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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- Mar. 24, 2017
New policy, Policy 53 – Environmental Sustainability
On 23 March 2017, the President approved the new Policy 53 – Environmental Sustainability.
Development of Policy 53 was initiated by the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (PACES), the committee that represents a cross-section of Waterloo stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and administration, to provide advice to the president on campus sustainability programs and policies.
- Mar. 13, 2017
The Secretariat is holding three separate elections beginning Monday 20 March 2017. These elections are for full-time staff, regular faculty, and graduate student constituencies.
Staff Representative to Board of Governors
- Mar. 6, 2017
Election: Full-time Staff Member to Board of Governors
Voting begins Monday 20 March 2017 as full-time staff members elect a representative to the Board of Governors. Per the Board of Governors' Staff Election Guidelines, the campaign period is Tuesday 7 March 2017 to Thursday 16 March 2017. Brief campaign statements are available online for the five candidates who are contesting the position.