Welcome to our Daily Roundup, where we highlight today’s breaking news and share stories of Red River College students, instructors and staff rising to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Limit gatherings to 10 people
The Province of Manitoba announced today that it is limiting public gatherings to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises, including places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. This does not include any facility where health care or social services are provided including child-care centres and homeless shelters. The measure is effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30.
Help coping with pandemic-related anxiety
The Province also announced today that it is launching an internet-based therapy program to help address anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be made available free of charge to all Manitobans 16 years or older in the coming weeks at www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
Spring 2020 Convocation is postponed
Red River College is working to keep its students, faculty and staff safe, and help limit the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to support students in their studies. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone spring convocation ceremonies that were planned for June 1 and 2, 2020.
Changes to Intersession term
Due to social distancing requirements and the limitations placed on practicums, only the following courses will be offered during the Intersession term (May 11 to June 26, 2020): Programming 1, Programming 2, Statistics for BIT, Web Development 1, Introduction to Psychology.
Dr. Christine Watson, our interim President and CEO, hosts a regular video series where she shares a behind-the-scenes look at what she’s up to on campus. This week, she reports from our Steinbach Campus:
- Extending our Reach: Christine explores how our programs meet the needs of businesses and industries well beyond Winnipeg.
- Making Learning Mobile: Christine tells us more about our mobile training labs.
Healing with cedar
Cedar, along with tobacco, sage and sweet grass, is one of four sacred medicines recognized in many Indigenous communities for ceremony and wellness. In particular, cedar is used for healing, restoring balance and protection against disease. On our blog, we talk about the healing properties of cedar and show you how to reap its many benefits.
International Student FAQ
For answers to questions about COVID-19’s impact on your studies, travel, immigration, health insurance and future program intake, see our frequently asked questions for International Students