Recent COVID-19 Updates @ King's

We have made the following updates with respect to our operations:

At King’s, we have a working group of senior leaders on COVID-19. The group has been meeting daily, on this topic along with following the latest information from trusted sources. King's updates can be found here

The Middlesex London Health Unit continues to assess the COVID-19 situation in London. For full details of the situation in our city please visit https://www.healthunit.com/news/novel-coronavirus and specifically for the wider Western University community please visit https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/

As our country continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are also working together with the wider Western family to do all we can to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We make our decisions on how to operate campus and to finish the academic term with the best interests of our students, faculty and staff in mind. We are doing everything we can to stay on top of the situation via information from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

    King's is sanitizing all areas around the college, including classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices, and we are subsequently locking them down. Unless deemed necessary, please refrain from coming to campus on-site. The fewer people on campus, the easier it is to control sanitation. If you must return to campus, please notify security so any area you visit can be re-sanitized.

    We can all do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As always, please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, cough into your sleeve, avoid handshakes, avoid touching your face and stay home if you are sick.

    Above all else: Take care of yourself – take care of this place and take care of each other.

    Check back to this site for regular video messages from our Principal, Dr. David Malloy.

    Updates and Messages from the Principal

    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - Physical Changes to Campus
    Jul 2, 2020

    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - Physical Changes to Campus

    King's Principal, Dr. David Malloy, presents an update on King's response to COVID-19, focusing on Physical Plant's reshaping the physical appearance of campus to ensure the health and safety of the community.

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    MEM professor discusses the stock market rebound
    Jun 26, 2020

    MEM professor discusses the stock market rebound

    Jordan Kotick, part-time professor at King's School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics, joined Devon Peacock on AM 980 to discuss why stock markets are rebounding after suffering losses due to COVID-19.

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    Communications interns find positives from working remotely
    Jun 26, 2020

    Communications interns find positives from working remotely

    Interns for the Communications and Media Relations department have seen benefits and new opportunities while working in a virtual environment during this pandemic.

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    Thanatology professor discusses importance of celebrating grads
    Jun 24, 2020

    Thanatology professor discusses importance of celebrating grads

    In an article in the London Free Press, Dr. Carrie Arnold, Assistant Professor of Thanatology, discusses the importance of celebrating graduates who have missed out on traditional graduations due to COVID-19.

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    Thanatology lecturer discusses grief and changing funeral rules
    Jun 23, 2020

    Thanatology lecturer discusses grief and changing funeral rules

    In an article in the London Free Press, Dr. Sherry Smith, Lecturer of Thanatology, discusses how changing rules for funerals have shifted the way we grieve during COVID-19.

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    King's celebrates graduates in class of 2020
    Jun 17, 2020

    King's celebrates graduates in class of 2020

    King’s holds virtual “Celebration of Graduates” for the Class of 2020.

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    Thanatology professor speaks about COVID-19 graduations
    Jun 15, 2020

    Thanatology professor speaks about COVID-19 graduations

    Dr. Carrie Arnold, Assistant Professor of Thanatology, is quoted in "Diplomas Under duress," an article in the Winnipeg Free Press about how families and friends can support Grade 12 students who have missed out on graduations because of COVID-19.

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    Residence students use garden for personal growth
    Jun 9, 2020

    Residence students use garden for personal growth

    Victoria Goldsack has started a vegetable garden for those living on campus as therapy and personal growth during the COVID-10 pandemic.

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    Dr. Sherry Smith discusses grief in a time of pandemic
    Jun 8, 2020

    Dr. Sherry Smith discusses grief in a time of pandemic

    Dr. Sherry Smith, Lecturer of Thanatology at King's, discusses how people's ability to properly express grief has changed with the absence of meaningful rituals due to COVID-19 as part of an article on Toronto.com.

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    May 29, 2020

    King's Principal discusses return to campus

    King’s has come to the decision to continue to remain a largely virtual campus in the coming months.

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    New issue of King's Herald discusses College's response to COVID-19
    May 29, 2020

    New issue of King's Herald discusses College's response to COVID-19

    The spring 2020 issue of the King’s Herald has been released virtually, looking at how the King’s community has pulled together during the time of COVID-19.

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    Social Work students keep helping community with remote placements
    May 26, 2020

    Social Work students keep helping community with remote placements

    The London Free Press has published an article outlining how students from King's School of Social Work have continued to assist community partners by utilizing remote placements.

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    King's professor discusses Ontario's reopened markets
    May 25, 2020

    King's professor discusses Ontario's reopened markets

    Jordan Kotick, part-time professor at King's School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics, joined Devon Peacock on The Morning Show on AM 980 to discuss how Ontario's markets have fared in the first week since the reopening of the economy.

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    King's Residence changes to single rooms for September
    May 20, 2020

    King's Residence changes to single rooms for September

    King’s is implementing a number of measures to address pandemic-related safety concerns and ensure residents and their families have greater peace of mind.

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    Professor speaks on support for people with disabilities during COVD-19
    May 19, 2020

    Professor speaks on support for people with disabilities during COVD-19

    Dr. Jeff Preston, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies, spoke with Rebecca Zandbergen on CBC London Morning about how people with disabilities have been supported during this pandemic. 

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    Living with disability in the time of COVID
    May 15, 2020

    Living with disability in the time of COVID

    Drawing from his own experiences, Dr. Jeff Preston, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's, has written an article for the Centre of Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion about how COVID-19 is affecting those with disabilities. 

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    MSW students create tip sheets to help cope with COVID-19
    May 15, 2020

    MSW students create tip sheets to help cope with COVID-19

    A library of tip sheets on has been created for students for coping with COVID-19.

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    May 13, 2020

    Message from the Principal regarding fall classes

    King’s has decided to deliver courses, programs, and services for fall 2020 with a blended approach of online and in-person methods, with physical distancing.

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    History professor discusses conspiracy theories with Western News
    May 11, 2020

    History professor discusses conspiracy theories with Western News

    In an article with Western News, Dr. Alison Meek, Associate Professor of History, discusses what draws people to conspiracy theories in times of chaos and the danger of such theories during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    Disability Studies professor speaks to Trudeau government on COVID-19 response
    May 11, 2020

    Disability Studies professor speaks to Trudeau government on COVID-19 response

    Dr. Jeff Preston served as an expert witness before a government committee to discuss the response to COVID-19 for people with disabilities.

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