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Daily Roundup

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Province of Manitoba reminds everyone that it has extended the public health orders it issued on March 30 to April 28, 2020.

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Discussions with the Province of Manitoba

Dr. Christine Watson, Interim President & CEO of Red River College, sent an email message to all staff yesterday about discussions between the College’s senior leadership team and government officials about the Province of Manitoba’s efforts to reduce spending for public sector entities, including post-secondary institutions. One of the options under consideration is a reduced work week.

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RRC Announces First Mínwastánikéwin Truth and Reconciliation Award Recipient

Red River College’s School of Indigenous Education, in partnership with the Campus Store, is honoured to present the first Mínwastánikéwin Truth and Reconciliation Award to Child and Youth Care student Morgan Barbanchon. The word Mínwastánikéwin is Cree and means ‘to set it right.’

“College has changed my life quite a bit. I have learned so much about myself. I’m a completely different person before coming into this program and going to Red River. I just found the beauty in Indigenous culture that I was searching for my whole life. I never knew how beautiful our culture was and it made me more proud to be who I am.”

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Behind the Scenes at RRC

Jade Karsin, Director of Procurement, is splitting his time between RRC and Shared Health to lend his experience in health-care supply chain management. Learn how Jade is supporting both organizations to help ensure College employees and Manitoba’s front-line workers are ready for what COVID-19 will bring.

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Creative Connections

PR students in RRC’s Creative Communications program have teamed up with Ace Burpee to create and share fun and simple tools people can use to spread fill time, show gratitude, connect, and lower anxiety.

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Innovation Centre-featured artist releases free Anishinabee colouring sheets

Winnipeg artist Jackie Traverse and her publisher Fernwood Publishing have released six free printable colouring sheets from her colouring books Sacred Feminine and IKWE for a relaxing stay-at-home activity for kids and adults.

The Anishinabee artist’s work was recently unveiled as one of the main design features of the College’s new 100,000 square-foot Innovation Centre, currently under construction in the Exchange District.

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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 and off campus.

Snow or Shine

As she stands in the snow, Christine explains how navigating this pandemic is similar to the weather we’ve been experiencing – some days are brighter than others.

Town Halls

Our Senior Leadership Team hosted virtual town hall meetings with leaders across the College, inviting everyone to ask questions, share concerns and celebrate successes. As we adapt to working from home, Christine shares her own “purrfect” hack to host these meetings in a quiet space.

Hospitality at Home

With our new reality of working and learning at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are tapping into the RRC spirit of innovation to bring you culinary and hospitality inspiration with our new Hospitality at Home video series.

Wondering what to make for dinner this week? Try this tasty, quick and easy Greek Chicken Salad recipe from RRC Instructor Chef Karl Oman!