The four WUSA Executives are the faces of the undergraduate student association and the advocates for all UWaterloo undergrads. These are full-time paid, executive-level positions.

President Candidates

Do you want to know what this role is responsible for? Check out the President Job Description.

There is one position for WUSA President, and three candidates running. All Waterloo undergrads will have the opportunity to vote for their choice by ranking the following candidates on voting days (Feb 4-6):

Kevin McGuire

Team: Team Extinguish

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Abbie Simpson

WUSA president candidate Abbie SimpsonTeam: Team Vision

Program: Recreation and Leisure, Social Development Studies

Current year of study: 4A

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • Long Range Plan Committee Member (Spring 2019 - Present)
  • Tobacco and Vaping Action Group (2020)
  • Communications Coordinator, Office of the President (2019)
  • Waterloo Orientation (FOC 2019/ O-Team 2020)
  • WUSA Councillor (2017-2018)
  • Student Ambassador (2017 - Present)
  • Peer Health Education Team Lead (2016-2018)


Top three platform points:

  1. Support for Student Societies: Team Vision will work to improve relationships between WUSA and the societies so our student leaders can better support you.
  2. Sustainability: Team Vision will work to create and support student-led environmental initiatives across campus while improving sustainability in WUSA operations.
  3. Mental Health Advocacy: Team Vision will strive to improve student mental health by addressing underlying issues like student workload and community on campus.


Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:
I am a passionate student leader who has been involved with WUSA since my 1A term. My experiences reach beyond WUSA to positions within University administration, the affiliate colleges, and peer health education. I believe that my experience, leadership, and vision for the organization will allow me to build a WUSA that serves all students.
 

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Stanley Wong

Team: hey hey hey

Program: Computer Science

Current year of study: 3A

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

- (None with WUSA)

- Pre-Pharmacy Club (2017)

- MathSoc Office Worker (2018)

- Intramural Basketball/Volleyball

 

Top three platform points:

- Increase and promote environmentally friendly/ sustainable practices throughout the campus.

 

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

hey hey hey! This is gonna be a great year, I'm gonna work hard every day. Let's get it going!

 

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Vice President Education Candidates

Do you want to know what this role is responsible for? Check out the VP Education Job Description.

There is one position for WUSA VPEd, and one candidate running. All Waterloo undergrads will have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” for this candidate on voting days (Feb 4-6):

Megan Town

Vice president of education canadidate Megan TownTeam: Team Vision

Program: Chemical Engineering

Current year of study: 4B

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Representative (Fall 2019 - Present)
  • WUSA Councillor (Spring 2019 - Present) WUSA Director (Spring 2019 - Present)
  • EngSoc Mental Health Commissioner (Winter 2018 - Spring 2018)
  • Chemical Engineering Academic Representative (Fall 2015 - Present)
  • EngSoc Representative (Fall 2015 - Present)

Top three platform points:

  1. Town halls: We want to hear from you! Team Vision will hold regular town halls around campus to listen to your concerns and ensure we are working on top student priorities.
  2. Public transportation in the region: Team Vision will ensure that a priority in our regional advocacy efforts is improving public transportation to address the needs and concerns of students.
  3. Unique needs of different programs and faculties: We know that different students have different needs! Team Vision is committed to advocacy that works for you and the issues that affect our diverse groups and faculties at the university.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:
I have been a dedicated advocate for students since my first year. The experience I’ve gained through a multitude of positions with my faculty, EngSoc, and WUSA makes me the ideal candidate to advocate for your needs to the university, the region, and beyond. My vision for the VP Education role is to lead data-driven advocacy initiatives that voice students’ needs and incite change.

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Vice President Operations & Finance Candidates

Do you want to know what this role is responsible for? Check out the VP Operations & Finance Job Description.

