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!

Meet the Executive Team

Federation of Students Executive President Richard Wu

Michael Beauchemin
President

Federation of Students VP Operations and Finance Kurt MacMillan

Seneca Velling
VP Operations & Finance

Federation of Students VP Student Life Savannah Richardson

Amanda Fitzpatrick
VP Student Life

Federation of Students VP Education Matthew Gerrits

Matthew Gerrits
VP Education

Executive Action Plan

Executive Team 2019

Explore this year's Executive Action Plan 

Each year, the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Executive Action Plan 2019 - 2020 (PDF) 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 2019 - 2020 (PDF)


executive president Michael
Michael Federaton of Students President

Michael Beauchemin

President

pres@wusa.ca
519-888-4567 x32478
 @yourwusaPres

Office:
SLC 2118F

Office Hours: Check back soon for Michael's updated office hours.
Monday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


In the event you are unable to make the office hours, Michael is available by email, pres@wusa.ca.

Role & Responsibilities: President

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 overseeing all aspects of student government. The President also provides leadership and supervision to the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA).

The President sits on or chairs the following Committees and Commissions, in addition to others that are added from time to time:

WUSA Committees:

  • Policy and Procedure Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Committee of Presidents
  • Students' Council

University Committees:

  • Student Services Advisory Committee
  • Undergraduate Student Relations Committee
  • Board of Governors Executive Committee
  • Senate Executive Committee
  • President's Advisory Committee on Design
  • Building and Property Committee
  • President’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health
Federation of Students VP Operations and Finance Seneca Velling
Federation of Students VP Operation of Finance Seneca Velling

Seneca Velling

VP Operations & Finance

vpof@wusa.ca
519-888-4567 x33880
 @yourwusaVPOF

Office:
SLC 2118M

Office Hours: If students drop by outside these hours and Seneca is available in his office, he is happy to hear student concerns. 
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Role & Responsibilities: VP Operations & Finance

The VP Operations & Finance oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the corporation. This pertains mainly to the annual budgets, human resources and business operations. 

The VP Operations & Finance also assists student groups with their budgeting, facilitates updates to the Health and Dental plan, and oversees the Marketing & Communications Department.

The VP Operations and Finance sits on the following Committees and Commissions:

WUSA Committees:

  • Budget Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Internal Funding Committee
  • Students' Council

University Committees:

  • Undergraduate Student Relations Committee
  • Student Services Advisory Committee
Federation of Students VP Internal Amanda Fitzpatrick
Federation of Students VP Internal Amanda Fitzpatrick

Amanda Fitzpatrick

(She/Her)   |  VP Student Life

vpsl@wusa.ca
519-888-4567 x33780
 @yourwusaVPSL

Office:
SLC 2118H

Office Hours:
Monday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


In the event you are unable to make the office hours, Amanda is available by email, vpsl@wusa.ca.

Role & Responsibilities: VP Student Life

The VP Student Life maintains and improves undergraduate student life programs by supervising WUSA student-run services and clubs, handling accountability of societies, communicating with colleges and residence councils, and overseeing projects and commissions.

The VP Student Life also represents University of Waterloo undergraduate students on University and community committees, most notably in the area of student-funded, University-run student services such as Athletics and Counselling Services.

The VP Student Life sits on the following Committees and Commissions:

WUSA Committees:

  • Internal Administration Committee
  • Campus Life Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Students' Council

University Committees:

  • Student Services Advisory Committee
  • Undergraduate Student Relations Committee
  • LGBTQQ Advisory Committee
  • Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee
  • Provost's Advisory Committee on Equity
Federation of Students VP Education Matthew Gerrits
Federation of Students VP Education Matthew Gerrits

Matthew Gerrits

VP Education

vped@wusa.ca
519-888-4567 x32340
 @yourwusaVPEd

Office:
SLC 2118G

Office Hours: Check back soon for Matthew's updated office hours.
Monday 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Role & Responsibilities: VP Education

The VP Education helps students with academic and co-op issues, assists students with navigating the co-op process, and lobbies University administration and staff to improve academic services on campus.

The VP Education lobbies city, provincial and federal governments to help undergraduates access and achieve quality higher education. Visit the Advocacy section to learn more and get involved. 

The VP Education sits on the following Committees and Commissions:

WUSA Committees:

  • Education Advisory Council
  • Board of Directors
  • Students' Council
  • Co-operative Students Council (this is in addition to the Co-operative Education Council)

University Committees:

  • Senate Undergraduate Council
  • Co-operative Education Council
  • Undergraduate Student Relations Committee
  • Student Services Advisory Committee