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Discovering academic success and belonging all in one place 

February 1, 2024 — 
Travelling from Africa to pursue nursing, Fatoumatta started her journey off at University 1, where she found St John's to help her academically and meet new friends like Hamidou, one of the St John's Residence Don's. 

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Asper student showcases personal growth while living in St John’s Residence

January 31, 2024 — 
A lifer in St John’s residence since his first year of studies, Hamidou has evolved as a third-year Asper School of Business student looking to spread his experience into entrepreneurship. Originally from West Africa, the Resident Don moved into St John’s residence when he began his journey at the University of Manitoba.  

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Bringing two communities together at the Daily Bread Cafe  

January 30, 2024 — 
The Daily Bread Cafe in St John’s College is known for its delicious food and the communities it brings together, like CanU. CanU is a not-for-profit organization that serves children in grades five through twelve with programming to prepare them for post-secondary education.  

How a small community transformed a science student experience

January 26, 2024 — 
Whether it's during a class, around the science faculty, or in the St John's College Student Association lounge, you can often find Karis Park studying or socializing with her colleagues in these places. We sat down with the fourth-year science student, also a 2023 St John's scholarship recipient, about her experience at St John's and how her student membership has improved her student experience at UM.   

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Ryan Turnbull smiles in a portrait photo.

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Apply ecological thinking to the world of theology

January 23, 2024 — 
After his successful Ph.D. defence in Birminham, UK, Ryan Turnbull brought his knowledge of theology to his new role as the Diocesan Discipleship Developer in the Diocese of Rupert's Land.

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The impact of community on Abby Vovchuk’s science journey

January 19, 2024 — 
As last year's Hoskins scholarship award winner, Abby hopes to pursue her master's following her studies this year as she uses this scholarship to open up future career opportunities.

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Immediate availability at St John’s Residence for students needing place to stay

January 3, 2024 — 
As the college looks to fill up its space, with 45% of rooms still available, we talked to Raihanah about her experience as both a student and a member of the Residence Dons team and the benefits she’s experienced from living in the residence.

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St John’s 2023 Recap

December 22, 2023 — 
As we close out 2023 and prepare for what's ahead in 2024, we highlight stories from our students, fellows, staff, and community that we shared over the year.

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Holiday Greetings from Allison Abra

December 22, 2023 — 
Message from Warden and Vice-Chancellor, Allison Abra celebrating St John's College accomplishments from 2023.  I hope you enjoy this video retrospective of our last year at St John's College. It's been a wonderful year the first normal feeling one since the pandemic where we have welcomed new students, fellows, and staff to our community. We have celebrated academic excellence through Convocation and graduation banquet, awarded many scholarships to our students, and seen our fellows produce incredible scholarship, and have had wonderful visits with alumni here in Winnipeg and across Canada.  That's the best part of my job is connecting with all of you at different stages of your life in connection to the College and so I hope to see you in 2024.  In the meantime, I wish you a happy holiday season, everyone at the College is, and a wonderful new year. 

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World travelling alum comes back to her home roots

December 19, 2023 — 
Growing up in rural Manitoba, specifically Kenton then Neepawa, Nicole has always been a curious person, wanting to try new things, travel the world, and enjoy herself while doing it. Upon graduating high school, Nicole spent a year in Taiwan as a Rotary Exchange student, then received her Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba. Coming from a small community, Nicole stayed at the St John's college residence while studying. She was the international student representative and a Don in her last year. She loved every minute of the small college community.

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