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Daily Roundup

May 8, 2020

Instructors partner with local makers and hobbyists to fight COVID-19

Faculty at Red River College have stepped up to help produce ‘ear savers’ for Manitoba’s frontline workers.

Rob Ataman, Serge Broeska, Jesse Jamison and Nino Caldarola — all instructors in RRC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Technician programs — each volunteered to bring home one of the College’s four 3D printers, which are capable of producing the pieces. Ear savers are plastic adapters worn at the back of the head to hold medical masks in place and eliminate strain, irritation and blisters caused by elastic straps.

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Internship, co-op and work opportunities via ASPIRE

ASPIRE is open to all full-time students attending post-secondary institutions in Canada who are legally able to work and are returning to school the following semester.

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Diversity Training for Students via WebEx

In response to COVID-19 and as part of the College’s academic continuity efforts, the Academic Success Centre is now offering Diversity Training workshops for students via WebEx. The Diversity Training program offers a series of one-hour interactive workshops .

To request a Diversity Training workshop for your students, please contact Nora Sobel, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, at

Where’s Watson?

Students in the IT risk management course are paying close attention as organizations rely on business continuity plans during COVID-19. Dr. Christine Watson, our Interim President & CEO, speaks with an instructor who shares how the pandemic unexpectedly serves as a real-life example students can learn from.