Secretariat

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The mission of the Secretariat is to provide professional support and guidance to University of Waterloo governing bodies, their committees and councils, and to senior University officers on all governance, policy and operational issues which might affect the institution.

The Secretariat also plays a significant role in the development, promulgation and interpretation of University of Waterloo policies and procedures, and supports the activities of senior search committees, as well as relations and grievance/appeal committees.

The Secretariat is headed by the University Secretary, who maintains close working relationships with the Chancellor and the Chair of the Board of Governors, as well as the President, Provost and other senior University officers, providing advice, guidance and support with respect to the execution of their responsibilities.

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  1. Apr. 12, 2021April Senate Meeting Access

    The 19 April 2021 Senate meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams videoconference. Guests are welcome to join the open session of the meeting similar to a normal "in-person" Senate meeting. If you would like to attend the meeting as a guest observer, please contact Emily Schroeder to request to join the meeting. All requests must be received by Friday 16 April 2021. The agenda is posted on the Senate webpage.

  2. Mar. 31, 2021April Board of Governors Meeting - Guest Access

    The 6 April 2021 Board of Governors meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams videoconference. Guests are welcome to join the open session of the meeting similar to a normal "in-person" Board meeting. If you would like to attend the meeting as a guest observer, please contact Emily Schroeder to request to join the meeting. All requests must be received by Monday 5 April 2021 at 12:00 p.m. The agenda is posted on the Board of Governors webpage.

  3. Mar. 18, 2021Call for Nominations: Staff Representative on the Board of Governors

    The call for nominations is now open to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Governors for one regular full-time staff representative, term 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2024. Please see Nominations and Elections for more information, or contact Emily Schroeder. All signed nomination forms must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

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