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By J. M. Bumsted

With roots going again to the crimson River cost within the 1850s, Winnipeg’s St. John’s collage is the oldest Anglophone academic establishment in Western Canada. First based as a college for the youngsters of the staff of the Hudson’s Bay corporation, over the a long time the school has re-invented itself again and again. whilst it used to be validated as St. John’s collage in 1866 via bishop Robert Machray, the school was once meant essentially to supply theological education for younger males going into the Anglican church. by way of 1900, the school had develop into a coeducational liberal arts collage and was once one of many 4 founding faculties of the college of Manitoba. during the 20th century, the varsity might proceed to adapt, and would want ability and tenacity to satisfy the demanding situations of monetary catastrophe, international wars, and quickly altering social values.  
     amazing historian J. M. Bumsted provides a full of life examine the folks and occasions on the middle of the heritage of St. John’s collage. whereas fairly small in dimension, the school has performed a big position within the academic and social lifetime of Western Canada. Its early leaders, similar to Robert Machray and Samuel Matheson, held positions of nationwide value within the Anglican church and lent their status and effect to the school. The college’s altering fortunes additionally paralleled these of the Anglican church and Winnipeg’s Anglo-Celtic elite. during the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties, it can fight financially as either one of those associations went via significant adjustments. via the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, the varsity might re-emerge with a revitalized presence, utilizing its traditions to fulfill new academic and social challenges.

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