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Daily Roundup

April 9, 2020

Today’s breaking news and stories.

COVID-19 Emergency Student Support Fund

Today, Red River College launched a COVID-19 Emergency Student Support Fund to help students who need help covering costs such as food, housing, internet access, or other financial hardships brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The new fund currently stands at $100,000. RRC is encouraging its donors, alumni, partners and community members to consider a donation to help students deal with the impact of COVID-19.

Donate now

COVID-19 Updates

The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg announced fines today for breaching emergency public health orders aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Fines are set at $486 for individuals and $2,542 for businesses.

Public health orders require all Manitobans to limit public gatherings to 10 or fewer people, and to strictly follow social distancing guidelines.

Ahead of the long weekend, the Province of Manitoba also reminds all Manitobans to stay home, practice stringent social distancing, and limit travel to essential trips only.

Concerned about your exposure to or risk of having COVID-19? Call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to see if a test is required, or use the online screening tool at


One of the best ways to minimize the impact of COVID-19  is to be kind to one another.

Last week we launched the #COVIDkindness campaign to share acts of kindness making a difference in our RRC community and beyond.

We’ve already got plenty of kindness to share — read the first three stories on our blog!

Student Success

Our Academic Success Centre’s Student Blog takes a deep dive into the what helps you learn, and offers strategies for creating more meaningful learning experiences — especially during challenging conditions.

Today’s topic: How Can I Manage my Time Better? (Part II)

Elder Wisdom

In Part 1 of today’s Elder Wisdom, Elder Paul Guimond talks about gratitude and sends prayers to those in need.

In Part 2, he sings a prophecy song to call on Creator and good energies to help us all heal.

Miigwech to Elder Paul for sharing his words and teachings with us!

Limited access to services over the long weekend

  • IT Solutions is planning server maintenance from April 11 at 9 p.m. to April 12 at 1 p.m. to support ongoing services, upgrades, and enhancements. Systems that may be impacted include Mediasite, staff file shares, SharePoint team sites, and PaperCut and printing.
  • RRC Library’s online chat and email service will unavailable April 10-13 due to Easter long weekend. For a full schedule of upcoming hours, visit