Over the course of 2022, the King’s community, including our students, faculty and staff, all worked together to make this a vibrant campus, full of activities and accomplishments.  King’s welcomed new leaders, celebrated our community’s achievements and even sent our students across the world for the first time since the pandemic began. Please join us as we celebrate 2022 by highlighting some of the top news stories shared on our website.

We celebrated our students and alumni.

We honoured our student-athletes.

Experiential learning courses travel the world – first time since the pandemic began.

We applauded the work of our faculty.

Vibrant campus with programming, guests and upgrades.

King’s attracts impressive new leaders.

  • King's joined Brescia and Huron to hire Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator
    • King's, Brescia and Huron University Colleges welcomed Sean Hoogterp in a new role as Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator. As a status band member of Walpole Island First Nation, Bkejwanong Territory, Hoogterp is working across the three campuses. - March 2, 2022
  • Dr. Robert Ventresca appointed interim Academic Dean
    •  Dr. Robert Ventresca was appointed the interim Academic Dean effective May 1, 2022 for a two-year term. Dr. Ventresca started his post-secondary career right here at King’s as an undergraduate student in 1989. Since then he has achieved teaching and research excellence with numerous publications.- March 14, 2022
  • Dr. Yenson appointed Associate Academic Dean
    • Dr. Mark Yenson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, was appointed Associate Academic Dean, effective June 15, 2022. Dr, Yenson is a widely respected colleague who combines intellectual rigour with an inclusive and empathetic approach to leadership. - June 7, 2022
  • Welcome Father Peter Amszej
    • Father Peter Amszej joined the King’s Campus Ministry as our Priest/Chaplain in July and was installed during the Feast of Christ the King on November 20. - July 11, 2022
  • King's welcomed new HR Director
    • Karen Gingrich, CHRL, is our new Director of Human Resources after being the Associate Director of Human Resources at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2019.- August 30, 2022
  • King's welcomed new Director of Information Technology Services
    • Dominique Perreault is our new Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) bringing over twenty years of experience, most recently as the Manager of Information Security at Western since 2019. - October 20, 2022
  • King's added Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization to leadership team
    • King’s is pleased to welcome Jennifer Slay, ’99, back to King’s as our new Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID). - November 10, 2022

As we move towards 2023, we anticipate that there will be more accomplishments to celebrate and more events to be excited about. News stories (including those from external sources) and media releases can be found on our website. As always, if you have an interesting story to share with the King’s community reach out to the Communications and Media Relations department for consideration.