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 Secretary of the University, 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. 15, 2017Call for Nominations for Senate and the Board of Governors

    Call for Nominations

    Four separate calls for nominations open today, Wednesday 15 February 2017. Nominations are requested for the following seats on Senate:

  2. Jan. 26, 2017Website under construction

    Please note that certain links on our website may be temporarily unavailable. We are currently working to correct the issue.

  3. Dec. 15, 2016New Policy, Policy 42 - Prevention and Response to Sexual Sexual Violence and Sexual Violence Response Protocol and Procedures


    On 25 October 2016, the Board of Governors approved new Policy 42 - Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence and on 2 December 2016 the Board of Governors approved the accompanying Sexual Violence Response Protocol and Procedures. For more information please see the most recent Policy Post.

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