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Brendan Whittle
Students' Union President
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Meet the Students' Union Team

The Students' Union of St. Jerome's University is here to support your experience as a student of the University of Waterloo. We hope that we have the opportunity to connect with many students at the university so that we can express your concerns at St. Jerome's Board of Governors, WUSA Council, St. Jerome's Senate Council, and Committee meetings. You can learn a little bit about us below so that you can recognize and talk to us around campus. You can always stop by our office to chat or share your ideas!

Brendan Whittle
Office Hour(s): Meetings available upon request.
Hey Everyone, my name is Brendan, and I am the Students’ Union President. I am in my 2B term of Psychology and Business with Coop. I cannot explain how excited I am to be your President for 2021 - 2022. As President, I help to guide Students’ Union in the direction of the greater good, with the intent to create change in our community and bring about equity for all. In my role, I represent SJU students on the St Jerome’s Board of Governor's and University of Waterloo Council of Presidents. I joined Union because I am passionate about empowering students and creating change at a local level. I look forward to working with all of you and hearing your ideas on how we can better this community.
 
Jasleen Brar
Office Hour(s): Meetings available upon request.
Hi everyone! My name is Jasleen K. Brar and I am honoured to be your Vice President Internal this year! I am currently in my third year of Honours Science. As your VPI my role is to advocate for you. It is my job to work side by side with the Union, student body and the administration to ensure student have everything they need in order to be successful. I am currently working on creating programming to support student’s mental health as well as make SJU more environmentally sustainable. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any concerns or simply need a friend to talk to.
Juliana Averion
Office Hour(s): Meetings available upon request.
Hi everyone, I'm Juliana. I am in my 2B term of Accounting and Fianancial Management. As the Vice President of Finance, my main role is to handle finances and expenses related to the projects we want to accomplish this year. However, I hope to step outside of this title and help be a voice for our students’ opinions. Please do let us know if there’s something you want to see from us! Through this role, I hope to make our community a more connected place and I’m excited to see what the year will have in store for us!
Carter Watkinson
Office Hour(s): Meetings available upon request.
Hi! My name is Carter Watkinson. I'm the Vice President, Academic for St. Jerome's Students Union! I'm entering my third year of Legal Studies Arts and Business. One of my main goals for this year is to focus on student health. I understand the role that stress plays in our lives as students, especially during the pandemic. Times have been tough for lots of people in lots of different ways. This is why I want to promote initiatives to support the physical, emotional, and mental health of St. Jerome's Students, and ensure that students have the best SJ experience possible!
Breanna McBride
Office Hour(s): Meetings available upon request.
Hey SJ! My name is Breanna and I am the Students’ Union Communications Officer. When I stepped foot on the SJ campus, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I immediately felt the close community atmosphere; It was different from everywhere else I wanted to be. I wanted to be a part of the Students’ Union so that I can pass on the positive feelings I felt and further enhance the student experience for the upper years. This is the time we need communication most, but specifically, we need to find direct and easy ways to reach students of St. Jerome’s. As Communications Officer, I hope to bring new, intuitive ways to spread the message and boost student engagement. I plan to reach out directly to students to hear what they want from their SJ experience and also inform the happenings of our community. I look forward to this wonderful year and the amazing changes we will bring as a team and as a community!
Ava Kelly
Office Hour(s): Meetings available upon request.
Hi! My name is Ava and I am the Project Manager and Administrative Officer 2021-2022 . I am entering my third year working towards my BA, with a major in psychology,  as an Arts and Business student. I am committed to creating and continuing projects that improve student life and the St. Jerome's community. A goal of mine for this year is to improve existing initiatives in our community so that they better fit the current student body. Please contact me with any concerns, questions or ideas that you would like to see your community.