Spring 2017 Executive Elections

The Winter Elections are happening! The positions being elected are: President Student Life-Vice President Financial Vice President External Vice-PResident Communications Vice President Board of governors representatives (x 2) To run for one of these position you should print and fill out a Nominations Package and submit  to CRO Hannah MacDougall  or drop it off in the KSU […]

Consent Culture Updates

At the King’s Student Union we are committed to creating consent culture on campus. After years of student advocacy, the University has begun the process of creating a stand-alone sexual assault policy on campus, which will be completed by June 2017. We are committed to making sure students voices are heard every step of the way. […]

Campus Food Service Survey

We need your help to determine what students want and need from food service in Prince Hall! Please complete the following survey for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the King’s Co-op Bookstore! Complete the survey here!

Fall 2016 Councillor Elections

The King’s Students’ Union Fall Councillor Election for the positions of First Year Representative, Arts Representative, Science Representative, Journalism Representative, Residence Representative, and Member-at-Large is taking place on October 12th and 13th, 2016. All King’s students can vote on Wednesday October 12th and Thursday October 13th, 9am-7pm outside of Prince Hall in the King’s Arts and […]

Orientation Week 2016!

Welcome to the Orientation Week 2016 Information Page! Are you attending the University of King’s College, Halifax in the Fall? Are you looking for information about Orientation Week and how to sign up?  Wondering about paying tuition, moving into residence, or what your first couple weeks are going to look like?  You are in the […]

SCC Hiring

Now Hiring: Services and Campaigns Coordinator (SCC) FT King’s Students’ Union (Canadian Federation of Students, Local 11) Halifax, NS ***Application Deadline extended to May 11, 2016, 5pm EST*** The King’s Students’ Union (KSU) is an organization representing more than 1000 students on the University of King’s College campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The KSU is […]

Statement on the Watch levy

Dear members, This is a message to clarify some confusion regarding the relationship betwen the KSU and the Watch. As the result of past referendums, the KSU collects levies on behalf of a number of independent student organizations including the Watch (other such organizations include CKDU, WUSC, NSPIRG, and South House). Different organizations have different […]

College Task Force

In December 2014, the College Task Force that was struck earlier in the year began meeting to discuss solutions to the University’s financial problems. The student representatives on the CTF are Michaela Sam and Emily Rendell-Watson. The Task Force has been meeting regularly and distributing updates from these meetings to the College community. Read up! […]

HIRING: Grad Week Coordinators

The King’s Students’ Union is currently hiring the 2014/2015 Graduation Committee! Graduation Committee is composed of 3 members: a President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The three are responsible for organizing KSU Graduation Week during the week of Encaenia in May of 2015. Each coordinator reports to the KSU President and receives an honorarium of $250 at […]

Fall 2014 General Meeting

The KSU Fall General Meeting It’s GM time! This is your (first) chance (of many) to get involved in your Union! Have a say in how your money is spent, how you are represented to the University administration, and what direction your Union will take this year! As a King’s student you can speak to […]

Enrolment Plan Feedback

Enrolment Management Discussion Paper Enrolment Management Appendices Academic Plan Draft (February 27) [vfb id=2]

BREAKFAST FOR DINNER: Spring General Meeting

BREAKFAST FOR DINNER: The KSU Spring General Meeting It’s GM time! There’s so much fun stuff happening at this General Meeting I almost can’t even handle it myself. The meeting is Monday, March 31, at 7PM in Alumni Hall. We’ve got Committee Elections, Revised Bylaws, and the 2014-2015 Proposed Budget, plus a diner-worthy menu and […]

Hiring Season 2014!

It’s that time of year again folks – we are hiring our UHPs and electing search committees! Head on over here for more info!

The KSU’s 225 Party – Tickets on sale Monday!

