Media and Publications
15 Years of Research Partnerships & Innovation In 2019, Red River College Polytechnic celebrated 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 Polytechnic is doing in communities at home and around the world.
From the Archives
Throughout our more than 15 years of operation, 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.
Culinary Research & Innovation
CRI, now known as the Prairie Research Kitchen, has created or improved new products, processes, and ingredient applications for more than 40 companies, thanks to the work of research chefs, food scientists, and culinary students. When the new research kitchen opened in 2019, even more opportunities for students, instructors and companies became available.
Applied Research & Innovation Day 2017
Since 2017, RPI has hosted Applied Research & Innovation Day, an annual celebration of student applied research projects. On April 6, 2017, industry leaders, students, instructors and researchers came together for the first Applied Research & Innovation Day to celebrate student applied research and research partnerships at Red River College Polytechnic.
Synergy Award for Innovation
The research partnership between RRC Polytech 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 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 video (produced with the support of NSERC).
Centre for Building Envelope Commissioning
The Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre (BETAC) previously operated in the Centre for Building Envelope Performance (CBEP) under the moniker the Sustainable Infrastructure Technologies Research Group (SITRG).
The Centre for Building Envelope Performance (CBEP) was 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 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)
Prior to the establishment of BETAC, SITRG assisted local businesses in conducting applied research towards enhancing the performance of large commercial and institutional buildings, while engaging RRC Polytech 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 Polytechnic 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 Polytechnic & Manitoba Hydro
Ray Hoemsen, former Director of Research Partnerships & Innovation at Red River College Polytechnic 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.
- “DIFFERENCE MAKERS” – Red River College Polytechnic’s CARSI Research Team featured as one of five Manitoba researchers ‘who are working today to build a better tomorrow.’; distributed in the Winnipeg Free Press by Research Manitoba on April 22, 2015.
- “A Decade of Innovation” – RRC Polytech’s 10th anniversary publication; distributed in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb. 22, 2014.
- Red River College Polytechnic’s Strategic Research Plan 2012-2015
- 2011-2012 Year in Review
- Applied Research Info Sheet (2020): a summary of RRC Polytech’s research facilities and activities
- Prairie Research Kitchen (2019)
- The Smart Factory & CATT Expansion (2019)
- Innovation Centre Announcement Fact Sheet (2017)
- NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation Partnership Fact Sheet | French Version
- On- and Off-Highway Vehicle Technology (2014)
- Red River College Polytechnic Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging Fact Sheet
- TACAM Fact Sheet (2019)
- MotiveLab Fact Sheet