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First-Year Interest Groups

Dive deeper into your first year experience.

Through our partnership with Dalhousie University, King’s students can register for First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), which are small study groups that put you in conversation with students from a variety of programs about a shared interest. Each group of around 15 students will meet weekly for a 50-minute session that’s part tutorial, part study group, and part social get-together. First Year Interest Groups are free to enrol in and adding one to your schedule can help you broaden your perspective on your courses of study.

Detailed registration information will be available in Late April. Students register for FIGS during first-year course registration in June.

Find out more about First-Year Interest Groups.

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Science FIGs

These First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are open to any new student in the Faculty of Science who is entering as a first-year undeclared BSc student. Depending on your course of study, some FIGS may be not be available to you, and some FIGs may conflict with a scheduled Foundation Year Programme lecture or tutorial. If you are a FYP student interested in FIGs, we encourage you to contact Kate Bray, Academic & Enrolment Services at kate.bray@ukings.ca.

  • Mental health & human behaviour ‡
  • Neuroscience: Studying the brain
  • Human Health ‡
  • The Ocean ‡
  • The natural world ‡
  • Communicating Science
  • Biotechnology and medicine
  • Patterns and puzzles ‡

Science FIGs

† Not available to Foundation Year Programme students due to schedule conflicts.
‡ May conflict with the Foundation Year Programme.

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Arts and Social Sciences FIGs*

These First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are open to any new student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who is entering as a first-year undeclared BA student. Depending on your course of study, some FIGS may be not be available to you, and some FIGs may conflict with a scheduled Foundation Year Programme lecture or tutorial. If you are a FYP student interested in FIGs, we encourage you to contactKate Bray, Academic & Enrolment Services at kate.bray@ukings.ca.

  • International Politics & Development
  • Literature & Performance †
  • History & Myth
  • Popular Culture
  • Human Behaviour †
  • Environment & Sustainability ‡
  • Law & Social Justice

Arts & Social Science FIGs

† Not available to Foundation Year Programme students due to schedule conflicts.
‡ May conflict with the Foundation Year Programme.

Questions about FIGs?

Kate Bray

(Acting) Assistant Registrar – Academic & Enrolment Services, Registrar's Office

kate.bray@ukings.ca | 902 422-1271 ext. 108