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. Sep. 1, 2017United Way Campaign

    Stress Balls

    Stress balls are beneficial because they boost blood circulation, and they're also used as a tool for meditation. Squeezing a stress ball activates the muscles of your hand and wrist; releasing the grip allows these muscles to relax.

  2. Aug. 31, 2017Vice-President, Academic & Provost Nominating Committee requests your input

    Vice-President, Academic & Provost Nominating Committee requests your input.

  3. Aug. 24, 2017Appointment of Privacy Officer and Assistant University Secretary

    The office of the Secretariat is pleased to announce that Kathy Winter will assume the role of Privacy Officer and Assistant University Secretary effective 8 September 2017. Kathy has worked at the University for 17 years in Counselling Services and Health Services. A licensed clinical psychologist, Kathy brings to her new role a strong foundation of experience in matters related to privacy and access to information.

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