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CIEGP Bi-Weekly Sessions November/December

The Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) will be offering various virtual sessions in November and December on settlement, academic, cultural, pre-employment, and other topics that are relevant and may be of interest to you.

If you would like to attend any of the upcoming sessions, please register for the event(s) via Eventbrite.

Session #1
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Topic: International Introduction to the Indigenous Community
Registration: Eventbrite

Why do we hear land acknowledgments at events? What is Truth and Reconciliation? Who are the Indigenous people of Turtle Island (North America)?

At Red River College, we strive towards weaving together two distinct cultures; transforming spaces, places and hearts; and taking the best of western and Indigenous ways of knowing and being so we can all move forward in a way that mutually beneficial to all peoples.

All people in Canada have a responsibility to Truth and Reconciliation. With truth, many of us have a lot of truth to learn from Indigenous peoples, and sometimes unlearn. This is vital to improving relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. At the heart of reconciliation is the need to create strong relationships built on trust, respect and inclusion.

Join us for an interactive live discussion to learn about Indigenous peoples and Truth and Reconciliation from an International lens.

Note: For more backgrounding, registrants can watch a short, pre-session video before the event: “What Does Truth and Reconciliation Mean to You” at

Hosts: Norman Umali – International Student Support Coordinator, CIEGP, Nyaninni James – Social Innovation and Community Development Student, School of Indigenous Education (SIE)
Moderator: Ginger Arnold – Social Innovation and Community Development Instructor, School of Indigenous Education (SIE)
Panel:  Brenda Gunn – Associate Professor Robson Hall Faculty of Law, Carla Kematch – Manager, Truth and Reconciliation Red River College

Session #2
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Topic: How to Build your Network through Ten Thousand Coffees
Registration: Eventbrite

Red River College has partnered with Ten Thousand Coffees to connect you with alumni and build your professional network! Ten Thousand Coffees allows you to:

  • Build a better understanding of future career opportunities
  • Gain confidence and communication skills with guided practice
  • Access a supportive network of RRC alumni

Learn how to sign up for the platform and use it to get a head start with your networking! If you want to check out the platform beforehand and/or follow along with the presentation you can do so by clicking here

Looking forward to seeing you at the info session!

Presenter: Jake Bradshaw – Consultant, Academic Strategy & Operations, Ten Thousand Coffees, Sadaf Virji – Manager, Client Services & Operations, Ten Thousand Coffees

Session #3
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Topic: Intercultural Mentorship Program – Meet the Diversity Ambassadors!
Registration: Eventbrite

Learn more about the Intercultural Mentorship Program and how you would benefit by pairing with local students or staff to explore intercultural connections, make new friends, and receive support as you navigate your social and academic transition to Red River College.

This session includes an opportunity to hear from the Diversity Ambassadors and RRCSA who will discuss their responsibilities including promoting diversity on campus, providing peer-support, and assisting Student Engagement and the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships.

Host: Norman Umali, International Student Support Coordinator, CIEGP
Guests: Vera Godavari, Mentorship Program Coordinator, RRC, Vy Thao Dong, Nyaninni James, Sehajdeep Singh – Diversity Ambassadors, Yash Chopra – President, RRC Student Association