There is one position for WUSA VPOF, and one candidate running. All Waterloo undergrads will have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” for this candidate on voting days (Feb 4-6):

Alana Guevara

WUSA Vice president of finance and operations candidate Alana GuevaraTeam: Team Vision

Program: Economics

Current year of study: 4A

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • Bombshelter Pub (Spring 2015 - Fall 2018): Host, Server, Bartender, Student Manager
  • Catering Supervisor & Administrative Coordinator (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)
  • Accounting & Commercial Operations Administrative Coordinator (Fall 2019 - Present)
  • Association of Caribbean Students Executive (2012 - 2014)

Top three platform points:

  1. Fiscal Responsibility and Balanced Budget: We will work to identify gaps in commercial operations processes and make adjustments so that efficiency, student value and profitability are maximized. Any additional revenues made will be reinvested into the commercial operations, campus life and advocacy.
  2. Bomber Project: Students’ Council has approved a student lounge direction for the Bomber space which addresses some of the issues with previous Bomber operations. Team Vision believes it is vital to have student input weighted heavily when making any further decisions about the new plan for the space.
  3. Student Jobs: Team Vision is committed to hiring more students and charging them with more responsibility throughout our organization. This will allow the students we hire to receive more experience on both customer facing and administrative levels while providing financial stability during their studies.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:
Having worked with WUSA in many capacities, I will forever cherish my time spent at UW. As Vice President of Operations and Finance, I believe I would have the opportunity to use my experience to expand what WUSA can do for students and ensure that other students are afforded these amazing opportunities in the future.

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Vice President Student Life Candidates

Do you want to know what this role is responsible for? Check out the VP Student Life Job Description.

There is one position for WUSA VPSL, and four candidates running. All Waterloo undergrads will have the opportunity to vote for their choice by ranking the following candidates on voting days (Feb 4-6):

Nada Abouelnaga

Vice President Student Life candidate Nada AbouelnagaTeam: Team Vision

Program: Biomedical Sciences

Current year of study: 3B

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • RAISE Coordinator (Winter 2020)
  • Clubs Assistant (Fall 2019-Present)
  • EDGE Ambassador (Fall 2019)
  • Clubs Support Team (Winter 2019-Spring 2019)
  • Internal Administration Committee (Spring 2019-Present)
  • Student Leadership Program Facilitator (Spring 2019-Present)
  • UW Chess Club, President (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
  • Science Orientation Leader (2018 & 2019)

Top three platform points:

  1. Volunteer Retention: Team Vision will develop a system to help student volunteers track their involvement and receive feedback about their roles throughout their time with WUSA.
  2. Effective Club Operations: Team Vision will work with WUSA’s IT team to work on creating one platform, such as a central website, that allows clubs to operate in a more effective manner.
  3. Expanding WUSA Services: While the SLC is the home of WUSA and its services, students would benefit more by having the services expand to the rest of the main campus and satellite campuses.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:
Being involved with WUSA’s clubs and services over the past year has developed my passion for helping people get involved. I believe that all students should have a community where they can meet friends with common interests and experiences. That is why I am running to be your VP Student Life; I want to work with students and implement their feedback to ensure everyone has a place they belong on campus.

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Zihui Qin

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Manas Suri

Team: Beeba Bois

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Ian Tan

Vice president of student life candidate Ian TanTeam: Ian Tan for Student Life

Program: Geography and Aviation

Current year of study: 1B

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • As a first-year student I have visited the SLC on numerous occasions
  • Honourary Lifetime Membership Committee

Top three platform points:

  1. Students: expanded free income tax clinic, WUSA-organized airport shuttles, and free sanitary products in washrooms
  2. Clubs: more meeting space, less paperwork and bureaucracy, increase per-term allowance by 33%, lottery licenses, more autonomy for larger clubs and student societies
  3. Voice frustrations about lockers at CIF and PAC, mental health, GRT negotiations

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:
I think students know best as to what their undergraduate association should advocate the university for. These past weeks I’ve spoken to many students and clubs to hear their concerns. I know as an independent younger student with less experience, I will have to work extra hard to gain your trust, and one of the initiatives I’m taking is an open inbox to listen and understand even more students. As VPSL, I will strive to give a personal commitment to every student who approaches me. And if I can’t change your mind, I really hope to be ranked second.

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