Because I am a girl, UW

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Health Promotion
  • Political and Social Awareness

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!

Believe 4 Kids

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development

Non-profit club that helps raise money for local children's charities through events such as bake sales, movie nights and basketball game events.
 

Best Buddies, UW

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Games, Recreational and Social

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!

Biomedical Science Student Association

Categories:
  • Academic

The Biomedical Science Student Association is a club that aims to promote a welcoming academic and social atmosphere to incoming students who wish to pursue professions under the field of Biomedicine. Such professions can include, but are not limited to: research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied healthcare professions. Our goal is to foster meaningful connections between first and second year students (whether they know what they want to do or not) with upper year students, who have experience with matters such as professional school applications, courses, minors, and much more. We believe in building the community within the biomedical science, honour's science program, and beyond them to form a cohesive network of students helping students. 

Black Association for Student Expression, (UWBASE)

Categories:
  • Cultural

UW BASE stands for the University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression. We seek to provide students with an establishment that offers peer mentorship and community outreach initiatives; promote diversity, cultural enlightenment and a heightened understanding of black people and black culture; act as a medium for students to express themselves and to foster a stronger identity within the university demographic; welcome, respect, love and appreciate people of all colours, backgrounds and mixes thereof

We host events such as Fever: Annual All Ages Throwback, the "One Seed. Many Roots," Black History Month Series, Afro Day, "Love, Sex & Disease", work-out sessions and numerous other educational and social events.

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Black Liberated Athletes Coalition

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music
  • Cultural
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Health Promotion
  • Political and Social Awareness

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.

Breakers, UW

Categories:
  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music

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.

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Breaking Barriers: Cross-Cultural Mental Health

Categories:
  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Games, Recreational and Social

Breaking Barriers is a club targeting Chinese international students and hopes to support mental health promotion and to enhance personal growth among students of minority ethnic backgrounds.

Buddha's Light Community Club, UW

Categories:
  • Religious and Spiritual

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.
 

Cabaret, UW

Categories:
  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music
  • Games, Recreational and Social

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.

Campus Association for Baháʼí Studies at UW (CABS)

Categories:
  • Religious and Spiritual

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.

Campus Conservatives, UW

Categories:
  • Political and Social Awareness

University of Waterloo Conservatives is a group that connects university students to Conservatives parties. Students have the opportunity to volunteer on political campaigns, meet prominent Conservative politicians, and socialize with other Conservative youth. Past events have included hosting ministers, candidates, and having group socials.

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