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RRC Instrumentation & Control Engineering students attend international competition at SAIT

March 27, 2019

RRC Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology students earn medals at SAIT International

Four students from the RRC Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology (ICE Tech) program attended the SAIT ISA international  Student Instrumentation Games, held in Calgary from March 16 – 19, 2019. Instrumentation engineering students from all over the world attended the event and worked in teams to solve instrumentation and control challenges.

It is a great opportunity for students to meet and interact with their peers from around the world. The students enjoyed the experience and RRC was fortunate enough to come home with both a Gold and a Bronze medal: the only school to earn 2 medals! The participating institutions are listed below.

Of course, SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) was the host institution; thanks to them for inviting RRC again this year to attend a very well planned and executed event.

Participating Schools

  • BCIT
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • ISA District 12 (Spain/Ireland)
  • ISA District 14 (India)
  • Lambton College
  • McMaster University
  • NAIT
  • Red Deer College
  • Red River College
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston Downtown
  • Virginia Tech

Government of Canada offers Latest Edition of the National Energy Code for Canada for Buildings for Free!

November 29, 2018

From the National Research Council Canada.

Free access to the code online lowers costs for the building industry

November 28, 2018 – Ottawa, ON ─ Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint. At the same time, providing free codes to the construction industry has been linked to strong gains in productivity and the economy in other countries.

That’s why the National Research Council of Canada and Natural Resources Canada are providing Canadians with free online access to the 2017 edition of the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB 2017).

The NECB 2017 builds on Canada’s commitment to work closely with the provinces and territories on the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change to meet emissions reduction targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. Provinces and territories may adopt the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, or adapt it to create a regulation that meets their specific regional needs.

This pilot project marks the first time that a national building code has been made freely accessible, and will provide the Government of Canada with the opportunity to evaluate the benefits of moving towards such a model.

Through this process, we hope to leverage the information gathered, and compare the results to the experiences of other countries. For example, providing free codes to the construction industry in Australia has been linked to strong gains in productivity and the economy.

The NECB 2017 is published by the National Research Council and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes. Users can access the new edition online at CodesCanada.ca.

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SpaRRCky and Red River College attend CUTRIC Technology Innovation Forum

July 4, 2018

SpaRRCky and Red River College recently participated in the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)’s 2nd Biennial Technology Innovation Forum. The event took place in Montreal from June 21 to 22 and focused on Low Carbon Smart Mobility.

Team Leaders Ari and Bin showcased SpaRRCky to a number of interested participants and Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation at RRC was part of the panel session “The Future of Electric Transit Innovation in Canada: Research & Development Needs”.

While there, SpaRRCky and the team won some new fans – including Josipa Petrunić, Executive Director & CEO of CUTRIC, who has invited the team to speak at the next forum. Read More →

Name the Red River Race Car!

September 11, 2017

A team of Red River College students are designing, building and racing their own battery-powered car in the Shell Eco-Marathon taking place in California in April, 2018. And they need your help!

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College Students Gearing Up for Shell Eco-Marathon

June 30, 2017

Bin Yang with a 3D-printed model of the electric car their student-team are building.

Keeping their eyes on the prize, an ambitious team of Red River College students are building an electric car from scratch to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in the Electric Prototype Division at the 2018 Americas competition taking place on April, 2018, in Detroit, USA.

“We’re all invested in this,” said Mechanical Engineering student Riley McLeod. “It’s something that we’ve made. It’s our creation.” Read More →

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar – Price finalized!

January 10, 2017

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar 

NBC / NPC/ NFC/ NECB

March 8, 2017, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cost $295 +GST

CanadInns Polo Park

1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg

Technology Solutions for the Workplace is pleased to be hosting a one day face – to – face 2015 Code update session presented by staff from Codes Canada.  To register click here. Seats are limited.

Career Fair 2016: Stategies and Tips

January 13, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Red River College’s Annual Career Fair will be held on January 27th and 28th, 2016. The fair will be held at both the Notre Dame and Exchange District campuses. We encourage all students to attend and make the most out of this wonderful opportunity.

This is your chance to meet with various employers, find out what they do and figure out what skills and expertise you can bring to their company.

So please, update those cover letters and resumes prior to the event and prepare a list of questions you’d like to ask each employer, but most of all….Have fun and Good Luck!

Make the Most Out of Career Fairs Poster 2016 EDC

Make the Most Out of Career Fairs Poster 2016 NDC