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Civil Engineering Technology

ACI Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician Course – Sign up now!

March 27, 2017

Attention Civil and Construction Management Students,

Have some of you recently secured a co-op position that requires completion of the ACI Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician course?

Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited.

The course will run in the CARSI Lab from May 1st to May 4th, 2017.
The cost is $420.00 CDN payable now or on the first day the class. Registration Forms are available in the Civil Co-op office (Room A1-28).

2016 Annual GIS Project Presentations

April 6, 2016

The GIS Project Presentations are scheduled for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 from 9:00am-11:50am in A4-06 Lecture Theatre, 4th floor of A Building at the Notre Dame Campus. 

 

The Geographic Information Systems faculty at Red River College is currently organizing the presentation of the GIS term 2 practicum projects to be held at Red River College, Notre Dame Campus.  The Advanced Diploma GIS Technology students together with a partner in industry, academics, or government have been working on a 160 hour GIS project from January 4 – April 22, 2016. The students have designed, implemented, and executed a GIS project free of charge for their project partner during that period to gain experience and hone their GIS skills.

 

The GIS Project Presentations is the completion of the term 2 GIS practicum projects. Each student will provide a 15 minute presentation on their project together with a poster. Partners and anyone interested are encouraged to attend. If you have other parties that may be interested in attending, please feel free to forward this e-mail on to them.

 

Please RSVP me by noon on Monday, April 25th at rhamelin@rrc.ca  to indicate if you wish to attend and how many will be attending. Free parking will be provided for those in attendance, so please provide me with the number of parking spots and numbers attending.  I have included a map of the Lecture Theater that we will be using for the presentations. For those in attendance, refreshments and snacks will be provided.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

 

Thank you,

 

Roger Hamelin

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Red River College

2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Room A2-32

Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0J9

Phone: (204) 632-2983

Fax: (204) 633-6075

E-Mail: rhamelin@rrc.ca

Holiday Harvest 2015 Was a Giant Success!!

December 23, 2015

The 16th Annual Holiday Harvest came to an end on Friday, December 11, 2016.

We had a record breaking year with the donations, thanks to the time and commitment from all students and staff members. (Clap! Clap! Clap!) Your influence and support makes a tremendous difference. As students, you’ve gained more than just a chance of winning a free breakfast. You just helped to build a sense of responsibility to help your community, and you worked together for a collective cause. You should be proud of your amazing accomplishment!

As mentioned previously, the academic classes who bring in the most donated goods are awarded with a delicious breakfast, along with the chair and dean.
This year, the winning classes are:

First Year – C4
Second Year – Municipal
Third Year – ***CMD***
Fourth Year – CMD

***CMD Third Year Students earned a breakfast because of their ingenious strategy. They managed to collect over $1200.00 in donations.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to:

• All of the students who so generously donated hamper items
• Robin for calling the Salvation Army for the Holiday Harvest families,
• Louise for collecting and tabulating the donations,
• Cody, Dylan, Denis, Margaret, Val, Louise, Patricia and NIcky for organizing the food hamper donations,
• Louise and Patricia for purchasing last minute perishables and missing gifts,
• Margaret and Carrol for letting us use their office space to store gifts and food items during the first half of December,
• Denis and Dylan for delivering the baskets to the families on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The hampers were well received, and the families showed great appreciation.

Denis and Dylan were also sent off with warm hugs and best wishes, and the families asked them to pass on their gratitude to everyone involved in this act of kindness.

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER GENEROUS YEAR OF DONATING TO THOSE THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE.

Here’s wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

– Maya Angelou

The Annual School of Construction and Engineering Technologies – Employer Appreciation Evening

December 8, 2015

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The Annual School of Construction and Engineering Technologies’ Employer Appreciation Evening was held on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in the Voyageur Cafeteria at Red River College to acknowledge those employers that hired our co-op education students during the summer of 2015.
The evening was a smash success with over 150 in attendance. Nancy Wheatley, Dean of the School of Construction and Engineering Technologies was the Master of Ceremonies. Our President, Paul Vogt, gave an opening speech, our V.P. Academics & Research, Christine Crowe, presented the draws prizes and posed for pictures with the winners. Our Director – Development, Patti Johannesson, was also present along with Elizabeth Glaseman – Alumni Relations Manager.
All attendees enjoyed a Roast Beef Buffet and complimentary bar. To further display the College’s thank and appreciation, 19 special prizes were drawn and handed out to lucky employers. Draw prizes included a Rival Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 30L Wet/Dry Shopvac, $100 Cabela’s Gift Card, Coleman Perfectflow Instastart Grill Stove, and Kitchenaid 10-Pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set, to name a few. All attendees also received a gorgeous Red River Ceramic coffee mug.

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The excitement that the employers showed in sharing in the celebration of another successful year of the Co-operative Education Program was strongly evident. All look forward to continuing their relationship with the college and hiring more of our students in 2016. We hope to see you all again next year!

A special thanks goes out to the following coordinators who helped organize this event:
Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology (CWT)
Don Young
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
Hojat Norouzi
Greenspace Horticulture (GH)
Ruth Rob
Civil Engineering Technology (CET)
Denis Loiselle, Dylan Yanchynski, Patricia Oleksiew (CET)

Become a Mentor!

September 17, 2015

As we know, we live, work and learn in a very global society and to truly be successful today, students need to develop and/or enhance their intercultural competencies. Our current and future students need to be able to interact effectively and appropriately with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and have the ability to recognize, acknowledge, respect and incorporate an understanding of world views and their impact on relationships.

