The Province of Manitoba has extended the State of Emergency for another 30 days to protect the health and safety of Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Emergency measures now in effect include limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people, closing all non-critical businesses, requiring anyone who enters Manitoba to self-isolate for 14 days, and restricting travel to northern Manitoba.
Student Emergency Support Fund continues to grow
Thanks to the generosity of many RRC staff members, as well as a $20,000 donation from the RRC Students’ Association, $10,000 from the Don Wittman Fund, and $4,000 from the MK Fund, the College’s COVID-19 Student Emergency Support Fund has accumulated more than $120,000 in available financial aid.
Students can find out more and to apply for the fund here.
This critical fund continues to grow, but so does the need. Our students are relying on generous support from our donors, friends, and alumni now more than ever.
- Students who need to return textbooks purchased before a course was cancelled due to the outbreak can now contact the Campus Store to process a return and refund request.
- Exam Accommodations has launched a new webpage for staff and students highlighting changes to the exam accommodations process for online course delivery. If you have questions about exam accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact Lori Walkow.
- All RRC Research Ethics Board meetings have been cancelled for the academic year, ending June 30, 2020. The REB will meet virtually on an as-needed basis during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. If you would like staff or students to participate in research, please submit your application to REB@rrc.ca. For assistance, please email Mike Krywy or Sheila Allarie.
- RRC has introduced new grading options for students in recognition of the extraordinary challenges they’re facing as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Students can now convert a traditional letter grade they receive for their courses at the end of the current academic term to “Credit” or “Not Complete”.
- RRC has revised the campus access process for staff and announced that several areas in campus buildings have been designated as Limited Access.
How can I manage testing anxiety during COVID-19?
Today’s post on the Academic Success Centre’s student blog points to strategies for coping with pandemic-related anxiety and the stress of adjusting to online learning.
Elder Paul Guimond shares a message with us on staying positive, and sings a sun dance song for us. Miigwech to Elder Paul for sharing his words and teachings with us!
Elder Paul shares a message with us on staying positive, bringing laughter during this time, and sings a sun dance song for us. Miigwech Elder Paul for this #ElderWisdom!Current Online Indigenous Student Supports can be found at rrc.ca/indigenous/supports/online-supportsFor the most current information on RRC Polytech's ongoing response to COVID-19, please visit rrc.ca/coronavirus
Posted by Red River College Polytechnic – Indigenous Education on Monday, April 20, 2020
Well-being for the week
Brought to you by RRC’s Recreation Services.
- Monday: Check out the Peloton App. Free for 90 days. Don’t have a spin bike? Purchase an indoor bike stand from Amazon.
- Tuesday: Connect with co-workers. At 9 am, get everyone together for an online coffee break. Party of one? Join the Recreation Services crew by sending us an email at email@example.com.
- Wednesday: Take part in this online escape room. Play online for free with a friend from anywhere.
- Thursday: Give thanks to someone who’s helped you by emailing their name to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll give them a shout-out on social and send them a small thank-you gift, while quantities last.
- Friday: Fusion Yoga with Holly from 12:30 to 12:50 on the Recreation Services Facebook page. No experience required.
A message of gratitude
On April 17, Dr. Christine Watson shared a message of gratitude following another busy week as the College continues to respond to COVID-19.