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Research Partnerships & Innovation

AR&C turns 10 years old today!

June 4, 2014

10th Anniversary Applied Researchv2Red River College’s Applied Research & Commercialization (AR&C) officially celebrates its 10th anniversary today!
We are proud of what the growing AR&C team has accomplished over the last 10 years, and we are celebrating accordingly in 2014!
Here is what we have done so far in recognition of this special occasion, and a little of what you can look forward to later this year:

A Decade of Innovation
10 Years of Partnerships

To celebrate 10 years of applied research at Red River College and recognize many of the relationships that have made it all possible, we created this professionally designed publication with the support of our partners and distributed in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb. 22, 2014. Click below to read about some of our more engaging and important initiatives that are happening now.
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Applied Research Videos

Zero Emissions Electric Transit Bus

This video shares information about North America’s first all-electric transit bus prototype and rapid charging system, which recently passed the the test of phase one: real-world in-transit testing and demonstration in the coldest winter that Manitoba has seen in over a century.  Learn more about the project and its international consortium of partners by checking out this professional video (produced with the support of NSERC).

The Sustainable Infrastructure Technologies Research Group (SITRG)

Over the last five years, SITRG has been assisting local businesses in conducting applied research towards enhancing the performance of large commercial and institutional buildings, while engaging RRC faculty, staff, and students in the process.  Hear about it from a few of our partners in the video (produced with the support of NSERC):

Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing

This video highlights the technology, capabilities, focus areas, and resources offered by Red River College to industry via the Technology Access Centre for Aerspace & Manufacturing.  Check out the video (created with the support of NSERC) to learn all about it:


Last year, JOE JUSTICE of Team WIKISPEED came to Winnipeg to lead 200 participants in the building of a car during the first workshop of its kind ever held in Canada: WINNISPEED. The 100+ mile-per-gallon prototype car that Team WIKISPEED created in just three months was built from scratch during the workshop. Here are two of the videos that were made as a result:


Happening Today

AR&C Director, Ray Hoemsen is in Normandy, France as part of Manitoba Trade and Investment’s Manitoba Mission to Normandy, where he will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with ESITC Caen to conduct collaborative applied research on building materials and initiate student exchanges with Red River College.

Looking Ahead

Later this year, among other workshops in development, Red River College will host its inaugural Applied Research Day, where we highlight student applied research projects happening at the College.  We plan on bringing industry in to witness what RRC students are capable of.  As part of this event, we will celebrate a decade of applied research at RRC by recruiting an exciting international keynote as well as a local industry leader.  Stay tuned for more info on this!