The following message was sent to all Red River College students, faculty and staff this afternoon from RaeAnn Thibeault, Executive Director, Academic and Melanie Gudmundson, Chief Human Resources Officer:
Red River College continues to navigate the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. As we look towards the future, we also look to the important lessons we have learned over the last year to help guide our planning for the 2021-2022 academic term this fall.
We know our current and prospective students have questions about what our programs and classes will look like. We want you to know that our planning is already well underway to ensure we are able to offer the high calibre of learning our community expects from Red River College.
As current public health orders continue to evolve and adapt to the pandemic’s pressures, we continue to work collaboratively with Public Health, who has told us that a blended approach combining both remote and in-person working and learning will continue to be part of our College’s operations for the rest of the calendar year – including the fall 2021 academic term. Knowing this now means that we can better inform our planning to help shape our operations and programs moving forward.
For our international learners, we can share that the federal government recently announced changes to ensure international students can continue to study online in their home countries until Dec 31, 2021 – extended from the initial April 30, 2021 deadline. International students can read more about these measures and the Post-Graduate Work Permit criteria here.
As we continue to move forward in our planning process, we are committed to keeping you informed and sharing information as it becomes available.
Updates will be provided via email and will be shared online at rrc.ca/coronavirus