Terms of reference and membership

The President's Advisory Council, established in 1968-70, became known as Executive Council (EC) in 1973. Advisory to the president, EC serves as a body through which general university issues and policy matters are discussed among University of Waterloo's senior managers.

EC meets regularly and functions informally.

Secretary to Executive Council: Andrea Kelman


Title Name
President Vivek Goel, chair
Vice-President, Academic & Provost James Rush
Vice-President, Administration & Finance  Dennis Huber
Vice-President, Advancement Nenone Donaldson
Vice-President, Research & International Charmaine Dean
Vice-President, University Relations Sandra Banks
University Secretary Karen Jack
Dean of Arts Douglas Peers (acting Dean)
Dean of Engineering Mary Wells
Dean of Environment Jean Andrey
Dean of Health Lili Liu
Dean of Mathematics Mark Giesbrecht
Dean of Science Robert Lemieux
Associate Vice-President, Advancement Services Sean Thomas
Associate Vice-President, Academic David DeVidi
Associate Vice-President, Communications Nick Manning
Associate Vice-President, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Karim S. Karim
Associate Vice-President, Development and Advancement Strategy Ingrid Cowan
Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Christopher Taylor
Associate Vice-President, Enterprise Engagement  Vic DiCiccio (interim)
Associate Vice-President, Government Relations Graeme Stewart
Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Jeff Casello
Associate Vice-President, Health Initiatives  Catherine Burns
Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations Jean Becker 
Associate Vice-President, Innovation Sanjeev Gill
Associate Vice-President, International  Ian Rowlands
Associate Vice-President, Interdisciplinary and Sponsored Research  Bessma Momani (interim)
Associate Vice-President, Marketing and Brand Strategy Michael Dorr
Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Analysis Ian Milligan
Associate Vice-President, Research and International Management Services Diane Johnston
Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education Norah McRae
Associate Provost, Human Resources Marilyn Thompson
Associate Provost, Institutional Data, Analysis & Planning Allan Starr
Associate Provost, Integrated Planning and Budgeting Jennifer Kieffer (interim)
Associate Provost, Students Chris Read
Chair, Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo Marcus Shantz
Chief Information Officer Bruce Campbell
Executive Director, Research Strategic Initiatives David Tweddell
Senior Director, Alumni Relations Sue Grant
Director of Sustainability Mat Thijssen
General Counsel Nickola Voegelin
Registrar Cathy Newell Kelly
University Librarian Beth Namachchivaya