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Access Credit Union Innovation Centre’s Sprint To Innovate: The Innovation Challenge

September 23, 2021

Brought to you by Red River College, Tech Manitoba, and Faculty of Science-UM

Thank you to the Innovation Centre at Access Credit Union for being our Title Sponsor, and to our Event Sponsors: InVision Edge, Payworks, Tech Manitoba, Faculty of Science-UM, and RRC Polytech.

Friday, November 12 – Sunday, November 14, 2021 (virtual)

Sprint to Innovate pulls together students of various disciplines (technology, business, entrepreneurship, etc) from Manitoba post-secondary institutions (including our international partners) to learn about innovation, and collaborate in a fun and exciting challenge to build a minimum viable prototype in just two days. Read More →

ACE Virtual Exchange Program

January 28, 2021

The Applied Computer Education department at Red River College is hosting a three-week virtual exchange program this February with students from the International Federal Institute of Fortaleza (IFCE) in Brazil. The selected students will gain Canadian work experience while working on an IT industry project with a group of international students. There will also be online networking events that the students can attend. In the future, the plan is to execute the exchange in-person.

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Objectives of the Virtual Exchange Program

The International Experiences in Informational Technology Virtual Exchange Program will address the following objectives:

  1. It will implement and test approaches to better prepare students to transition to physical mobility experiences.
  2. The Virtual Exchange will strengthen the relationship between IFCE in Brazil and RRC in Winnipeg, which will help close the gap in funding and resources for study or work abroad opportunities for participants.
  3. It will develop potential pathways for program development, enhancement, and roll-out, with the aim to implement successful models across post-secondary institutions.
  4. The Virtual Exchange will share information about best practices and strengthen evidence-based approaches used by post-secondary institutions in the Canadian post-secondary education sector.
  5. It will leverage new sources of funding and resources to support study and work abroad opportunities.

What to Expect

  1. The Virtual exchange will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021.
  2. IFCE will select up to four students to participate.
  3. The IFCE students will provide the ACE Project Space with a resume so that faculty at RRC can assign them to the appropriate project.
  4. The IFCE students will participate in the IT projects for three weeks in total and will work on the project for four hours a day five days a week.
  5. If everything goes well on the project, then the IFCE students are invited to continue working on the project until the end of the term (April 30, 2021).
  6. Two or three professors from IFCE are invited to support the students with the projects and collaborate with RRC faculty, but this is not mandatory.
  7. The IFCE students and professors must sign an NDA and understand that there could be legal repercussions if they do not follow the NDA.
  8. The goal of the virtual exchange is to build the foundation to create an in-person exchange in the next two years between IFCE and RRC. Five students from RRC will go to IFCE to participate in an IT summer program, and five students from IFCE will go to RRC to participate in an IT summer program.

Proposed Schedule

See our virtual exchange schedule at the link below.

Virtual Exchange (Schedule)

Contact Information

For more information about this program contact Raeanne Hebert at at Red River College; or Francisco Gutenberg Albuquerque Filho at at IFCE.

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Red River College awarded $300,000 in Mitacs research grants

November 5, 2020

Canada’s fastest growing Mitacs funded college 2019-20

This news release originally appeared in RRC’s PR newsletter, November 5, 2020. Web version published here.

Red River College is now one of the fastest growing research colleges in Canada thanks to two new grants totaling $300,000 awarded by Mitacs earlier last month.

“Red River College is proud to be a leading Canadian institution in applied research,” said Fred Meier, RRC President and CEO. “We continue to expand our research efforts into new and emerging areas of technology – such as AI and machine learning – and through collaboration with businesses across Manitoba and our ACE Project Space.”

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Funding Opportunity: ICTC Work Integrated Learning

October 29, 2020

Hiring a student to work for your organization can help you launch your startup or validate your business ideas, and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC-CTIC) of Canada wants to help you do it. The ICTC-CTIC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL Digital) program can cover the up to 75% of wages to hire a student, up to $7,500, over a four month term or longer if need be.

ICTC-CTIC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students.

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Come Visit Us at DisruptED Future!

January 29, 2020

It’s amazing what can happen in a year and it’s certainty more incredible when you consider the speed at which technology is evolving! Red River College’s Applied Computer Education department has been using technology to simplify education for students and educators alike. Between January 30 and 31st, we invite you to visit us at the DisruptED Conference to find out what we are doing in the areas of virtual reality, project management, and online learning. We’ll be on hand to help you participate in one or more technology demonstrations.
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Business Technology Students Guerrilla Testing Client’s Website

January 29, 2020

Some of the Business Technology Management (BTM) students took advantage of the anticipated traffic at the Exchange District Campus (EDC) Career Fair to conduct a five-second usability test. The students were asked to intercept participants that fell into the target market and ask them to look at their client’s landing page and images for five seconds to then answer some qualitative questions.

The students tested 20 “users” and provided a Tim Hortons gift card as compensation for the participant’s time.

The five-second test is a powerful usability testing tool designed to capture a user’s first impression of a webpage. The test length is purposely chosen as studies have shown that five seconds is enough time for users to formulate an immediate qualitative impression of the webpage without having enough time to begin to focus on specific design elements.

AquaHacking Challenge and Opportunity to Save Lake Winnipeg

January 15, 2020

On January 15, 2020, representatives from the Winnipeg office for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) delivered an information session on their sustainability campaign to students at the ACE Project Space.  The IISD, whose mission is to champion solutions to our planet’s greatest sustainability challenges, created the AquaHacking Challenge, an initiative and competition designed to attract bright young minds who have the desire and ability to address our most urgent water issues. Read More →

Project RID – AI-Powered Consumer-to-Consumer Selling

December 23, 2019

Project Term: Fall 2019

Selling used physical items online has traditionally been a time-consuming process. Writing a good product description and pricing it appropriately can be challenging. Sponsored by North Forge, the RID team came to the ACE Project Space to find a way to create an application to simplify the selling process. Our BIT and BTM students built a prototype application that quickly populates a product description by simply taking a photo of the product. The students developed a web application that supports user authentication using Firebase, Google for photo storage, and integration of Vision AI and the eBay API to populate recognize products, populate descriptions, and determine price ranges. Read More →

G-Fit – Health and Fitness Coaching Application

December 23, 2019

Project Term: Fall 2019

G-Fit, a Winnipeg-based fitness company with 10 fitness coaches, was struggling with tracking and maintaining the volume of workout and nutrition plan details its 200+ clients. Grant Reid, the founder of Team G-Fit, worked with students at the ACE Project Space to build an application to manage the fitness activities of the company’s growing client base of trainees. Read More →