St John’s College



Established in 1866 St John’s College is a peaceful oasis within the larger University of Manitoba campus.  Students experience a supportive and nurturing environment and thrive as part of a close and caring community.

The Anglican tradition challenges St John’s College to be open and welcoming to all, and therefore, we uphold the following principles:

Academic Excellence

The broad liberal education experience at St John’s College enriches lives and scholarship in any discipline. The College fosters the supportive environment that cultivates curiosity, inquiry and achievement. Dialogue between disciplines and support for interdisciplinarity encourages new approaches and knowledge sharing.

Respect for Persons

SJC recognizes and acknowledges the diversity of the College community and creates a safe environment, respectful of differences, for our members and all who visit. The College is committed to engagement that is inclusive of all of its members and that will build relationships that promote dialogue and understanding.

Building Relationships with Community

St John’s College strives to prepare members to be well-informed citizens that contribute to making the world a better place. Leadership in public debate, community involvement and service, and a passion for social justice are actively modeled and encouraged.

Cultivating a Collegial Atmosphere

Using a shared governance and responsibility model, fellows and students collaborate to create a kind and caring community where intersecting and differing interests are honoured and explored. Sharing food together is a gesture of hospitality, welcome and community building.  That community is celebrated at tables that welcome diversity of thought and lively, respectful debate.


Our Impact

“I began looking into College life in 2005 which brought me into the general office of St John’s College. Erin Palamer spoke with such knowledge and enthusiasm that I was sold on the spot and immediately registered. This was one of the best choices I have ever made.

SJC provided a family of caring educators, whose goal is to enable and empower the growth of students academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. All educators and administrative staff  provide positive leadership, dedicated guidance, and a “home away from home”.

Students may be attracted to SJC because of the scholarships. But there is something to be said for becoming a member of a small community where students, administration, and professors all know your name, and enjoy hearing about your life.  Your participation matters and is noticed.

The College provides students a safe environment to be themselves, to learn, to grow, to flourish, and to accomplish. In a word family. A family is there to support you:  They laugh with you,  listen to you and assist in the tough times. SJC is all of these things to me. The true definition of St John’s College is ‘home.’”

Laurie Anne Vermette ‘10

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