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. Sep. 20, 2018United Way Campaign 2018

    United Way Campaign 2018

    In preparation for the holiday season (yes, we like to plan ahead!), please stop by our office in Needles Hall 3060 to pick up a University of Waterloo 2018 holiday ornament.

    Trust us, when the malls are packed and and the holiday music is everywhere, you'll be glad you got some of your shopping done early!

  2. May 4, 2018Staff member to Board of Governors election

    Three staff members have been nominated to serve as a member of the full-time staff to be elected to the Board of Governors by the full-time staff members of the University, term ending 30 April 2021:

  3. Apr. 27, 2018Two calls for nominations: Dean of Applied Health Sciences Nominating Committee and Dean of Arts Nominating Committee

    The Secretariat has put out a call for nominations for two nominating committees that will assist in the transitions of leadership in both the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts. For each committee, nominations are requested for one staff member elected by and from the regular staff of the Faculty. Regular staff in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and regular staff in the Faculty of Arts are eligible to stand for nomination to the applicable committee.

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