In return, we will applaud and nurture this energy and enthusiasm, offering you a supportive community where you will grow as an individual as you engage in an intensive, rewarding intellectual journey.
This journey—traversed at difference paces and along unique paths by each student—is one with a history. As a King's student, you will explore, question and challenge ideas and arguments, continuing a tradition of intellectual exchange that dates back to 1789. And as your peers and professors respond with more questions and challenges, you will engage in your own personal progression, gaining confidence, exercising your intellect and becoming a stronger and more independent writer and thinker.
Here, we value and nourish ideas. Discussions flow effortlessly, creatively and unexpectedly and connections are made in all rooms, corridors and spaces on campus. This is a school where an impromptu conversation can easily start with yesterday's lunch and veer suddenly toward Nietzsche or Locke, where a jam session in a common room can spark a thesis, and where what could have been a quick nod in the hallway turns into deep dialogue over the dining hall table.
From these interactions and shared experiences comes a supportive and engaged community that happens naturally, where academic pursuits are coupled and blended with a vibrant campus life that creates a truly satisfying educational experience.
Our reputation extends beyond this satisfaction. The University of King's College is known in and outside of Canada for its excellence in journalism and in liberal arts education, in particular in the interdisciplinary approach we pioneered with the Foundation Year Programme. Despite this big reputation, though, the College truly is an intimate, tightly-knit community. Those who share the campus with you will soon become familiar faces—both students and faculty alike—and you’ll quickly find yourself wrapped up in one of the innumerable student-driven initiatives, events and societies that give this campus its exhilarating pulse.
By coming to King’s, you will also pursue your academic interests through our partnership with neighbouring Dalhousie University—the region’s foremost teaching and research institution. Joint faculties of Arts & Social Sciences and Science allow you to seamlessly select from more than 2,500 classes and a wealth of program options. With this relationship, our intimate size and unique approach is strengthened by the profile and scope at Dalhousie, creating an unmatched undergraduate experience.
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