Our beloved university is turning 225 years old in 2014 and the King’s Students’ Union is inviting you to help celebrate the milestone! On Saturday, March 1st 2014, the KSU is throwing the 225 Party, a huge bash for current King’s students, staff, faculty and alumni in the King’s Gymnasium. The party will be full of traditional games and […]

Spring 2014 Election Results with Referendum Appeal Ruling

UPDATED AS OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th 2014 Here are your election results for the KSU’s Spring 2014 Election. If you have any questions, please contact our CRO at cro@ksu.ca. KSU Spring Election Results President of the KSU Michaela Sam: 259 (78%) Thomas Goessaert: 59 (18%) R.O.N.: 11 (3%) Spoiled: 5 (1%)   External Vice President […]

KSU Union Dues Referendum – Nomination Forms & Info

KSU Referendum Nomination Forms  On Saturday, February 1st, KSU Council approved the following referendum question regarding union dues, which will be asked of students in the upcoming KSU Spring 2014 Elections on Wednesday, February 12th and Thursday, February 13th. “Be it resolved that the King’s Students’ Union membership dues be increased by $9.40 per semester. YES […]

225 Party

Our beloved university is turning 225 years old in 2014 and the King’s Students’ Union is inviting you to help celebrate the milestone! On Saturday, March 1st 2014, the KSU is throwing the 225 Party, a huge bash for current King’s students, faculty, staff and alumni in the King’s Gymnasium. The party will be full […]

KSU Spring Election – Candidates & Important Dates

The KSU Spring 2014 Elections are just around the corner. The nomination process has closed and the campaigning has commenced. Here are your candidates for the Spring elections! EXECUTIVE CANDIDATES  President – Thomas Goessaert, Michaela Sam External VP – Jonathan Bolduc, Katie Douglas Communications VP – Jacob Baker-Kretzmar Finance VP – Emily Rendell-Watson Student Life […]

KSU Election Nomination Packages now online!

KSU Spring 2014 Elections are here! Yippee! Here are the nomination package. Don’t forget to get them in before Friday at 11:59PM. KSU Elections Spring 2014 Nomination Package There’s a slew of very important date you need to know about if you are running. They are as follows. Nominations open: Monday January 27th Nominations close: Friday January […]

Live Blog: January 26th

Oh, you thought you could escape it? You trickster you. The KSU returns to the Boardroom this Sunday, January 26th at 10AM for another council meeting. 10:05: Called to order. Anika’s report! She’s sending her regrets today but sent in a report. She created a candid photo campaign about KSU services (she gives props to […]

Fill out the King’s Consultation Forms!

In the upcoming months, the King’s community will participate in various consultation projects. These consultations arise from the University’s strategic plan and the KSU has provided this form to help facilitate student response. We’re currently collecting general feedback about the King’s Academic Plan, the King’s Strategic Enrolment Plan, as well as feedback for the King’s […]

Spring 2014 Executive Elections

OMGEEEEEE. I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. KSU Elections are coming up very, very quickly. You should probably consider running. I’ve inserted a list of very, very important dates below this text. Please keep them in mind. Nominations open: Monday January 27th Nominations close: Friday January 31st All Candidates Meeting: Friday February 7th at 4PM […]

The KSU looks ahead to 2014

2014 is upon us and during the first week back at school, the KSU Executive sat down and brainstormed their goals, hopes, dreams and aspirations for the rest of the term. These were presented at council on Sunday, January 12th, which you can read about in the live blog. Below are the executive’s plans for […]

Society Midterm Report Forms now online

Hey there Society Friends. We love what you did in semester numero uno. Now we’d like to brainstorm and hear about your plans for semester number 2. The reports should be returned by January 31st, 2014 (that’s a Friday for those of you who think in days) via email to studentlifevp@ksu.ca or in hard copy to […]

Live Blog: Council January 12th

After a wonderful winter break (take a look at that alliteration!), the fine folks of the KSU will be back in The Boardroom for the first council meeting of 2014. The meeting will take place this coming Sunday, January 12th at 10AM. Take a look what’s on the agenda. Read the executive reports. 10:09: Call […]

