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St. John's College

The importance of team culture

July 9, 2024 — 
What started as her first job has now helped Judy Jayasuriya make a positive impact on experiential learning on campus.

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CBC Manitoba: Emeka Nnadi Park becomes 1st in Winnipeg named after member of African community

June 16, 2024 — 
Emeka Nnadi, 2000 M.L.Arch., was recently honored for his work in the Bridgwater neighborhood. 

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St. John's College

Max Sandred embarks on an experience of a lifetime

May 29, 2024 — 
The UM and SJC alum studied Environmental Design during his undergraduate degree, spending countless hours at St John's studying for exams and eating food with friends in the Daily Bread Cafe. He also received several SJC scholarships and bursaries to support his education.

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Kevin Leung reflects on engineering career during Asian Heritage Month

May 14, 2024 — 
The civil engineer worked as part of a diverse workforce at Manitoba Hydro, which took him to different locations all over Manitoba throughout his career. Prior to working at Hydro, Kevin moved to Canada from Hong Kong, where he stayed at St John’s Residence on campus, or as he refers to it, one big family.

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World travelling alum pursues pharmacy in Belgium

April 9, 2024 — 
The SJC and UM alum is currently pursuing her pharmacological work in Belgium, where she has expressed her appreciation for the diversity in Europe she learned from her college experience.

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An image of Julie Mikuska standing in front of flowers.


In memory of one of our own: Julie Mikuska [BA/80]

February 8, 2024 — 
A tribute to the former Executive Director of UM Alumni Relations from a fellow alum

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St. John's College

A 29-year history comes to life for Les Wiens  

February 2, 2024 — 
The long-time alum met his wife in his second class held in St John’s, where they connected, studied together, and met many friends whom are still connected to this day. Amongst meeting his wife and staying connected with his close friends, also known as “the beer boys,” Les and Terry Wiens have always felt at home in St John’s.   

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Portrait of Ashley Walus.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Open to Opportunity

January 10, 2024 — 
Pharmacy alum Ashley Walus emphasizes the value of saying, “yes.”

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St. John's College

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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College recognizes four inspiring honorary degree members at Annual Convocation

November 16, 2023 — 
On November 5, 2023, St John’s college celebrated four new Honorary Degree Recipients at our Convocation in the Chapel, recognizing these inspiring individuals for their contributions to both the College and the University, as well as the broader community. The 2022/23 Honorary Degree Recipients that we recognized included The Honourable Patricia Bovey, who received the Doctor of Canon Law (honoris causa), Brian Bowman, who also received the Doctor of Canon Law (honoris causa), Vincent Solomon, who received an Honorary Fellowship, and Brenda Cantelo, who received the Fellow’s Recognition Award.

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