Affiliate Groups

Waterloo Engineering Endowment Fund

The foundation was founded in 1990 by two engineering students, Avi Belinsky and John Vellinga. The goal of WEEF is to continuously improve the educational environment for undergraduate engineering students, and maintain our outstanding reputation.

WEEF collects donations and puts them into a fund. The interest earned on the fund is spent each year on undergraduate laboratory equipment, student projects, computer upgrades and academic tools/teaching facilities. The principle portion of the fund is never spent which allows the interest each year to grow, hence “The Gift That Keeps On Giving”. The donations that build the fund come from three sources: student donations, Employer Matching Contribution (EMC), and engineering Alumni (including graduates’ Plummer’s Pledge).

The Iron Warrior

The IW is the official newspaper of the Society and is operated and produced by members of
the Society.  The IW is intended as a forum for thought-provoking and informative articles and opinions
presented by the Society, the Faculty of Engineering, and by the academic community of the

UWaterloo EngiQueers

 EngiQueers is a drop-in, anonymous chapter of the not-for-profit EngiQueers Canada. We focus on connecting LGBTQ+ students in engineering and providing them with a place they can feel at home and accepted. Weekly meetings are informal and usually have a queer-themed movie playing amidst discussion and board games.

Organizational Membership

Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario

The Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO) is an association that represents engineering societies from 16 universities across Ontario, and acts as the link between engineering students and professional associations, academia, and government.

​Since its creation in 1987, ESSCO’s goal has been to promote “unity, continuity, and visibility among Ontario engineering students”.

Canadian Federation of Engineering Students

The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) is a national, bilingual organization that represents approximately 81,000 engineering students across Canada. The CFES aims to provide opportunities in support of an all-encompassing education for engineering students in Canada to become unparalleled professionals in their field.

The Federation represents and promotes Canadian undergraduate engineering students on a national and international level. The goal of the CFES is to solicit, represent, organize and exchange views, information, and activities pertinent to the goals of the members at a national level to improve the quality and scope of Canadian engineering education and experience.

Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is the undergraduate student union at the University of Waterloo.

WUSA was formed over 50 years ago in response to undergrad concerns that were going unheard. WUSA represents the student voice on issues like tuition, mental health, housing, campus safety and transit, and provide services like affordable food options, mental health support, and clubs. 

WUSA operates eight commercial services, 13 student run services, supports over 200 clubs and facilitates orientation and welcome week. 

The IEA or Intercollegiate Engineering Alliance is a global online community of students studying engineering. This group does not provide advocacy, as it spans many different countries and education systems. Rather, they are a social group which connect member students and member schools to events ran by alliance members and the IEA itself.

As students under Waterloo Engineering Society, our school is an alliance member. That means you will hear about IEA event through our news channels. You can also choose to sign up individually and be connected with the greater engineering student community.