Student Life

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. 

Zachary Haime 

Home Town: Perth

Program: Theatre and Performance

House: Leon


Hi SJ! 

My name is Zach and I am your President for the next year at St. Jerome's University. I have been a member of the Students' Union for the past four years and am very passionate about this team and what we do within the University. The thing I am most passionate about is representing you! The students of SJU are why I hold this position and I promise to work my hardest to make your time here at SJ as great as possible! If you have any questions or just want to say hi you can send me an email, or stop me whenever you see me at St. Jerome's. This place is like my second home and the community here is the largest family around. Welcome to SJU! 

Amandreo Cortes

Home Town: Guelph

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 second year in Global Business and Digital Arts and this is my second year of Students’ Union. My favourite thing about St. Jerome’s is the opportunities it gives you to better yourself. I am very involved in the St. Jerome’s community and being involved has taught me a lot about myself and I met some pretty amazing people too! As your VPAO, I am excited to use my skills to help my team represent student voice.

Anne Marie Hayman

Home Town: Kitchener

Program: ARBUS, History & Political Science 

House: Spetz


Hey SJ!

My name is Anne Marie Hayman and I am your CFO for Winter 2017. This term I will be in charge of running the SJU swagshop! It's the online store where you can buy all of your sju merchandise ! Be sure to check it out ! If you have any creative ideas about items that you would like to see there, come up to me anytime and let me know! SJU has been my home away from home for the past 4 years, and I will always be around to help you with anything that you may need! Let's make this term one to never forget! SJ YOU KNOW

Victoria Boland

Home Town: Grand Bend

Program: ARBUS, Speech Communication

House: Zinger


Hey SJU!

My name is Victoria and I'm currently somewhere between my third and fourth year of studies in Arts and Business-Speech Communication (co-op makes it complicated sometimes.) This is my third year on Students' Union, and I'm so excited to be back with our team serving you! I believe there is a way for every student to use their talents to get involved and give back to our community, so creating skill-building volunteer opportunities are top of my to-do list. Stay tuned! I'm also a residence don here at SJU (Siegrfried 2-woo!) so I'm always around. Feel free to drop by the Union Office on my office hour or my room anytime I'm on duty if you're a resident. Looking forward to all that's to come this year- remember to make it your own!

Lorena McNamara

Home Town: Richmond Hill

Program: International Development

House: Leon


Hello everyone!

My name is Lorena and I am the St. Jerome's Students' Union Public Relations Officer for this year. I am in my second year and I am so excited for what these next few months have in store. During my first year, I was the Student Affairs Liaison and had such a wonderful experience that I decided to run for an executive position. I am confident in our team and know that we can bring forward a fantastic year! I believe that 'communication is key', so if you have any questions, comments, concerns OR you just want to chat, feel free to email me or stop by my office hour - I love company! I sincerely hope that I can be a familiar face you all grow to know and feel comfortable with. St. Jerome's is a special place and I just want to do my part in helping out.

Members at Large
Academic Affairs Liaison, Member at Large
Maya Venters

Role on Union: Academic Affairs Liaison

Contact Info:

Home Town: Georgetown

Program: Political Science and Legal Studies

House: Taylor

Office Hour: Monday 2-3


Hey SJ!

My name is Maya Venters and I am your Academic Affairs Liaison for the 2016-2017 academic year! Running for Student Union has brought me out of my shell and really opened me up to all the possibilities our community has to offer. I really hope we can work together this year to represent the wonderful students we have here at St.Jerome’s. 

I have been involved in many leadership opportunities in the past, and I am a hard worker who will ensure all your voices are heard and all your needs are met here at SJ! If you ever have any ideas or issues you would like to discuss, I’m always around and would love to hear from you. I hope we can make this year at SJ the very best for us all!


Feds Liason, Member at Large
Hayley Barnes

Role on Union: Feds Liason

Contact Info:

Home Town: Stouffville

Program: Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science

House: Taylor

Office Hour: Tuesday 1-2


Hey Hey SJ!

My name is Hayley and I am your Feds Liaison for the 2016/17 academic year! As a Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science major I am interested in learning about the way politics impacts people; this makes me excited to represent you on the main campus Federation of Students. This year I hope to act as a (metaphorical) bridge for the creek that separates us from UW, and to help bring new experiences to SJ while still maintaining our family-like community. Let me know if you have any ideas or concerns, I’d love to hear from you!


Business Operations Liaison, Member at Large
Matteo Palarchio

Role on Union: Business Operations Liaison

Contact Info:

Home Town: Burlington

Program: Computer Science

House: Taylor

Office Hour: Tuesday 4-5


Hi everyone!

My name is Matteo Palarchio and I'm the Business Operations Liaison on the St Jerome's Students' Union. Although I've only been here a relatively short while, I've fallen in love with the SJ community and want to contribute the best I can! I was very involved in my high school's leadership groups and believe those experiences will translate here at SJU. As BOL, if anyone ever has any ideas related to the Swagshop they are more than welcome to either email or message me!


Student Affairs Liaison, Member at Large
Brad Bruder

Role on Union: Student Affairs Liaison

Contact Info:

Home Town: Georgetown

Program: Civil Engineering

House: Zinger

Office Hour:  Monday 7-8


Hey SJU!

My name is Brad and I am your Student Affairs Liaison for the 2016-2017 academic year. As a new SJU student, I hope to bring new ideas to SJ for your student life while maintaining the important SJ traditions and values.

If you want to start a club or learn ways in which you can get involved, I’m your guy. From my experience in hosting Relay for Life, starting my own clubs and organization, and being an active volunteer in my community, I have the ability to make this year’s Student Life at SJ, the best year yet. Get ready St. Jerome's, because this year is all about YOU!

Volunteer with Us
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!