Senate By-Election

WUSA 2021-2022 General Election 

Advocate, drive change and gain valuable experience for years to come. We’re looking for changemakers and trailblazers to run for our 2021-2022 WUSA Students’ Council.


WUSA is one of the most active and influential student associations in Canada, and our Students’ Council & Senate members act as representatives and are the voice of uWaterloo undergrads. Nominations are open until January 20, 2021. Make your mark as a candidate in the 2021-2022 WUSA General Election!

Feel free to reach out to your CRO for any questions we didn’t answer on this page!

Important Dates

Nomination Period
October 21, 2020 - January 20, 2021

Campaign Period
January 25, 2021 - February 4, 2021

Voting Period
February 2, 2021 - February 4, 2021

Open Positions

In early February, uWaterloo undergrads will be able to elect their representative of choice for the following positions:

WUSA Executive (4)
VP, Education
VP, Operations & Finance
VP, Student Life

WUSA Council
Applied Health Science - 2 seats
Arts - 6 seats
Cambridge - 1 seat
Engineering - 5 seats
Environment - 2 seats
Kitchener - 1 seat
Math - 6 seats
Renison - 1 seat
Science - 5 seats
St. Jerome's - 1 seat
Stratford - 1 seat

WUSA Senate
AHS (1 seat) 2021 - 2023 (2 year)
Engineering (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 year)
At-large (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 years)
Mathematics (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 years)
Science (1 seat) 2021-2023 (2 years)

Nominee Resources

Know a social advocate who would make an awesome leader? Or do YOU want to drive change that affects the lives of students at uWaterloo and across Canada?  


Have specific questions about running for a WUSA Governance position? Email for more info and to chat with one of our current Exec directly. 

Feel free to reach out to your CRO for any questions we didn’t answer on this page! 


Learn about #yourWUSA candidates before casting your ballot in this year’s election. Check back throughout the campaign period (January 25-Feb 4) to see a list of who’s running and what they're running for. 

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Voting Information

Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we’ve made voting simple.

  • During the voting period, you can vote online at; or
  • With classes taking place primarily virtually for the Winter term, stay tuned for information about whether an in-person voting station will be available.

We use a ranked voting system for a fair and more representative election.

Allegations & Appeals

An Allegation is an accusation made that a candidate has done something wrong during the Election period. Allegations are in place to ensure that procedures are being followed and the election is fair. Candidates are disqualified if they reach 11 points - check out point values in Elections & Referenda Procedures in the WUSA library.

Appeals are requests from the alleged to change the Elections and Referenda Officer’s (ERO) official decision.

Find violation complaint and appeal forms, and view allegations on the Allegations & Appeals page, during active elections and/or referendums.

Allegations & Appeals