A Day in the Life of SJC Students

Experience the life of students living in St. John's College at UBC

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Thank you for thanking them!

The lovely card

The lovely card

Thanks to everyone who helped express our deep appreciation to the kitchen staff this holiday. The front of the card was was created by our lovely and talented Sarah Meli, and signed by most of us who live at SJC. If you did not get a chance to sign the card, please come by the servery when it re-opens in the new year and ask if you can add your name (bring your own pen if possible). And we can all thank them verbally whenever we think of it! Personally, I don’t remember to do that often enough.

In addition to the card, we gave a small gift to each staff member, consisting of some SJC swag. It is a very small token compared to all of the time and effort they devote to us each year, but we hope they feel appreciated. Peter, Shawn and Thanh are pictured with the card. Shawn said it was the first time the kitchen staff had received a card signed by all the residents. So great job, SJC! Let’s make kitchen staff appreciation a yearly tradition. Or even more often than that!

– Drea

Part of our fantastic SJC dining team!

Part of our fantastic SJC dining team!


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Going Dutch*

This post comes a bit late, but better late than never!

The Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe


As part or our bi-monthly restaurant trips, we decided to go for brunch at The Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe. As you can image, we had….. Dutch food. And what is a typical Dutch brunch? Mainly Pannekoek. These huge pancakes (about 30 cm diameters) are simply delicious. And the list of items on the menu is just huge. It took some of us more than 20 minutes to go through it and decide what we wanted.

We also had a record in terms of participation: 10 of us joined for this trip. And the place is rather small so it was pretty cozy!

That’s all for today, but stay tuned for the next trips.

– Guillaume

*To go Dutch: (idiomatic) To pay for one’s own food and bills, or split the cost, when eating at a restaurant or going out for entertainment.