Research Partnerships and Innovation

Research Partnerships & Innovation

Applied Research & Innovation Day

Seeking applied student research projects!

August 23, 2017

Do you know of any upcoming, ongoing or recently completed applied research projects that students either participated in or initiated? Please let us know.
We are seeking submissions for our second-annual Applied Research and Innovation Day taking place at the College on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Read More →

Inaugural Applied Research & Innovation Day a Success

April 18, 2017

Over 600 Attend First-Ever Event

Red River College welcomed over 600 visitors to the first-ever Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 6, celebrating student achievements in applied research and innovation while recognizing the College’s innovative research partnerships.
“That was the most exciting event I’ve been to in many years,” said Jeff Ryzner, North Forge President and guest Student Quick-Research Pitch judge, immediately following the event.
“It’s not news that RRC is focused on applied research, but it has never held such a public demonstration of its commitment to that mode of learning,” wrote Winnipeg Free Press business reporter, Martin Cash.
College President Paul Vogt participated in the event and said that judging by what he’d seen, this may be the inaugural event, but it certainly won’t be the last.
CLICK HERE to read about the capacity luncheon with guest Emcee Ace Burpee, keynote speaker Todd Burns and winners of the Top 4 student project Quick Pitch Competition.
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Student Showcase Project Listings

April 2, 2017

Open to the public!
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Building C hallway outside the library, Notre Dame Campus. Map here.
Upward of 28 applied student research projects will be on display during the Applied Research & Innovation showcase.
Judges will be reviewing all of these projects, and the top 4 will be competing to win over $3,000 in cash prizes during the Quick Pitch Competition.
Here are the listings of student project that will be on display this Thursday:
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Let's Have Some Fun! MC Ace Burpee Announced Alongside Guest Judges

March 19, 2017

We are excited to announce our guest MC and judge panel for Applied Research & Innovation Day this April 6, 2017!

Ace Burpee
will be our MC for the luncheon! He is currently the host of The Ace Burpee Show on 103.1 Virgin Radio.
Ace is a recipient of an Honorary Diploma from Red River College, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to our community, he is the recipient of a Hero of Mental Health Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association, he has received a Volunteer Manitoba Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, was recognized as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Manitoba and also named a Manitoba Hero. He is proudly from Cooks Creek Manitoba. 

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Industry Leaders, Researchers to Gather at Red River College

February 28, 2017

Register Now! Applied Research & Innovation Day Taking Flight

Dozens of industry leaders, students, instructors and researchers will be gathering at Red River College’s (RRC) first-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 6 to celebrate student applied research and research partnerships.
The day will feature keynote speaker Todd Burns, President of Cypher Environmental Ltd., along with a showcase of student work, tours of cutting-edge research facilities, a networking luncheon and forums on pressing topics of the day.
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Now accepting student project submissions for Applied Research & Innovation Day. Deadline March 3

February 12, 2017

Organizers of the Red River College inaugural Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 6 are now accepting student project submissions, giving students an opportunity to share their work, network with industry participants and win cash prizes!
The student registration deadline is March 3, 2017.
Student Registration and Submission Details Here.
Why should students participate?

  • Showcase your capabilities to industry and community stakeholders
  • Exposure to potential employers and partners
  • Over $3,000 in cash prizes for top projects
  • Any project in which a student was meaningfully involved can qualify (accepting projects by current students or graduates from 2015 onward)
  • Top projects selected by panel and some will have opportunity to present at our industry luncheon

CONTACT: If you have any follow up questions, please contact Brent Wennekes at bwennekes@RRC.CA.

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