Societies 2013-14 Portal Now Online

Look, I know the semester is half way through, but it’s never too late to join a society. Or it’s never too late to start a society for that matter. I am actually planning on getting one ratified immediately after executive changeover. But that’s besides the point. What you’ll find here is a listing of […]

Live Blog: Council November 30th

This is the end. One last council for 2013. Member at Large K-Gross will be live blogging from 16:00 AST onward. Here’s the agenda. 4:07: Meeting called to order! Alex wants to strike the motion to elect a representative to the Watch Board of Publishers, because he had been told that one of the KSU […]

Come de-stress at Kamp KSU on Sunday, December 1st

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE! Grab your jammies, bring your pillows and blankets and come de-stress with the KSU before the exam crunch begins. We’re hosting an afternoon full of camp-themed fun in The Wardroom on Sunday, December 1st from 4-8PM. The event with coincide with the day long College Christmas celebrations! Activities include […]

Live Blog: Council November 17th

10:06: Council is called to order! 10:09: First year rep Katie has been really involved in circulating the petition against library cuts, and she’s got a FYP bulletin board ready to go! 10:10: Emily to consult with journalism students leading up to academic committee meeting. She’s also hoping to get a bulletin board in the […]

Live Blog: Council November 3rd

Welcome back to the live blog! Call to order 10:03 am 1. Adoption of agenda 2. Approval of minutes from October 20, 2013 Oral and Written Reports (approximately 40 minutes) 3. Oral Reports of councillors 10:06: Anika was part of a “small but mighty and loud” march with the Students Unite group (a group of […]

Live Blog: Council October 20th

There will be council this Sunday, October 20th in the Boardroom and it will be glorious. It’s Council Number 3, we’re welcoming a whole crop of new councillors and Member at Large Karen Gross will be live blogging. It all goes down at 10AM in the Boardroom. To prep, why don’t you take a look […]

KSU Fall 2013 Councillor Election Results

KSU Fall Councillor 2013 Results Congrats to everyone involved for such a whirlwind elections season. Special thanks to the Elections Committee, CRO Oliver Burrows and Chair Jake Eidinger. Everyone please go have a rest now. We’ll see you at council on Sunday! First Year Representative: 174 Voters out of 437 (40%) Fred Hayward: 36 (21%) […]

Fall 2013 Councillor Elections

Election week at King’s is here again! In the words of the wise Anika Roberts-Stalbrand, YOVT (you only vote twice). For the second time in a row, it’s time to elect your KSU Councillors for the 2013-14 new year. Candidate platforms are listed below… please scroll down to read them! Voting is taking place Thursday, October […]

Ruling of the Chair re: Fall 2013 Councillor Elections

This is a ruling of the Chair made under Procedural Handbook §III.49, and resulting from the unofficial results of the KSU Fall Councillor Elections issued on October 10, 2013. On October 10, 2013, following the close of voting for the King’s Students’ Union Fall Councillor Elections, the Chief Returning Officer announced that the elections for […]

KSU Fall 2013 Election Results

KSU Fall Election Results First Year Representative: 134 Voters out of 366 Voters (36%) Katie Douglas: 54 (40%) Bryan Beard: 14 (10%) Kathryn Samson: 16 (12%) Fred Hayward: 35  (26%) Re-Open Nominations: 13 (10%) Spoiled: 2 (2%) Science Representative: 28 Voters out of 107 Voters (26%) Hannah Yaphe: 16 (57%) Nate Winsor: 10 (36%) Re-Open […]

Live Blog: Council September 29th

Hey folks! KSU Council Meeting #2 starts at 10AM in the Boardroom (2nd floor of the A&A) this Sunday, September 29th. This week, your Member At Large, Karen Gross, live blogs for the first time. 12:13: Council is adjourned. Just over two hours today. Awesome! 12:13: Anna thanks all the councillors who are approaching the […]

