Directed by five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley, the King's College Chapel Choir is one of the oldest organizations on campus. The Choir assists in the High Anglican Mass on Thursdays and other services throughout the year, sings Evensong every Wednesday evening, and sings Latin Masses by composers such as Palestrina and Mozart.
The King's Chorus was formed to meet the needs of a growing influx of singers. The Chorus is larger and more informal than the Chapel Choir. It is not a liturgical group, but is an arena for singers who wish to sing great choral works and gain some basic sight-reading skills, while enjoying excellent music-making. The Chorus rehearses once a week with the ultimate goal of a concert in Halifax's stunning All Saints Cathedral with orchestra at the end of term. The Chorus is open to all students and faculty. To join, one has to pass a very friendly audition, meet the director, and ensure that the rehearsal times are manageable. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The KCC was formed in 2008 to provide the many guitarists, pianists, saxophone players, bassists, flutists, singers and other musicians of all levels who are enrolled at King’s opportunities to share their talent. KCC offers events where musicians may interact with each other, and provides venues where they may perform. Among the activities KCC has sponsored are a rhythm workshop, weekly jamborees in the Wardroom, open mics and Bob Dylan Day.
The Contemporary Studies Society meets approximately every two weeks to organize lectures and social events for Contemporary Studies students and faculty, as well as to edit and publish Hinge: A Journal of Contemporary Studies.
The King's Amateur Athletic Association (A3 or just CUBE) runs intramural basketball and volleyball and other sports for all King's students during the fall and winter terms.
The Dance Collective aims to provide a non-competitive and creative environment for all students interested in dance and choreography. Professional or student-run workshops are held each week, introducing various styles of dance, including African, salsa, modern and belly dance—whatever follows the interest of the collective at the time and is available. The collective welcomes dancers of all skill levels and backgrounds.
The DSS is a University funded group that works to support student initiatives on campus. In addition to funding various projects, the society holds weekly events in the Wardroom, our dear campus pub. Events in the past have included cocktail parties, karaoke nights, trivia nights, skydiving expeditions and camping trips.
The objective of the Early Modern Studies Society is to foster the development of scholarly discussion and the growth of individual and communal understanding of issues pertaining to the Early Modern period. Every year. the society publishes Babel, a journal comprised of student papers relating to the Early Modern period, and organizes a lecture series. Membership is open to all King's and Dalhousie students.
The Union's External Vice-President chairs this committee, and any students interested in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and community activism are invited to participate.
The Haliburton Society, the literary society at King's, meets frequently to read and discuss relevant texts. Meetings run on themes; all attendees are welcome to read at the sessions, or just listen to others. The Society also organizes an annual essay contest and invites prominent Canadian authors to become members. The Haliburton Society was founded in 1884 and is the oldest literary society on a college campus in North America.
The HOST Society is made up of students taking King's College's newest programme. The group publishes Tooth and Claw, a journal of student-written essays. The society also organizes many fascinating lectures throughout the year.
The Inkwell Society is open to all King's students who have an interest in creative writing. The society meets once a week to discuss members' work, with the primary goal of helping each other develop creative writing skills through open discussion and exchange of ideas. The society also offers occasional lectures by accomplished writers, as well as workshops and presentations.
The JSS of King's works together with the Jewish Students' Association (JSA) of the Atlantic provinces to plan a range of events from monthly Friday night dinners to social happenings. Highlights include Jewish Sushi night and the Hanukkah party. In February of each year, there is a weekend ski trip. The JSS is also active in the community, organizing projects such as Holocaust Education Week.
The initiative of the KFC is to provide access to all the resources necessary for filmmaking. The group shares equipment and ideas at regular monthly meetings.
The KHSS is a student-run society aimed at encouraging the popularization of the History of Science and Technology Programme at both King's and Dalhousie. The KHSS consists mainly (but not exclusively) of students of the HOST Programme, and is one of Kings' most active academic societies. KHSS holds intriguing and pertinent monthly public lectures, organizes field trips to local sites of historical and scientific interest and publishes an annual journal.
This society takes students traveling all across Nova Scotia, where the society participates in outdoor activities ranging from hiking along the rugged shores of Cape Chignecto Provincial Park to winter camping and downhill skiing. Society members pride themselves on not only showing fellow Kingsfolk a good time in the woods, but also trying to teach members about sustainable living, green-thinking and the environmental ethics essential to conserving wilderness spaces for future generations.
PRIDE is the King's gay-straight alliance. The society holds free movie showings throughout the year, organizes the Mr. and Ms. King's Drag Pageant, and provides free safer sex supplies. PRIDE is open to all King's students: gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, intersexed, heteroflexible, homoflexible, queer, and questioning. Hope you'll come on out!
The Quintillian Society, founded in 1845, is the oldest surviving debating association in British North America.
The Record, founded in 1878, evolved from a magazine to its current place as the College Yearbook. It includes a summation of the year's activities and awards, and is always open to input from any student. The Record is published by the KSU.
Because not all King's students happen to be budding philosopher kings, the Science Society was started by King's Science students in 1999 so that the social, academic, financial and political needs of these rarities are looked after.
A biweekly peer-editing session for first-year students, these meetings provide an opportunity for first-years to have their Foundation Year Programme papers edited by upper-year students. Coffee and cookies keep the students alert as they work.
The KTS was founded in 1931 to further interest in theatre and drama at the College. Every year, the society puts on fall and winter mainstage productions. KTS puts on more than 15 plays each year, and organizes an annual fringe festival that focuses on student-writtern work. All actors, producers, writers, set/costume builders, stage managers and other people interested in theatre are welcome to participate.
The King's Volunteer Society cooks and serves at a soup kitchen three times a year. It also volunteers at an elementary school breakfast program, organizes clothing drives and other activities to benefit local charities.
The Watch is an autonomous student newspaper published once a month. The Watch covers news in and around King's, arts, sports and views. All students are encouraged to get involved through writing, taking photgraphs, copy editing or helping with production. Find out more at watchmagazine.ca.
KWAC is concerned with issues of equality and gender in academics, campus life and the community at large. The focus of the society is to provide an open, engaging and safe space for people of all genders to express their views about equality. KWAC organises discussions and hosts events to further the cause of promoting the empowerment of all people. All King's students are encouraged to become members of KWAC.
The Young Alexandra Society is a not-for-profit group which sets out to raise money and awareness for various women's causes and charities throughout the local area. The society has also established scholarships for King's students. All of the work done by YAS is in an effort to aid those in need around us and also to bring together the student body through charitable activites. This society also hosts the annual YAS Charity Ball.
Here are some other interesting clubs and societies that you will find at King's: