international students News Archive
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.
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.
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.
November 16, 2023 —
Our community is full of talented students ranging from the Faculty of Science, Arts, Engineering, Business, and Graduate Studies, to name a few. At our Annual Convocation, we were proud to recognize our 2022/23 graduates from the College and our scholarship and bursary recipients.
November 10, 2023 —
After coming from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tawana came to the University of Manitoba in 2019, where she founded the College's Residence. In settling into a new life in Canada, Tawana felt at home when she walked into the doors of the College. Seeing the space she had in her room, quickly meeting friends in the food hall, and learning the opportunities available at the University, Tawana was excited for what was to come.
November 8, 2023 —
In coming to UM, Dharmil was excited to start this new adventure in business while doing his first semester online after travelling to Canada during the pandemic. After getting to Canada, Dharmil wasted no time getting involved at UM, where he found council work, extra-circular activities, and a co-op opportunity with the Asper School of Business.
October 27, 2023 —
The St John’s college residence is a diverse place filled with students from all over the world. From Malaysia, India, Africa, and other countries worldwide, the students feel at home when they walk into the building. We caught up with Dean of Residence Matthew Bowman as the college looks to fill available rooms with January 2024 and Summer 2024 students looking for accommodation.
September 27, 2023 —
Asper MBA alum Paris Fragkoulis has recently advanced to the role of assistant deputy minister, procurement and supply chain, with the Government of Manitoba. His impressive professional progress is due at least in part to his thoughtful and passionate approach to public service.
September 19, 2023 —
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.
September 12, 2023 —
Dating back to 1866, when St John’s College first opened, Matriculation has been an annual event where new students, staff, and fellows are welcomed into the college.