Aligned with these principles, Diversity and Intercultural Services offers two programs I would like to highlight:

1. The Intercultural Mentorship Program (IMP)

A one-on-one partnership between a Canadian-raised student (local mentor) and an immigrant/international student (global mentor).

Benefits:

  • You give, gain and grow so much in a short time, commitment is only 10 hours of time over the course of a term
  • Broaden your intercultural skills by learning about another culture while sharing your knowledge, skills and perspective of your own
  • Develop your communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Create an opportunity for friendship while fostering the personal and professional growth of someone else
  • Add to your resume (stand out from the rest) and obtain a reference
  • Have FUN while making a difference in another student’s life
  • Two Awards X $500 are available for partnerships that demonstrate the “spirit” of mentorship

To obtain additional information or to sign up for the IMP please visit: www.rrc.ca/imp – please note the sign up deadline for this term is September 17, 2015!

2. Step Out Of Your Box Program (SOYB)

A great opportunity to promote diversity, challenge stereotypes and help build a socially involved and responsible campus, workplace and society!

Benefits:

  • Build your own adventure while exploring a new dimension of diversity
  • Enhance your understanding of the multiple layers of diversity
  • Develop respectful and effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Connect with others in a meaningful way that builds skills and develops an awareness and an understanding of the diverse world we live in
  • Become a leader and advocate for a “diversity” cause
  • Add to your resume (stand out from the rest) and obtain a reference
  • Four Awards X $500 are available for students who demonstrate active involvement and who step out of their comfort zone to make a difference!

To obtain additional information or to sign up please visit: www.rrc.ca/soyb

GIVE. GAIN. GROW. BE A MENTOR

First Day For First Years

September 4, 2014

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It’s already Day 3 for the first year students of the Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, and the GIS students. Many of you can remember the anxiety of finding your way around the college, getting to know your classmates and instructors, and wondering if you were in the right program. Do you remember that first week of classes? The orientation day in the South Gym was yesterday, today is the first full day of classes and tomorrow is the GST and Math Diagnostic.

Every Fall students will have the grandest of intensions – diligent study practices, monk-like social habits, and excellent grades but it soon fades. As much as they know what they should do and what their instructors suggest, not much is taken to heart. BUT maybe if the students heard it from those that have lived it, maybe then they would be more inclined to hang on to those suggestions.

I invite the graduates of our programs to share their experiences and advice. What do you wish you did differently? What advice did you hear and wish you had followed? Please share all of this along with when and what program that you graduated from. If you would like, tell us your career path so that students may see some of the diverse options that are out there.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

Civil Grads of 2014

June 27, 2014

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Congratulations to Our Civil Engineering Technology Grads!!

Convocation on June 3, 2014 was a great evening. We saw over 150 students from the various Civil Engineering Technology programs cross the stage receiving their well-deserved diplomas and degrees. The evening was filled with pride from parents, faculty, and most of all, the students, themselves. They recognized that the hardships that they endured during their schooling were behind them. The hard work and success had brought them to this point and that this graduation will take them to their chosen careers. The majority of the students were employed already and excited to use what they have learned in their corner of the industry of design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment.

The Civil Engineering Technology diploma students may not have remembered that only two or three years earlier they were contemplating which program to select as they progressed into their second year of studies. Many at the time were divided between two or three options. To help with this, the department put on the annual Program Information Day where we have graduates and employees join instructors to provide insight on what students will experience in their future studies and to describe the employment experiences and progress opportunities in the specific programs.

This year, we recorded these presentations to allow students to revisit them and to provide potential students and others the opportunity for better understanding of our Civil Engineering Technology programs.

Perhaps in years to come, we will have the pleasure of congratulating you at convocation. …

 

Please follow the links for more information on the programs that interest you.

Architectural/Engineering Technology video

Building Design Technology video

Environmental Technology video
(Please note that the video does continue after our Dean, Nancy Wheatley’s address)

Geomatics Technology video

Municipal Engineering Technology video

Structural Engineering Technology video

 

An Eventful Year for RRC’s Civil Engineering Technology

May 20, 2014

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As we complete our academic year for 2013/2014, the Civil staff are realizing all that has been accomplished over the past year. Plenty of hard work, devotion to student success, and drive to provide opportunities for the students’ careers has always been the norm for the Civil staff. This year, however, we see many more rewards for our efforts.

  • With the support of many students, the instructors and administration worked to change the name of two of the Civil programs to better describe the education and skill set they provided.
    • The Environmental Protection Technology program has now been renamed Environmental Technology.
    • The Building Design CAD Technology program has now been renamed Building Design Technology.
  • June, 2013 saw the first graduating class of the Bachelor of Technology, Construction Management (CMD). These students were Civil diploma graduates who entered in Year 3 of the program.
  • June, 2014 will see the inaugural class of students graduate in the Bachelor of Technology, Construction Management (CMD). These students entered Year 1 four years ago when the program first began.
  •  A team of third year CMD students tied for first place in the Construction Institute of Canada’s 2014 Student Bid Competition in the “Most Professional” category.
  • The Civil First Year class known as January Intake will be no longer. This seventh class (C7) will now join the other six classes of Civil First Years beginning this fall.
  • Two Environmental Technology students completed an applied research project which evaluated two innovative wastewater treatment technologies on a Manitoba First Nation community. This was part of a feasibility study for establishing a Water Education and Technology Center at RRC.
  • Water and Wastewater school:  2014 marked the transfer of responsibility for running the annual school from the Continuing Education Department to the Civil Engineering Technology Department.

This is only a glimpse of the activities, accomplishments, and changes that are happening in the Civil Engineering Department. Over time we will be sharing even more through future posts. We would  like to invite graduates and industry to offer articles and items to share.