Joel Vederas, B.A. Politics, History & Economics '20

Student Profile

I was born and raised in Edmonton. I knew I wanted to stay in Edmonton throughout university and had a number of options to carefully consider. What really appealed to me about King’s was the small class sizes. The thought of walking into an introductory class at another institution with 500 students really overwhelmed me.

"I’m so happy I made the decision to stay at a post-secondary institution where staff and faculty see me as a person, not just a number, and know me by name."

I initially came with the intention of transferring to a bigger institution after my first year or two but something about this place made me want to stay. I’m graduating this year and can honestly say that I’m so happy I made the decision to stay at a post-secondary institution where staff and faculty see me as a person, not just a number, and know me by name. 

My biggest piece of advice for students coming to King’s would be to talk to your professors as often as possible. I know it seems intimidating - especially at first - but that’s one of the joys of King’s. You have unique opportunities, your professors want to help you, get to know you, and they genuinely want to see you succeed – both in classes and following your time at King’s. 

King's PHE student, Joel Vederas

Program at King's

Politics, History & Economics

Graduation Year

2020

Career Aspirations

Global Affairs Canada or policy analyst with Department of National Defence