Senate By-Election

There is a current by-election for the at-large undergraduate Senate seat.

Learn about your candidates today.

Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is your undergraduate student union, run by students, for students. Every winter term you get to vote for your student representatives for the following year, including your four WUSA Executive and Student Councillors. WUSA also hosts the election for your student representatives on  University's Senate Opens an external site .

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

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Important Dates:

Nomination Period
Feb 15 – Mar 8 (closes at 4 p.m.)

Mandatory All Candidates Meeting
Following the deadline for nominations, information will be shared via email with candidates who completed the requirements for nominations

Interim Period
Mar 9 - 10

Campaign Period
Mar 11 - Mar 20

Voting Period 
Mar 18 (opens at 10 a.m.) – Mar 21 (closes at 11:59 p.m.)

Mar 22


Learn about your candidates before casting your ballot in this year’s election. Review each race to see a list of who’s running and what their running for.

    Voting Information

    Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we’ve made voting simple. During voting period you can vote online at Opens an external site , or at one of the on-campus polling stations. We use a ranked voting system for a fair and more representative election. Check out the short and detailed explanations.

    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 that the election is fair. Candidates are disqualified if they reach 11 points - check out point values in Elections & Referenda Procedures located in the WUSA library.

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

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

    Allegations & Appeals


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    Nominate Yourself


    Interested in running for an election? Take the first step in becoming the next student leader!

    Learn more about Nominations