Our fundamental and overarching concerns are your health and safety, and that of our faculty and staff, and of the broader community of Halifax. Within that context, we are equally motivated by our determination to ensure your learning at King’s continues to be of the high and inspiring quality to which you have been accustomed and which you rightly expect. A further consideration of high importance is alignment of our plans with those of Dalhousie, especially in the faculties of arts and social science, and of science, so that you and your families have as much clarity as possible to make decisions (such as where you will live) in the coming year.
With these key considerations in mind, our academic programs have all agreed that they will be offering their courses online in September. This is–with some exceptions that will most likely not apply to King’s students–the same decision that has been made by Dalhousie. Based on evolving public health conditions, some in-person teaching may be delivered in the winter term in ways that comply with public health directives on physical distancing and the size of gatherings. But if this happens, it will happen in ways that will allow you to continue to take any course at King’s you want to take through distance (online) learning. In other words, if your preference is to continue your studies online throughout both semesters in the coming year, you will be able to do that at King’s.
On April 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced nearly $9 billion in support for post-secondary students and recent graduates in response to the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on student employment opportunities.
This spending is intended to provide financial support for students this summer, help you continue your studies in the fall, and give you necessary experience before starting their careers.
There are more details in the government’s official announcement including information about increased students grants, broader eligibility for student financial assistance, an enhanced Canada Student Loans program, and an extension on expiring federal graduate research scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships. Much of the funding does not have to be repaid so, even if you did not think you would be in a position to qualify for these benefits, it may be in your best interest to apply.
We have created additional COVID-19 bursary funding to supplement our normal bursary program and assist students with financial need who will be attending King’s in Fall 2020. Please fill out the bursary form [PDF] and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
We will continue to offer financial awards to current and future students.
Students have new grade options for the winter 2020 term. For details and up to date information, see the important information on Winter 2020 grading structure section of the Student Support Services course on Brightspace.
Due to our ongoing health and safety response to COVID-19, some of the mental health resources offered through Dalhousie and King’s may not be available. In-person services will not be available, and service hours of operation may differ.
The University of King’s College Library is closed due to COVID-19.
All due dates have been extended to September 30, 2020, Novanet-wide. This applies to all items borrowed from the University of King’s College Library and every other university and community college library in Nova Scotia, as well as Mount Allison University Library in New Brunswick.
Items may be returned to the book drop bin at the rear of the Library.
Online research assistance is available through LiveHelp.