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Alumni

Our Graduates Study, Work and Live Around the World

Each graduate is welcomed into the Alumni Association and encouraged to remain involved in the school and keep us informed about their latest life milestones. The Alumni Association hosts events throughout the year to give alumni the opportunity to connect with each other and with St. John’s.

Many of our alumni return to the school to say hello to their former teachers, meet with current students, and to volunteer their time and wisdom at our Career Fair.

For more information about how you can get involved within the alumni community or at the school, please contact the Advancement Office at 604 732 4434 or alumni@sjs.ca.

Our Alumni Association Executive (AAE)

Our Alumni Association Executive (AAE) is formed of volunteer alumni. The AAE works together with the school to host events, run alumni social media accounts, create the Soar enewsletter and support alumni relations.

Kitty Zhang ’18

Kitty works at CIBC as a Customer Service Representative. She has also started investing in commercial real estate. Besides, she is the Assistant Director of the CCSF Autism Care Foundation (CCSF), which was established in 2016 and is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to helping children and families with autism in the Metro Vancouver area.

Hopes for the Alumni Association

To contribute to efforts to expand the team, and reach out to more alumni, so that we can not only connect and build relationships with more outstanding graduates but also help bring together alumnis in different industries to stimulate career development and collaboration.

India Coates ’18

India is currently in a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Management Dual Degree Program at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. She is pursuing a career in management. India was heavily involved in public speaking, musicals, Business Club, volleyball and Student Council during her time at St. John’s.

Favourite SJS Memory:

One of my favourite SJS memories is when a small group of students from different grades competed at an International Public Speaking Competition in Toronto. The trip was chaperoned by Mr. Vodrey and Ms. Chang; it couldn’t have been more fun. SJS has always been a place where you can talk to students in other grades, and the teachers – who are always so supportive – made this trip stellar. SJS builds community through outdoor and educational field trips, which create the foundation to a really unique and wonderful community.

Hopes for the Alumni Association:

Always stay unique and be yourself because you bring ‘you’ to the table. No matter where you go, you will always be proud of your accomplishments by simply doing your best.

Cameron Ho ’12

Cameron currently works in the investment industry with Fidelity International in Toronto, Ontario. He completed a degree in Middle Eastern History and Politics at Exeter University. Cameron started at St. John’s School in Grade 4 and served as Head Prefect in his final year.

Favourite SJS Memory:

All of the school trips; learning about government in Ottawa, mountain biking on Vancouver Island and skiing at Manning Park.

Hope for the Alumni Association:

To encourage alumni to stay in touch with the school and each other, regardless of where they are in the world or how long ago they graduated.

Emma Ludemann ’17

Emma is currently studying at the University of Guelph, majoring in Applied Human Nutrition and minoring in Psychology. Additionally, she is a Senior Peer at U of G’s Wellness Centre and leads a team of students to create health promotion resources and campaigns for students.

Emma started at SJS in Kindergarten and was involved in Habitat for Humanity, volleyball, ultimate, Yearbook Club and Diversity Club.

Favourite SJS Memory:

Going to Ponducherry, India for Habitat for Humanity in Grade 11.

Hope for the Alumni Association:

To encourage and help facilitate connections between alumni. At St. John’s, students had a unique education where everyone felt like family and I hope to encourage current and future alumni to stay in touch and reach out to each other.

Contribute to the SJS Community!

We are looking for alumni volunteers for the following opportunities listed below.

How to Volunteer

Please email alumni@sjs.ca to indicate your interest in
any of these SJS volunteer opportunities.

Communications Volunteers

Want to add an alumni voice to the Soar newsletter or alumni-focused social media platforms?

We’re looking for several alumni volunteers who will help source and interview fellow SJS alumni for content on all alumni communication channels. This is the perfect position for an outgoing person who likes to connect with new people and is looking to develop their writing or marketing skills in the process.

Event Support

Want to relive an exciting SJS event or gain experience in event planning?

There are several events we host that require an extra set of hands. Whether you want to be involved in the planning of a large event or attend for a couple hours to help out, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available for alumni.

Event Lead

We are looking for an innovative and creative individual looking to enhance our alumni experience and engage our alumni network!

This role involves planning three to four events per year, while giving the opportunity for the individual to test their leadership, team work, and delegation skills.

Leadership Volunteer Position – Alumni Association Executive

The Alumni Association Executive (AAE) is a group of former SJS students who volunteer their time to keep the alumni community informed, engaged and connected to the St. John’s School community. They plan events, run the alumni social media accounts, create content for the SOAR alumni e-newsletter and support the school’s alumni relations programme. If you’re interested in gaining valuable skills and are passionate about strengthening our SJS alumni community, we encourage you to apply for this two-year volunteer leadership commitment.

Secretary

We are looking to find an alumni that is enthusiastic and detail oriented!

As secretary your role is to help capture meeting summaries and key action items. In addition, being a liaison in preparing, and hosting meetings. Part of the role involves effective communication with other executive members in regards to the progress of action items.

Speaking Opportunities

Looking to develop or hone your presentation and speaking skills? Alumni speakers are encouraged to share their SJS experiences with other members of the St. John’s community at several events throughout the year.

University City Hosts

Do you remember what it was like to start university in a new city and not know many people?

We’re looking for current university students around the world who can volunteer to be the point person for our newest graduates when they start school in September. You would take on the role of being a friendly face to help answer questions, give tips on navigating the city or campus and recommend the best sights and restaurants.