WiE

WiE has been a part of UW since 1992, and it’s goal is to create an inclusive and intersectional community for engineering students regardless of gender! WiE supports and encourages the next generation of students, especially women, including trans and nonbinary students, to pursue careers in engineering. WiE hosts social events every term and would love to see you there!

EQ

With meetings taking place weekly in POETS, EngiQueers focuses on connecting LGBTQ+ students in engineering and providing them with a place they can feel at home and accepted. Meetings are informal and usually have a queer-themed movie playing amidst discussion and board games. For more information email the presidents at engiqueers@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca!

NSBE

“NSBE UW is a collegiate chapter of a national organization of black engineering students and professionals. The goal of NSBE’s UWaterloo chapter is to foster an active community to support the academic and professional success of black engineering students at the University of Waterloo.

We aim to achieve this goal through events such as speaker series where members are able to tap in to the expertise of our network of black engineering alumni on a variety of topics, and black study hall where members are given a safe space to study, socialize and support one another through their educational journey. We are currently working on getting other initiatives off the ground including our member mentorship program.

What we do at NSBE is important because if we are successful in our executing our vision, the outcome will be a stronger professional and educational network, increased academic performance and an overall improved university experience for the black engineering community at UW.”

.caISES

.caISES (the Canadian branch of AISES – American Indian Science and Engineering Society) is an organization focused on supporting and creating a community for Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit students in STEM. By creating a .caISES chapter at UW, we invite any of you to join to meet other indigenous students at our school and help grow yourself professionally as well as academically. We are currently welcoming (at the very least 2) students to join in order to start the chapter, so please consider if you would like to get involved!

Glow

Glow is the oldest continuously running queer 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.

For more resources and information, or to provide anonymous feedback and incident reports:

Women’s Centre

The Women’s Centre is a student-run Waterloo Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) service that aims to create a positive and safe space for students of all genders, with a special focus on women and trans folks. This term, we’re offering online peer support via Skype, and are planning some online initiatives to engage students and build community. To set up a peer support appointment, email internal.wc@wusa.ca or visit https://wusa.ca/services/wusa-peer-support, and to stay up-to-date with our other initiatives, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!