Sarah King got her B.Phil from Renaissance College in 2006. Sarah’s time at Renaissance College sparked a love of education as a means for social change. Since then, she has completed a B.Ed. at Brock University, and an M.Ed at York University. Her masters thesis examined how teaching about female Holocaust resisters through historical fiction can help prevent psychological bullying. During her Masters she worked for the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies in Toronto, writing curriculum that is used by the Centre in educational outreach.
She returned to RC as a contract instructor in 2010, and has taught Forum, Portfolio, and Community Problem Solving in the BPhil program, as well as the portfolio course in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program. She is also the program assistant with UNB’s Andrews Initiative, which provides educational opportunities for community members to engage with contemporary topics through courses, lectures, and discussions.
Sarah is currently completing her PhD at UNB, working on a project called “Have Not No More: Educating for Civic Engagement at Atlantic Canadian Universities”. Her dissertation uses appreciative inquiry to examine how universities in Atlantic Canada prepare their graduates to be engaged citizens in their communities. Through a series of case studies (including one at Renaissance College), her research seeks to explore best practices in citizenship education at post-secondary institutions.