Federation of Students University of Waterloo Students' Council

As a member of WUSA, you are represented by your elected student leaders on WUSA Students' Council (SC), which specifically represent you in your society, faculty, and/or campus/college.

The purpose of SC is to oversee your students’ union (that’s us!), your WUSA Executives, ensure transparency and accountability to our members (all undergrads), determine membership fees and establish the priorities and policies of the organization.

Looking for a more in-depth run-down of your Students’ Council? Check out:

  • WUSA By-laws (PDF)Reference article 8, pages 19 - 22 for Students' Council.
    The by-laws will give you the scoop on all the folks that count as a voting-members, non-voting, how the number of voting seats is calculated (based on the size of the constituency), how meetings are conducted, and more about the powers of council.
  • SC Procedures
    Learn more about SC’s various operations and committees which deal with hot topics, such as; administration of clubs, funding for activities and projects, budgeting, education policy, elections, referenda and more.

If you would like to receive regular updates on SC affairs, sign up for the mailing list  External Link.

Your Students' Council Representatives

Officers of Council

WUSA Vice Presidents

Learn more about your current WUSA Executives.

Applied Health Science

Number of Representative Seats: 3 |  Number of Positions Available: 0

Arts

Number of Representative Positions: 6 | Number of Positions Available: 0

Engineering

Number of Representative Positions: 6 | Number of Positions Available: 0

*The Engineering Society is split into sub-societies A and B based on the faculty's co-op structure. The societies hold one voting seat each on WUSA Students' Council.

Environment

Number of Representative Positions: 3 | Number of Positions Available: 0

Mathematics

Number of Representative Positions: 6 | Number of Positions Available: 0

Science

Number of Representative Positions: 5 | Number of Positions Available: 0

**Cambridge Campus

Number of Representative Positions: 1 | Number of Positions Available: 0

**Kitchener Campus

Number of Representative Positions: 1 | Number of Positions Available: 0

**Stratford Campus

Number of Representative Positions: 1 | Number of Positions Available: 0

**Renison University College

Number of Representative Positions: 1 | Number of Positions Available: 0

  • Society Representative: Renison Academic Student Council (RASC)

**St. Jerome's University

Number of Representative Positions: 1 | Number of Positions Available: 0

*Engsoc Executives are split into terms based on the faculty’s co-op structure.

**Society Presidents who represent undergraduates at a UWaterloo Satellite campus are offered a voting seat on WUSA Students’ Council. The Society President can either accept the seat for themselves or choose a delegate to represent their seat.

How to Get Involved

Interested in running for SC, but not sure where to go next? Here’s some tips to help you take the next steps:

  1. Talk to one of your Students’ Councillors to learn where they got to where they are;

  2. Read your way through some of WUSA's governing documents (especially the WUSA By-laws, SC Procedures, and Elections & Referenda Procedures);

  3. Check out the elections page to find out if there’s an election or a by-election currently underway. WUSA Elections take place every winter term, so make sure to get your nomination package in on time!

If you have any questions, please contact your WUSA President or the Research and Policy Officer.

Meeting Agenda & Minutes

There are many ways to keep up-to-date with the latest Council meeting minutes and agenda.

Download and view past Students' Council meeting agendas and minutes.

If you are interested in agendas and minutes for council meetings that are not listed, please contact the Research and Policy Officer.

2019

Agenda Minutes
 2019 Dec Agenda (PDF)  2019 Dec Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Nov Agenda (PDF)  2019 Nov Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Oct Agenda (PDF)  2019 Oct Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Sept Agenda (PDF)  2019 Sept Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Aug Agenda (PDF)  2019 Aug Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Jul Agenda (PDF)  2019 Jul Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Jun Agenda (PDF)  2019 Jun Minutes (PDF)
 2019 May 12 Agenda (PDF)  2019 May 12 Minutes (PDF)  
 2019 Mar 31 Agenda (PDF)  2019 Mar 31 Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Mar Agenda (PDF)  2019 Mar Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Feb 10 Agenda (PDF)  2019 Feb Minutes (PDF)
 2019 Jan 13 Agenda (PDF)  2019 Jan Minutes (PDF)