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
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
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
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
Black Medical Leaders of Tomorrow
Encourage and assist black undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue medicine in order to increase the number of black students who apply to medical school and thereby increasing the overall number of black physiciansLearn more
Brain Exercise Initiative
The Brain Exercise Initiative is a student run, volunteer based club that uses math, reading and writing as a form of cognitive development for the elderly. It is found that simple math exercises and reading aloud for just 30 minutes a day 5 days a week can have a positive impact on memory for those with Alzheimer's. This is currently being done extensively in Japan. It was discovered by a Japanese neuroscientist, Ryuta Kawashima, and consists of math exercises and reading aloud of short stories. Done for just 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, improvements in Alzheimer’s patients have been observed. This initiative is based at local retirement homes in our community.Learn more
Buddha's Light Community Club, UW
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.