Senate By-Election

WUSA 2021-2022 General Election 

WUSA is one of the most active and influential student associations in Canada, and our Students’ Council & Senate members act as representatives and are the voice of uWaterloo undergrads. This is your chance to learn more about the candidates that want to represent you and all Waterloo undergrads from May 2021 - April 2022.

Learn more about what you're voting for on the Executive page, Students' Council page and Senate page.

Make your voice heard and vote from February 2-4! 

Feel free to reach out to your CRO for any questions we didn’t answer on this page!

Important Dates

Campaign Period
January 25, 2021 - February 4, 2021

Voting Period
February 2, 2021 - February 4, 2021


Learn about #yourWUSA candidates before casting your ballot in this year’s election. Check back throughout the campaign period (January 25-Feb 4) to see a list of who’s running and what they're running for. 

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Voting Information

Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we’ve made voting simple.

  • During the voting period, you can vote online at; or
  • This year all voting will be done online, no public in-person polling stations are available. If you are unable to vote online, please contact Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to discuss alternative ways of voting.
  • You can vote from February 2, 2021 (12:01 am) - February 4, 2021 (11:59 pm) EST.

We use a ranked voting system for a fair and more representative election.


Imprint Debate

Cuddle up in a warm blanket, grab your favorite snack and get to know your candidates and what they stand for in the virtual debate! For more details, check out our Imprint Debate event page.

Candidate Reddit AMA

Want to know which candidate will represent you and your faculty best? Need more info on an Exec's platform? Curious what motivates each candidate to run in WUSA Elections? Check out the Candidate Reddit AMA. For more details, check out our Reddit AMA event page.

Open Positions

In early February, uWaterloo undergrads will be able to elect their representative of choice for the following positions:

WUSA Executive (4)
VP, Education
VP, Operations & Finance
VP, Student Life

WUSA Council
Applied Health Science - 2 seats
Arts - 6 seats
Cambridge - 1 seat
Engineering - 5 seats
Environment - 2 seats
Kitchener - 1 seat
Math - 8 seats
Renison - 1 seat
Science - 5 seats
St. Jerome's - 1 seat
Stratford - 1 seat

WUSA Senate
AHS (1 seat) 2021 - 2023 (2 year)
Engineering (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 year)
At-large (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 years)
Mathematics (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 years)
Science (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 years)

Nominee Resources

Know a social advocate who would make an awesome leader? Or do YOU want to drive change that affects the lives of students at uWaterloo and across Canada?  


Have specific questions about running for a WUSA Governance position? Email for more info and to chat with one of our current Exec directly. 

Feel free to reach out to your CRO for any questions we didn’t answer on this page! 

Considering running for a position?

Please review the nominations packages to learn more about the positions and your next steps!

President Nomination Package 2021-2022 (PDF)
Senate Environment President Nomination Package 2021-2022 (PDF)
Student's Council Nomination Package 2021-2022 (PDF)
VPED Nomination Package 2021-2022 (PDF)
VPOF Nomination Package 2021-2022 (PDF)
VPSL Nomination Package 2021-2022 (PDF)

Allegations & Appeals

An Allegation is an accusation made that a candidate has done something wrong during the Election period. Allegations are in place to ensure that procedures are being followed and the election is fair. Candidates are disqualified if they reach 11 points - check out point values in Elections & Referenda Procedures in the WUSA library.

Appeals are requests from the alleged to change the Elections and Referenda Officer’s (ERO) official decision.

Find violation complaint and appeal forms, and view allegations on the Allegations & Appeals page, during active elections and/or referendums.

Allegations & Appeals