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Richard Grenier and Jorge Laba awarded 2014 Lieutenant-Governor’s Medals

June 4, 2014

Congratulations to the most recent recipients of Red River College’s Lieutenant-Governor’s Medals for Proficiency, awarded as part of our 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 3 and 4.

Each year, a maximum of four Lt-.Gov.’s Medals are awarded to RRC students who best combine good character, academic and technical achievement, and involvement in College and/or community activities. This year’s winners are:

Richard Grenier (Business Administration, 2014)

Richard GrenierA graduate of RRC’s two-year Business Administration program, with a major in Banking and Financial Services, Richard Grenier joined the College community after serving with the Canadian Armed Forces for seven years.

Currently employed as a financial advisor with London Life, Richard is the 2014 winner of the College’s Academic Achievement Financial Services Award and its Outstanding Mentorship Award, as well as the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce Award for community involvement.

While attending RRC, Richard served as a student member of the Business Administration Board, and also as a student mentor and tutor for fellow Business Administration students, a class representative for the Red River College Students’ Association, and a volunteer with the Red River College Food Bank.

He’s equally active in the community, where he’s served as a volunteer for the Canadian Air Force Run, Habitat for Humanity, Francofonds Inc., and the Winnipeg Cheer Board, and as a fundraiser for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Jorge Laba (Construction Management, 2014)


A graduate of RRC’s four-year Construction Management degree program, Jorge Laba has been heavily involved in both his industry and the College community over the years.

Currently employed as a Site Superintendent with Bockstael Construction, Jorge is the 2013 winner of the ACI Manitoba Chapter Red River College Scholarship, a 2011 winner of the College’s Paul Charette Award, and a four-time winner of the Winnipeg Construction Association Award from 2010 to 2013.

While attending RRC, Jorge served as a tutor for civil engineering and trades students, and as a student ambassador for Open House events, class representative for the Red River College Students’ Association, and Construction Management representative for the college at the Rotary Career Symposium.

Outside of classes, he’s been designated a Canada Green Building Council LEED Green Associate, and a member of the Project Management Institute, the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba, the Chartered Institute of Building, and the ACI Manitoba Chapter.

Jorge served as a member of the board of directors for RRC’s Day Care program, and is currently a board director for the Manitoba Brain Injury Association.