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.


Title Name
President Feridun Hamdullahpur, chair
Secretary to Executive Council Mike Grivicic
Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush
Associate Vice-President, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Diana Parry
Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President Integrated Planning and Budgeting Susan Tighe
Chair, Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo Marcus Shantz
President, Conrad Grebel Marus Shantz
Vice-President, Administration & Finance Dennis Huber
Vice-President, Advancement Joanne Shoveller
Vice-President, University Relations Sandra Banks
Vice-President, University Research Charmaine Dean
University Secretary Karen Jack
Associate Vice-President, Academic Dave DeVidi
Associate Vice-President, International Ian Rowlands
Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Jeff Casello
Associate Vice-President, Government Relations Rob Esselment
Associate Provost, Human Resources Marilyn Thompson
Associate Provost, Students Chris Read
Chief Information Officer Bruce Campbell
Dean of Applied Health Sciences Lili Liu
Dean of Arts Sheila Ager
Dean of Engineering Pearl Sullivan
Dean of Environment Jean Andrey
Dean of Mathematics Stephen Watt
Dean of Science Robert Lemieux
Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education Norah McRae
Associate Provost, Institutional Data, Analysis & Planning Allan Starr
University Librarian Beth Namachchivaya
Registrar Cathy Newell Kelly