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

2020 to 2021 executives

Alana Guevara
VP Operations & Finance

Megan Town
VP Education

Abbie Simpson
President

Nada Abouelnaga
VP Student Life

Executive Action Plan

Explore this year's Executive Action Plan 

Each year, the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Executive Action Plan 2020 - 2021 (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 2020 - 2021 (PDF)


Abbie Simpson

President

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

Office:
SLC 2118F

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.

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 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.

This year, Abbie is working on projects like:

  • Equity advocacy in collaboration with Nada
  • Collaborating with alumni
  • Advocating for improved mental health supports

Alana Guevara

VP Operations & Finance

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

Office:
SLC 2118M

Office Hours: 

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. To help get all this done, they work with several funding and operational oversight committees.

The VP Operations & Finance also assists student groups with their budgeting, facilitates updates to the Health and Dental plan, and helps students with the UPass program.

This year, Alana is working on projects like:

  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility for WUSA
  • Increasing the availability of student spaces
  • Supporting WUSA’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nada Abouelnaga

(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.

Role & Responsibilities: VP Student Life

The VP Student Life maintains and improves undergraduate student life programs by overseeing WUSA student-run services and clubs, working closely with WUSA’s Campus Life Department and overseeing new student transition (aka Orientation!).

The VP Student Life also represents University of Waterloo undergraduate students on University committees with a focus on advocacy to promote equity, inclusion and diversity at the University of Waterloo.

This year, Nada is working on projects like:

  • Anti-Black racism advocacy
  • Revamping support for our clubs
  • Making volunteering with WUSA a rewarding experience for everyone

Megan Town

VP Education

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

Office:
SLC 2118G

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. 

This year, Megan is working on projects like:

  • Increasing our research capacity
  • Meeting with students through WUSA town halls
  • Ensuring students succeed academically, despite COVID-19