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Daily Roundup

April 1, 2020

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.

COVID-19 Update

The Province of Manitoba is permitting former nurses to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the announcement »

RRC News

On Monday, March 30, 2020 Manitoba Health issued a revised order for the closure of non-essential business in Manitoba.

As a publicly-funded organization, RRC is not impacted by the order and the College is continuing to support students in their studies by providing alternative, remote delivery methods for programs and services.

During this time of stringent social distancing, the College remains closed to classes, public events and all functions that are not deemed “essential services.” Essential services, in this context, are critical functions that will require some or occasional staff to be on campus during the limited access period.

Behind the Scenes at RRC

Working from home has given our Prairie Research Kitchen’s Anna Borys the time and space to explore a piece of equipment called the Foodini. Read the full story »

With two weeks to go in their Automotive Technology class, instructors Elaine Klassen and Stefan Engelhard rose to the challenge of delivering the hands-on portions of their course online. Read the full story »

Where’s Watson?

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.

In the Bunker

Did you know the College’s Notre Dame Campus has a bunker? It was originally built for emergency measures for the province, but now it’s used to keep our students and employees safe by moving hazardous waste in and out as quickly as possible.

Animal Blood Bank

Christine joins the laboratory director for the Canadian Animal Blood Bank at the College to learn more about this initiative and how it supports veterinary clinics across Canada.