Crises can be sudden, disrupt routines of systems, and make significant lasting impact on people’s lives and property, thereby creating high levels of uncertainty. A crisis is marked by chaos, time constraints, ambiguity, and remarkably unusual circumstances with limited or conflicting information. Managing any type of crisis is a delicate and sensitive issue as there are many unanticipated and unexpected circumstances, as we see in the COVID-19 pandemic. Given these pressures, the demands of a leader in a crisis can be unique and require a different set of abilities typically not used during day-to-day leadership. In this lecture, Dr. Glory Ovie will be exploring competencies needed to manage a crisis.  

Dr. Glory Ovie is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at The King’s University. Her research is currently looking at the intersection between teaching and learning, and mental health and well-being. Her research interests include diversity, inclusion, and crisis response and mental health of leaders in post-secondary institutions. She is an educator and a published researcher within her field of study.

Public Lecture - Why is Sex Such a Big (Moral) Deal?

November 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Issues of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) generate a disproportionate amount of controversy and emotional intensity relative to other issues of moral concern. How can people with differing views stay at the table and navigate conversations and decisions about SGD without dividing or disintegrating families and churches? In this talk, Dr. Heather Looy will suggest some psychological barriers to constructive dialogue among Christians, and some ways to overcome them.

Dr. Looy is a professor of psychology at The King’s University. Her research interests relate to two basic elements of human experience: sex and food.  Specifically, she studies the biopsychology of human sexuality and gender as well as attitudes toward insects as human food. These topics are linked by her interest in emotions (especially disgust) and moral judgment. She is also interested in the role of faith in people’s decisions about reproductive technology, and in broader questions of embodiment, the biologizing of human nature, human-nature relationships, and science-religion dialogue.

Public Lecture - A Canadian Culture Born on Foreign Shores

November 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Without reference to any other country, how would you define the culture of Canada? Some turn to mixtures such as multiculturalism, trans-culturalism, or inter-culturalism, but before long these turn into evasions when their proponents realize that they cannot invoke a fusion to describe combined elements that remain undefined. Others insist on defining Canadian culture by what it is not; only the invocation of foreign characteristics, generally presented in a derogatory manner, can lead to a proper recitation of what is ours.

It is the duty of all immigrants to change the countries in which they find themselves. By doing so, they can develop culture for the benefit of citizens who have not taken the time to consider the places in which they are born. Students from other countries will learn language, laws, and quotidian customs; almost all do so without giving it much thought. Meanwhile, most Canadian students continually deprive themselves of opportunities to learn languages, social practices, and methods of thinking and communicating that could vastly improve their lives. Dr. Marco Katz endeavours a style of teaching that helps immigrants create, and citizens accept, new ways of living.