June 14, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal:

On June 1, the first day of Pride month in Canada, King’s University College raised the Progress Pride flag, which we hope you see as a symbol that King’s is a safe and affirming place for everyone.  

All flags at King’s, including the Progress Pride flag, have been at half-mast for the past two weeks in light of the tragedies that shook our community and our nation as a whole. We hope you can understand our decision to delay this celebration under such circumstances. Today, the Progress Pride flag proudly flies high above our campus, and we will continue to raise the Progress Pride flag during Pride events in June and July.

We wish to use the raising of the flag as a starting point for King’s as a community seeking to care for the entire human person while affirming the identities of all people. Ours strives to be a community that is learning, reassessing, and responding to our ever-developing collective knowledge as it relates to equity, diversity and inclusivity initiatives. Use of the Progress Pride flag further embeds our commitment to inclusiveness on our campus. 

We were unable to gather in person to mark this important occasion. Instead, a video to celebrate the raising of the Progress Pride flag was created.  

View the video here.

You can also view the video on the King’s social media channels (FacebookTwitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). We encourage you to share the video from our posts. 

The raising of the Progress Pride flag comes after the consultation of many across our campus and the King’s community. I would like to thank everyone, including students, staff, faculty, future students, alumni, members of the King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC), College Council and the Principal’s LGBTQ2S+ Advisory Group. 

Everyone involved has played their part to better ensure that all voices could be heard and their hard work has helped King’s move towards being a more welcoming and caring place. By raising the Progress Pride flag at King’s, we continue to work towards making sure we take care of each other.