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Series Highlighting Careers in Climate Continues with Second Virtual Event

November 18, 2022

You’re invited! We’re excited to bring you a special series of virtual events called #CareersinClimate, in partnership with Ten Thousand Coffees. This free two-part series with leaders in environmental impact wraps up on November 24th at 12:30 p.m. CT.

Ten Thousand Coffees founder and CEO Dave Wilkin will chat with Canadian tech leader and environmental activist Dax Dasilva, founder of Age of Union, about his career journey from running Lightspeed Commerce Inc., a billion-dollar tech company, to starting an environmental alliance that works to conserve and restore some of the most endangered biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. You’ll also hear from Madeline Oliver (Talent Acquisition Specialist, Golder) who will share types of jobs that exist in environmental impact and how to navigate a career in this space.

Why you should register:
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, presenting both a challenge and incredible opportunity to make positive change for future generations. Change can happen at any level – from the choices that individuals make on a daily basis to the commitments that large organizations make towards a more sustainable future.

Learn how you can make an impact with your career – click here to register for #CareersinClimate Part 2 on Thursday, November 24 at 12:30 p.m. CT.

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Join RRC Polytech for CreativeMornings Winnipeg’s free November event

November 14, 2022

On Friday, November 18, RRC Polytech is thrilled to host inspirational speaker Jessica Dumas at our beautiful Manitou a bi Bii daziigae Roundhouse at the Exchange District Campus (319 Elgin Avenue). All RRC Polytech alumni and community members are warmly invited to attend.

More than a decade ago, CreativeMornings was launched out of a desire for ongoing, accessible events for creative communities to connect. Today, these communities gather in 223 cities across 67 countries — including right here in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg chapter of CreativeMornings not only celebrates our city’s creative talent, but also promotes an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. From marketing legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. This month’s theme is TRUTH: where does the truth live for you and how do you verify what is true? Together, let’s sort through the messy, contradicting facts all around us and try to make sense of the world.

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Free Virtual Event Highlighting Careers in Climate

October 20, 2022

You’re invited! We’re excited to bring you a special series of virtual events called #CareersinClimate, in partnership with Ten Thousand Coffees. This two-part series kicks off on October 27th at 2:00 p.m. CT with a discussion on how Canada’s largest organizations are building a more sustainable future.

Join Ten Thousand Coffees founder and CEO Dave Wilkin and guest speakers Tewfik Atia (Senior Vice-President, WSP) and Madeline Oliver (Talent Acquisition Specialist, Golder) as they discuss how companies are adapting the ways they operate and measure success in light of climate change, as well as job opportunities in environmental impact and how to make your application stand out.

Why you should register:
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, presenting both a challenge and incredible opportunity to make positive change for future generations. Change can happen at any level – from the choices that individuals make on a daily basis to the commitments that large organizations make towards a more sustainable future.

Learn how you can make an impact with your career – click here to register for #CareersinClimate on Thursday, October 27 at 2 p.m. CT.

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Free Event: Celebration of Indigenous Cultures, Arts, Languages, and Entrepreneurship

June 10, 2022

RRC Polytech alumni are invited to a Celebration of Indigenous Cultures, Arts, Languages, and Entrepreneurship, an RBC Reaction by Collision Event on June 20th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. – the perfect precursor to your National Indigenous People’s Day and Summer Solstice festivities!

This is a great opportunity for alumni to network with fellow RRC Polytech community members, meet Indigenous entrepreneurs and community organizations, and explore Manitou a bi Bii daziigaeWhere Creator Sits, Brings Light in Anishinaabemowin – our newest building at our Exchange District Campus, which features Indigenous elements, art, and inspiration, and is designed as a hub for technology, collaboration, and community.

Settle into the newly opened Roundhouse Auditorium, with incredible artwork by Anishinaabe/Nêhiyaw/British artist KC Adams, for the opening Pipe Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. with RRC Polytech Elders-in-Residence, followed by intimate Teachings and Storytelling. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of elegant, top-rated, and high energy performances, a panel discussion, and special guest speakers in the main Agora. Explore pockets of Indigenous makers and entrepreneurs, and connect with community groups and special guests throughout the near net zero efficiency space. All are welcome to this community celebration that highlights Indigenous knowledge, talent, and innovation.

You are also invited to join us for a special announcement at 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. to celebrate and honour the partnership between RBC and RRC Polytech. RBC’s investment in students today will put RRC Polytech in front of what’s ahead.

Check out the lineup of special guest performers and learn more >

$40 and a Dream: RRC Polytech alum Amanda Buhse will share her story at CreativeMornings Winnipeg this month

April 13, 2022

More than a decade ago, CreativeMornings was launched out of a desire for ongoing, accessible events for creative communities to connect. Today, these communities gather in 223 cities across 67 countries — including right here in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg chapter of CreativeMornings not only celebrates our city’s creative talent, but also promotes an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. From marketing legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. This month’s theme is KISMET: chance encounters, happening onto a fortune, finding true love – it’s all fate or destiny. It’s all kismet.

Amanda Buhse, a graduate of RRC Polytech’s Communication Design program and co-founder of Coal and Canary Candle Company, is CreativeMornings Winnipeg’s speaker on Friday, April 29 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. CT. This ‘accidental entrepreneur’ will be sharing her career journey, from starting a business with only $40 in her bank account in 2014, to being named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women Business Owners of Manitoba by 2019.

