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Coronavirus Information

Daily Roundup

May 22, 2020

“Should I wear a face mask in public?”

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, recommends Canadians wear non-medical masks or face coverings in community settings.

For more information, please read the fact sheets (English and French) at the links below:

Reminder: You don’t need a referral for COVID-19 testing

Public health officials are reminding anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache, to self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone with these symptoms is eligible for COVID-19 testing. You do not need a referral.

Student Employment Services

  • Upcoming webinars – Please join us in the upcoming series of webinars, presented by Student Employment Services, covering the topics: Resume Development, Cover Letter Writing and Job Searching Using LinkedIn. For more info, visit Webinar Series: Employment Preparation.
  • Virtual Session: Sun Life Financial Career Information Seminar – Join the Manitoba Superior Financial Centers for a virtual career information event on becoming a financial advisor at Sun Life! Thursday May 28th, 4-5pm. RSVP to the presenter Lorie Willms at or 1-306-514-3382. Details will be provided upon RSVP.
  • Internships, co-op and other work opportunities – Visit for more info on work experience programs for students and recent graduates including RiipenASPIREVenture for Canada, and work placement programs from other Employer Delivery Partners.
  • RRC Employment Advisors are available to speak with students and alumni by phone, email and video conferencing. Book a virtual appointment by visiting

Tech Support

Innovation is their business, so it’s no surprise some of Red River College’s past and present partners have found innovative ways to help their communities cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.

The partners in question have all served as Entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiR), startup creators who team with RRC students, instructors and staff and work at the College’s ACE Project Space to bring business ideas to life.

Read the story ›

Flower Power

Elana Elfenbaum is a graduate of our Business Administration Program and the product lead at Callia, a Winnipeg-based floral company. In the latest Where’s Watson?, Elana tells Dr. Christine Watson, our Interim President & CEO, how Red River College introduced her to Callia, and how the business continues to bloom during the pandemic.