Please note that effective December 7 2020, the Quality Council's Quality Assurance Framework and Guide will be unavailable due to planned maintenance. A PDF version is available from the QC in the meantime. Should you have any questions about where to find relevant resources or information in the Framework or Guide, please contact Amanda McKenzie


Photo of Jeff Casello
519-888-4567 x33439
NH 2219


  • The Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs represents the interests and policies of Graduate Studies;
  • Chairs the Graduate Operations Committee;
  • Co-chairs the Senate Graduate and Research Council and Graduate Student Relations Committee;
  • Represents Graduate Studies on most University committees and is the University of Waterloo external representative for graduate affairs - Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS).
519-888-4567 x43899
NH 3006C


  • The Associate Vice-President, Academic represents the interests and policies of all undergraduate programs at the University of Waterloo, chairs the Senate Undergraduate Council, the Undergraduate Operations Committee and the University Committee on Student Appeals. The Associate Vice-President, Academic liaises with Deans' offices, faculty, staff and administrative departments across campus, as well as from outside agencies for all matters regarding undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo. 
  • Other areas of responsibility include the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL).
Ruth Huard
519-888-4567 x48425
NH 3006


  • Administrative support to the Associate Vice-President, Academic
  • Co-ordination of external reviewer site visits for cyclical program reviews and new program proposals
  • Administration for the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE); Centre of Extended Learning (CEL); and Undergraduate Operations Committee secretary
Photo of Amanda McKenzie
519-888-4567 x48562
NH 3006D

As Director, Quality Assurance (Academic Programs), Amanda McKenzie oversees both quality assurance and academic integrity at Waterloo.

Academic integrity is intricately tied to ensuring quality assurance and is part of both the University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (UUDLES) and Graduate Degree Level Expectations (GDLES) set out by the  Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (the Quality Council).

McKenzie is active with the Academic Integrity Council of Ontario (AICO) She also has involvment with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) McKenzie serves as a representative & co-founder of ICAI Canadian Regional Consortium (ICAI Canada), and is also an Officer and Board Member of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) In addition, she has published in the field of academic integrity, serves on the editorial team for the Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity journal and is frequently asked to speak on the topic at events around the world. 


  • Support the Quality Assurance Office
  • Assist with the internal processes and communications related to development (planning, execution and reporting) of new undergraduate and graduate academic programs (degree and non-degree) and the scheduled cyclical review of existing undergraduate and graduate academic (degree and non-degree) programs
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring of new program proposals, reviews of existing programs, major modifications, and changes to  Waterloo's Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP)
  • Secondary contact for academic departments whose programs are undergoing review, and new academic programs and major program modifications