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Emily Litster
Student Advisor
519-884-8111 x 28335
John Arnou
Student Advisor
519-884-8111 x 28241
Stephanie Zepf
Student Affairs Administrative Assistant
519-884-8111 x 28254


27 May, 2022
02:00 pm
09 Jun, 2022
06:00 pm
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Your Support
Interpreter of degree requirements and University regulations. Online resource navigator. Goals and career plan consultant. Personal development coach. Referral agent for Waterloo services. You’ll find that your academic advisor wears many hats and can play more than one valuable role in your academic success!
Academic Advising
Academic advising can help, support, and challenge you so that you can optimize your learning and success. Advisors are a good resource to connect with to discuss:
  • course selection and course enrolment
  • your specific degree and major requirements
  • academic regulations
  • any issues you might encounter that will have an impact on your studies
Students in the Faculty of Arts have a separate advisor for each academic plan (program, major, minor) they are completing. For example, if you’re an Arts and Business student who is majoring in Honours Legal Studies with a Psychology minor, you’ll have 3 different advisors:
  • one for your program (e.g. Honours Arts )
  • one for your major plan (e.g. Legal Studies)
  • one for your minor plan (e.g. Psychology) 
You can find out who your advisors are by looking at the list of St. Jerome’s University advisors.
Arts and Business Co-op and Regular
Years 2, 3, and 4
John Arnou
519-884-8111, x28241
SH 1014A
Honours Arts
Year 1
Emily Litster
519-884-8111, x28335
SH 1017
General Arts, Liberal Studies,
Years 2, 3, and 4
John Arnou
519-884-8111, x28241
SH 1014A
Catholic Studies
Cristina Vanin
519-884-8111, x28266
SH 2030
Chad Wriglesworth
519-884-8111, x28283
SH 2209
Bruno Tremblay
19-884-8111, x28248
SH 2001
Jane Nicholas
519-884-8111, x28273
SH 2022
Human Sciences
Andrew Stumpf
519-884-8111, x28270 
SH 2109
Bruno Tremblay
19-884-8111, x28248
SH 2001
Legal Studies
Susan Brophy
519-884-8111, x28284
SH 2009
Medieval Studies
Steven Bednarski
519-884-8111, x28276
SH 2018
Bruno Tremblay
519-884-8111, x28248
SH 2001
John Rempel
519-884-8111, x28212
SH 2032
Religious Studies
Scott Kline
519-884-8111, x28289
SH 2223
Sexuality, Marriage, & Families Studies
John Rempel
519-884-8111, x28212
SH 2032
Susan Brophy
519-884-8111, x28284
SH 2009


Student Success Coaching

Student Success Coaching begins with your questions and continues with an engaging, solutions- and strengths-focused conversation between you and an advisor or a Peer Academic Leader (PAL). This dialogue explores your strong points; areas where you could improve; and opportunities for resolution, growth, and development. Our team in Student Affairs is your partner in achieving your goals.

Common themes of success coaching sessions:


  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Balance & wellness
  • Goal setting
  • Exploration of strengths
  • Campus service referrals


Explore Additional Waterloo Resources
Remember! As a St. Jerome’s University student, you're also a University of Waterloo student, with access to all main-campus facilities and services. Not sure how to find what you need? Just ask us!
Knowing the ropes is halfway to success. We can help you learn them!
Meet your PALs
Alternatively, you can meet with a Peer Academic Leader (PAL)!

PALs are current students who are available to offer support and provide general information about programs, assist with course selection, declaring majors/minors, provide direction in the area of academic resources and personal support services, and inform students of policies and procedures.

You can connect with a PAL via email at, on Instagram at sjupals, and on Facebook @sjupal. They will be available remotely during their office hours:  
  • Mondays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm