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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 →

A victory for SpaRRCky: Student-built battery-electric car crosses the finish line

April 30, 2018

RRC Shell Eco-marathon 2018After two and a half years of hard work, a team of Mechanical Engineering Technology students have landed Red River College on the Shell Eco-marathon’s leaderboard for the first time.

The team placed 14th in the battery-electric category at the Sonoma, California event, where they were one of only 55 teams (out of the 100 teams competing) who passed inspection and made successful runs on the track.

“I feel very proud of the team. It’s been a huge commitment and it was amazing to watch SpaRRCky (the College’s battery-electric vehicle) every time it lapped around us on the track,” says Bin Yang, who was the RRC team’s manager until he graduated last December. Read More →

2017 Technology Awards

January 29, 2018

The School of Construction and Engineering Technology and The School of Transportation, Aviation, and Manufacturing presented  110 Awards  to successful students.

Search for the Red River Racer

October 11, 2017

Are you a Red River College student interested in getting into the driver’s seat of an electric car?

We’re seeking a driver and backup driver to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon, taking place in California, April 19-22, 2018.

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College President and Regional Media Meet SpaRRCky

October 10, 2017

The shop-floor was filled with energy last week as a team of Red River College students unveiled their Shell Eco-Marathon racecar to the college President and regional media.

“This is one of the best examples of applied learning,” said Red River College President, Paul Vogt. “When you combine industry-led training, with highly motivated students, and faculty expertise, you can achieve great things.”

View photos of the event and the team at work HERE. Read More →