Groups & Societies

Something for everyone

University life isn’t just about books. King’s has a diverse selection of clubs, societies and organizations for you to join and enjoy.

Groups & Societies

The Arts Abstract

www.theartsabstract.ca/

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.
Contact us: theartsabstract@gmail.com


Best Buddies: University of King’s College Chapter

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.
Contact us: kingsbuddies@gmail.com


CKDU 88.1FM

www.ckdu.ca

Halifax’s only campus-community radio station, CKDU has been serving the community since 1985.
Contact us: gianna@ckdu.ca


Contemporary Studies Society

Represents the Contemporary Studies Programme, encouraging students to engage with their professors, ideas, and peers through both colloquia and social events.
Contact us: cspsociety@gmail.com


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.
Contact us: daldance@dal.ca


Dalhousie / King’s Vaudeville Fashion Design Show Society

Vaudeville is the Dalhousie and King’s College student-run fashion design show 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.
Contact us: vaudevillefashion@gmail.com


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 us: dalswing@gmail.com


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.
Contact us: daystudentssociety@gmail.com


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).
Contact us: emss.kings@gmail.com


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.
Contact us: haliburtonsociety@gmail.com


History of Science and Technology Society (HSTCsoc)

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.
Contact us: hstcsoc@gmail.com


Journalism Society

Hang out, work on your skills, support journalism related campaigns, make friends. Do it all with the King’s Journalism Society .
Contact us: rachel_collier94@hotmail.com


King’s Chorus

www.kingschorus.com/

A welcoming community of veteran and beginner choristers who meet weekly to rehearse in preparation for a concert each semester.
Contact us: kingschorus@gmail.com


King’s Christian Fellowship

Helping students deepen their understanding of the teachings of Jesus and their relationship to them. Inclusive and welcoming to students from all backgrounds.
Contact us: ivcf.kings@gmail.com


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.
Contact us: dancecollective@gmail.com


King’s Doctor Who Society

Provides a space for those with a passion for British sci-fi television.
Contact us: kingsdoctorwho@gmail.com


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 of 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.
Contact us: guillaume.lapointe.gagner@gmail.com


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!
Contact us: kingsfeministcollective@gmail.com


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 kingsffs@gmail.com for upcoming events and more information.
Contact us: kingsffs@gmail.com


King’s Hockey Society

Connects fans and players, on and off the ice for casual ball hockey, grudge matches versus rival residences, or stimulating chats in the Wardroom.
Contact us: hockeyukc@gmail.com


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!
Contact us: kn969777@dal.ca


King’s Image Photography Society

Combining creativity and love of photography. All skill levels and styles are welcome.
Contact us: kingsimagephoto@gmail.com


King’s Jewish Connection

A fun, safe space for anyone interested in learning about and celebrating Jewish culture.
Contact us: kingsjewcrew@gmail.com


King’s Outdoor and Sustainability Society

We organize off-campus outdoor excursions and on-campus workshops and training sessions to promote sustainability.
Contact us: sustoutdoors@gmail.com


King’s Mind

An organization for all King’s and Dalhousie students who are interested in the science or philosophy of the mind.
Contact us: mind.kings@gmail.com


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 us: ilovekingspride@gmail.com


King’s Squash Club

Provides access to coaching and an extra level of competition for those interested. Open to all skill levels.
Contact us: ukcsquash@gmail.com


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 us: kingstheatricalsociety@gmail.com


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 us: kingswordsmiths@gmail.com


Le Salon

We are an open, inclusive space for students of all french levels to come and practice their conversational french while eating lots of cheese.
Contact us: hmedley222@gmail.com


Loaded Ladle

www.loadedladle.com

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.
Contact us: info@loadedladle.com


The Michael Cera Society

Promotes the cause of Michael Cera on campus and in our heads and minds.
Contact us: jackmol9576@gmail.com


NSPIRG

www.nspirg.ca

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 info@nspirg.ca, or visit us at nspirg.ca, or on facebook! We are also available in our office in the basement of the Dal SUB, room 24.
Contact us: info@nspirg.ca


Platypus Affiliated Society

www.platypus1917.org/halifax

Group aimed at political junkies. Fosters growth of critical discourse engaged with leftist politics.

Contact us: halifax@platypus1917.org


The Philistine

Publication celebrating the creative talent of the King’s community.

Contact us: philistine.editors@gmail.com


Saint Andrew’s Mission Society (SAMS)

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 liaison between individual students and local charity organizations.
Contact us: sarahjanevb@gmail.com


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.
Contact us: alan.rempel@gmail.com


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.
Contact us: kingstheologyjournal@gmail.com


SNARC

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 us: snarcukings@gmail.com


Sodales

We’re a King’s and Dal debate society. Our debaters compete at tournaments across Canada, the Northeastern US, and internationally.
Contact us: sodales@dal.ca


The South House

www.southhousehalifax.ca

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 us: outreach@southhousehalifax.ca


 Tabletop Gaming Society

Features weekly events and games. Like us on Facebook.
Contact us: kingstgs@gmail.com


UKC Jugger

Come pay Jugger! Jugger is a fun, friendly sport, a nerdy Rugby or sporty LARP. All welcome.
Contact us: noahjkay@gmail.com


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 us: exec.unconsciouscollective@gmail.com


Young Alexandra Society (YAS)

A historically women-run, non-profit charity organization that hosts fundraisers for local HRM-based charities.
Contact us: youngalexandrasociety@gmail.com


The Watch

www.watchmagazine.ca

The Watch is the only news publication on campus that is funded, written, and produced by students. For almost 30 years the magazine has been keeping the student body up to date on events both on and off campus, and covering the major stories regarding students and faculty here at King’s.
Contact us: watcheditors@gmail.com


World University Service of Canada: King’s Chapter

www.wusc.ca/en/region/nova-scotia

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.
Contact us: wusc@ukings.ns.ca


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 us: mbkhamilton@yahoo.ca

Want to start your own society? Get in touch.

Brennan McCracken

President of the Student Union , Board of Governors, King's Students' Union

president@ksu.ca | 902 429-3399

By appointment only

“King’s has so many opportunities for extracurricular activities in which to get involved. And the more I got involved and the more work and experience I got the more I wanted and the more I figured out what I wanted to do afterwards.”

Davis Carr
Davis Carr

Communications Assistant, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Arts & Humanities, 2012