The Academic Success Centre provides diversity training for RRC Polytech students, at the request of instructors, to support the development of intercultural competence and enhance understanding and respect for gender and sexual diversity.
If you’re an instructor seeking to provide Diversity Training to one of your classes, book a workshop.
RRC Polytech staff have access to self-directed training on LEARN and access to resources from Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).
Students have online diversity training available to them 24/7! Students can self-enroll in these Diversity Awareness Courses in LEARN based on their own learning needs. These courses feature video lectures, testimonies, learning activities, and accompanying resources.
Indigenous Student Supports
The Indigenous Student Support and Community Relations department offers a welcoming space with many of the comforts of home. Through the department, Indigenous students can also access Indigenous Liaisons/Advisors, counselling services, the Indigenous Centre, awards and scholarships, Elders-in-Residence, Transition to Employment services, and more.
Immigrant and International Student Support
Immigrant and international students are an important part of the Red River College Polytechnic community and contribute unique perspectives, experiences, connections and skills to our learning community. Immigrant and international students can connect with the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships for customized supports.
English as an Additional Language Support
Taking an academic program in another language presents special challenges. Red River College Polytechnic offers tutoring and workshops free of charge for students, as well as a variety of supports available to faculty to help your students.
Gender Identity Supports
Red River College Polytechnic is accepting and affirming of various gender identities for our students, staff and faculty. The Spectrum is a new RRC Polytech Students’ Association (RRCSA) space for members of the LGBTQ2+ community and their allies.
RRC Polytech provides gender accessible washroom facilities at several of our Winnipeg and regional campuses.
As a College community we have a responsibility to commit to standing up, speaking out, and pushing back against racism in all its forms.
We know diversity is one of our greatest strengths and the College is home to thousands of employees and students from all different backgrounds. Every one of us brings a unique perspective, experience, and connection to our workplace and classrooms.
Red River College Polytechnic offers spaces for personal or spiritual reflection, prayer, meditation, or individual contemplation. The Reflection Rooms are designed to be non-denominational spaces open to people of all religions, faiths, and/or spiritual practices.
They can also be used by students who want a quiet space away from the busy campus. Accessing quiet spaces can be a valuable part of students’ healthy mind, healthy body strategy.
No Wrong Door
Red River College Polytechnic is committed to preventing sexual violence, harassment and discrimination and to creating a safe and inclusive working, learning and living environment for everyone. If you have experienced any of the above, there are many supports, resources and people available to help. If you know of someone who has experienced any of the above, there is support for you too.