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St. John's College

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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Aspiring to make a difference for Indigenous success

April 2, 2024 — 
Prior to coming to the UM, Jasmine spent a year in an Indigenous military program in Ontario. Upon completing her program and getting accepted to the UM, an advisor at the Indigenous Student Centre on campus recommended to Jasmine to live in St. John’s Residence in her preparation for first year.

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Criminology student passionate about making a difference

March 15, 2024 — 
Currently studying criminology in the Faculty of Arts, La-Tonya joined St John's, hoping to get more out of her UM student experience. She felt ready to make a positive impact on campus, where she could continue to succeed academically while making new friends from other faculties.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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