Feds Clubs

A Cappella Club, UW (UWACC)

  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music

The objective of the club is to support the existence, growth, and development of collegiate a cappella and cappella groups on campus. An a cappella ensemble is a vocal group which performs without the use of instruments. Our repertoire spans many genres including pop, r&b, rock, jazz standards, barber shop and many more! The UW A Cappella Club (UWACC) was founded in Spring 2008 originally with one ensemble and has since expanded to include five main a cappella groups:

The Water Boys
The Water Boys are a mid-sized all-male auditioned group under the UW A Cappella Club (UWACC).

E-mail: waterboys.acappella@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/waterboysuw
YouTube: www.youtube.com/waterboysacappella

The Unaccompanied Minors
The Unaccompanied Minors are a mixed-gender auditioned group under the UW A Cappella Club (UWACC).

E-mail: uw.unaccompanied.minors@gmail.com
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/UnaccompaniedMinorUW
Facebook: www.facebook.com/minorsacappella 

The AcaBellas
The AcaBellas are an all-female auditioned group under the UW A Cappella Club (UWACC). 

E-mail: the.acabellas@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UWtheacabellas
Website: www.uwacc.com/acabellas 

The Musical InterDudes
The Musical InterDudes are a small-sized all-male auditioned group, and our newest main group under the UW A Cappella Club (UWACC).

E-mail: MusicalInterDudes@gmail.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClxfv2PBjdj8abGQEiKEeVQ
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMusicalInterDudes

ACE (A Cappella Ensemble) is a mixed-gender non-auditioned group under the UW A Cappella Club (UWACC)

E-mail: uwaterlooace@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uwaterlooace
YouTube: www.youtube.com/uwacappellaensemble

A typical term includes an information session for new and old members within the first two weeks of classes. Auditions for the 4 auditioned groups begin shortly after the information session. During the term, social events are held as well as workshops run by club members and professional musicians. The term ends off with the End of Term (EOT) concerts held every term at the Theatre of the Arts in Modern Languages. Groups typically practice 1-2 times a week and learn around a 16 minute choreographed set for the EOT concerts. Outside of the EOT concerts, there are numerous performance and gig opportunities on campus and within the K-W area where the groups get to interact with the community at large.

For further details on JOINING or PERFORMANCE REQUESTS, please e-mail the ensembles directly, or email uw.a.cappella.club@gmail.com.

Website uwacc.com

Aboriginal Students Association

  • Cultural

The purpose of the club is to promote and host Aboriginal-themed events for the students and Kitchener-Waterloo community at the University of Waterloo. The ASA hosts a gathering place open to membership from all people on campus at the University of Waterloo and surrounding community. We celebrate Aboriginal heritage and promote awareness of Aboriginal issues. Our space is located at St. Paul’s in the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Center, room 228.

Membership is open to all members of the University of Waterloo and members of the community at large of which only University of Waterloo Aboriginal Students (graduate and undergraduate) may hold executive positions. This is to encourage Aboriginal leadership roles among our First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.

Afghan Students Association of Waterloo

  • Cultural

The Afghan Student Association of Waterloo (ASAW) helps raise awareness and promote Afghan culture among students in the Kitchener/Waterloo community. The club organizes various cultural and educational events in order to provide opportunities for students to interact with each other. Our club has, and will continue to initiate different fundraisers/charities both locally and internationally. 

African Students Association, UW

  • Cultural

We are a group of students primarily of African origin who hope to promote African culture and interaction. Membership is open to all students who wish to interact with African students and learn and experience our culture. We also provide an environment for students to socialize and air their views on Africa. Africa is a very diverse continent with some countries consisting of more than 50 tribes! We have representatives from all regions of Africa giving us a wide background within the club. We organize a number of events where people can experience the warmth of the African sun, and learn more about our continent. Please check our website for upcoming events or send us any comments or questions at uow.asa@gmail.com.

