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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 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.
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.
VP Operations & Finance
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.
VP Student Life
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.
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.