Our vibrant community of students come from our hometown of Halifax and province of Nova Scotia, across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. They study the liberal arts, journalism, science, music and more in all sorts of interesting individual combinations. King’s students are also passionate about interests that extend well beyond their academics, including sports, theatre, music, activism, community engagement and over 34 student clubs and societies. Revisit this page over time to discover new stories about our amazing students.
King's is taking Molly Lash-Burrows's curiosity to a whole new level. Sitting at home in the tiny island village of Sointula, B.C., Molly Lash-Burrows had a plan when she began applying for universities. "I wanted to kind of explore Canada," she said. "So, I specifically only applied to schools on the East Coast, and…Read More
Classics and Contemporary Studies student Sarah Griffin followed her older brother from Ottawa to the Maritimes because King’s seemed familiar to her. Once she arrived on campus, however, she knew she was in for something different. “When I came to King’s I realized that it really is a very interdependent community,” she said. Griffin is reflecting on how she came to King’s as she prepares to graduate at Encaenia this spring. “I was really taken by the kind of culture of learning and being open to texts, people and being receptive.Read More
After putting her journalism degree on pause to work in the industry, this year’s valedictorian wants fellow graduates to know life’s path doesn’t always take us where we think we’re going – and that’s not a bad thing.Read More
As he took off his coat and sat down in the Wardroom, King’s student Cédric Blais let out something between a laugh and a sigh when asked how busy he is. Blais is a double honours student studying both History of Science and Technology and International Development. He is also doing a minor in Contemporary Studies and pursuing a Certificate in Indigenous Studies. He wasn’t concerned about exams or final papers, but instead he was in the middle of preparing for what he calls “a really fun summer of ‘conference-hopping.’”Read More
Snow fell into third-year King’s student Stuart Harden’s life much later than most Canadians. He was 11 years old when his family moved to Calgary from the United Arab Emirates. The young boy immediately adapted from the desert to the Rocky Mountains. "I knew I wanted to do something on snow," said Harden, "because of…Read More
In 2016, King’s student Capt. Leah Woolley needed to take a break from her studies—to go serve in Afghanistan. The military reservist was assigned to work as an intelligence officer in an operation to protect the Canadian Embassy in Kabul. “It was pretty normal to hear explosions just around the city,” Woolley said. She was…Read More
Sophia Josenhans chose to study at the University of King's College because it allowed her to keep two things she loved in her life: volleyball and the ocean. Hailing from Lunenburg, N.S., Josenhans grew up on the water and became an avid sailor. Studying sustainability and oceanography and earning a spot on the Blue Devils'…Read More
In so many ways, Leith Johnson is an example of someone who has overcome adversity. At a glance, Johnson's story shows her returning to school in mid-life by enrolling in King's Foundation Year Program (FYP) last year, and then starting the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program this year. When you dig deeper…Read More
When 21-year-old King's student Ata Zargarpour read Descartes over the winter break last year while a Foundation Year Program (FYP) student, he knew he was in for a challenge. "It was actually insane," says Zargarpour, laughing. "I think I read it three times, and retained, like, 16 per cent. But I was reading it alone. When I came and encountered it with other people...