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With support from NSERC, RPI has created several detailed videos that tell the stories behind major applied research projects, facilities and research groups which are helping drive the Manitoba economy in innovative and sustainable ways.

15 Years of Research Partnerships & Innovation

In 2019, Red River College celebrates 15 years of its applied research enterprise. In that time, the College has gone from the newcomer on the scene to one of the top 10 research colleges in Canada. This video highlights some of the groundbreaking work that Red River College is doing in communities at home and around the world.

Culinary Research & Innovation

CRI has created or improved more than 95 new products, processes, and ingredient applications for 40 companies, thanks to the work of research chefs, food scientists, and culinary students. With the new research kitchen set to open in summer 2019, there will be new opportunities for students, instructors and companies to participate in this exciting program.

Applied Research & Innovation Day 2017

On April 6, 2017, industry leaders, students, instructors and researchers came together for our first-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day to celebrate student applied research and our research partnerships at Red River College.

Synergy Award for Innovation

The research partnership between RRC and Manitoba Hydro that focuses on sustainable building infrastructure and transportation received Canada’s top honour from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) at a ceremony held at the Governor General of Canada’s residence in Ottawa on Feb. 16, 2016. NSERC’s Synergy Award for Innovation recognizes outstanding research and development partnerships between Canadian colleges and industry partners in the natural sciences and engineering. Only one Canadian college receives the award each year.

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).

Centre for Building Envelope Commissioning

The Centre for Building Envelope Performance (CBEP) is being established with the support of a $1.75-million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This video shares the genesis of what led to the creation of this new Centre and gives a glimpse as to what Manitoba’s construction sector can expect to see in the future.

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:


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:

Building Smarts – i2eye with Red River College & Manitoba Hydro

Ray Hoemsen, Director of Research Partnerships & Innovation at Red River College and Tom Akerstream from Manitoba Hydro discuss their private-public sector collaboration to construct the most energy efficient and sustainable office building in North America.


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