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#BreakTheBias: Empowering women to succeed and allies to support – Free Virtual Event

March 3, 2022

You’re invited! Ten Thousand Coffees is hosting a special Office Hour event celebrating International Women’s Day! The event will be held on March 10th at 2:00 p.m. CT and will align with IWD’s 2022 theme – #BreakTheBias.

This International Women’s Day, Ten Thousand Coffees is shedding light on the barriers that women face as they enter or navigate the workforce. The first step is building awareness and the next step is breaking them down – and we need women and allies to do both.

Ten Thousand Coffees founder and CEO Dave Wilkin will chat with guest speakers Christine Silva (Senior Lead, Community & Underrepresented Entrepreneurs at Shopify) and Emma Mohns (Senior Legal Counsel at Kinaxis) about the tactics these women used to navigate and succeed in their career. They will also highlight the role allyship played in their success and share the tools and tricks that other allies can leverage to build inclusive environments.

If you identify as a woman, it’s critical to understand what barriers you may encounter and the proven tactics you can use to overcome them – spoiler alert, sponsorship is key! As an ally, it’s your job to actively call out bias when you see it and fight to break the mold.

This Office Hour event is free and open to all RRC Polytech students and alumni. Whether you’re already a member of the RRC Polytech Café or new to our mentoring and networking platform, you’re invited to listen in and ask questions!

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RRC Polytech grad speaks on monumental change at CreativeMornings Winnipeg’s February event

February 23, 2022

More than a decade ago, CreativeMornings was launched out of a desire for ongoing, accessible events for creative communities to connect. Today, these communities gather in 223 cities across 67 countries — including right here in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg chapter of CreativeMornings not only celebrates our city’s creative talent, but also promotes an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. From marketing legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. This month’s theme is MONUMENTAL: what will you bear witness to? What will you leave behind when you’re gone? We each have stories and creativity to share – and what we do and how we do it not only impacts our lives but also the lives around us.

Sean Rayland, a graduate of RRC Polytech’s Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship program, is CreativeMornings Winnipeg’s speaker on Friday, February 25 from 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. CT. You won’t want to miss his talk: Making Monumental Change – one t-shirt at a time. He’ll be sharing about his experience as an ex-gang member and recovering addict who now runs a successful social enterprise as owner of Indigenous-led clothing company Red Rebel Armour.

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RRC Polytech alum Natalie Bell shares tips to spark creativity at CreativeMornings Winnipeg’s January event

January 24, 2022

More than a decade ago, CreativeMornings was launched out of a desire for ongoing, accessible events for creative communities to connect. Today, these communities gather in 223 cities across 67 countries — including right here in Winnipeg.

RRC Polytech alumna Natalie Bell
HR pro Natalie Bell is the digital creator behind @PegCityLovely

The Winnipeg chapter of CreativeMornings not only celebrates our city’s creative talent, but also promotes an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. From marketing legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. This month’s theme is FREE: free to be your authentic self in life and at work; free to be with the content you share and the people you interact with; free to achieve your fullest creative potential.

Natalie Bell, RRC Polytech grad (aka @PegCityLovely – one of Winnipeg’s original influencers) is CreativeMornings Winnipeg’s speaker this Friday, January 28 from 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. CT. She’ll be chatting about how to shake off your online persona and will offer tips on how to get back to the creativity you are passionate about.

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Free Virtual Event: The Power of Relationships – Why Mentorship Matters

January 17, 2022

You’re invited! To celebrate National Mentoring Month, Ten Thousand Coffees is hosting an exclusive event on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. CT.

Join Ten Thousand Coffees for an enlightening webinar with Mark Beckles, Vice-President, Social Impact & Innovation at RBC. Mark will chat about how he has benefited from mentorship in his career and how he has amplified his impact by mentoring others.

For students looking for a summer internship or full-time job, or fresh graduates navigating the next steps in your career, having a mentor can be a game-changer. It can help boost confidence, improve career satisfaction, and provide access to networks that will help you grow your career.

For mid-career and seasoned alumni, connecting with current students and recent grads is an awesome way to give back. You have the experience and skills to make a difference by becoming a mentor for young people who are starting out in their careers. There are also tremendous benefits for you, like building your leadership skills, growing your network, and helping young people find and follow their passions and thrive.

Ten Thousand Coffees CEO Dave Wilkin will host this chat with Mark on January 27 – don’t miss it! The event is free and open to all RRC Polytech students and alumni. Whether you’re already a member of the RRC Polytech Café or new to our mentoring and networking platform, you’re invited to listen in and ask questions!

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Free Virtual Event: Ace That Interview and Land Your Dream Job

November 1, 2021

You’re invited! To celebrate Career Month, Ten Thousand Coffees is hosting a panel discussion on November 18, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. CT covering how to ace your next job interview so you can land your dream job.

Join Ten Thousand Coffees for an exciting workshop with industry pros on how to build your confidence and learn the skills to rock an interview. Whether you’re navigating your next steps as a fresh graduate, searching for a new opportunity, or have been out of the interview game for a while, you’ll get a chance to hear from a group of experts who will share resume writing advice, as well as best practices, tips, and tricks to conquer every interview you have.

Ten Thousand Coffees CEO Dave Wilkin will chat with senior Human Resources professionals from top employers, including adidas, Expedia, the City of Toronto, and Loblaws. The event is free and open to all Red River College students and alumni. Whether you’re already a member of the RRC Polytech Café or new to our mentoring and networking platform, you’re invited to listen in and ask questions!

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