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

We are a campus movement dedicated to helping students discover Jesus. As part of a larger organization called Power to Change, our primary focus is to help university & college students across Canada experience God’s love and forgiveness and to inspire them to influence others to become lifelong followers of Jesus.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Students' Association (AMSA)

  • Religious and Spiritual

The purpose of this club is to provide necessary guidance and/or counselling to its members in matters relating to social, cultural, academic and religious importance and to provide assistance beyond counselling where it will be necessary. Furthermore, through his personal example of benevolent behavior, each member of AMSA at UWaterloo will strive to portray the true life of an Ahmadi Muslim.


  • Academic

We promote leadership development and global impact through promoting and facilitating international volunteer and internship exchanges. We have a membership dedicated to helping interested students apply and get accepted for opportunities abroad. We have a strong focus and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development goals.

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!

Animal Rights Society

  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development

We discuss animal rights related topics, advocate for animal rights on campus and in the Waterloo community and meet like-minded people. We run events such as vegan bake sales, fur-free pledges, vegan cooking classes, farm sanctuary trip, coffee giveaway, farmers market trip, weekly meetings, halloween candy giveaways, activism panel, vegan cheese giveaway, cruelty free booth, and any related events. Initiatives would include advocating for more vegan options on campus through the UW Food Services survey.

AniMusic Orchestra and Affilated Ensembles

  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music

The AniMusic Orchestra and Affilated Ensembles is a group of musicians dedicated to playing music originating from primarily anime and video game soundtracks. Our orchestra is a symphonic rock orchestra that combines classical instrumentation with a guitars and a drum set. Musicians willing to participate in our ensembles will also be put into small groups of 2-5 to play chamber music arrangements.

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