- A Cappella Club, UW (UWACC)
The objective of the club is to support collegiate a cappella and the formation of a cappella groups on campus. An a cappella ensemble is a vocal group that sings parts originally intended for instruments. Our repertoire spans many genres including pop, r&b, rock, jazz standards, barber shop and many more. UW A Cappella Club (UWACC) was founded in Spring 2008 originally with one ensemble and has since expanded to include four distinct ensembles:
- The Water Boys
The Water Boys is the all-male auditioned group under the A Cappella Club (ACC).
- The Unaccompanied Minors
The Unaccompanied Minors are a mixed (auditioned) group under the A Cappella Club (ACC).
- The AcaBellas
The AcaBellas are an all female auditioned group under the A Cappella Club (ACC).
- UW A Cappella Ensemble
UW A Cappella Ensemble (ACE) is a mixed (non-auditioned) group under the A Cappella Club (ACC)
A typical term includes an information session for new and old members on the first Thursday of the school term (including spring). Auditions begin immediately after the information session for the applicable ensembles. During the term, social events are held as well as workshops run either by club members or professional musicians. The term ends off with the End of Term Concert held every term at the Theatre of the Arts in Modern Languages. There are typically 2 shows in the fall and winter terms and 1 show in the spring term. The show is usually on the Friday and/or Saturday of the last full week of classes. Groups typically practice 1-2 times a week and learn at least 5 new songs per term. Outside of the End of Term Concert(s), there are numerous performance opportunities on campus and within the K-W area for each ensemble.
For further details on JOINING or PERFORMANCE REQUESTS, please e-mail the ensembles directly.
Club Site: http://uwacc.com
- Aboriginal Students Association
The purpose of the club is to promote and host Aboriginal-themed events for the students and Kitchener-Waterloo community at the University of Waterloo. The ASA hosts a gathering place open to membership from all people on campus at the University of Waterloo and surrounding community. We celebrate Aboriginal heritage and promote awareness of Aboriginal issues. Our space is located at St. Paul’s in the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Center, room 228.
Membership is open to all members of the University of Waterloo and members of the community at large of which only University of Waterloo Aboriginal Students (graduate and undergraduate) may hold executive positions. This is to encourage Aboriginal leadership roles among our First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.
- Access U
ACCESS U - Waterloo is a campus club at University of Waterloo focused on creating world leaders and education in the developing world, while supporting ACCESS Charity
Please send us an email if you are interested in being a part of ACCESS U.
- Act, UW
The purpose of UW ACT is to build a community through service. UW ACT looks to discuss global issues and address them locally. It is a place for the growth of ideas and conversations of how we can make a difference in the Kitchener/Waterloo community. It is founded on the belief that we as students already have enough knowledge to help.
WHAT WE DO:
We connect students to various levels of volunteer positions at local service organizations, as well as have periodic discussions on topics relating to global issues such as poverty, development, innovations, and what organizations are doing around the world. We will also host fundraising or donation events for clothing, food, and other things people or organizations may need, as well as campus-wide events to encourage the participation of students in the local community.
We are currently connected to three local organizations in the K-W area, and are constantly looking to expand. We also hope to establish a strong relationship with the connected organizations and participate in helping to improve their services.
- Afghan Students Association of Waterloo
The Afghan Student Association of Waterloo (ASAW) helps raise awareness and promote Afghan culture among students in the Kitchener/Waterloo community. The club organizes various cultural and educational events in order to provide opportunities for students to interact with each other. Our club has, and will continue to initiate different fundraisers/charities both locally and internationally.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ASAWaterloo/