Our Culture

Science and Business Students

Are you in search of a university that can become your home for the next several years? A place where you can make new friends and share an enriching university experience? Look no further than the University of Waterloo, where diversity is at the core of our values, and Science and Business thrive together.

Our program fosters a strong sense of community among students, affectionately known as "Scibesties." From the very beginning, starting with 1A, students engage in numerous team assignments, making it easy to form lasting friendships and be part of a supportive network. We take pride in our close-knit program, offering various opportunities such as personal student mentors, guided professional development, a dedicated club hang-out room, and exciting social events.

Embracing a rich tapestry of cultures and communities, Waterloo provides an immersive experience for all students, including international and out-of-province students. Within the Science and Business community, you'll find a welcoming home and a chance to learn about diverse cultures and forge lasting connections. These connections extend beyond graduation, as we maintain close ties with alumni through our Facebook pages and yearly Alumni Social events, creating valuable professional networking opportunities.

Embracing Cultural Diversity at Waterloo

Waterloo is a region with a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, offering a wide range of businesses and restaurants from various cultural backgrounds for you to explore and enjoy. Local plazas and squares are home to a delightful array of dishes, including bubble teas and traditional desserts, providing a great opportunity to experience different flavours.

Alongside the East Asian culture, you'll find many cultural clubs on campus that celebrate various heritages. For instance, there are the UW Chinese, Filipino, and Korean Student Associations, which serve as inclusive platforms for students to connect and share their cultural experiences. You can join these clubs to make new friends and become part of a welcoming community.

Waterloo's Science and Business program attracts international students from across Canada and the world, making the campus a melting pot of cultures. There are several clubs that cater to different cultural communities, such as the Afghan Student Association, African Students Association, or Indian Cultural Association. Engaging with these clubs can offer you the chance to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and learn more about their unique traditions.

Waterloo celebrates the richness of cultural diversity, and through these various clubs and organizations, you can foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the multitude of cultures represented on campus. Join in on the cultural exploration, expand your horizons, and embrace the beauty of diversity! For more information about the variety of cultural clubs available, check out the resources provided by WUSA, our undergraduate student association.

But... won't I feel alone?

Our campus and community is diverse and inclusive! You will be surrounded by other students from all over the world, coming together to share their educational experiences. 

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