Feds Clubs

First Institute of Canadian Inventors (FICI)

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  • Academic

The First Institute of Canadian Inventors (FICI) is a non-profit organization and the official branch of International Federation of Inventors' Association in Canada, which is working under observation of the United Nation (UN). FICI leads the national team of Canadian inventors. FICI club at the University of Waterloo aims to provide workshops, seminars, and meetings to:

Provide workshops including TRIZ, technical design, Intellectual Properties (IP and Patenting), and a workshop for final nominees who are ready to participate in international competitions. Help students, who have a perspective on innovation, to prototype their feasible ideas. Familiarize students with patent licensing systems to protect their novel ideas. Help students to successfully show their achievements in international innovation competitions and exhibitions to win awards. knowledge of innovation experts to improves the Canadian society and economy.

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) UW Chapter

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  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Health Promotion

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) University of Waterloo Chapter is a club dedicated to raising awareness for global health inequity, with a specific focus on maternal and pediatric health. FIMRC UW will focus on fundraising for specific projects to improve access to healthcare, and education (preventative health), organizing local volunteer opportunities in the KW region, and serving as a conduit for interested students to volunteer abroad in one of nine FIMRC volunteer sites, which are Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, and Uganda.

Frontier College Kitchener-Waterloo

Categories:
  • Academic
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development

Frontier College –  Kitchener/Waterloo at the University of Waterloo is considered the “Kitchener/Waterloo Chapter” of Frontier College, a national, non-profit organization that aims to improve literacy across Canada. FC-KW works to promote literacy awareness in the  Kitchener/Waterloo community and helps students get involved in Frontier College literacy programs across the Kitchener/Waterloo area.

Game Development Club

Categories:
  • Academic
  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music
  • Cultural
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Media, Publications and Web Development

The University of Waterloo Game Development Club (UWGDC) is a club where students can create, test, and discuss games.  We explore many types of games, from tabletop to digital.

During weekly meetings, we host talks discussing game design topics ranging from Level Design to Accessibility.  Additionally, we give tutorials for game development tools including Unity, Unreal 4 Engine, and Blender.

Want to make a game?  We have a friendly and welcoming space at the Games Institute to work on your project.  Have a game made already, or in progress?  We regularly play-test member-made games during club hours.  Game developers of all skill levels are welcome!

For more information, visit our website at: csclub.uwaterloo.ca/uwgdc

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Gamers Club, UW

Categories:
  • Games, Recreational and Social

The University of Waterloo Gamers Club brings together all members of the UW community to play games of shared interest with and against each other

General Equality Club (GEC/GenEq)

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Cultural
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Political and Social Awareness

The General Equality Club works to provide a forum for the discussion of equality and give students the opportunity for advocacy to create change. Additionally, we connect students with opportunities to make a positive impact as a liaison between them and other clubs and organizations in the community. We work through increasing exposure to different cultures and amplifying the voices and experiences of those who face discrimination or inequality thus increasing the sense of community within Waterloo. We hope to inspire others to approach different people with open hearts. We believe the future lies within a celebration of heterogeneity.

Geriatric Pharmacy Club

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  • Academic
  • Health Promotion

Geriatric Pharmacy Club at the School of Pharmacy in Kitchener serves to create advocacy and educational opportunities for pharmacy students, with an ultimate goal to empower seniors and their caregivers to take a more active role in maintaining their health and quality of life. In order to also benefit the KW community at large, we plan to collaborate with various community organizations and involve non-pharmacy individuals in some of our initiatives.

Global Affairs Association, UW

Categories:
  • Political and Social Awareness

The University of Waterloo Global Affairs Association (GAA) will be a forum for students who are interested in global affairs, based in the University of Waterloo. It will be open to all faculties, and will facilitate academic and experiential learning on various topics. The GAA will organize educational events for students, provide a space for discussion and debate, and participate in external conferences representing the University of Waterloo.

Global Brigades, UW - Business

Categories:
  • Academic
  • Business and Entrepreneurial
  • Health Promotion

Global Business Brigades UW, part of the Global Brigades family, is an international movement of university students and professionals building economic opportunities in the developing world.

We work alongside promising entrepreneurs and experienced year-round staff to create financial opportunities in remote, rural, and under resourced areas of Panama, Honduras and Ghana.

GBBUW is the first organization at the University of Waterloo to offer students the opportunity to volunteer abroad to consult businesses and entrepreneurs, develop community-led cooperative banks, and promote financial literacy.

Global Brigades, UW - Medical

Categories:
  • Academic
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Health Promotion
  • Political and Social Awareness

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through nine skill-based service programs to improve quality of life in under-resourced communities through partner organizations in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Medical Brigades
University of Waterloo Global Medical/Dental Global Brigades (UW GM/DB) is a non-profit club led by dedicated students interested in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and healthcare. This club is comprised of various Executive Members and General Members who volunteer locally and/or abroad to Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, or Ghana to create sustainable, positive impacts on under-resourced communities, while undergoing a life-changing experience. Locally, we organize information sessions, fundraising events, collect hygiene supplies, and recruit brigaders. Then we travel abroad to help run mobile pharmacy/medical/dental clinics in under-resourced communities. Our mission is to empower under-resourced communities as well as the brigaders to resolve global health and economic disparities.

Global China Connection

Categories:
  • Cultural

Founded in 2008, Global China Connection (GCC) is the world’s largest student organization dedicated to connect future leaders from all nations and assist them in developing the skills and building positive relationships necessary to succeed internationally. The GCC Waterloo Chapter, established in 2012, is another successful chapter under GCC Canada. With a mission to foster deep and trusting relationships among Chinese and non-Chinese university students, we hope to expand the GCC network to the University of Waterloo through organizing and hosting discussion round-tables, networking events, business case competitions throughout the year. We welcome members from all cultural backgrounds as we aim for diversity within the club.       

Greek Council

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

Greek Council  is a club to promote Greek life at the University of Waterloo. It is a community in which we strive to improve our school and community through hosting philanthropic events and supporting school events. There are also strong bonds and lifelong friendships formed within individual chapters and the Greek community in general. Come out to a Greek Council meeting and see what it's all about!

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