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Students from India Wanted for Cultural Consultation

March 21, 2019

Staff from Counselling & Accessibility Services would like to meet with international students from India to discuss cultural values, experiences, and challenges faced by international students. The goal of this meeting is to increase their cultural knowledge and understanding to serve our students more effectively.

The session will take place at NDC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 11:00-12:00.

If you are an international student from India and are interested and willing to join this consultation, please contact Ron Sigurdson  by email at rsigurdson@RRC.CA. Students may be selected to ensure a representative group reflective of our student body.

Please include your name, student number, program, as well as what state in India you are from.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Meet Anna Machado: Diversity Ambassador 2018-19

March 21, 2019

Why did I become a Diversity Ambassador?

Some time ago I would have thought it rather a bureaucratic task or a formality to add credits to my résumé. What I can tell you today – I’m glad I did it!

Being a Diversity Ambassador (DA) has given me the opportunity to welcome new international and immigrant students, who, like me, have left so much behind to join the College and face all the challenges that come with it. Also, I was able to welcome local students who didn’t feel at home yet.

My message has always been: no matter where we come from or where we are going, we are all in the same community and we want to build a network of friendship and support to reach our dreams.

I became interested in the DA role by participating the Intercultural Mentorship Program.  Over a term, an international student is partnered with a local student to participate in a range of activities together so they could learn more about each other’s cultures. The local student often acts as a mentor to their partner, with tips and suggestions on – for example – how to protect yourself from Winnipeg winters or what’s fun (and free) to do in the summer. I was fortunate enough to be paired with Kristie, a friend I still have today.

This role allowed me to establish a professional network of industry and community leaders from a variety of fields. The College’s volunteer opportunities helped me understanding the organization’s structure, how it works, and how important College initiatives, such as the mentorship programs, are for enhancing the student experience (connection, intercultural competencies, leadership and friendship).

The experiences of meeting so many new people, including in my own classroom, made me realize that even with our different world views, our feelings are so similar. During my time at Red River College, I received so much love and care from people that I came to realize that the best part of this new dream was experiencing the real meaning of inclusion and diversity.

Are you interested in becoming a Diversity Ambassador for 2019-20? Apply here.

Cultural Consultation with Counseling & Accessibility Services

March 21, 2019

Staff from Counselling & Accessibility Services would like to meet with international students from India to discuss cultural values, experiences, and challenges faced by international students. The goal of this meeting is to increase their cultural knowledge and understanding to serve our students more effectively.

The session will take place at NDC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 11:00-12:00.

If you are an international student from India and are interested and willing to join this consultation, please contact Ron Sigurdson  by email at rsigurdson@RRC.CA. Students may be selected to ensure a representative group reflective of our student body.

Please include your name, student number, program, as well as what state in India you are from.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Response to Christchurch Tragedy

March 20, 2019

This week, the College lowered its flags to half-mast at NDC to honour the memories of 49 innocent lives lost in last Friday’s terrorist attack against the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand. As a College community we offer our condolences and support to all who were seriously injured and recovering from this senseless attack, and we offer our support to the Muslim community as we stand in solidarity against hatred in all of its forms.

Please know that you are supported at Red River College. If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with this tragedy please contact Counselling Services for support.  Students in regional campuses can make appointments directly with a counsellor.

If you feel unsafe or threatened on campus at any time, please contact Campus Security at the Notre Dame and Exchange District campuses.

Free Activities Next Week

March 19, 2019

Winnipeg will come alive next week, as children will be on Spring Break and the weather will be warmer (we promise!)… Here are some things to do around Winnipeg as you come out of hibernation!

Festival of Fools

A free family festival with many international artists, jugglers, musicians, and magicians.  What a great event for the family to attend during the school spring break.

  • Saturday, March 23-Friday, March 29
  • Daily performances at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
  • Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Road

Check out the Forks for more information.

 

Free Women’s Self Defense Class

  • With Linda Postma,
  • March 24, from 1-3 pm

Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association 823 Ellice Avenue

Please register for the class – it’s free to attend but registration is required.

Email shamelesscircle@gmail.com or text to 431-373-4541

Click here for more information.

Diversity Ambassadors Wanted

March 18, 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.

 

Visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Free Wednesday Evening Passes Available

March 18, 2019

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

Free passes available for students who wish to attend the Museum for a Wednesday evening tour starting at 5 pm. The passes are valid for any Wednesday evening tour in 2019.

Are you interested in participating? If so, please email your name, student number, number of passes requested and campus location to Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad, lkonrad@rrc.ca by March 20th.

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Cultural Consultation with Counseling & Accessibility Services

March 14, 2019

Staff from Counseling & Accessibility Services would like to meet with international students from India to discuss cultural values, experiences, and challenges faced by international students. The goal of this meeting is to increase their cultural knowledge and understanding to serve our students more effectively.

The session will take place at NDC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 11:00-12:00.

If you are an international student from India and are interested and willing to join this consultation, please contact Ron Sigurdson  by email at rsigurdson@RRC.CA. Students may be selected to ensure a representative group reflective of our student body.

Please include your name, student number, program, as well as what state in India you are from.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Things to do for Free in Winnipeg this Weekend!

March 14, 2019

The River Trail on the Forks is closed (that means spring is coming!), but there is still  lot going on around the city.  Check out these free activities this weekend:

Discover Agriculture in the City

March 16 from 10 am to 4 pm

At the FORKS, 1 Forks Market Road

If you are interested in exploring and learning about agriculture in a fun and engaging way, this event is for you. You can churn butter with Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, try Manitoba Turkey Producer’s turkey trivia and win some prizes.

Check out Ag in the City for details.

 

St. Patrick’s Parade 2019

Come and join the free walking parade.  Parade departs at 11 am.

Saturday, March 16 from 11 am to 12 pm

Go online for more details!

 

A Harry Potter Event at the Millennium Library

Compete for the House Cup! Wands! Trivia! Quidditch! Does your House have what it takes to be the champs? Costumes welcome.

Saturday, March 16 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

at Carol Shields Auditorium–Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Check out the library website for more information.

 

Check out Winnipeg in the News!

March 8, 2019

There’s lots happening around Winnipeg–our little city is getting attention around the world!

If you’re already here–lucky you! Get out and enjoy it!