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.
Campus Association for Baháʼí Studies at UW (CABS)
Campus Association for Baha'i Studies (CABS) is the UWaterloo club associated with the Baha'i Faith, a religion founded by Baha'u'llah whose central purpose is to establish the oneness of humanity.
The purpose of CABS is to gather friends to deepen on the teachings of God and the history and philosophy of the Baha'i Faith; as university students, to learn how to be of service to humanity in all the different aspects of our lives.
Examples of events we hold are devotionals and study sessions. Devotional gatherings consist of reading prayers and passages from religious texts in an informal and reverent atmosphere followed by thoughtful discussion. Study sessions are more structured spaces to explore the Baha'i perspective on varying subjects. They involve research, lively consultation and an open mind in order to redefine our understanding of our material and spiritual realities.Learn more
Chess Club, UW
Welcome to another great term at UW Chess Club. We wish to provide an environment where people throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo Region can enjoy the game and share their love for chess through discussions and strong tournaments for all levels. We provide a mentorship program for beginners who are intent on getting better as well as casual play with your friends and teachers.
We are pleased to inform that we have established Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club as our co-sponsor.Learn more
Concert Band, UW
UW Concert Band Club is a club for people who love those concert band days in high school, or even elementary school! Our unauditioned concert band presents an opportunity for musicians from all faculties and programs to maintain their musical skills while having fun in a supportive atmosphere at Renison Chapel.
We practice weekly on a weekday evening, check out our site below for more information about the current term or email us to get in the know!Learn more
Cooking Club, UW
The Cooking Club serves up cooking classes, bake sales, barbeques, and other food related adventures. We cover the full spectrum of foods from fancy sushi rolling classes to quick and dirty tips to help you manage the necessary evil known as ‘cooking during midterms’. When we’re not in the kitchen or hosting our famous classes, we occasionally venture out to the real world to visit coffee roasters, picnic areas, strawberry fields, or bonfire pits. If we’re not doing any of the above, our members are usually busy trying to craft an amazing burger or a cupcake to sell at one of our barbeques or bake sales to help fuel the culinary debauchery.Learn more
Crafts 4 Charity
We are a UW DIY campus club that seeks to spark creativity. Every term we host a couple of workshops teaching you how to make cute plushies, polymer clay charms, and more- we will provide the materials and instructions, all levels are welcome! We often sell our handmade crafts to raise money for various charities, so keep your eyes peeled for us on campus!Learn more
Culture and Lanuage Exchange Club, UW
The purpose of this club is to promote the exchange of language and culture between students by forming small study groups. With the multicultural student body of UW, we are able to match up each student's preferred language to learn with other students who are knowledgeable in that language and can teach. This club compliments the academic languages courses nicely, and provide an opportunity to learn languages in a fun manner. Individual sessions will focus on improving the individual's speaking, listening and writing (grammar & spelling) skills through lectures as well as fun activities incorporating students’ hobbies and interests. This also serves as a great opportunity to prepare students who wishes to participate in foreign exchange programs.Learn more
Debate Society, UW (Debating Association)
Our purpose is to hone our skills for competitive debate, within the CUSID (Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate) and beyond. We do this through lessons on improving debate and public speaking, attending/hosting intercollegiate debate tournaments, socials and other events.Learn more
Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada is a non-profit national organization that was founded by two University of Waterloo students. This mission statement of the organization is to bring people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. The organization consists of chapters from across Canada, with members from all academic backgrounds (not just engineering), that use long-term development and systemic innovation to raise awareness and create change.
The EWB University of Waterloo Chapter does impactful work on campus, in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, and overseas. One of our most successful on campus projects is our podcasts which advertise the systems thinking approach to a variety of different issues. Our youth engagement program has enabled us to educate high school and elementary students on the importance of social issues and long-term solutions. Also, we advocate to the public and politicians to dedicate more resources towards international development. We run fundraising events to raise money for social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. Every year, we hire a Junior Fellow to work for 4 months at a social enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The ability for our chapter to truly make a difference the world depends on the commitment and effort put in by our outstanding team members. No matter what faculty you're from, we would love to have you be a part of our team. Together, we can help eliminate poverty and inequality in the world.Learn more
enTECH Computer Club
We improve the technological literacy of seniors by going to senior homes and teaching technology use, creating programs to make technology more accessible and easy to use, and creating instruction documents for others to use.Learn more