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Hayley Barnes
Students' Union President
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In the spirit of Catholic values, we the students strive to enhance the university experience for all students of St. Jerome’s University by providing opportunities for growth and development of the whole person, outside of the classroom and in the broader community. 

Hayley Barnes 

Home Town: Stouffville, ON

Program: 3A Honours Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science

House: Taylor


My name is Hayley and I am your Students' Union President for the 2017-2018 academic year. I am so excited for all that St. Jerome's University has to offer you, the members of this great community, throughout my presidency. If there is one thing I'm more passionate about than politics, it's the zeal and diversity of the people of St. Jerome's. Feel free to talk to me if you ever have any questions, concerns, or ideas - I love to chat!!

Amandreo Cortes

Home Town: Guelph, ON

Program: Global Business and Digital Arts

House: Spetz


Hello everyone!

My name is Amandreo Cortes and I am the Vice President and Administrative Officer for the St. Jerome’s Students’ Union. I am currently in my third year in Global Business and Digital Arts and this is also my third year being part of the Students’ Union. At SJU, I have always used the opportunities here to better myself and I have been very involved in the St. Jerome’s community. I have met amazing mentors that have made me a better leader and I have learned so much through volunteer experiences. As your VPAO, I am excited to use my skills to help build a strong team to represent our student voice.

Matteo Palarchio

Home Town: Burlington, ON

Program: Computer Science 

House: Taylor


Hey SJ!

My name is Matteo Palarchio, and I am the Chief Financial Officer for your Students' Union this year! I am currently in in my 2A term of Honours Computer Science (Co-op). My role is to oversee and manage the Union's finances, the Swag Shop, and plan our annual Green & Gold Gala in the winter term. I hope everyone has a great term!

Maya Venters

Home Town: Georgetown, ON

Program: Honours Arts: Political Science and Legal Studies

House: Taylor


My name is Maya Venters and I will be your Human Resources Officer for the 2017-2018 year. I am in my second year of Political Science and Legal Studies and am excited to be living in residence again this year! Come stop by my room or visit me during my office hours if you ever want to chat. You'll be hearing from me more when elections start for our Members at Large, so stay tuned!

Brad Bruder

Home Town: Georgetown, ON

Program: Urban Planning

House: Zinger


Hi SJ!

My name is Brad Bruder and I am the Public Relations Officer for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. I am a second year student pursuing my Urban Planning degree. I will be communicating with all of you to make sure that this year is all about #SJYOU. I’ll be starting up all of our social media platforms and communication mediums to make sure you are informed about the student experiences happening at St. Jerome’s. I wish you the best of luck in your 2017-2018 year! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Members at Large


Media Folder: 
Tessa Femia-Sebben
Hometown: Stratford, ON
Program: Honours Arts and Business
House: Zinger
Hi all! My name is Tessa Femia-Sebben, and I am Students' Union Academic Affairs Liaison for the 2017-2018 year. My role is to ensure that students' academic needs are being met, and to represent the student body at Academic Committee and Senate meetings. If anybody has any concerns or questions they would like answered but not sure who to go to, please contact me and I will gladly work to figure things out for you! My goal is to make sure that SJU students know how important their voices are in the academic environment that we are all learning in, and that our voices are significant.






Media Folder: 
Lauren Pazzano
Hometown: Pickering, ON
Program: Honours Arts and Business Political Science
House: Zinger
Greetings SJ!
My name is Lauren and I am looking forward to being your FEDS Liaison for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. As the intermediary between St. Jerome's Students' Union and main campus FEDS, I will be keeping each informed on the activities of the other. I am  excited to help represent the St. Jerome's community on main campus. This community continues to inspire and motivate me to  improve myself; I hope you find similar enrichment during your time here. Take advantage of St. Jerome's effortlessly welcoming and encouraging culture by making new friends and getting involved. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, I hope everyone has a great year!





Media Folder: 
Jeremy Cung
Program: Honours Arts and Business
Hey SJ, my name is Jeremy and I’m your Student Affairs Liaison for the 2017-2018 fall/winter school term! I’m currently a first year Arbus student; I’m planning to major in Psychology. I’m also aiming for a double degree in Knowledge Integration with a double minor in Computer Science and Sociology. If you have any questions or concerns about student life, please approach me to discuss them!  We’re welcoming the development of clubs at SJ to please talk to me if you have any plans! See you around!


Media Folder: 
Matthew Olsen
Hometown: Whitby, ON
Program: Honours Arts and Business
House: Zinger
I’m Matthew Olsen and I am your Students’ Union Business Operations Liaison for the 2017-2018 academic year!!!! I’m super pumped
and I could not be happier to be representing all of you! I’m a first year Honours Arts and Business student and I’m currently very torn
between majoring in either Economics or Political Science. On Union, I work directly underneath Matteo, our Chief Financial Officer,
and I assist with the Union’s finances, the Swag Shop, and of course, our Green & Gold gala!!! Feel free to come say hi and if you have
any questions related to Union or to SJ in general, don’t hesitate to ask me!!! I hope you all have an awesome year!



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Volunteer Positions
Creative Team
Positions Available:
  • Journalist
  • Photographer
Marketing Team
Positions Available: 
  • Graphic Designers
  • Business Analyst
PAA Committee
Positions Available:
  • Program Alignment Architecture Development Assistant

Any questions, comments, or concerns? We are all ears! The Students' Union is here to make your university experience better!