Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)

Categories:
  • Academic
  • Cultural
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Political and Social Awareness

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is a cultural, recreational and social club created with the main purpose of sharing Latinx culture with the student body of the University of Waterloo. Our goal is to be inclusive of all people who wish to become more knowledgeable and involved with Latin America, whether or not they have direct ties connecting them to the region. ALAS wishes to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural diversity presented in the different Latin American countries, and how our different identities are interwoven to form part of the same quilt. 

Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union

Categories:
  • 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

Categories:
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Religious and Spiritual

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

Categories:
  • Political and Social Awareness

Believe 4 Kids

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development

Non-profit club that helps raise money for local children's charities through events such as bake sales, movie nights and basketball game events.
 

Best Buddies, UW

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Games, Recreational and Social

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!

Biomedical Science Student Association

Categories:
  • Academic

The Biomedical Science Student Association is a club that aims to promote a welcoming academic and social atmosphere to incoming students who wish to pursue professions under the field of Biomedicine. Such professions can include, but are not limited to: research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied healthcare professions. Our goal is to foster meaningful connections between first and second year students (whether they know what they want to do or not) with upper year students, who have experience with matters such as professional school applications, courses, minors, and much more. We believe in building the community within the biomedical science, honour's science program, and beyond them to form a cohesive network of students helping students. 

Black Association for Student Expression, (UWBASE)

Categories:
  • 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.

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Body Talks

Categories:
  • Academic
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Political and Social Awareness

Breakers, UW

Categories:
  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music

The UW Breakers promotes hip hop culture and break dancing as a fun and exciting activity for students and others as a form of self-expression and as an opportunity to get to know one another. The club hosts dance battle events and participates in performances for members who want to dance more competitively.

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Breaking Barriers: Cross-Cultural Mental Health

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Games, Recreational and Social

Breaking Barriers is a club targeting Chinese international students and hopes to support mental health promotion and to enhance personal growth among students of minority ethnic backgrounds.

Buddha's Light Community Club, UW

Categories:
  • Religious and Spiritual

1. To encourage the understanding of Buddhism, particularly Mahayana Buddhism and Humanistic Buddhism and to promote the application of the Buddhist principles of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity to our daily lives. 
2. To organize meetings and social gatherings to discuss Buddhism-related topics. 
3. To provide a friendly environment for spiritual development to the members of the University who are interested in learning Buddhism and meeting with other Buddhists. 
4. To provide an opportunity for students to improve their skills on event organization, leadership, newsletter publishing, and website development.
 

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