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The University of Waterloo's bicameral form of governance was enshrined by provincial statute in 1972 when the University of Waterloo Act came into effect. The Act assigns overall responsibility for the affairs of the university to the Board of Governors and empowers the Senate to establish the university's educational policies.

Mission statement

The University of Waterloo's mission is to advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarship, nationally and internationally, in an environment of free expression and inquiry.

Governance information

Report of the Governance Review Committee, April 2006 (pdf)

Governance principles

Appointment of external governors

Conflict of interest declaration

Code of conduct