Engineering Student Groups

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) in Canada


The AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) in Canada chapter at the University of Waterloo provides a culturally-safe space for Indigenous students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty and staff in STEM fields to gather. AISES is committed to fostering an environment in which Indigenous folks can establish meaningful connections with their peers, both at UWaterloo and beyond. Members are kept informed of opportunities such as scholarships, grants, and co-op positions, and the chapter looks forward to hosting more in-person activities, such as lunch with Elder Bill. AISES is happy to take suggestions for future events.

You can connect with the University of Waterloo AISES chapter via e-mail at, or visit them on InstagramFacebook, or Discord.


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The EngiQueers at the University of Waterloo is a drop-in, anonymous chapter of EngiQueers Canada focused on connecting and supporting LGBTQ2S+ students, both within the Faculty of Engineering and within the community at large. Weekly meetings are held at the engineering student lounge (POETS) or on our Discord (while we are online), to which all are welcome. The chapter also regularly hosts game nights, movie nights, and other social events whilst facilitating the maintenance of a safe, inclusive space on campus for those who identify as a part of the LGBTQ2S+ community and for those who support it.

You can connect with the University of Waterloo EngiQueers via e-mail at, or visit them on Instagram, Facebook, or Discord

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at the University of Waterloo supports the academic and professional success of Black engineering students on campus. This goal is fulfilled through a variety of events; for instance, NSBE's Upper Year Chats allow newer students to tap into the knowledge and experiences of Black upper-year engineering students. Students also have access to the Black Study Hall, where they can socialize, network, and support each other throughout the various stages of their academic career. Ultimately, NSBE aims to improve the overall success of its members, through their academic performance as well as their professional, social, and academic networks.

You can connect with NSBE via e-mail at, or visit them on Instagram or Facebook.

Women in Engineering (WiE)

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Women in Engineering (WiE) at the University of Waterloo aims to provide support for women-identified students and alumni as well as encourage women to become involved in engineering, a field in which women have long been underrepresented. The committee members of WiE are comprised of a variety of backgrounds, thus catering to the diverse needs of students both on and off campus. WiE has been active since 1992, providing resources, programs and networking opportunities for women in engineering programs at the University of Waterloo. The WiE community is inclusive and encourages participation regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or background.

You can connect with WiE via e-mail at, or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, or Instagram.