Classes cancelled for Reset Days
September 16, 2021
A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:
I am writing to you tonight as this has been an exceptionally difficult week for the campus community. This week, we have heard and seen the direct and indirect trauma that so many in our community are experiencing due to sexual and gender-based violence as well as other acts of aggression and violence. We wish to offer our students a time to reset, and to acknowledge their distress.
As a step to facilitate healing, we are cancelling classes at King’s on Friday, September 17, 2021 and Monday, September 20, 2021. King’s administration, residence and food services remain open on these days. We are here to offer support and services to our community including counselling, reflection and study space; and events such as the Anova workshop on Sunday morning.
We fully support members of the campus community who wish to participate in tomorrow’s Walk-Out in support of survivors. At King’s, we believe survivors and we stand with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
Today, all employees at King’s received access to mandatory training on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence. We will continue to explore and implement more ways to make King’s a safer place to be and to become. These will include physical changes to campus to enhance safety and security, and operational changes and education.
Please use this time off from class in a way that will best help you to reset.