• Volunteer
  • Waterloo
  • 2022-10-04

Website Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Term: September 2022 through April 2023
Hours: Approx. 4-8 hours per month (some committees may meet more frequently)
This role is hybrid, so undergrads can still apply if they are unable to attend meetings in person as virtual options will be available.

Qualifications:  

  • Current undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo.
  • Available to meet at least once per month for the duration of the role.
    • Elections and Referenda Committee will have more regular meetings in Jan/Feb when elections will be occurring

Key Competencies: 

Note: we do not expect any individual to have all of these competencies 

  • Passion and motivation for deliberative processes and decision-making
  • Able to listen and take diverse perspectives into account, understanding the importance of equity in decisions
  • Knowledgeable about different aspects of the University of Waterloo community
  • Flexible and creative problem-solving focus
  • Experience synthesizing and drawing themes from experiences and regulations

Responsibilities: 

  • To attend the meetings of the committee
  • To read prepared materials in advance of meetings
  • To have respectful, professional discussions at committee meetings
  • To communicate any conflicts of interest with the chair of the committee to ensure fair and equitable decisions

Below you will find a list of the various committees looking for at-large students to join. The function of committees is to administer and govern different processes like funding and elections. Each committee will have staff support to provide context if needed.  This is also a great opportunity for anyone who might want to explore further leadership roles in the future.

No resumé necessary. Please include a statement outlining your interests and any past relevant experience from other roles. It is important to state which committee(s) you are interested in and why you would like to work on that committee.

Publications Committee 

  • The Publications Committee serves as an autonomous management committee for the Corporation’s student publications, providing general oversight in accordance with the duties and responsibilities set out below, under the ultimate authority of the Board of Directors.

Internal Funding Committee 

  • This Committee will provide guidance on administration of the Equity, Opportunity, and Innovation Fund, the Special Projects Fund and Student Life Endowment Fund

Elections and Referenda Committee 

  • The Elections & Referenda Committee (ERC), through the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association, is responsible for the oversight, and the fair and impartial execution of all Elections, By-elections, and Referenda administered by WUSA.
  • This committee will have more regular meetings in Jan/Feb when elections will be occurring.

No Resume necessary. Please include a statement outlining your interests and any past relevant experience from other roles. It is important to state which committee(s) you are interested in and why you would like to work on that committee. 

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