Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Student Council

Student Council2022-05-02T15:00:40-04:00

WUSA Student’s Council

Students’ Council is the governing body of WUSA, representing students directly and serving as the highest legislative body in the organization. Council is made up of elected student leaders from each Faculty, Campus, and College. These student leaders represent the voices of their faculty peers, establishing and overseeing WUSA’s Policies while holding the Executive and Board of Directors accountable for their decisions. Council is responsible for budgeting, establishing administered programs (e.g. UPass), regulating elections, and governing Societies, services, and clubs. Student Councillors are elected during the the WUSA General Elections in the winter term.

The Mission

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.

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:

  • 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

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

  • 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!

Resources

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? Read below.

Your Students’ Council Representatives

Officers of Council2022-05-01T18:33:04-04:00

President and Speaker: Benjamin Easton
Deputy Speaker: Kanan Sharma
Secretary of the Corporation: Matthew Schwarze
Assistant Secretary: Connor Rettinger
Chair of the Board: Abbie Simpson

WUSA Vice Presidents2022-05-01T18:33:37-04:00

VP Operations & Finance: Matthew Schwarze
VP Education: Stephanie Ye-Mowe
VP Student Life: Catherine Dong

Health2022-05-01T18:34:09-04:00

Councillor Representative: Marie Jolicoeur-Becotte

Councillor Representative: Amelia Cammy

Applied Health Sciences Undergraduate Members (AHSUM) Representative: TBD

Arts2022-05-01T18:34:49-04:00

Councillor Representative: Sahil Devani
Councillor Representative: Rosanne Varghese
Councillor Representative: Neaa Rodrigues
Councillor Representative: Nuwair Akram
Councillor Representative: Rebecca Dragusin
Councillor Representative: Sonia Ismail
Arts Student Union (ASU) Representative: TBD

Engineering2022-05-01T18:35:28-04:00

Councillor Representative: Frances Hallen
Councillor Representative: Andy Ren
Councillor Representative: Angela Souza
Councillor Representative: Edward Yang
Councillor Representative: Joseph Ma
*Society Representative:
Engineering Society (EngSoc) A – Kathrine Von Friedl
Engineering Society (EngSoc) B – Matthew Casale
*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.

Environment2022-05-01T18:36:40-04:00

Councillor Representative: Connor Rettinger
Councillor Representative: Jaskaran Dhillon
Environment Students Society (ESS) Representative: TBD

Mathematics2022-05-01T18:37:11-04:00

Councillor Representative: Jay Lan
Councillor Representative: Vincent Macri
Councillor Representative: Kanan Sharma
Councillor Representative: Yuhan Zhang
Councillor Representative: Caroline Chen
Councillor Representative: Dyuti Kohli
Councillor Representative: Arnav Gupta
Mathematics Society (MathSoc) Representative: TBD

Science2022-05-01T18:38:02-04:00

Councillor Representative: Manaswi Sharma
Councillor Representative: Harkirat Dhillon
Councillor Representative: Vacant
Councillor Representative: Vacant
Councillor Representative: Vacant
Science Society (SciSoc) Representative: TBD

Your Students’ Council Representatives – External Campuses

Cambridge Campus2022-05-01T18:42:41-04:00

Councillor Representative: Jason Chen
Waterloo Architecture Student Association (WASA) Representative: TBD

Kitchener Campus2022-05-01T18:43:20-04:00

Councillor Representative: Vacant
Society of Pharmacy Students (SOPhS) Representative: TBD

Stratford Campus2022-05-01T18:43:44-04:00

Councillor Representative: JiaJia Kong
Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) Society Representative: TBD

Renison University College2022-05-01T18:44:36-04:00

Councillor Representative: Vacant
Renison Academic Student Council (RASC) Representative: TBD

St. Jerome’s University2022-05-01T18:45:06-04:00

Councillor Representative: Vacant
St. Jerome’s (SJUSU) Representative: TBD

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board: Benjamin Easton

**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

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.

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