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ACE Project Space Tour

August 27, 2019

Find out how education and innovation collide

Members of the information security community are invited for a tour of Red River College’s ACE Project Space on Tuesday, September 17 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

What can you do on the tour?

  • Meet our students, faculty, and staff
  • Learn about our Entrepreneur-in-Residence opportunities
  • See how our facility can accommodate your projects, workshops, and events
  • Investigate opportunities to become an ACE Project Space partner

Register on Eventbrite

ACE Project Space Tour

May 27, 2019

Find out how education and innovation collide

Members of the community are invited for a tour of Red River College’s ACE Project Space on Wednesday, June 12 at 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

What can you do on the tour?

  • Meet our students, faculty, and staff
  • Learn about our Entrepreneur-in-Residence opportunities
  • See how our facility can accommodate your projects, workshops, and events
  • Investigate opportunities to become an ACE Project Space partner

Register on Eventbrite

Summer 2019: ACE traveling to Geneva

February 20, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland, at night. Photo by Christophe Schindler via Pixabay.

When: July 31, 2019 to August 7, 2019

Many employers love graduates that have international experience, and we want to give you that opportunity. Geneva is the best place to start! Long known for its watches, chocolate, and banks, Geneva is a postcard-perfect city with a rich history. Geneva is the city of 1001 delights, and promises you an original and enriching stay.

Costs

Estimated Cost: $2,500 (possibility of sponsorship to lower the cost)
Deposit Cost: $500 (due May 3, 2019 to Cristy Kubara)

Contact Cristy Kubara at ckubara@rrc.ca or P414 if you are interested in going to Geneva and want to give your deposit!

Tentative Itinerary

July 31 Travel Day
August 1 Geneva City tour and Boat cruise
August 2 CERN Hadron Collider Tour
August 3 Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Tour
August 4 Swiss Chocolate Train Tour
August 5 Free Day
August 6 UN tour
August 7 Travel Day

Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise

Photo by Mady Fierz via Pixabay

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience in Geneva, the city hailed as Switzerland’s cultural capital, on a 3.5-hour tour by coach, tram and boat. See the city’s most spectacular attractions from a variety of vantage points and delve into Geneva’s rich history with commentary from a professional guide. Cruise on a coach and see natural landmarks like Lake Geneva and the Geneva Water Fountain; stroll the Old Town and listen to intriguing commentary as you take a tram tour down winding backstreets.

CERN Large Hadron Collider Tour

ATLAS calorimeter at CERN (© CERN)

We are booked on a guided tour of CERN to learn about the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on September 10 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. The LHC consists of a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.

Visit https://home.cern/ to learn more.

Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Geneva. 2010. Photo by Henry Mühlpfordt

The museum focuses on three major challenges in today’s “Humanitarian Adventure” defending human dignity, restoring family links, and reducing natural risks. The exhibits are accompanied by a life-size videos of 12 witnesses sharing their personal stories that include surviving a landmine in Kabul and identifying tsunami victims in Japan.

The Swiss Chocolate Train

Chocolate Train Swiss Montreux Gruyère. 2015. Photo by
Norio Nakayama

The Chocolate Train is a first class trip that will take you to the Maison du Gruyère where the mysteries of the production of this famous Swiss cheese will be revealed to you. Then you visit the charming medieval town of Gruyères, with the possibility to visit its magnificent castle. Finally, you reach the legendary Maison Cailler in Broc. There, you will discover the secrets of the creation of Swiss chocolate and enjoy a high flavoured tasting.

United Nations Tour at Palais des Nations

Palais des Nations, Genève. 2005. Photo by Yann Forget 

Be one of the 120,000 visitors who take the tour of the Palais des Nations each year and learn about the United Nations and the United Nations in Geneva. Our tours are available in 12 languages and last for 45 minutes to one hour. Please check with us for languages other than English and French.

What you will see, depending on our daily schedule of meetings

  • The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, decorated by famous artist Miquel Barcelò.
  • The Salle des Pas Perdus, from which you can see the Armillary Sphere and the monument commemorating the conquest of outer space.
  • The Assembly Hall, the largest room in the Palais des Nations.
  • The Council Chamber, where many important historical negotiations have taken place, with murals by José Maria Sert.(available irregularly)
  • Gifts presented by various countries to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
  • During the tour, our tour Guides will inform about the current activities of the United Nations.

They will also talk about the history of the Palais des Nations, formerly the headquarters of the League of Nations.

Join us at DisruptED – Jan 31 & Feb 1

January 9, 2019

Colleagues, Students, and Industry professionals, I do encourage you to consider joining us at the DisruptED19 conference that is coming up on January 31st. We together can design a better future.

At DisruptED19, work and education are brought together in a technology conference, unlike any other. As we race towards an unknown future and the world becomes increasingly tech driven, what changes are in store for industry, educators and students? What skills will be valued? How will we work together to adapt?