KSU’s “Songs of the GM” General Meeting tonight

Well folks, the day is finally here. The KSU “Songs of the GM” General Meeting & Candy Kebab Bar is tonight in the Red Room at 7PM. We’ll be talking budget. We’ll be talking committees. We’ll be talking special resolutions. And we have so much candy and so many prizes, it’s not funny. I actually […]

KSU’s Fall General Meeting this Thursday

Songs of the GM: The KSU Fall General Meeting & Candy Kebab Bar Thursday, September 26th // The KTS Red Room // 7PM The hottest event of the year returns to The Red Room for some good ‘ole democratic fun ft. a brand spanking new compilation disc box set (entitled “Songs of the GM“) and […]

Special Resolutions for the KSU’s Fall General Meeting

Those geniuses on the CRC (Constitutional Review Committee for those of your not in the know) have proposed some special resolutions for the upcoming Fall General Meeting on Thursday, September 26th in the Red Room at 7PM. The Special Resolutions were presented to council on Sunday, September 15th and will be presented by CVP Haydn […]

Live Blog: Council September 15th

TODAY’S AGENDA 10:06: Council is off to the races. How wonderful! 10:08: The Chair is presented with a gavel. How nice. 10:12: Oral reports of councillors begin. Michaela Sam is reading out Luke Van Horne’s report, who couldn’t be here today. 10:15: John “Jonathon” Cavan is giving his report. First Battle of the Bays party […]

First KSU Council Meeting this Sunday

We’re back in action this Sunday, September 15th kicking off a whole new year of KSU Council. Council will be starting at 10AM in The Boardroom, located on the second floor of the A&A. Bring your fine selves… this is going to be one spectacle you don’t want to miss! As Sunday approaches, our agenda […]

KSU’s Frosh Week comes to a glorious end

Let me start off by saying this… Plato sure knows how to rave. What a Frosh Week it was. A huge congrats is owed to the Frosh Week Coordinators, the Frosh Week leaders, the Frosh van drivers, the Frosh Week sponsors and basically everyone who helped make this year’s Frosh Week a roaring success. An […]

KSU & the Consent is Sexy Campaign

Dear Students, Some of you may have already heard the disturbing news regarding the St. Mary’s Orientation Week. On Wednesday, St. Mary’s Orientation Week frosh leaders were caught on video leading their new students in a song celebrating and encouraging the sexual assault of underage women.  If you would like to learn more about the incident, we […]

Society Ratification Forms Now Online

Thinking about starting up a society on campus? Are you the leader of a prestigious King’s society? In order to be a ratified society and receive funding from the KSU, you must fill out the lovely society ratification form, which are now available online and in front of the KSU Office. Ratification Package 2015-16 After […]

Frosh Week is upon us… and it is glorious

Well you’ve probably discovered by now that King’s is pretty freakin’ awesome. Frosh Week is one of the many epi-centres of this awesome-ness. We’ve gotten messy, we’ve gotten sweaty and yes, we’ve gotten rained on (classic Halifax). We’ve had a pretty freakin’ sweet dance party… or five. And ladies and gentlemen, get this, the week […]

KSU to celebrate new website with Cyber Party

Greetings earthlings. As you have already discovered, the KSU has a new website. What better way to celebrate than with a Cyber Party, this Monday, September 2nd at 8PM in The Wardroom. Bring your best cyber costumes. There will be dancing and a whole bunch of technology themed fun. I guarantee that URL going to […]

Meet the KSU’s Friendly Faces

Well hello there cyber world. It’s the executive, councillors, and UHPs of the KSU speaking. We are dying to get to know you and would love for you to get involved in the KSU during your time at King’s. Swing on by the KSU office in the Link (between the NAB and the A&A) for […]

Orientation Week cometh

The zaniest week of your life is nearly here. Frosh Week is basically the best thing ever. There’ll be Scavenger Hunts, picnics, robes, laser tagging and a whole lot more. The KSU will be there every step of the way. We’ll be blogging and posting photos to this super cool new website every day of […]