Societies 2016-17

We’ve got a plethora of societies at King’s! This list will be updated as societies ratify. If you want more information on a certain society, send an email over to your Student Life VP, Brennan McCracken, at And now in alphabetic order, your 2016-17 Societies:

Arts Abstract

The Arts Abstract is a publication aimed at Arts students at King’s, with the agenda of broadening students’ knowledge of the Halifax arts and music scene. We strive to incorporate not only King’s events but those affiliated with other schools, organizations, galleries, and venues across the city.

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Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international volunteer organization that creates opportunities for students to build friendships with members of their community who are living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Contemporary Studies Society

A society representing and promoting the Contemporary Studies Programme, encouraging students to engage with their professors, ideas, and peers through both colloquia and social events.

Contact: cspsociety@gmail.comFacebook |

Dalhousie Dance Society

The Dalhousie Dance Society, or DalDance is a student run society that provides high quality, recreational dance practices for dancers of every skill level. DalDance practices are a revitalizing respite for university students from their often hectic and stressful lives. The society’s objectives are to provide quality dance choreography that is convenient, accessible, and inexpensive for Dalhousie University students, faculty, staff, University of King’s College students and Dalplex members, as well as to provide a meeting place for people with an interest in dance. You do not need any previous experience in dance to attend DalDance practices, only an interest in dance.

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Dalhousie/King’s Fashion Design Show Society

Vaudeville is the Dalhousie and King’s College student-run fashion designshow featuring original student-produced garments.It is more than your typical runway show; it is a showcase of fresh and innovative design thinking that aims to challenge ideas of fashion as being purely a commercial industry or as always adhering to conventional norms of beauty. The proceeds from Vaudeville help support a local charity initiative.

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Dalhousie/ King’s Swing Dance Society

The DalKing’s Swing is composed of community members and university students dedicated to keeping the traditional art of swing dancing alive, through lessons and social dances and events. No experience necessary! We aim to create a healthy learning and dancing environment in which all levels of dancers are comfortable.

Contact: dalswing@gmail.comFacebook | Twitter | Instagram |

Early Modern Studies Society

The Early Modern Studies Society is designed to foster and provide an academic and social environment for students interested in the Early Modern period. It also seeks to plan and put on for students of UKC and Dal, as well as the general public, social events, lecture series, and the Conference of the Early Modern. The EMSS will also publish the academic publication Babel at the end of the academic year (or the beginning).

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The Haliburton Society

The Haliburton Society, founded by the University of King’s College in 1884, is the oldest extant English campus literary society in the British Commonwealth. Since its inception, the Haliburton Society has welcomed literary enthusiasts to celebrate great works of poets and prose through readings and discussions lead by students, faculty members, and Canadian authors and poets invited by guests. The Society has become an integral part of King’s culture and community, and is a forum for thoughtful and inquiring minds to come together in appreciation of great literature of all kinds.

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History of Science and Technology Society

HOSTSOC is the student run academic society for the History of Science and Technology department. They host movie screenings, a student convention on the history of science, and publish an undergraduate journal every year.

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Journalism Society

Hang out, work on your skills, support journalism related campaigns, make friends. Do it all with the King’s Journalism Society 🙂

Contact: rachel_collier94@hotmail.comFacebook |

King’s Dance Collective

The King’s Dance Collective (KDC) aims to provide a non-competitive and creative outlet for students interested in all aspects of dance and choreography.

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King’s Day Students’ Society

The DSS’s purpose is to support day students (that is, students that live off campus) and help them integrate life on campus in the most engaging way possible, by helping them overcome every day problems and organizing events for them.

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King’s Entrepreneurship Society

When we look around the King’s campus, we see lots of ways that students are using the mindset of entrepreneurs: they are taking risks on new and unproven ventures, with the hope of creating something exciting that might change the world. Entrepreneurship is about taking charge of our future and looking for ways to turn our ideas in opportunities. In the broader world, this was the kind of thinking that launched Facebook, Kijiiji, eBay, and Uber. Young entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia have had enormous successes, such as East Coast Lifestyle, Springloaded, and Radian6. The King’s Entrepreneurs Society was ahead of the curve back in 1993/1994, and one fo the principals in that society, Kyle Shaw is now the highly successful publisher of The Coast. King’s teaches these kinds of skills in its New Ventures stream as part of the Master of Journalism Program, and in other parts of the humanities curriculum. In 1993/ 1994, the campus strongly supported the King’s Entrepreneurs Society. Now it’s time to bring that same enthusiasm for the King’s Entrepreneurship Society. The slightly different name now reflects its new mission: it’s not about us, it’s about you. The KES will help follow students realize their dreams of creating something new and exciting that can change the world.

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King’s Feminist Collective

The King’s Feminist Collective is a discussion-based group aiming to create a safe(r) space for feminist dialogue on campus. Anyone interested in respectful discussion (or rad event planning) is welcome!

