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Leading by example

The value Waterloo places on teaching, research and entrepreneurial excellence is evident throughout its leadership team.

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur is a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering whose research expertise includes energy conversion systems, hydrodynamics and fuel cells.

Vice-President Academic & Provost James Rush is a professor of physiology at the University of Waterloo, having first joined the Department of Kinesiology in 2000. Recognized for his strong leadership, Rush previously held numerous administrative positions within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences including the role of dean.

Rush is also a highly respected researcher, known for his work in the areas of cardiovascular research, particularly relating to the effects of hypertension, age, and exercise on blood vessel health


  • President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur
  • Vice-President Academic & Provost George Dixon
    • Co-operative & Experiential Education
    • Institutional Analysis & Planning
    • Library
    • Office of the Registrar
    • Legal and Immigration Services
  • Vice-President University Research Charmaine B. Dean
    • Office of Research
  • Vice-President University Relations Sandra Banks
    • Community Relations and Events
    • Government Relations
    • Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
    • University Communications
  • Vice-President Administration and Finance Dennis Huber
    • Bookings
    • Material Resources (Central Stores and Procurement & Contract Services)
    • Finance
    • Plant Operations
  • Vice-President Advancement Joanne Shoveller
  • University Secretary Karen Jack
    • Records Management
    • Information and Privacy Protection
    • Police Services
    • Safety Office
  • Associate Provost, Resources Beth Jewkes
    • Office of Academic Integrity
    • Space Planning
    • WatCACE
    • WatPD
  • Associate Provost, Students Chris Read
    • AccessAbility Services
    • Athletics and Recreational Services
    • Campus Wellness
    • Counselling Services
    • Food Services
    • Health Services
    • Housing & Residences
    • Retail Services
    • Student Success Office
    • Theatre Centre
    • WatCard
  • Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Post-Doctoral Affairs, Jeff Casello
  • Associate Provost, Human Resources Marilyn Thompson
    • Human Resources
    • Organizational & Human Development
    • Daycare Centres
  • Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, (Vacant)
    • Centre for Career Action
    • Co-operative Education
    • EDGE
    • Operations
    • WatCACE
    • WatPD
  • Chief Information Officer Bruce Campbell
    • Information Systems & Technology
  • Associate Vice-President, Academic Mario Coniglio
    • Centre for Extended Learning
    • Centre for Teaching Excellence
  • Associate Vice-President, International Ian Rowlands
  • Executive Director, Co-operative Education & Career Action, Ross Johnston
  • University Librarian, Beth Sandore Namachchivaya
  • Associate Provost, Institutional Data, Analysis and Planning, Allan Starr
  • Office of the Registrar, Catherine Newell Kelly
  • Deputy Provost, Integrated Planning and Budgeting, Susan Tighe


Organizational charts

Organizational charts for the university are maintained by the Secretariat.