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. Feb. 11, 2021February Senate Meeting Access

    The 22 February 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 19 February 2021. The agenda is posted on the Senate webpage.

  2. Feb. 9, 2021Call for Nominations: Faculty and Graduate Student Representatives to Senate

    Nominations are requested for regular faculty members and graduate students to fill upcoming vacancies on Senate. The call will be open until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 2 March 2021. Please see Nominations and Elections for more information, including nomination forms. Elections will be held in mid-March, if necessary. Contact Emily Schroeder with any questions.

  3. Jan. 26, 2021February Board of Governors Meeting - Guest Access

    The 2 February 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 1 February 2021 at 12:00 p.m. The agenda is posted on the Board of Governors webpage.

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