Welcome to the Secretariat

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.

About the Secretariat

The department, under the leadership of and with the active participation of the University Secretary, provides essential secretarial and administrative support for the governing bodies (Senate and Board of Governors and their committees/councils) and for other university wide committees (standing and ad hoc), task forces, and entities which are not subsets of Senate or Board.

The department also carries out special projects as required.