Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

What you learn at King’s prepares you for life after you graduate.

Grounded in the conviction that experiential learning, work-integrated learning, and entrepreneurship are compatible with the humanities, the King’s Experiential Learning Program (KELP) will give students the opportunity to reflect on their own values, skills and aptitudes developed through their education in the humanities or journalism. This process helps students understand how their skills can benefit a range of fields and gain insight into the career path that is right for them.

This is about giving our students the opportunity to experience for themselves the value of their education.

How we think about Experiential learning


At King’s we have a special regard for the way education shapes personal development. Figuring out where your degree will take you isn’t always obvious, so our goal is to help students to understand their strengths and values and support you in finding places to contribute to the world, and ways to further develop your competencies. Listed below you’ll find a curated slate of programming such as workshops, networking events, a non-credit course, hackathons, etc., both for King’s students only as well as specially selected opportunities from Dalhousie and our partner Innovation Sandbox SparkZone.

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The Scotia Scholars Award in health and healthcare research deadline is coming up.

Applications are now closed.

King’s invites any eligible and interested undergraduate to apply. It is an opportunity for undergraduate students carry out original research.

The Scotia Scholars Award is distributed by Research Nova Scotia and funded by the Department of Health and Wellness. Find out more, meet two previous winners, and apply.

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Figuring out how to turn your liberal arts education into a career might be scary, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Join us for Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation
February 7 to March 21, 2023

Six short online modules + six group coaching sessions

Announcing a free non-credit course at King’s to help you understand the possibilities, dig deeper into your values and interests and frame your abilities for potential employers. Learn more and register.

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Books By Heart

Could books save lives?
A conversation between Dr. Daniel Brandes and Dr. Gabrielle Horne, MD

Welcome to the launch of the Books by Heart series with Dr. Gabrielle Horne, Cardiologist and King’s MFA alumna. Join Dr. Horne in conversation with co-investigator and philosopher Dr. Daniel Brandes as they explore the potential benefit that a literary solution could offer to a spiritual problem in acute patient care. The common prejudice that literary study is impractical and that the humanities do not bear on ‘real world problems’ will be directly challenged. Find out more.

Work-Integrated Learning

Applied In-Course Learning

Career Services

Field Experiences


Art of the Possible

Have Questions? Want to get involved? Get in touch:

Joanna Sheridan

Assistant to the Vice-President and Coordinator of Public Humanities and Experiential Learning, Vice-President's Office

joanna.sheridan@ukings.ca |