Active Clubs

Best Buddies, UW

Last Active Term
Who we are

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 Executive members. Peer Buddies are students paired in a one-to-one friendship with...

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 Executive members. Peer Buddies are students paired in a one-to-one friendship with an adult who has an intellectual disability (called a Buddy). Peer Buddy and Buddy matches are made for at least one academic year and made based off similar interests between the pair. Executive members consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Junior Executives.

Peer Buddies and Buddies meet and connect virtually or in-person once a week. At this time, our Chapter holds group events once a month, either in-person or virtually.

Beyond Ideas Club

Last Active Term
Who we are

This club aims to discuss issues and propose well thought-out solutions in Modern Politics and conduct research into current and historic consequences of policies. Unlike most political clubs we like to form a community of intellectuals that engage in conflict with personal world views by discussion and learning. As intellectuals we heavily base our arguments and proposed solutions on academic...

This club aims to discuss issues and propose well thought-out solutions in Modern Politics and conduct research into current and historic consequences of policies. Unlike most political clubs we like to form a community of intellectuals that engage in conflict with personal world views by discussion and learning. As intellectuals we heavily base our arguments and proposed solutions on academic research rather than blatant opinions. We are Waterloo students that enjoy critical thinking and we belong to a variety of majors at University of Waterloo. The club members are heavily invested in Philosophical thinking and often propose solutions to modern politics via rational thinking.

Black Medical Leaders of Tomorrow

Last Active Term
Who we are

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 physicians

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 physicians

Contact Lens Interest Club (CLIC)

Last Active Term
Who we are

We are a student-run organization with the goal to encourage and promote
collaboration in the field of contact lenses between undergraduate optometry students and graduates in vision science at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. The aim of the club is to expose students to the most up-to-date and common practices in contact lenses. This will...

We are a student-run organization with the goal to encourage and promote
collaboration in the field of contact lenses between undergraduate optometry students and graduates in vision science at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. The aim of the club is to expose students to the most up-to-date and common practices in contact lenses. This will be done through providing information on current research papers and clinical practices with journal club workshops to explore and discuss contact lens research, as well as
guest lectures from experts in the field.

Geriatric Pharmacy Club

Last Active Term
Who we are

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...

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 Brigades - Medical Brigades

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Who we are

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...

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.

Low Vision Interest Group

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Who we are

Low Vision Interest Group is an Optometry student group that provides educational and experiential learning opportunities aimed at increasing awareness of low vision practices and rehabilitation.

Low Vision Interest Group is an Optometry student group that provides educational and experiential learning opportunities aimed at increasing awareness of low vision practices and rehabilitation.

Public Health Interest Group

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Who we are

The Public Health Interest Group aims to inform, engage, and educate regarding various public health related topics and careers in order to aid in the exploration of the public health field. We hope to create a community of passionate individuals who have an interest in public health and its various opportunities.

The Public Health Interest Group aims to inform, engage, and educate regarding various public health related topics and careers in order to aid in the exploration of the public health field. We hope to create a community of passionate individuals who have an interest in public health and its various opportunities.

SOCH Mental Health UW

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Who we are

SOCH Mental Health UW is a chapter of the SOCH Mental Health organization. In Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu, the word SOCH means "to think" or "a thought". The founders of the SOCH Mental Health Organization brought this word to represent their mission as they believe to combat the stigma around mental health, we must change the way our community "thinks"...

SOCH Mental Health UW is a chapter of the SOCH Mental Health organization. In Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu, the word SOCH means "to think" or "a thought". The founders of the SOCH Mental Health Organization brought this word to represent their mission as they believe to combat the stigma around mental health, we must change the way our community "thinks" about mental health. The mission of UW SOCH is to empower the community members of our university environment to recognize and accept mental health as an essential part of their well through education, prevention, and building resilience. SOCH will work to bring an open space for mental health conversations in both virtual and in-person settings. With the emphasis on mental health stigma in the South Asian community, SOCH looks forward to supporting the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health conversations across the university campus. SOCH provides workshops rooted in mental health promotion.

Students Supporting Opioid Stewardship (S.S.O.S.)

Last Active Term
Who we are

Students Supporting Opioid Stewardship is a club that is dedicated to spreading awareness among the community and student population on the opioid crisis. Our mission is to de-stigmatize the public perception of those who may suffer from an opioid addiction, education the community on how to identify signs of an overdose, and improve public knowledge of attaining the overdose antidote,...

Students Supporting Opioid Stewardship is a club that is dedicated to spreading awareness among the community and student population on the opioid crisis. Our mission is to de-stigmatize the public perception of those who may suffer from an opioid addiction, education the community on how to identify signs of an overdose, and improve public knowledge of attaining the overdose antidote, naloxone.

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