February 4, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

A message from Dr. Gillian Balfour, Vice-Principal and Academic Dean:

Dear King’s Community,
While we are barely into February, and trying our best to embrace all of the beauty of an Ontario winter despite a stay-at-home order, all of us at King’s are ready to launch our summer course offerings.
Last summer, we saw an exceptionally high enrolment in our courses at King’s as students and faculty quickly pivoted to virtual learning as a way to continue their academic journey during the early months of the pandemic.
This year, our summer courses at King’s will again be delivered in the same virtual face-to-face method. This means that students can engage virtually in real-time with each other and our faculty via synchronous courses. As well, we will offer some courses that are asynchronous using recorded online lectures, giving students in other time zones the opportunity to continue their studies. 
Our full selection of courses is now posted for your consideration and planning. Registration opens on Tuesday February 16, 2021. If last summer’s popularity in course uptake is any indication, I encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. 
Many of you may be looking ahead to Fall 2021 as you plan your path at King’s. At this time we are hopeful we will be able to return to in-person classes. However, it is too early for us to predict how the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine and the arrival of new variants of the virus will affect our ability to return to campus. We will continue to communicate with you as soon as we have updates from public health and the province of Ontario on how we can operate. Rest assured, our campus is equipped with all the needed safety requirements to protect students, faculty and staff the best we can.
Currently, King's campus buildings remain unavailable for use, under the provincial stay-at-home order. We are watching the situation closely and will continue to keep you informed should our buildings begin to reopen. Residence remains operational.
At this time, I encourage all members of the King’s community to take a break during Reading Week (February 15-19). King’s offers a variety of resources for your mental health and well-being. We are trying our best to deliver the same resources and activities that King’s is known for to support your academic journey. Thank you for continuing your studies with us during these challenging times.