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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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Focusing on the people behind the scenes

May 27, 2024 — 
The Daily Bread Cafe welcomes hundreds of people every week, whether behind the counter serving food, at the register, or at your event at St John's College.

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Introducing St John’s College newest fellows

May 23, 2024 — 
St John’s College is proud to welcome four academics to our fellowship this spring. The new fellows come from across UM, representing both the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts, and include a former Warden and Vice-Chancellor of SJC.

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Community of big hearts hosts stories of strength

May 15, 2024 — 
On a night of celebrating Indigenous success, St John's College proudly hosts the Community of Big Hearts, Stories of Strength and Resilience on May 30 at 5:30 pm. The Stories of Strength Project stands as a collaborative endeavor, championed by CanU, the University of Can, an organization devoted to fostering hope, confidence, and leadership among the youth of Winnipeg.

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A collage of historic documents, photos, and maps from the 1880s.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Taking “Obs”: A history of weather observing at UM

May 1, 2024 — 
Learn about the history and origins of weather observing in Winnipeg from the 19th century with Clayton H. Riddell Faculty researchers, Wayne Chan and John Hanesiak.

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Dr. June Marion James reflects on Black History Month

February 20, 2024 — 
The reflection of Black History Month allows us to recognize a St John’s alum, former Max Rady college of Medicine professor and current St John's college council member Dr. June Marion James. The acclaimed Black physician and previous UM Distinguished Service Award recipient has faced both challenges and successes throughout her medical career.

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Hispanic writer and teacher latest Writer-In-Residence

January 17, 2024 — 
Miguel Antonio Chávez is the newest Writer-In-Residence at The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) at the University of Manitoba. Chávez will work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public from January to April 2024. Opportunities include a welcome event reading, workshops and individual writer consultations. All activities are free.

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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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Celebrating UM students

December 4, 2023 — 
From groundbreaking research to stellar performances in sports, the University of Manitoba community has experienced a year marked by an unwavering list of accomplishments.

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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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