A Cappella Club
The UW A Cappella Club is the umbrella club of all a cappella groups at the University of Waterloo! UWACC was founded in 2008 originally with one ensemble and has since expanded to include many different groups including the AcaBellas, the Unaccompanied Minors, ACE, the Musical InterDudes, the Water Boys, and In Full Colour.
The Water Boys
The Water Boys is a lower-voice auditioned group.
The Unaccompanied Minors
The Unaccompanied Minors is a mixed-voice auditioned group.
The AcaBellas is an upper-voice auditioned group.
A Cappella Ensemble (ACE) is a mixed non-auditioned group.
The Musical InterDudes
The Musical InterDudes is a small lower-voice auditioned group focused on musical comedy.
In Full Colour
In Full Colour is a mixed-voice auditioned competitive small group focused on storytelling.
Typically, auditions are held at the start of term. 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) concert held at one of the theatres on campus. Groups typically practice 1-2 times a week and learn around a 10-15 minute choreographed set for the EOT concerts. Outside of the EOT concerts, there are numerous performance opportunities on campus and within the KW area where the groups get to interact with the community at large.
For further details on JOINING or PERFORMANCE REQUESTS, please email the groups directly, or email email@example.com. We look forward to singing with you!
African Student Association (ASA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more
The Afro-Fusion dance club is aimed at bridging the gap between cultural and traditional African dance styles and other genres of dance; hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, salsa, etc. The club will serve as a creative space for dancers from all backgrounds who wish to learn more about African dance styles and connect with their African dance roots. Each class promises to be filled with fun and learning in addition to being a great total body workout!Learn more
Amnesty International is a non-profit organization that operates worldwide with over 8 million members around the world. This club will advocate for the protection of individuals and is focused on the promotion of human rights. UW’s amnesty international chapter strives to provide awareness to students, faculty, and alumni about the human rights violations that occur globally. By being a member, you would actively be working to take a stand against the abuse to one's freedom.Learn more
AniMusic Orchestra and Affilated Ensembles
Animusic Ensembles is a group of musicians dedicated to playing music originating from primarily anime and video game soundtracks. Our ensemble accepts all instrumentalists. Arrangements are created by members and performed by groups of varying size and instrumentation.
For additional information, feel free to email email@example.comLearn more
Ascend Canada Waterloo Chapter
Ascend was started to address the shortage of Asian leaders in Corporate America and broadened its horizons to Canada in 2012, with a mission to be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians.
With the support of 18 corporate sponsors such as TD, Deloitte, Manulife, Ascend looks to develop pan-Asian leadership potential across North America starting with when members are in school to provide career long relevance. Ascend will help set students up for long-term career success through mentoring and guidance, offering a platform to build connections with senior leaders across multiple industries and functions.
Membership spans across various industries and multi-national companies and is open to individuals of all ethnic and business backgrounds.Learn more
Association of Korean Canadian Scientists and Engineers
AKCSE is a non-profit organization to support sharing scientific knowledge between Korean-Canadians and setting up connections between Korea and Canada for further development. Our organization promote the application of science and technology for the general welfare of society, help KoreanCanadian scientists and engineers develop their full career potential in both Canada and Korea, and serve the Korean community by delivering scientific and technological information. Although the target audience is focused around scientists and engineers, individuals of any faculty are welcome to join, as we hold academic and social events aimed to benefit all of the student body at the University of Waterloo.Learn more
The University of Waterloo Aviation Society aims to represent and provide opportunities for University of Waterloo Aviation Students, as well as foster a community for those interested in Aviation.Learn more
Best Buddies, UW
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!Learn more
Black Association for Student Expression,UW (UW BASE)
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.Learn more