The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Glow is the oldest queer and trans student organization in Canada. Run entirely by dedicated student volunteers, it offers a wide variety of discussion groups, social events, advocacy opportunities, awareness campaigns, resources, and information.
Come out and help Glow promote a healthy attitude towards all sexual orientations and gender identities. If you need someone to talk to, visit the centre during peer support hours for confidential peer support from trained volunteers.
To reach the Glow Centre, go up the stairs located just to the left of the entrance to The Bombshelter Pub. Walk down the hallway on your left; we are to the first door on your left. Alternatively, you can access the Centre from the east side of the building through the accessibility ramp, which is located behind Wasabi/Campus Bubble.
The Student Life Centre has a 24-hour information desk (the Turnkey Desk) which is the best place to get directions to the Centre if you are unsure of where you are going.
Consider becoming a Glow volunteer! We are always looking for enthusiastic students to help our service run smoothly. Applications can be found through LEADS: https://leads.uwaterloo.ca/.
While our services are primarily targeted towards the campus community, we make every effort to include the community at large when possible. We encourage all students to be active in the queer & trans KW community. The city is full of resources and events, many of which you can find by searching through the Rainbow Pages, a resource compiled by Spectrum.
Meetings and Events
Meetings and event information will be posted on the events calendar and on social media links below.
- Talking About Things (TAT) - Mondays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Board Game Night - Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Tea Time Talks (TTT) - Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Movie Night - Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office hours are a time for anyone to come explore the centre, access resources, meet other members of UW’s queer, trans, and allied communities, and find a safe space on-campus to be themselves.
Reading Week & Exam Hours:
Our centre hours may vary during reading week and during the exam period. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
Peer Support Hours
Glow’s confidential peer support hours run from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Peer support is provided by trained volunteers.
Incident Report Form
Have you experienced any issue you want us to know about? Fill in this form to let us know.
Office: Student Life Centre (SLC) 2102
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38569