Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the first week  where first year students are welcomed into the community at St. Thomas University. Organized by the Students’ Union through our Welcome Week Chair,  works in partnership with Residence Life and the University Administration to plan this a week of exciting events. Welcome Week is a week full of activities that are both fun and informative. Sometimes they’re more fun than informative, but that’s alright too.

Shinerama is also a part of the Welcome Week. It is Canada’s largest postsecondary fundraiser. Shinerama is part of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which is an organization that has been raising funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1960 and has contributed $150 million to leading research and care. As a result, Canada has one of the world’s highest survival rates for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

Welcome Week Chair (su_wwchair@stu.ca): Rebecca Kingston

Hey STU! My name is Rebecca Kingston and I am so excited to be your Welcome Week Chair. I am a fourth year student from Miramichi, N.B. honouring in French and majoring in History. Welcome Week helped me realize that St. Thomas was the place for me and I look forward to creating that experience for incoming students. If you have any questions or wish to get involved, please feel free to contact me at the email above!


Shinerama Coordinator (hlxdd@stu.ca): Robyn Metcalfe

Hello there! My name is Robyn Metcalfe and this year I hold the position of Shine Coordinator. I am a fourth year student studying Sociology, Psychology and Human Rights. I have spent the summer months planning the STU Shinerama campaign, which is a one-day event during Welcome Week! I am very excited to meet all of the new STUdents, and I look forward to seeing you all on Shine Day.