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The University of King's College - Halifax
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Tuition: $7,000  Students: 1,190
6350 Coburg Rd.
Halifax, NS      B3H 2A1

The University of King's College - Halifax

The University of King's College, the oldest grant university started in 1789 in Nova Scotia. It was patterned after the traditional English universities of Anglican, didactic and religious background. The group who established it was headed by Bishop Charles Inglis, the first bishop of Nova Scotia. ... continued below

About The University of King's College - Halifax

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The University of King's College only offers undergraduate programs to its students. It relies on Dalhousie University for some of its programs, as it is also near the Dalhousie Campus. Students who plan to live within the institute can live in the Residence, a community that not only finds convenience in living near the campus, but also helps students to improve their academic experience. This is true especially for new and incoming freshmen students who are enrolled in the Foundation Year Programme.

Student Services and Student Life

The University of King's offers student services which include: Academic Advising, Academic Help, Athletics and Recreation, Bookstore (Dalhousie), Bookstore (King's), Bursaries, Campus Tours, Campus Walkhome Service, Career Services Centre (Dalhousie), Chaplaincy, Clubs, Societies and Organizations, Computing Services (Dalhousie), Counselling and Psychological Services, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Exchange Programs, Food Services, Health Insurance, Health Services, Internet Access,Library, Library (Dalhousie), Personal Computer Purchase Centre (Dalhousie), Scholarships, Sexual Harassment Counselling, Tutoring Services, Volunteer Bureau, and Writing Centre.

The King's Students' Union is a hub information that aims to help give valuable knowledge to its students. Its services may range from providing valuable information about the Ward Room or the new Health and Dental Plan, or even schedules for sport and party events for the week. It also provides Orientation Weeks, Advocacy, Campus Map, Campus Safety, Women's Centre, Travel Cuts, International Student Identification Cards, Societies, Archives, Handbooks, and many more.

University life isn't just about books. King's has a great diversity of student clubs, societies, and organizations for students to enjoy. These include: Best Buddies (King's students pair up with community members with intellectual disabilities to establish friendships), Chapel Choir, Contemporary Studies Programme (CSP) Society, CUBE (The King's Amateur Athletic Association holds intramural volleyball, basketball, and other sports during the fall and winter terms), King's Environmental Group (KEG), Dance Collective, Day Students' Society (DSS) Group that works to support student initiatives on campus), Early Modern Studies Programme (EMSP) Society, Events Committee, External Affairs Committee, Haliburton Society (The literary society at King's, and is the oldest literary society in a North American university), History of Science and Technology (HOST) Society (The group publishes "Tooth and Claw", a journal of student written essays), Inkwell Society (King's students who are interested in creative writing), King's Film Collective (KFC), Quintillian Debating Society, Science Society, Theatrical Society (KTS), Volunteer Tutoring Society, Women's Action Committee (KWAC), and the Watch (Autonomous student newspaper published every month).

Academic Programs

The undergraduate programs and degrees of study at King's are: Theatre, Spanish, SOS, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Russian Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Music, Linguistics, Law and Society, Journalism, Italian, International Development Studies, History of Science & Technology, History, Health Studies, German, Gender & Women's Studies, French, Film Studies, European Studies, Environmental Studies, Environment, Sustainability, and Society, English, Engineering, Early Modern Studies, Creative Writing, Costume Studies, Contemporary Studies, Cognitive Science, Classics, Chinese (Mandarin) Studies, Canadian Studies, Business, and Arabic .

Famous Alumni

Amber MacArthur - Internet media personality; Charles Austin, Matthew Murphy and Drew Yamada of The Super Friendz - Influential Canadian rock band of the 1990s; David McGuffin - CBC Africa correspondent; Emily Horne (photographer) - Co-creator and photographer for the weekly comic strip A Softer World; Frederick Borden, Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence from 1896-1911; Jay Ferguson and Patrick Pentland of Sloan; Laura Penny - Author of Your Call Is Important To Us: The Truth About Bullshit;Liz Rigney - Host of CTV's Breakfast Television; Miriam Toews - winner, 2004 Governor General's Award for Fiction for her novel A Complicated Kindness; Nick Wright - Former Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia; Roland Ritchie - Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Halifax Information

The urban area of Halifax, with a population approaching 300,000, is located in the western end of the municipality, fronting on Halifax Harbour. The dense urban core is centred on the Halifax Peninsula and the area of Dartmouth inside of the Circumferential Highway. The suburban area stretches beyond Mainland Halifax to the west, Cole Harbour to the east, and Bedford, Lower Sackville and Windsor Junction areas to the north.

Halifax's climate is heavily influenced by its location on Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. The weather is usually milder or cooler than that of central Canada, with the temperature remaining between about -15C and 35C inland but the coast can be milder in the winter an d cooler in the summer with the maritime influence.

The urban area of Halifax Regional Municipality is a major cultural centre within the Atlantic provinces. The municipality's urban core also benefits from a large population of post-secondary students who strongly influence the local cultural scene. HRM has a number of art galleries, theatres and museums, as well as most of the region's national-quality sports and entertainment facilities. The municipality is home to many performance venues, namely the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the Neptune Theatre, and The Music Room. HRM also is the home to many of the regions major cultural attractions, such as Symphony Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Neptune Theatre.



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