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We have several services available for students on campus. Twelve of these are student-run and require coordinators to ensure things run smoothly. In the past, student coordinators volunteered, however beginning winter 2021, these positions are transitioning to part-time paid opportunities and students are encouraged to apply now for the winter 2021 term.
The Bike Centre is located in SLC 0101 and is a ‘do-it-yourself' bike repair shop, where students are given the tools, parts, and help to ensure their bike is in good shape and safe to ride.
The Campus Response team supports the campus community during events and activities like the Canada Day fireworks and O-Week. CRT responders go through extensive training to provide assistance in emergency situations that require First Aid and CPR.
University of Waterloo students are hired at different locations around the world for their co-op terms. Not knowing other people in your co-op city can get lonely, so Co-op Connection helps keep students connected to their campus community while they are away from campus by connecting students living in the same city through events and digital communities. There are Facebook groups for several major cities like San Francisco, Hong Kong, etc. over the world that are managed by Co-op Connection and where city managers post about events and meet ups. Some examples of meet ups are bonfires and picnics in local parks.
Strapped for cash and need some food? Don't go hungry! This valuable service is confidential and provides food hampers to those experiencing food insecurity. Food hampers are available at the Turnkey Desk and at satellite campuses.
The Glow Centre offers a variety of discussion groups, social events, advocacy opportunities, awareness campaigns, resources, and information to help promote a healthy attitude towards sexual orientations and gender identities. Most recently, GLOW organized an online event – Show and Tell where attendees had an opportunity to discuss new interests and hobbies, they’ve picked up during the lockdown.
ISCN aims to bring local, international and exchange students together to learn about cultures from around the world and experience Canadian life. For example, in the past, ICSN has organized trips to Niagara, and Canada’s Wonderland where students are left to build connections with other students and explore the area together.
MATES is a one-to-one peer support program that aims to support students looking to build social skills and help those experiencing personal issues, academic concerns, or low-level mental health and wellness difficulties. These volunteers are well-trained and are knowledgeable about several on and off-campus resources that students can use to navigate their day-to-day life.
With the aim to address racism and xenophobia on the UWaterloo Campus, RAISE was launched in Winter 2019. Its initiatives reflect its three pillars of Education and Advocacy, Peer-to-Peer Support, and Community Building. These initiatives include, but are not limited to: formal means to report and confront racism, accessible and considerate peer-support, and organization of social events to cultivate both an uplifting and united community.
The Women's Centre aims to provide a female-positive and supportive environment on campus for all women and trans* folks by holding workshops, events film screenings, and guest lectures to educate people on various issues within feminism including intersectional feminism and activism. The Centre provides students with resources on issues ranging from intersectional feminism to sexual health with products we provide such as condoms, pads and pregnancy tests while also holding peer support hours for support on any and all issues.
Previously known as a Sustainable Campus Initiate, WSP will be re-launching soon to support WUSA’s green projects, including our termly Second-Hand Clothing Sale. Currently, WSP is looking to hire a Commissioner role to help us prepare to officially launch WSP.
If any of the above-mentioned services are of interest to you, apply to the part-time positions for the winter 2021 and/or spring 2021 term! Student-run services are important to help shape your university experience and add value to your life at university.