The University of King’s College has been voted #2 in CBC Radio 3’s competition for Canada’s best music campus. The results were announced 12 September 2013.
Many great Canadian bands and performers earned their musical chops as King’s students, playing in the Wardroom—Ben Caplan, Sloan, The Darcys, Rich Aucoin, Al Tuck, and Superfriendz, to name just a few.
CBC Radio 3 announced the competition and kicked off three days of voting on 9 September. Wilfrid Laurier University, with a student population of 15,000 students, was declared the overall winner, with King’s—student population 1,200—taking second spot, and the University of Guelph in third place.
President George Cooper says, “We are proud of the vibrant and varied musical life that infuses every corner of King’s, from all of these well-known bands and solo performers who got their early start in the Wardroom and our King’s College Chapel Choir, to the impromptu jam sessions that take place in residence rooms. And we are delighted that our students and alumni have shown so much pride in King’s by voting for us in this competition.”