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King’s Foreign Film Society

The King’s Foreign Film Society (KFFS) is dedicated to exposing you to the diversity of both classic and lesser-known foreign cinema. Screenings are biweekly Tuesday evenings and accompanied with cheese and bread. Contact for upcoming events and more information.

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King’s Horror Film Society

Join the King’s Horror Movie Society to make some great friends and watch some terrifying movie. The society will be watching horror movies in theatres and on campus, followed by a discussion about the movie’s merits. Come by for a scare!

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King’s Outdoor and Sustainability Society

We organise off-campus outdoor excursions and on-campus workshops and training sessions to promote sustainability.

Contact: sustoutdoors@gmail.comFacebook |

King’s P.R.I.D.E. Society

We are the People Recognizing Individual Diversity and Equality (or P.R.I.D.E.) Society and we aim to provide a positive and supportive environment for people of all sexualities and gender identities while fighting for LGBT+ equality through activism and advocacy.

Contact: ilovekingspride@gmail.comFacebookTwitter |

King’s Theatrical Society

The King’s Theatrical Society (KTS) is a student-run theatrical organization. Each year, based on what is pitched by students, the KTS put up commercial plays, musicals, original student written works and experimental pieces.

Contact: kingstheatricalsociety@gmail.comFacebook | Twitter | Instagram |

King’s Wordsmiths

Authors, artists, poets, wordsmiths. We are the King’s creative writing society, hosts of weekly writing and workshopping meetings and publishers of Kings’ creative writing journal, The Octopus. Bring us your verse, your prose… anything goes.

Contact: kingswordsmiths@gmail.comFacebook | Twitter |

Le Salon

We are an open, inclusive space for students of all french leels to come and practice their conveational french while eating lots of cheese.

Contact: hmedley222gmail.comFacebook |

Loaded Ladle

The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit, open cooperative of students and community members, dedicated to serving fresh, homemade, free, or low-cost meals on campus. We aim to challenge mainstream, corporate notions of food service. Free meals are at 1pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the academic school year. We also run programming throughout the year such as Radish Reads, a book club focussed on social justice, and Iron Ladle, a cooking competition held ever spring.

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The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is a student-levied society with the KSU and DSU. Our goals are to link research to action, and campus with community, using an anti-oppressive foundation to promote social and environmental justice. We are a resource centre for campus and community, using our resources to provide: education, awareness, funding, options for publishing student and community work, an alternative orientation week series and our Community-University research Exchange program. For more information or ways to get involved, email us at, or visit us at, or on facebook! We are also available in our office in the basement of the Dal SUB, room 24.

Contact: info@nspirg.caFacebook | TwitterWebsite |

Saint Andrews Mission Society

The Saint Andrews Mission Society (SAMS) seeks to connect students with the opportunity to serve the impoverished and marginalized in Halifax. This is accomplished both through group activities, and being the liason between individual students and local charity organizations.

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Society

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Society exists to support the student-led liturgical worship at the King’s College Chapel both practically and spiritually, and to educate the King’s community about he liturgy as practiced at the Chapel.

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Sicily: The King’s Journal of Theology

Sicily is a student publication of academic work in or related to theology and religious studies, which will publish its inaugural issue in March 2017.

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SNARC* (Students Advocating for Representative Curricula) is a King’s College Society that promotes the representation, study, and discussion of marginalized voices in curricula and academic spaces. *the ‘N’ is taken from ‘StudeNts’. It doesn’t stand for anything. Sorry.

Contact: snarcukings@gmail.comFacebook |


We’re a King’s and Dal debate society. Our debaters compete at tournaments across Canada, the Northeastern US, and internationally.

Contact: sodales@dal.caFacebook |

South House

The South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre is a feminist, sex-positive, trans-positive, inclusive resource centre and referral service. We exist for the education and empowerment of all genders who are marginalized and oppressed by this culture.

Contact: outreach@southhousehalifax.caFacebookTwitterWebsite |

Unconscious Collective Vocal Ensemble

The Unconscious Collective is a student-run a cappella society based at King’s. We explore a wide range of music using only our voices! We encourage experimentation, creativity and collaboration within the choir and workshops and open mics for the greater King’s community.

Contact: exec.unconsciouscollective@gmail.comFacebookTwitter | Soundcloud |

UKC Jugger

Come pay Jugger! Jugger is a fun, friendly sport, a nerdy Rugby or sporty LARP. All welcome.

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The purpose of the society is to facilitate and raise awareness for the initiatives and projects that WUSC headquarters has developed at the King’s campus. These programs are all focussed on decreasing inequality on a global level by bringing education opportunities to those who would not have been able to access them otherwise. WUSC aims to fundraise for such programmes and raise awareness for global issues on campus. The society primarily focusses on running the Student Refugee Program, where we sponsor a student from overseas to attend King’s.

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Zine Society

The objective of the Zine society is to provide a collaborative space for students to explore DIY publishing culture. Our aim is to appreciate, discuss and produce small publications, and to provide the materials necessary for students to explore zine making. The society will actualize this objective through workshops, discussions, and events.

Contact: mbkhamilton@yahoo.caFacebook