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. 22, 2022Soup Day 2022

    Fuel up for your afternoon with a bowl of soup for a great cause!

    UW United Way has once again paired up with Thrive in their goal to build a culture of wellbeing and normalizing mental health struggles for Waterloo students and employees.

  2. Nov. 18, 2021November Pension and Benefits Committee

    The November Pension and Benefits Committee will be held on Friday 19 November from 9:30 - 12:00 via Microsoft Teams. Non-members may arrange to join the open session of the electronic meeting by contacting Cindy Baker,

  3. Sep. 22, 2021September Building and Properties Committee Meeting - Guest Access

    The 29 September 2021 Building and Properties Committee meeting will be held via Microsoft Team videoconference. Guests are welcome to join the open session of the meeting similar to a normal "in-person" Building and Properties Committee meeting.

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