King’s Anime and Manga Palooza
King’s Anime and Manga Palooza (KAMP) is for anime and manga aficionados of all kinds! Activities range from weekly meetings to watch anime in a residence common room, to special screenings, and taking trips to conventions! If you prefer your fiction to come from the land of the rising sun, KAMP is for you!
King’s Best Buddies
The King’s College chapter of Best Buddies is a volunteer organization that puts students in touch with members of the community with specific, special needs. We’re always out and about having fun!
King’s Concert Collective
The King’s Concert Collective (KCC) is dedicated to encouraging and cultivating the vast musical talents at the University of King’s College. Through weekly Jamborees, organizing open mic nights, promoting concerts of local artists, and arranging workshops, the KCC is striking all the right notes.
Contemporary Studies Programme Society
Contemporary issues, contemporary tissues. Colloquiums, lectures, journals and a party, all in coordination with the Contemporary Studies Programme. Who needs more?
King’s Cribbage Society
The King’s Cribbage Society meets every Friday in the Wardroom during Early Happy Hour to play that most gentlemanly of sports! Don’t know how to play? Instructors are there to help you pick up this easy-to-get game.
The Dance Collective
The Dance Collective exists to provide dancers from all levels of experience with workshops, access to rehearsal space, and the opportunity to participate in performances. The Dance Collective is an important part of the King’s experience, and it allows students the opportunity to learn new dance forms and is an outlet for artistic expression.
Early Modern Studies Society
“To know one’s history is to know oneself”. - John Henrik Clarke. The Early Modern Studies Society (EMSS) aims to make practical the academic teachings of the Early Modern Studies Department at King’s, encouraging relationships between students, staff, and the community. Individuals are prompted to explore avenues of discussing early modern themes in a modern way and of making relevant this important historical period out of which the foundations of contemporary society emerged. Look forward to socials, lectures, film screenings, promotion events and an annual scholarly journal!
Dal/King’s Filmmakers’ Collective
The Dalhousie-King’s Filmmakers’ Collective is a society meant to bring together those who wish to take part in filmmaking at all levels. This collective will attempt to produce at least 2 films per academic year, done on 8mm, 16mm or digital format, accessing equipment through AFCOOP and CFAT. This is a great opportunity for anyone hoping to take part in independent film, whether in front or behind of the camera.
Foundation Film Society
The Foundation Film Society is a fun and easygoing society for all movie lovers on campus. We show movies which connect to the subject matter that is being discussed that week in FYP, often featuring tutors giving a brief lecture beforehand. It’s a break from your reading, and excuse to eat popcorn, a FREE movie. What more could you want?
The Haliburton Society
The Haliburton, established in 1884, is North America’s longest-standing collegial literary society. While the focus of the Haliburton might shift slightly every year, the commitment to promoting interest in Atlantic Canadian, Canadian, and literature in general continues to guide the society. Through regular meetings and discussions, literary reviews, participation in literary programs, visits from prominent Canadian literary figures, and more, this society aims to expose the student body of King’s College to the local and regional literary communities to the best of its abilities. Look for posters and TWAK announcements and come join us at our next meeting.
History of Science and Technology Society
The History of Science and Technology (HOST) Society was founded in 2003 and is aimed at popularizing the history of science and technology as a discipline across the campus of the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University. We host lectures each term on aspects of the history of science that complement its interdisciplinary nature. We publish an annual undergraduate journal, Tooth and Claw, which brings forward interesting and relevant ideas on the history of science and technology. Our goal is to make known and available the overreaching grasp that the history of has upon all facets of human and natural history, and how this power propels us forward.
King’s Improv Commonwealth Association Society and Syndicate (KICASS)
KICASS exists solely to be awesome. We do comedy shows and teach people how to release their awesome power. Whether you’re a great wit, a physical comedian, a clever writer, or just love to watch some funny ha-ha, this society is for you. If you prefer funny weird, we have plenty of that too. With shows every Wednesday and regular meetings to learn improv, there’s plenty of ways to get involved. Improv.email@example.com
The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project is dedicated to creating a writing initiative that will unite generations through the process of meeting, interviewing and eventually penning a personal memoir of residents in retirement homes. It aims to validate and affirm non-monumental historical narratives. The publication will be bound and given to both the participants and the writers.
King’s New Gaming Society
The King’s New Gaming Society (KNGS) is open to anyone interested in tabletop gaming, mostly focusing on Dungeons and Dragons. New players with little or no experiences are always welcome. Snacks included!
King’s Organization for Zealots
Feel motivated to solve a problem with a long overdue solution? Take an effect with the King’s Organization for Zealots!
