King's University College at Western University
Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world class university. King’s students enjoy “The Best of Both Worlds” - small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences of being part of a comprehensive university.
King’s University College is recognized, both nationally and internationally, for its excellent academic programs, generous scholarships and comprehensive student services. Offering degree programs in the arts, social sciences, management and social work [both BSW (honors) and MSW], King’s is home to approximately 3500 full and part time students from across Canada as well as 35 other countries.
The college is a leader in its commitment to internationalization and its encouragement of all students to become intercultural learners. Through exchange experiences, students are able to learn about their position in the global community and dynamics between the developed and developing world. Global and intercultural awareness has become an increasingly valuable skill needed for future leaders. King’s has international partnerships with over 50 universities in 25 countries, offering students an opportunity to go on exchange for a semester or an academic year.
Overall, the college strives to enhance the student experience by offering student based awards, creating leadership opportunities, and providing a robust clubs and events system so students can be integrated into their school community. All events, activities, and facilities are accessible to King’s students using their Western ONEcard. King’s students can play on any of the Western Mustangs varsity teams, and are eligible for Western’s Athletic Academic Awards.
King’s Players is a full-scale student run theatre production company at King’s University College. It conducts two major stage productions, weekly improv meetings, and several other minor productions and events thought the year. Some of the events and shows produced by the club include a Fall play, a Winter musical, Improv Survivor, a scavenger hunt, two 24 Hour Theatre events, among others. King’s Players is a dedicated group of individuals who strive to build a welcoming club in which members, both old and new, feel comfortable to join in and experience the creativity and fun that it has to offer.
King’s University College is located in the city of London, Ontario, the 11th largest city in Canada and home to approximately 495,000 people (LEDC website). The campus is situated in park-like surroundings along the Thames River in scenic Old North London, King’s is one block from the main campus of Western University and is a short distance from downtown. It is conveniently located in Southwestern Ontario: a two-hour drive from either Toronto or Detroit, Michigan.
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