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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.

To find out more about this event, see below.

ACE Technology Camps – May 11, 12, 13, 2021

February 3, 2021




Sponsored by

This May we are once again offering our Technology Camps, but this time we will be online.  Each day will offer our regular Technology Camp, and a second stream featuring a variety of sessions including advanced sessions on Web Security and Javascript.  Registration is open now!

Girls Exploring Information Technology

Age Group: Junior High

When: May 11, 2021

Where: Online Event

Girls exploring IT is for junior high girls who want to get experience in the IT field.

Girls Exploring IT for Junior High Girls – May 11 (Link to Register)


Day in the Life of an IT Student

Age Group: High School (Grades 9-12)

When: May 12, 2021

Where: Online Event

The Day in the Life of an IT Student Technology Camp gives high school students (grades 9-12) hands on experience with fun activities based on the Business Information Technology program.

Day in the Life of an IT Student (grades 9-12) – May 12 (Link to Register)

Day in the Life of an IT Student (grades 9-12)– May 13 (Link to Register)


The following streams are offered at Girls Exploring IT and Day in the Life of an IT student.

Stream 1 – Red River College instructors will guide students through four sessions to build a simple web-based application:

Web Development – build a simple web page

Database – add a database to the web page to store information more easily

Networking – put your web page on the network. View the pages created by your classmates

Web Security – find and fix security holes in your web page


Stream 2 – Students will participate in a variety of demonstrations. Each session will be an opportunity to experience and explore some aspect of Information Technology. Sessions will include:

Introduction to Information Security

The Instructor will demonstrate topics covered in our Information Security courses, including pentesting and malware analysis content.

JavaScript Session

A session on using JavaScript asynchronously to access and create dynamic content from Open Data sources.

 Additional sessions TBA

Please select your stream for each attendee.

Note: Sessions are pre-recorded to allow students to pause and rewind instructions. There will still be a live session host, and assistants.

Register Today!

Girls Exploring IT for Junior High Girls – May 11 (Link to Register)

Day in the Life of an IT Student (grades 9-12) – May 12 (Link to Register)

Day in the Life of an IT Student (grades 9-12)– May 13 (Link to Register)

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.

For more information contact:

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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BTM Work Packages

November 4, 2020

work package in a way is a mini project. Just like a project, your work package will include all elements, such as a budget, material(s), human resources, schedules, deliverables and milestones. Read More →

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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BTM TalentMash 2020

September 29, 2020

Brought to you by Technation and Red River College.


Date: Monday, November 2, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST

All Online at Hopin – a virtual event platform

The BTM TalentMash is an annual event which brings together students and industry professionals to discuss the ways in which Business Technology Management (BTM) grads will create bridges between the technology and business. Read More →

Become an #InfoSec Professional

August 17, 2020

New data in industry shows that Cyber Security is being taken a lot more seriously ever since Covid-19 lockdowns has forced businesses to establish a remote workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for hackers and online scammers, creating a great demand Cyber Security Professionals. According to ISACA’s 2020 Global Study 57% organizations are experiencing a shortage of Information Security Professionals around the world.

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Are You Wondering How Your Courses Will Be Running This Fall?

July 22, 2020

Infographic version of this news item Are you wondering how your courses will be running this fall?Applied Computer Education students, your instructors have been hard at work preparing dynamic and flexible online learning experiences as we continue to work remotely due to the pandemic.

Here’s what to expect.


Flexible Learning

Red River College’s flexible online delivery model combines live instructor-led virtual classes, recorded lectures and self-paced materials.

Our commitment:

  • Engaged instructors with an average of five hours per week of live availability and regular access to guidance and feedback
  • Real-time active learning with interactive discussions and group breakout activities
  • Varied self-paced materials including recorded lectures, presentations, videos, podcasts, assigned readings, and notes
  • Leadership opportunities such as presenting to peers and facilitating group meetings
  • Many ways to interact, including exchanges across discussion boards, live video chats, and virtual study sessions
  • Structured schedules for classes, completion of self-paced materials, quizzes and assignments
  • Clear instruction on what to do, how to do it, and how to submit work
  • Assignments that are appropriate and fair in the online environment

Q & A

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