Recent COVID-19 Updates @ King's

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.

    COVID-19 News and Information

    Dr. Ellis: Shaming young people during COVID-19 won't work
    Sep 28, 2020

    Dr. Ellis: Shaming young people during COVID-19 won't work

    In an article on nowtoronto.com. Dr. Wendy Ellis, Associate Professor of Psychology, discusses her research into the habits of Ontario teens and says shaming is not an effective way to communicate with young people.

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    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - Campus Ministry
    Sep 22, 2020

    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - Campus Ministry

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, discusses how King's Campus Ministry has continued to work on maintaining a connection with the King's community, moving their services, where possible, online and continuing with virtual gatherings, including the Veritas Series.

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    Adhering to public health guidelines: a message from King's Principal
    Sep 17, 2020

    Adhering to public health guidelines: a message from King's Principal

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, has a message to the King's community about the importance of adhering to the health and safety guidelines of the Middlesex-London Health Unit and the province.

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    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - ITS
    Sep 15, 2020

    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - ITS

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, discusses how KIng's Information Technology Services department has worked hard, collaborating with faculty and other departments, to ensure a smooth transition to a largely virtual campus and then to a blended mode of teaching for the fall semester.

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    Studying and holding events safely on campus
    Sep 15, 2020

    Studying and holding events safely on campus

    Study spaces and two event rooms will be made available on campus with guidelines in place to ensure a safe and healthy King’s community.

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    King's student brings comfort coping kits to the community
    Sep 3, 2020

    King's student brings comfort coping kits to the community

    Fourth-year student Kristin Legault takes her lived experience with the mental health system and creates comfort coping kits to help those struggling with mental health in the community.

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    King's Players seeks volunteers as the show must go on
    Aug 31, 2020

    King's Players seeks volunteers as the show must go on

    King’s Players looking for volunteers for the production team as they continue to operate despite the pandemic.

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    Economic freedom hastens pandemic recovery
    Aug 18, 2020

    Economic freedom hastens pandemic recovery

    An article in Forbes magazine discusses a new paper co-written by Dr. Vincent Geloso, Assistant Professor of Economics, that uses examples from the 1918 Global Pandemic to argue that embracing economic freedom will help alleviate the effects of the COVID pandemic.

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    Engage with the King's community from around the world
    Aug 17, 2020

    Engage with the King's community from around the world

    The Virtual Student Life Centre will offer many of the features of the physical Student Life Centre.

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    Criminology's Silva: College football and COVID-19 are imperiling athletes
    Aug 5, 2020

    Criminology's Silva: College football and COVID-19 are imperiling athletes

    Dr. Derek Silva, Assistant Professor of Criminology, has co-written an article in The Guardian discussing how college football players are speaking out against playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    King's History professor speaks on COVID conspiracy theories.
    Aug 5, 2020

    King's History professor speaks on COVID conspiracy theories.

    In an article by the Canadian Press (reprinted by the CBC among others), Alison Meek, Associate Professor of History at King's, compared COVID-19 conspiracy theories to recent anti-vaccine and 1980s/90s AIDS theories.

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    CityStudio announces registration open for year two projects
    Jul 9, 2020

    CityStudio announces registration open for year two projects

    King's students can now register for CityStudio courses enabling them to work together on solutions to London's most pressing issues, including economic development, housing, equity, civic engagement, health, waste, water, climate change - and now COVID-19 recovery. 

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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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