Executive Team

The Executive team consists of four specialized roles: President, VP Operations & Finance, VP Student Life, and VP Education. The Executives are elected in the winter term of each year and take office on May 1. Meet this year’s elected Executives!

Executive Action Plan

Explore this year’s Executive Action Plan

Each year, the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Executive Action Plan outlines goals that your Executive will be focusing on throughout their term, in alignment with the WUSA Long-range Plan Strategic Goals. These goals are created to inspire action and positive organizational changes that will increase student engagement and continue to serve, empower and represent the undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo.

Executive Action Plan 2021-2022 (PDF)

Benjamin Easton



The President of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association is the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.

The President represents undergraduates to University administration, Senate, and Board of Governors, and is responsible for all aspects of student government. The President also provides leadership and oversight to the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA). The President chairs several WUSA committees and sits on high-level university committees like the President’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health.

Matthew Schwarze


VP Operations & Finance

The VP Operations & Finance oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the corporation. This pertains mainly to the annual budgets, financial management, human resources, secretarial duties, administered and group benefits programs, insurance policies and business operations. The VP Operations & Finance also serves as Executive Director of the WUSA-administered endowment funds (Student Life Endowment Fund and the Enterprise, Opportunity, and Innovation Endowment Fund).

Catherine Dong


VP Student Life

VP Student Life maintains and improves student life programs for uWaterloo undergraduates by supervising WUSA services, regulation and management of clubs, uWaterloo’s student services, and overseeing first-year Orientation and student transition.

Stephanie Ye-Mowe


VP Education

In this role, she supports students with academic and co-op issues, navigates the co-op process, and lobbies university administration and staff to improve academic services on campus. The VP Education represents students to various UW Senate and administrative committees, oversees the Centre for Academic Policy Support, and supervises a number of commissions dedicated to government affairs (municipal, provincial, and federal governments). The VP Education lobbies to various levels of government on matters of importance to students related to post-secondary education.