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The Executive team consists of four specialized roles; President, VP Operations & Finance, VP Internal, and VP Education. The Executives are elected in the Winter term of each year, and take office on May 1.
Michael Beauchemin heads up the Executive team as President. The President represents undergraduates to the University administration, Senate, and Board of Governors, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of student government. The President also provides leadership and supervision to the Federation of Students.
Seneca Velling holds the position of 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.
Amanda Fitzpatrick as the VP Student Life maintains and improves student life programs for uWaterloo undergraduates by supervising Feds services, uWaterloo's student services and clubs, handling accountability of societies, communicating with colleges and residence councils, overseeing projects and commissions.
Matthew Gerrits holds the position of VP Education. In this role, he helps students with academic and co-op issues, navigates the co-op process, and lobbies university administration and staff to improve academic services on campus.
Discover more about your Executive Team members, positions, and how you can contribute to your campus experience.
The Board of Directors (BOD) is Feds’ highest decision-making body. It works with Students’ Council to guide Feds’ financial and contractual affairs. The 11 members of the BOD are comprised of the four Executives and seven additional members who are elected at each March General Meeting.
Students’ Council is made up of elected student leaders from each Faculty and College. These student leaders represent the voices of their faculty peers, establishing and overseeing Feds’ policies while holding the Executive accountable for their decisions. Student Councillors are elected during the general Feds Elections in the winter term.
Senate is responsible for all issues relating to academic quality, including the granting of degrees, setting program requirements and approving academic regulations. It is made up of University administration, faculty, and nine student leaders. These student leaders are elected during the general Feds Elections in the winter term.
In the 70s, Feds helped make Waterloo the first institution in Ontario to include students as voting members on its Senate and Board of Governors.
The Federation of Students recognizes and supports various student societies across campus.
Each society takes a unique approach at promoting student success in their respective faculty. Societies are a great way to connect with your peers, and professors!
Learn more about each of the Student Societies