Student Council meeting

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

The purpose of SC is to oversee your student association (that’s us!), including your WUSA Executives and the Board of Directors, ensure transparency and accountability to students, ratify and regulate fees, determine how to budget student money, and establish the policies of the organization.

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

  • The Council Handbook: A Guide for Students and Members of Students' Council
    The Handbook outlines in plain-English how WUSA works, including the roles, responsibilities, and powers of the Students' Council, the Board of Directors, and the Executive. This is a great place to start to learn more!
  • WUSA By-laws - 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.
  • WUSA Policies (PDF) 
    Learn more about the Policies of your student government! Council sets student legislative directives in the form of policies that the Executive, Board of Directors, Societies, and all other student groups that are allowed to operate on campus must follow.
  • 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 Sciences

Number of Representative Seats: 3 |  Number of Positions Available: 1

Arts

Number of Representative Positions: 7 | Number of Positions Available: 0

Engineering

Number of Representative Positions: 7 | 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: 8 | Number of Positions Available: 0

Science

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

**Cambridge Campus

Number of Representative Positions: 2 | Number of Positions Available: 1

  • WUSA Representative: Vacant
  • Waterloo Architecture Student Association (WASA) Representative: Jason Chen

**Kitchener Campus

Number of Representative Positions: 2 | Number of Positions Available: 0

**Stratford Campus

Number of Representative Positions: 2 | Number of Positions Available: 1

  • Councillor Representative: Mehida Ahmed
  • Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) Society Representative: Vacant

**Renison University College

Number of Representative Positions: 2 | Number of Positions Available: 0

  • Councillor Representative: Vacant
  • Renison Academic Student Council (RASC) Representative: Victoria Ikeno

**St. Jerome's University

Number of Representative Positions: 2 | Number of Positions Available: 1

  • Councillor Representative: Vacant
  • St. Jerome’s (SJUSU) Representative: Shanelle Leo

*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.

See 2020-2021 Committee and Attendance Log

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, or connect with the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to learn more about the process;

  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 WUSA’s CRO or the Secretary of the Corporation.

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.

2020