King’s Outdoors Society
Picnics! Camping trips! Outdoor excursions galore! The King’s Outdoors Society is committed to getting King’s students not only out of the quad, but entirely out of the relatively small urban enclave known as Halifax. Sign up for one of our events and escape civilization. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philistine wants your creativity. If you’ve written poetry or short stories, drawn sketches or taken photographs, or even scrawled song lyrics on a napkin, we want you to submit your creative work to the new King’s creative publication—The Philistine. We will publish the best of your submissions once every two months and distribute the magazine throughout the King’s campus. Don’t pass up this opportunity—email your stuff to email@example.com.
King’s Rowing Team
Row, row, row your boat—the King’s Rowing Society is all about making accessible the sometimes-distant aquatic world. While they are divided into men’s and women’s competitive teams, all are welcome to try out in September. And victory can be yours—in the fall of 2009, they also earned the titles of men’s doubles champions at the rowing club.
King’s Running Society
Curious about running but afraid of the distances? Or perhaps you run sporadically but never kept up the habit? Or maybe you just feel really guilty about eating that entire cheesecake? Regardless of your level or experience, come check out the King’s Running Society! Beginners run in small groups for 15-20 minutes, while advanced runners will conquer Mt. Pleasant Park and other routes ranging from five to 12 K.
King’s/Dalhousie Swing Dance Society
The King’s/Dal Swing Dance Society is a fun, social environment where anyone can learn to dance, improve dancing skills, and meet new people. We provide weekly classes and plenty of special events including workshops with professional dancers and live music social dances. Absolutely no experience, partner, coordination or rhythm is required. More information can be found at www.dalswing.tk.
Science Appreciation Society
Would you like to eat pizza and watch Planet Earth? Have you ever wanted to take a trip to an observatory or learn about sharks? Does hiking, star-gazing and glow-in-the-dark fundraisers sound interesting to you? If so, you should think about joining the Science Appreciation Society, where we bring the fun in science to students of all departments, humanities or sciences!
Halifax SchoolARTS Project
The Halifax Schoolarts Project exists to engage students from The University of King's college in the broader community, specifically through the delivery of arts programming to children and youth. The society exists in response to the declining role of arts in the public education system, and in response to the lack of community spaces in which young adults and youth interact. Schoolarts designs and delivers arts programming based on the following principles—i. To engage and motivate youth to express themselves through the arts; ii. To empower youth to realize their individual talents and potential;
iii. To promote an understanding of ways of taking leadership in one's community
In particular, the society brings together students from King's to create programming that will be delivered in local schools. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information or would like to become involved!
We don’t eat squash, we play squash…sometimes. If you enjoy pointlessly chasing a small ball around a tiny room, or if you just want to look cool walking around campus with a racquet, then this society is for you.
King’s Theatrical Society
King’s Theatrical Society is the largest per capita student theatre society in North America. We are an inclusive society bringing theatricality in all its forms to the King’s campus and to the wider King’s community. Why? ‘Cause plays are fun!
St. Thomas Aquinas Society
The St. Thomas Aquinas Society serves to promote a deeper understanding of, appreciation for, and witness to, the Catholic spiritual life as expressed in the Anglican tradition.
King’s Visual Arts Society
The King’s Visual Arts Society was established to support and facilitate the fine arts skills amongst the King’s community. They are responsible for maintaining and operating the dark room in the basement, where they run workshops teaching the development of photographs. They also hold workshops for photography, painting and sketching, and will be working towards putting on art shows and displaying works around campus.
Wardroom Entertainment Society
The Wardroom Entertainment Society exists to organize and facilitate other societies’ events in the Wardroom, our campus bar. It also seeks to improve student life on campus by hosting events such as wing nights and charity fundraising events, like their annual cake auction.
WUSC King’s (World University Service of Canada)
The WUSC King’s society serves as a facilitator of the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP), which brings a student refugee to study at King’s every two years. After successfully passing a $10 student levy that goes towards the SRP in 2009, WUSC King’s concentrates on fundraising, as well as raising awareness on campus and around the community.
King’s Yoga Society
King’s Yoga Society—free yoga sessions open to all King’s students!
Young Alexandra Society
YAS is one of the King’s Students’ Union’s marquee and most popular societies. All girls who attend the University of King’s College are automatically members of YAS, but students of all genders are invited to and do participate in this society, which holds charity events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for various issues, like the Halifax Sexual Health Clinic, Adsum House women’s shelter, and for female students in Africa who can’t afford to attend school because their families have sent the firstborn son. They also hold the YAS Ball in January, which is the major King’s event of the year.
The King’s Zine has been in glorious grayscale since 2002, and continues to offer an alternative student publication to the students of King’s – and we ain’t lyin’. The Zine will go to print at least 5 times this year and attempts to cover the full range of life at King’s, from the trivial to the political. Anyone can write for us!