October 28, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Two King’s students will lead a workshop on civic engagement in Vancouver this fall. Kayley Macgregor, a third year student at King’s and Kayla LeBlanc, currently in her final year, have been invited to the Campus to City conference hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. It’s a conference that is led by students from across Canada, to have a conversation on the role that colleges and universities have in city building. The one-day conference will be held in Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby. The pair will be co-leading a session to discuss civic building titled, “Beyond the Campus – Collaborations”.

According to Macgregor, King’s is a great example to demonstrate true partnership between the University and the city of London. This conference is not only an opportunity to highlight what we have to offer here in London, but also to learn from other universities and how they make meaningful connections in their communities.

Macgregor is completing her Honors Specialization in Social Justice and Peace Studies. She was involved in the King’s community as a KAMP mentor to help ease the transition of first year students into university life, and as a King’s tour guide for future students. She is also engaged in the wider London community, where she works as the Council Director for the London Youth Advisory Council, an organization composed of 15 elected councillors between the ages of 15-25 who represent the 14 wards of London, and a 15th councillor who represents Western.

LeBlanc has nearly completed an Honors Specialization in Political Science with a major in Social Justice and Peace Studies. Last year, she worked as a TA and as a peer tutor at The Write Place in the Student Life Centre. She was a member of the student organizing committee for the recent King’s Federal Debate (October 2015) and she was instrumental with the King’s Mayoral Debate. She organized and ran the one-day King's Voter Registration booth before the General Election, and with the help of volunteers, registered over 75 students to vote.

Both have impressive resumes and will represent King’s well in Vancouver.