WUSA General Election: An Opportunity to Drive Change

Caitlyn Cassandra Yu
Published:
Monday, November 21, 2022

Are you passionate about student welfare? Are you looking for a leadership role or advocacy work experience?

This is your chance to get involved and run in the upcoming WUSA General Election!

Learn more

The nomination period officially kicks off on December 1st, 2022.

Students will have the opportunity to nominate themselves for various Board of Directors positions that include 11 Director positions, President and Vice President. This is an opportunity to represent your peers at Waterloo while playing a part in the change you want to see.

You’re probably asking yourself ‘what does the Board do’?

Well, WUSA underwent a governance change in the Spring of 2022. Under this new governing model, WUSA Board of Directors have the power to make decisions that are best for you, our members!
The Board of Directors are the elected students that represent undergraduates to all levels of government, committees, and advocacy alliances. Board members hold the fiduciary responsibility and set the strategic direction of the organization, while staff oversee the day-to-day operations.
Since you’re a WUSA member, there are many benefits to you in exploring a leadership role at WUSA.
They include:
  • Engaging with and supporting students as their elected representatives.
  • Driving change that impacts undergrads directly.
  • Working with the provincial and federal student advocacy community through OUSA and UCRU.
  • Building valuable professional relationships and self-confidence while cultivating community.
  • Developing skills and experience supporting your future career.

Next Steps

If you’re interested in nominating yourself and becoming a candidate in the upcoming WUSA general election, click on the links for the role descriptions so you can understand the responsibilities attached to each position.
Director Role Description
President Role Description
Vice-President Role Description
Learn about nominations
The online nomination form will open at vote.wusa.ca on December 1st.
For more details about the WUSA General elections, visit our Elections page.

Still have questions?

Use this time to explore, speak to members of the board, and ask them questions about their respective positions. This will give you a feel for what you can expect once you’re elected for the position. Email us at exec@wusa.ca to connect.

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