Because I am a girl UW
Because I Am A Girl is an international sub organization of PLAN.
70% of the one billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls.
Girls are 3x more likely to be malnourished than boys.
Globally, 66 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school.
The University of Waterloo's chapter will work to fundraise money for Girl Scholarships and nutrition programs. We also organize educational seminars, training opportunities, awareness campaigns and more!
Check out http://becauseiamagirl.ca/ for more information!Learn more
Believe 4 Kids
Non-profit club that helps raise money for local children's charities through events such as bake sales, movie nights and basketball game events.Learn more
Bengali Students Association (BSA)
no descriptionLearn 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
Between the Lines UW (BLUW)
no descriptionLearn more
Black Liberated Athletes Coalition
Black Liberated Athletes Coalition (BLAC), is a club made out of specifically Black Athletes. However, we do welcome everyone and encourage anyone who is interested to join us.
At Waterloo, Black athletes feel as if the only space they feel comfortable in is either on the hardwood floor or the football/soccer field. So basically Black Athletes are only comfortable in their area of specialty, which is "sports".
This is why we have created BLAC. BLAC will be a club that will allow Black Athletes to do more than just throw a football, run the track, or dribble a ball. BLAC will be a club that allows Black athletes to get comfortable by doing the uncomfortable.Learn more
The UW Breakers promotes hip hop culture and break dancing as a fun and exciting activity for students and others as a form of self-expression and as an opportunity to get to know one another. The club hosts dance battle events and participates in performances for members who want to dance more competitively.Learn more
Breaking Barriers: Cross Cultural Mental Health
Breaking Barriers: Cross-Cultural Mental Health is an initiative to support mental health promotion and to enhance personal growth among students of minority ethnic background. It strives to pilot programs and activities to optimize mental health promotion in a cross-cultural new environment with strong language and culture barriers. It actively encourages students to participate in counselling, peer support groups, workshops, and other relevant community human services to grow themselves. Breaking Barriers seeks collaboration with on-campus and community groups/organizations. It accommodates students' needs for language translation. Moreover, this club inspires students to get involved in the local community and to grow to become a leader or advocate rather than a "survivor" in the new culture.Learn more
Cabaret club, UW
Cabaret is more than just a performance: the troupe is a supporting family. Ranging from dance, to singing, to comedy, to sensational sensations, at a cabaret’s heart is entertainment. It is no lie that life is a Cabaret! Our focus is on producing a fabulous, original show for the UW community at the end of each semester.Learn more
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