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

    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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    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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    CSI professor hosts COVID-19 graduate student roundtable
    May 11, 2020

    CSI professor hosts COVID-19 graduate student roundtable

    Dr. Pat Ryan, Associate Professor of Childhood and Social Institutions, hosted a talk about managing your academic goals and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Society for the History of Children and Youth. 

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    Social Work students employ 'can-do' attitude during placements
    May 8, 2020

    Social Work students employ 'can-do' attitude during placements

    King’s School of Social Work continues to support community partners using a remote placement learning plan.

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    Minister of Veterans Affairs applauds King's students' research
    May 7, 2020

    Minister of Veterans Affairs applauds King's students' research

    King’s History students turned to Twitter to tell the often-emotional stories of those whose lives were affected by the World Wars.

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    Giving Tuesday Now celebrates global day of giving
    May 5, 2020

    Giving Tuesday Now celebrates global day of giving

    King’s participates in global movement, made even more important by COVID-19, with a focus on our Student Emergency Fund.

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    LUNAFEST® to be held in virtual format
    May 5, 2020

    LUNAFEST® to be held in virtual format

    The annual festival, running May 9-10, 2020, is a program of seven short films championing women through stories by and about women.

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    Virtual history lecture to honour VE Day anniversary
    May 4, 2020

    Virtual history lecture to honour VE Day anniversary

    Dr. Graham Broad will host a virtual discussion of how Canadians at home experienced World War II and explores parallels with today’s global pandemic. 

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    May 1, 2020

    UPDATED - King's enters and embraces the new fiscal year

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, speaks to the King's community regarding the new fiscal year, including summer school courses, the search for a new Vice Principal and Academic Dean and the support for the Student Emergency Fund.

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    Virtual open house in May at King's
    May 1, 2020

    Virtual open house in May at King's

    Future students can attend Zoom meetings, experience a 360 tour of campus and more to learn more about the programs and services available at King’s.

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    KUCSC undergoing
    May 1, 2020

    KUCSC undergoing "virtual turnover" of duties

    King’s Students’ Council continue to support their peers while undergoing “virtual turnover” of duties between incoming and outgoing executives.

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    Jordan Kotick on oil prices dropping long before pandemic
    Apr 29, 2020

    Jordan Kotick on oil prices dropping long before pandemic

    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 oil prices began dropping long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Father Michael Béchard discusses church services and social distancing
    Apr 28, 2020

    Father Michael Béchard discusses church services and social distancing

    In an article with CTV News, Father Michael Béchard, Director of King's Campus Ministry and Pastor of Christ the King University Parish, discusses his views on Aylmer's Church of God holding a drive-in service.

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