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Thanksgiving Mini-Interviews

Oct 05, 2018

Thanksgiving weekend is coming up! This is an exciting time of year, not only because we get a long weekend, but because it’s the perfect opportunity to take time to enjoy autumn, enjoy loved-ones, and be a little reflective on the many ways in which we are so blessed!

For today’s blog post, I asked a couple of staff members about their thanksgiving.

Dr. Mark Sandle is one of our History professors. He specializes in Russian/Soviet and Modern European History, and is also interested in how and why we study History. He won a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in the UK in 2007. He’s a great professor to learn from, and has a hilarious sense of humour.

  1. What is something that you are thankful for this year?
    I am thankful for my sister this year. My father lives alone in England and he has not been well for a few months. My sister lives in the same village and has been looking after him. It is hard for me because I am so far away, so I am very thankful that my sister lives close by and is able to take care of him.
  2. What is your favourite Thankgiving (or autumn) tradition?
    We always try and eat together as an (extended) family over thanksgiving, and as my kids get older and get married and start their own lives I am thankful that we can take time together to eat and laugh and remember and connect. I am also thankful for Thanksgiving because I love cooking and this gives me lots of opportunities to experiment!

Regina Dizon is our Coordinator of International Student Programs. She works closely with all of our international students, but especially our International Student Assistants, who help organize great events like Globe Aware Week.

  1. What is something that you are thankful for this year?
    I am thankful for the amazing diverse community we have here at King’s and the opportunity to learn from other cultures.
  2. What is your favourite Thankgiving (or autumn) tradition?
    I love that I am able to be slow over the long weekend – to have the time to drink a cup of tea and read in peace.

What are your answers to these questions? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily

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