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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. Nov. 27, 2017Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education Nominating Committee requests your input

    Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education Nominating Committee requests your input

    27 November 2017

  2. Nov. 24, 2017Vice-President, Academic & Provost Nominating Committee requests your input

    The Vice-President, Academic & Provost Nominating Committee is requesting input from the community with respect to filling the position of Vice-President, Academic & Provost. All members of the community may convey their views on matters concerning the position, and this feedback will be used by the committee to inform its work in assessing candidates.

  3. Nov. 24, 2017Two Senate By-Elections

    Two Senate by-elections are currently underway to fill vacancies on Senate: faculty-at-large representative and graduate student representative. Eligible voters have been emailed electronic ballots. The by-elections will close on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Please see the Nominations and Elections website for more details.

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