Agape Impact

  • Religious and Spiritual

Agape Impact is a part of a larger organization called Power to Change and we are a campus movement dedicated to helping students discover Jesus and experience God's love and forgiveness. We have open meetings every week to provide a place to worship God almighty and hear his message. Also join us for one on one bible studies with our leaders Please contact us if you long for a time of fellowship or have any questions! 

American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Chapter

  • Academic

The American Society for Microbiology Student Chapter (ASM UW) is the perfect club for those who want to share their love of microbes. Members can enjoy fermented foods nights, virtual lectures, and microbiology themed movies. Network with your classmates, professors, and researchers in the field. We offer study sessions for microbiology courses and outreach opportunities to local schools. The fun is contagious!

Association of Caribbean Students

  • Cultural

The Association of Caribbean Students (ACS) at the University of Waterloo is a social club that is dedicated to the promotion of Caribbean culture and cultural unity in general within the University Community. Within ACS, students born in the Caribbean will be able to experience and enjoy an atmosphere in which they can relax and feel at home. Students not born in the Caribbean, but with Caribbean background will find a place where they can find out more about their ancestry, homeland and culture. Students with no Caribbean background will have the opportunity to discover more about a unique culture and participate in activities and events that they might not have otherwise been able to experience. The ACS provides entertainment and educational value to students of all backgrounds.

Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union

  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Cultural
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Political and Social Awareness

The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) at the University of Waterloo serves to promote and educate others on Assyrian Chaldean Syriac culture and heritage, raise awareness on human rights issues, and support those in need. We would like to create a community at UW that is aware and appreciates the history and culture of all students. To achieve these goals and strengthen ties within the ACS community we plan to hold fundraisers, social outings, community education seminars, cultural networking opportunities, and social justice and cultural events. 

Website www.acssu.ca

Athletes in Action

  • Games, Recreational and Social

Athletes in Action is a Christian organization with just over 60 staff in Canada and a worldwide team of well over 600 working in 60 countries! We run sports camps for kids, offer international tours, provide chaplaincy for various professional sports teams and we are present on university campuses to support and mentor athletes, as we are doing here in Waterloo. We host weekly meetings and other events where we learn how to integrate faith and sport. We welcome anyone who loves sport, from recreational to varsity athletes, and whether you're Christian or not. Our goal is to provide a community where members can share their experiences in sport, life and faith and learn from one another. 

Because I am a girl, UW

  • Political and Social Awareness

Best Buddies, UW

  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development

Best Buddies was founded in the United States in 1993 and has expanded worldwide. As a participating school, the University of Waterloo Best Buddies Chapter's goal is to make our community more inclusive and accepting of people with intellectual disabilities.

The club consists of peer buddies and associate members. Peer buddies are students paired in a one-to-one friendship with a person who has an intellectual disability (called buddies). Buddies are adults from the community with intellectual disabilities. Matches are made for at least one academic year. Associate members are students who are part of the chapter but who are not paired in one-to-one friendships. Associate members can play support roles and help plan events. They can also participate in group events. 

Each year, the chapter starts off by having an information session to assign interview times due to the limited buddies available. Once the club members have been decided, police check forms (sheets are provided by the chapter) are required in order for peer buddies to go on one-on-one outings together. the chapter plans monthly events for all members to attend with their buddies. Some events include bowling, Waterloo's Wonders of Winter Lights Festival, and movie night. Any suggestions are welcomed!

Black Association for Student Expression, (UWBASE)

  • Cultural

UW BASE stands for the University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression. We seek to provide students with an establishment that offers peer mentorship and community outreach initiatives; promote diversity, cultural enlightenment and a heightened understanding of black people and black culture; act as a medium for students to express themselves and to foster a stronger identity within the university demographic; welcome, respect, love and appreciate people of all colours, backgrounds and mixes thereof

We host events such as Fever: Annual All Ages Throwback, the "One Seed. Many Roots," Black History Month Series, Afro Day, "Love, Sex & Disease", work-out sessions and numerous other educational and social events.