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Congratulations to six faculty named Professor Emeritus.

Dr. David MacGregor is a world-renowned scholar and an outstanding teacher who has given 40 years of service at King’s.

He received the Canadian Sociology Association’s John Porter Award for outstanding scholarship in 1985. He won the 2005 King’s University College Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. MacGregor was the longest-serving Chair of the Department of Sociology during his tenure at King’s. He has authored several books on Hegel and Marx, as well as conducted numerous research projects on diverse topics such as state terrorism, automobiles, mandatory retirement, and the sociology of film.

Also in the category for 40 years of service is Dr. Alan Pomfret who joined the faculty at King’s in 1978.

Dr. Pomfret founded and coordinated the Childhood and Social Institutions Program and established student exchange programs at the Universities of Malmo in Sweden and Winchester in the UK.

He has been involved in numerous research projects centered on research design and the sociology of education, Chaired the Departments of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Programs, and Chaired the Faculty Association.

Regularly named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for Excellence in teaching, Dr. Eric Jarvis has been a King’s history professor for 40 years.

Dr. Jarvis was identified as one of the popular faculty in a 2016 survey of King’s alumni.  He has published various studies regarding Ontario’s history, workers’ compensation in Toronto during the 1860s, the issues of race, ethnicity and southern culture, political satire during the Vietnam War, and more.

Dr. Ted Osborne is celebrating 36 years of service at King’s. He contributed significantly to the development of King’s honors program in economics.

Known as a diligent, generous and hard-working instructor he has supervised and mentored hundreds of students, guiding them through honors theses and into graduate school.

Dr. Ken McKellar, a celebrated instructor in 19th and 20th century French Literature, joined the faculty at King’s in 1989.  He has been both a developer and a coordinator of the French program at King’s as well as a frequent external thesis examiner.

Dr. Raija Koski has been an accomplished author and an exceptional member of  faculty. She has published or edited works on French Canadian literature and conducted research on First Nations Women Writers in Quebec.

She has regularly appeared on the King’s Honor Roll for Excellence in Teaching and won the 2008 King’s University College Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Koski joined the French department at King’s in 1990.

King’s gratefully acknowledges the 213 combined years of service by this distinguished and dedicated group of professors.