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St. John's College

Academic success isn’t always a linear line

May 8, 2024 — 
Since her bachelor's degree in science, Grace Okunnu has come a long way. As she completes her first year at the Max Rady College of Medicine at the Bannatyne campus, she reflects on the journey that has gotten her to where she is today. 

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St. John's College

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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St. John's College

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.  


CBC Manitoba: Manitoba government, post-secondary institutions uncertain how Ottawa’s international student cap will work

January 23, 2024 — 
Manitoba government, post-secondary institutions uncertain how Ottawa's international student cap will work

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St. John's College

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 College

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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St. John's College

Tips for students moving into college housing

December 7, 2023 — 
To help ease the transition and make your move in as easiest as possible, here are five tips for new students moving into St John’s college residence.

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St. John's College

First year psychology student finding her home in college residence

November 27, 2023 — 
Finding a place like home where you can connect with friends and enhance your student experience is what St John's college residence is about. Grace started her journey to Canada from Kenya to the University of Manitoba last fall, where she now stays in the St John's college residence. The first-year psychology student, currently in the Faculty of Arts, came to Canada last fall to the University of Manitoba, where she started her passion for learning about mental health. After 24 hours of travel to Canada, Grace felt at home at her college residence. Although it was late when she arrived, it took her no time to meet those around the residence, including the dons and residence council, who have quickly become some of her best friends.  

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St. John's College

Three ways St John’s college enhances UM student experience

November 20, 2023 — 
The college seeks to enhance the UM experience for students. With thousands of students across campus, this small community offers its student members financial support, academic support, and on-campus housing.    With something for all students, including undergraduate and graduate students, here are three reasons students should join the college.   

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Faculty of Law

New Faculty of Law Instructor to develop program for Internationally Trained Lawyers

November 17, 2023 — 
Practicing professional instructor Tamra Alexander is not just here at Robson Hall to teach Wills and Succession and Commercial Law. Teaching and connecting with law students inspires her, but she is also tasked with a very important mission: to develop from the ground up, a program where newcomers to Manitoba and Canada who were trained as lawyers in other countries can re-train to resume their profession here in Canada.

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