A Cappella Club, UW (UWACC)

  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music

The UW A Cappella Club is the umbrella club of all a cappella groups at the University of Waterloo! UWACC was founded in 2008 originally with one ensemble and has since expanded to include many different groups including the AcaBellas, the Unaccompanied Minors, ACE, the Musical InterDudes, the Water Boys, and In Full Colour.

The Water Boys
The Water Boys is a lower-voice auditioned group.
E-mail: waterboys.acappella@gmail.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/waterboysacappella
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waterboysuw/
Instagram: @waterboysuw
Twitter: @WaterBoysUW

The Unaccompanied Minors
The Unaccompanied Minors is a mixed-voice auditioned group.
Email: uw.unaccompanied.minors@gmail.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/UnaccompaniedMinorUW
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minorsacappella
Instagram: @uw.unaccompaniedminors
Twitter: @MinorsACappella

The AcaBellas
The AcaBellas is an upper-voice auditioned group.
Email: the.acabellas@gmail.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/theacabellas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWacabellas/
Instagram: @uwacabellas
Twitter: @TheAcaBellas

A Cappella Ensemble (ACE) is a mixed non-auditioned group.
Email: uwaterlooace@gmail.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/uwacappellaensemble
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwaterlooace/
Instagram: @uw_ace

The Musical InterDudes
The Musical InterDudes is a small lower-voice auditioned group focused on musical comedy.
Email: MusicalInterdudes@gmail.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClxfv2PBjdj8abGQEiKEeVQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMusicalInterDudes/
Instagram: @themusicalinterdudes

In Full Colour
In Full Colour is a mixed-voice auditioned competitive small group focused on storytelling.
Email: uw.infullcolour@gmail.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3T71M7qnoYXBARldcOgVyQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/infullcolouracappella
Instagram: @infullcolouracappella

Typically, auditions are held at the start of term. During the term, social events are held as well as workshops run by club members and professional musicians. The term ends off with the End of Term (EOT) concert held at one of the theatres on campus. Groups typically practice 1-2 times a week and learn around a 10-15 minute choreographed set for the EOT concerts. Outside of the EOT concerts, there are numerous performance opportunities on campus and within the KW area where the groups get to interact with the community at large.

For further details on JOINING or PERFORMANCE REQUESTS, please email the groups directly, or email uw.a.cappella.club@gmail.com. We look forward to singing with you!


Website uwacc.com

Afghan Students Association of Waterloo

  • Cultural

The Afghan Student Association of Waterloo (ASAW) is dedicated to celebrating Afghan culture among members of the Kitchener and Waterloo community. ASAW intends to connect Afghan, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen, Pashtun, Baloch, Persian and other Central Asian students in the KW community through events that encourage networking, celebration of heritage, or raising awareness about issues that exist within the Afghan community both inside and outside of Canada.

African Students Association, UW

  • Cultural

We are a group of students primarily of African origin who hope to promote African culture and interaction. Membership is open to all students who wish to interact with African students and learn and experience our culture. We also provide an environment for students to socialize and air their views on Africa. Africa is a very diverse continent with some countries consisting of more than 50 tribes! We have representatives from all regions of Africa giving us a wide background within the club. We organize a number of events where people can experience the warmth of the African sun, and learn more about our continent. Please check our website for upcoming events or send us any comments or questions at uow.asa@gmail.com.

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Students' Association (AMSA)

  • Religious and Spiritual

The purpose of this club is to provide necessary guidance and/or counselling to its members in matters relating to social, cultural, academic and religious importance and to provide assistance beyond counselling where it will be necessary. Furthermore, through his personal example of benevolent behavior, each member of AMSA at UWaterloo will strive to portray the true life of an Ahmadi Muslim.


  • Academic

We promote leadership development and global impact through promoting and facilitating international volunteer and internship exchanges. We have a membership dedicated to helping interested students apply and get accepted for opportunities abroad. We have a strong focus and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development goals.

Amnesty International

  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Political and Social Awareness

Amnesty International is a non-profit organization that operates worldwide with over 8 million members around the world. This club will advocate for the protection of individuals and is focused on the promotion of human rights. UW’s amnesty international chapter strives to provide awareness to students, faculty, and alumni about the human rights violations that occur globally. By being a member, you would actively be working to take a stand against the abuse to one's freedom.

Animal Rights Society

  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development

We discuss animal rights related topics, advocate for animal rights on campus and in the Waterloo community and meet like-minded people. We run events such as vegan bake sales, fur-free pledges, vegan cooking classes, farm sanctuary trip, coffee giveaway, farmers market trip, weekly meetings, halloween candy giveaways, activism panel, vegan cheese giveaway, cruelty free booth, and any related events. Initiatives would include advocating for more vegan options on campus through the UW Food Services survey.

Animusic Ensembles

  • Creative Arts, Dance and Music

Animusic Ensembles is a group of musicians dedicated to playing music originating from primarily anime and video game soundtracks. Our ensemble accepts all instrumentalists. Arrangements are created by members and performed by groups of varying size and instrumentation.

For additional information, feel free to email uw.animusic@gmail.com

Ascend Canada Waterloo Chapter

  • Academic
  • Business and Entrepreneurial
  • Cultural

Association of Caribbean Students

  • Cultural

The Association of Caribbean Students (ACS) at the University of Waterloo is a social club that is dedicated to the promotion of Caribbean culture and cultural unity in general within the University Community. Within ACS, students born in the Caribbean will be able to experience and enjoy an atmosphere in which they can relax and feel at home. Students not born in the Caribbean, but with Caribbean background will find a place where they can find out more about their ancestry, homeland and culture. Students with no Caribbean background will have the opportunity to discover more about a unique culture and participate in activities and events that they might not have otherwise been able to experience. The ACS provides entertainment and educational value to students of all backgrounds.

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Association of Korean Canadian Scientists and Engineers

  • Academic

AKCSE is a non-profit organization to support sharing scientific knowledge between Korean-Canadians and setting up connections between Korea and Canada for further development. Our organization promote the application of science and technology for the general welfare of society, help KoreanCanadian scientists and engineers develop their full career potential in both Canada and Korea, and serve the Korean community by delivering scientific and technological information. Although the target audience is focused around scientists and engineers, individuals of any faculty are welcome to join, as we hold academic and social events aimed to benefit all of the student body at the University of Waterloo.

Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union

  • Charitable, Community Service & International Development
  • Cultural
  • Games, Recreational and Social
  • Political and Social Awareness

The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) at the University of Waterloo serves to promote and educate others on Assyrian Chaldean Syriac culture and heritage, raise awareness on human rights issues, and support those in need. We would like to create a community at UW that is aware and appreciates the history and culture of all students. To achieve these goals and strengthen ties within the ACS community we plan to hold fundraisers, social outings, community education seminars, cultural networking opportunities, and social justice and cultural events. 

Website www.acssu.ca