St. John’s College is a residential college for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars from around the world who study and teach at the University of British Columbia. We seek to inspire a global vision and foster a spirit of community among our residents and alumni through multicultural education, intercultural understanding, and international exchange. We cultivate lasting friendships across diverse backgrounds by dining together and creating a home away from home. We aspire to create an atmosphere of social and intellectual engagement through dialogues, lectures, workshops, and other activities. We are committed to enriching the intellectual and cultural life of the University, as well as welcoming and engaging with off-campus communities. We strive to embody the traditions of academic excellence and public service inherited from our founders, the alumni of St. John’s University Shanghai.
Our mission statement has been translated into 13 languages by our residents and we are working on adding further translations!