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:
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:
Building Smarts – i2eye with Red River College & Manitoba Hydro
Ray Hoemsen, Director of AR&C 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.