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 Secretary of the University, 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. Mar. 13, 2017Three Elections Opening Monday 20 March 2017

    The Secretariat is holding three separate elections beginning Monday 20 March 2017. These elections are for full-time staff, regular faculty, and graduate student constituencies.

    Staff Representative to Board of Governors

  2. Mar. 6, 2017Election: Full-time Staff Member to Board of Governors

    Election: Full-time Staff Member to Board of Governors

    Voting begins Monday 20 March 2017 as full-time staff members elect a representative to the Board of Governors. Per the Board of Governors' Staff Election Guidelines, the campaign period is Tuesday 7 March 2017 to Thursday 16 March 2017. Brief campaign statements are available online for the five candidates who are contesting the position.

  3. Feb. 15, 2017Call for Nominations for Senate and the Board of Governors

    Call for Nominations

    Four separate calls for nominations open today, Wednesday 15 February 2017. Nominations are requested for the following seats on Senate:

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