The University of Waterloo Alumni Council represents UWaterloo’s global alumni and provides an active alumni perspective and voice to enrich the University and enhance alumni engagement. It is made up of 16 alumni volunteers representing all faculties and colleges.
If you are interested in learning more about the Alumni Council, please contact Alison Boyd, Director, Alumni Relations.
Alumni Council Member responsibilities
- Sustain an informed understanding of the strategic priorities of the University and provide alumni-focused insight into the strategy, objectives and actions based on their external perspective and experience at UWaterloo.
- Provide feedback and advice to the President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo and Vice-President, Advancement on how to engage with and maximize the impact of alumni in the success of the University.
- Actively prepare for, and participate in all Alumni Council and sub-committee meetings.
- Represent UWaterloo’s Alumni Council at events twice per year at minimum.
- Encourage and actively promote;
- engagement with the University to the broader alumni community,
- the activities and value of the UWaterloo Alumni Council and its connection to the University,
- UWaterloo’s reputation nationally and internationally, and
- participation in the University through alumni connections at every opportunity.
- Reflect the values of Advancement by displaying leadership in supporting the University through gifts of time, talent and financial support.
- Suggest potential general members for the Alumni Council and participate in recruitment and orientation for specific committees, as appropriate.
All new members serve a three-year term renewable to a maximum of another three-year term (exact length of renewable term will be decided through Alumni Council need and member interest).
Meeting Frequency and Format
- Alumni Council typically will meet three-times per year; i.e. October, February and June.
- The President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo will be invited to attend all meetings to provide an update on the strategic direction and priorities of the University.
- Alumni Council meetings will be focused on collaboration and the discussion of ideas rather than on status updates - this requires agendas, pre-work and readings to be circulated in advance of the meetings to get the best input from these valued volunteers.