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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

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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 →