This conference engages a diverse group of disruptive thinkers including movers, shakers and policy makers. Together, we’ll explore the future of work. This ground breaking two-day conference will spark meaningful conversations about how to create a stronger, more successful future for youth, employees and employers, one that embraces technology as a tool for improvement.

Last year, over 700 industry leaders, educators and youth participated in the DisruptED conference. Exit surveys showed that over 90% of attendees would return to this informative and influential event.

Stay tuned and visit www.disruptedfuture.ca for conference updates! #DisruptedFuture, #Fiona Robinson

 

 

Information Session: Applied Computer Education

November 30, 2018

Is a Career in Information Technology Right for Me?

Absolutely! There are so many career choices within the Information Technology industry, there will be options just for you.

Join us to learn about the many different roles available to you in the IT industry. From writing code and building communications networks to designing the systems that solve your client’s problems, or specialize in keeping those systems safe from intruders. There is a wide variety of technology roles that will appeal to a wide variety of people.

In our 2-hour session we will explore the many roles available in the IT industry and the different education options available to help you reach your goals.

Our Programs:

  • Business Information Technology
  • Business Technology Management
  • Introduction to Business Information Technology
  • New – Information Security (Advanced Diploma)

Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2055-Notre Dame Ave, Building E Room 101 (E101)

For more program information: myace.ca
Have questions? Please contact Tara Brown at tbrown@rrc.ca or 204-949-8430

BIT 50th Block Party

November 1, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, we kicked off our BIT 50th Anniversary celebrations with a Block Party. The Business Information Technology program, formerly both Computer Analyst/Programmer (CAP) and Information Systems Technology (IST), is celebrating 50 years of our program at Red River College.

Here are some of the highlights from the day:

  • Tara Brown  introduced our event, welcomed our guests, and engaged the audience.
  • We enjoyed the sweet musical talents of Justin LaCroix as he performed multiple sets throughout the event.
  • Thank you, for sharing your time with us, to our visitors, alumni, and retired faculty and staff, a number of whom drove into the city to partake in our festivities.
  • We appreciate our industry friends who chose to set up booths and attend our event, including: ICTAM; Relish Branding; Cisco Canada; and North Forge.
  • We would like to call attention to one family of alumni that came out, who were recently featured by Red River College Alumni Engagement: the Charles family. Thank you to Stu and Heather for coming out, you can read their story in Programmed to Succeed.

Do you have your tickets for the BIT 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 3rd, 2018 yet? If not, visit our Reunion Gala Dinner page for more details.

BIT 50th Gala Dinner

November 1, 2018

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for celebrating our 50th Anniversary with us. Stay tuned for details on our upcoming anniversary book and how to purchase your own anniversary mug. We are also offering orders on commemorative anniversary shirts – email acemarketing@rrc.ca for details – orders close November 14th.

View the photo gallery of the Gala Dinner event on Red River College’s Flickr:
View the Gala Dinner Gallery

Date
Saturday, November 3, 2018
5:30 – 11:30 pm

Venue
Club Regent Casino Event Centre
1425 Regent Avenue West (North Entrance)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

On November 3, 2018, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Business Information Technology (BIT) program, formerly Computer Analyst / Programmer (CAP) and Information Systems Technology (IST), with a Gala Dinner.

An evening of celebration, our evening at the Club Regent Event Centre, celebrated with live musical performances by <<REWiND<<, and live dances from the Aboriginal School of Dance, and Verba Ukrainian Dance Company. The evening was filled with festivities, entertainment, and good company. We were joined by many fellow IT professionals from all industry sectors at the BIT/CAP/IST 50th Anniversary Dinner. The evening started with cocktails and appetizers and a four-course dinner will be served in the state-of-the-art Club Regent Event Centre.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting the Gala Dinner and to everybody who attended and celebrated with us.

BTM TalentMash Manitoba 2018

September 25, 2018

The Second Annual BTM (Business Technology Management) TalentMash Manitoba in Winnipeg is brought to you by ITAC Talent, a Division of the ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada), and Red River College.

Date: November 23rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park

The BTM TalentMash is designed to connect employers with hundreds of Business Technology Management (BTM) students and recent graduates, create awareness about the BTM program, and provide a forum for students to network and gain professional insight about employer expectations. Opportunities for employers to sponsor and exhibit at one or all events is made possible by contacting Jan Hall at jhall@itac.ca.

This Marquee Must-Attend Event Includes:

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Hands-on Skills Sessions
  • Career Fair and Networking

2018 Event Hashtag: #BTMTM18

Visit btmtalentmash.ca for more details

Day 1: New Student Orientation Sessions

August 10, 2018

Don’t forget to register to attend Day 1 of Orientation

Starting at 8:00 am on your choice of ONE of the following days:
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Wednesday, August 22
OR Thursday, August 23, 2018 Read More →