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. Jan. 20, 2020Presidential Nominating Committee Seeks Feedback

    Presidential Nominating Committee Seeks Feedback

    The Presidential Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that it has begun work of finding and recommending an outstanding candidate for appointment as the seventh president of the University of Waterloo. In addition to those individuals who will be contacted as part of the committee’s extensive consultation process, the committee looks forward to providing opportunities and channels for all members of the community to submit their views. Further communications regarding consultation activities will follow soon.

  2. Nov. 6, 2019University Appointments Review Committee (UARC) Lunch and Learn

    Join the Secretariat's office for a presentation on the University Appointments Review Committee (UARC) process. Please bring your lunch and feel free to eat during the presentation.

    When:   December 3, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Where:  Needles Hall, room 3318

    Register for this event.

  3. Oct. 28, 2019Elections Open for Faculty-at-Large and Staff Representatives on the Presidential Nominating Committee

    Regular University of Waterloo faculty and staff can now vote by electronic ballot for their representatives on the Presidential Nominating Committee. The election opened on Monday 28 October 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday 4 November 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (five business days). Regular CUPE staff will vote by paper ballot, which must be received by 1:00 p.m. on Friday 8 November 2019 (10 business days).

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