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Meet Paulo Ferreira, Diversity Ambassador 2018-2019

April 16, 2019

When I first came to Canada, Red River offered me a great support net and lots of useful resources for me to settle in this new country. When I first heard about the Diversity
Ambassadors program I thought it would be a great opportunity to give some of that help back
to the Red River community.

Canada is well known for its diversity but it’s in places like Red River College that you can really feel and live this exciting multicultural atmosphere. Students and staff from all around the world, with their languages, culture, and values all coexisting in the same place gives you a unique perspective about how big our world really is.

To be an Ambassador of such diversity is rewarding and a great responsibility at the same time. As a Diversity Ambassador, I had the chance to meet interesting people, hear their stories, their aspirations and goals. I made connections that can help me in the future both in my professional and personal lives.

One of the most interesting activities of the program was the opportunity to welcome new international students at the Red River Ready event. For some of those students it was their first official event at the college and for many, their first social experience in Canada at all! Being able to welcome them in the Red River community and show that anybody can succeed was a rewarding feeling.

Another great experience was to give tours for new students, Canadians, and international ones, around the campuses. I’ve learned a lot about how the college works, where to get assistance and how to navigate all the useful resources available. While walking around the campus, I have the pleasure of learning a little bit more, from some of the new students, about their goals and expectations. These stories have a lot in common and are unique in their own way.

While working as a DA I had the opportunity to exercise and enhance some skills that will be of great importance on my future endeavours. Leadership, teamwork, communication, being proactive and respecting diversity are some of the areas that I could improve during this period. They are all part of a successful life and career.

Having the opportunity to work close to the college staff also gave me a different perspective on life on campus. The way they face their daily struggles, the challenge of being responsible for students’ well being, gives you a different view about what it takes to make such a big institution like Red River work seamlessly and almost non-stop.

If there is one program that I would strongly recommend it would be the Diversity
Ambassadors. Few other initiatives will expose you to such a variety of situations and will push you further ahead as an individual. Being able to share your personal experience with people and learning from theirs is truly life-changing. The program will help you develop some of the most important skills that you will need to succeed in life.

 

Visit Winnipeg’s Sports for Life Center – Day Pass Available

April 15, 2019

Looking to get active at one of Winnipeg’s premier fitness locations? Drop into to experience the Sports for life Center located in the Exchange District. Passes valid  Tuesday’s-Friday’s between the hours of 2:00 pm -4:00 pm.

If you are interested in the opportunity and would like to take a classmate or your intercultural mentorship partner, please contact Lauren Konrad, lkonrad@rrc.ca and an a complimentary visit will be arranged for you.

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Events in Winnipeg this Week!

April 10, 2019

 The famous Winnipeg rock, gem, mineral and fossil show is this week, April 11-14.

This is an excellent way to spend quality time with your family.

It is a family friendly event with free admission and parking.

Hours:

  • Thursday-Saturday 10 am-8 pm
  • Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Location:

Red River Exhibition Centre,  3977 Portage Ave

Diversity Ambassadors Wanted: Apply Now!

April 9, 2019

Are you an enthusiastic and energetic personality who likes to connect with people? Then we have an opportunity for you!

We are looking for three Diversity Ambassadors who are current immigrant or international students in full-time career programs at Red River College. Time commitment involves a May 2019 –April 2020 timeline.

As a Diversity Ambassador, you will spend a minimum of 50 hours of time over the year to share your experiences, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support, and assist Student Engagement and the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships to organize events and activities.

You are an aspiring student leader who is committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment at Red River College.

Ambassadors receive an honorarium of up to $500 honorarium upon the successful completion of the program.

Apply online by Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Could you be a Diversity Ambassador?

April 3, 2019

Are you an enthusiastic and energetic personality who likes to connect with people? Then we have an opportunity for you!

We are looking for three Diversity Ambassadors who are current immigrant or international students in full-time career programs at Red River College. Time commitment involves a May 2019 –April 2020 timeline.

As a Diversity Ambassador, you will spend a minimum of 50 hours of time over the year to share your experiences, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support, and assist Student Engagement and the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships to organize events and activities.

You are an aspiring student leader who is committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment at Red River College.

Ambassadors receive an honorarium of up to $500 honorarium upon the successful completion of the program.

Apply online by Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

See the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – Free Tickets

April 3, 2019

Would you like to experience the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra?

Free tickets are available for the following dates:

AMANDEUS LIVE IN CONCERT
Saturday, April 13 2019 at 7:30 PM (Centennial Concert Hall)

MUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Friday, April 26 at 10:30 AM (Centennial Concert Hall)

If these tickets interest you and you will be accompanying small children to the event, please e-mail Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad, lkonrad@rrc.ca by Friday April 12th. Ticket pick up required.

Business Administration Students: Employer On Campus

April 1, 2019

The North West Company invites all Business Administration graduating students to an information session!

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities in Business, Marketing or Category Management with The North West Company, please attend the information session and bring your resume!

http://www.northwest.ca/

    • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    • Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Avenue) , Room E 308
    • 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

 

Students are encouraged to bring their resume.

To register: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

Deadline for registration: April 4, 2019

This session is presented by Student Employment Services.

Diversity Ambassadors Wanted

March 27, 2019

Are you an enthusiastic and energetic personality who likes to connect with people? Then we have an opportunity for you!

We are looking for three Diversity Ambassadors who are current immigrant or international students in full-time career programs at Red River College. Time commitment involves a May 2019 –April 2020 timeline.

As a Diversity Ambassador, you will spend a minimum of 50 hours of time over the year to share your experiences, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support, and assist Student Engagement and the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships to organize events and activities.

You are an aspiring student leader who is committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment at Red River College.

Ambassadors receive an honorarium of up to $500 honorarium upon the successful completion of the program.

Apply online by Wednesday, April 17, 2019.