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New Research Guide will help foster successful business and post-secondary partnerships

June 29, 2018

This week, the Business/Higher-Education Roundtable (BHER) released a research partnership guide, aimed to help more companies and firms navigate new partnership opportunities working with Canadian polytechnics, colleges and universities.

This guide is designed to help pave more pathways to successful partnerships and working relationships between firms and post-secondary institutions across Canada, and contains comprehensive and practical information for users on:

  • Advice on approaching institutions about an agreement;
  • Lists of common terms, including the various types of College partnerships;
  • Mock project lifecycles;
  • Case studies of successful partnerships; and
  • Frequently asked questions and answers.  ‎

Red River College’s Executive Director of Research Partnerships and Innovations, Ray Hoemsen, contributed to the development of the guide and provided further insight to the work that we are doing here at the College. Read More →

RRC students win national award for innovative concepts to advance the e-vehicle industry

May 8, 2018

Imagine a world where your vehicle drives itself, connects to the Internet, and charges just like your phone.

That’s how Joel Turner, a student in Red River College’s Electronic Engineering Technologyprogram, describes the concept that won his group first place in the 2018 Electric Mobility Canada Kia Student Competition.

This is the first time an RRC team has won the competition, and the second time the College has entered.

“The benefits to our team’s solution are countless. The best of them are reduced air pollution, reduced vehicle maintenance cost, and better learning by having available data,” says Turner, who worked on the project with teammates from RRC’s Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Business Administration programs. Read More →

Lunch & Learn: Starting Out & Scaling Up with Federal Support

April 18, 2018

Register now and join industry, business, and applied research leaders for this Lunch & Learn to explore how federal support can bring your work to the next level.
Get a practical snapshot of the spectrum of federal programming available from exploratory applied research, to pre-commercialization, and support for late-stage procurement and testing.
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Girl Guides Join Event on Increasing Participation of Women in Engineering

March 21, 2018

One of the Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing‘s (TACAM) newest team members, Heather Smart, helped inspire the next generation of engineers at an event this past November.
The Committee for Increasing Participation of Women in Engineering (CIPWIE) hosted Manitoba’s inaugural Engineering Badge Day for Girl Guides on November 12, 2017. The half-day event was enthusiastically attended by over 90 girls of the Girl Guide age group (age 9-11) and approximately 20 Guide leaders.
Heather helped with the event and wrote a summary of the event in The Keystone Professional 2018 Spring issue. View the full issue HERE.

Did You Know? We’ve Used Bio-Fuel to Reduce College Waste

March 20, 2018

With the April 4 College Applied Research Development Fund (CARD) application deadline fast approaching, here is the third installment of our “Did You Know” series to highlight some of the projects made possible with CARD support.
Mike Myrowich initiated a CARD-funded bio-fuel project in 2010 for the purpose of reducing waste produced by the College.
The project converted hundreds of litres of cooking oil into a useable fuel source regularly. Read More →