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Coronavirus Information

Daily Roundup

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

  • The Government of Canada has expanded access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help more workers impacted by the outbreak, including part-time and seasonal workers, and those who have exhausted their EI benefits.
  • A digital cognitive behavioural therapy program to support the mental health of Manitobans and help address anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is now up and running.
  • The Province of Manitoba reminds everyone that it has extended the public health orders it issued on March 30 to April 28, 2020. Read today’s bulletin.
  • The Manitoba government announced yesterday that it is making additions and amendments to strengthen the Emergency Measures Act and provide the government with additional tools to respond to challenges that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic.

CreComm grad goes viral with Lego makeover for Prime Minister’s speech

On March 22, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed Canadian children in a customized press briefing, Red River College grad Tyler Walsh and his two sons decided to do something fun: refresh the PM’s speech with Lego. The result? A stop-motion video that resonated with people around the world and garnered hundreds of thousands of views on social media.

Read the story »

RRC News

A water main break to water supply lines feeding the east side of Notre Dame Campus has resulted in an interruption to water service in Buildings T (STTC), Z and M. If you are attending NDC and accessing these buildings, you will have no water service, including washrooms. Please use washrooms in adjacent buildings during this time.

NSERC launches COVID research grant

NSERC (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) has launched a funding opportunity for applied research rapid response to COVID-19. The grant will provide up to $75,000.00 for one year. Application deadline is June 1, pending availability of funds. For more details,  visit www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/CCI-COVID_eng.asp

#COVIDKindness

Acts of kindness are a great way to build your resilience and minimize the impact of the pandemic on our community. RRC students and staff are sharing their acts of #COVIDkindness on our Wellness blog.

Staff, sign up for a virtual ergonomic workspace assessment

Having trouble getting the right set up at your home workstation? Not sure where to place everything in your space? Email safety@rrc.ca for personalized advice on optimizing your home workstation. Visit our website for more tips.

Student Success

Facing a stressful event like the  COVID-19 pandemic can reduce your working memory capacity and make it harder to take in new information, read, and problem solve. If you’re struggling, don’t be hard on yourself. Read the latest post on the Academic Success Centre’s student blog for advice, tools, resources and support:

“Working-memory, stress and learning during COVID-19”

Students, order your Spring Term course materials online

Visit the Campus Store website to place your order today. Due to a high volume of web orders, you may experience a slight delay in delivery. Questions? Email us at campusstore@rrc.ca.