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Forget this Network! Reconnecting to RRCWireless

January 2, 2019

The Red River College Library receives plenty of inquiries about the wireless networks on all our Winnipeg campuses. Our goal is to help all our library patrons, though we always have to be clear that we do not control or manage the wireless networks here at RRC. At the Library we are users, just like you!

In fact, it is the Information Technology Department that manages the wireless networks at the Notre Dame Campus and throughout the Exchange District Campus.

WERE YOU ASKED TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD? FORGET THIS NETWORK!

Every six months you will be asked to change your password. Unfortunately, your personal devices, such as cell phones or tablets, will have your old password saved in their wireless network connection settings.

Q: How do you do update your wireless password?
A: Forget this network!

Just ask your device to “Forget this Network” and then setup a new connection to the wireless netwwork.

LOCKOUTS

When you ask your device to “forget this network”, always keep in mind that it was likely trying to actively connect to the wireless with a bad password. This may have caused the college’s wireless system to lock out your device. So, when you reconnect with your username and your new password it may still not connect. It is probably locked out!

Wait 30 minutes after you “Forget this Network” for your locked-out device to be re-allowed to connect to RRCWireless.

LAPTOPS – MAC AND PC

If you have a laptop, you may not need to “Forget this Network”.  You can likely just login with your new password when your computer challenges you for credentials.  However, you may still have to wait 30 minutes for your laptop to cease being locked out.  Just enter your new password, and wait for the lock-out period to expire (30 minutes).

ADDITIONAL HELP

We offer face-to-face help at our Library Helpdesks:

  • Notre Dame Campus – Library Computer Lab (8AM to 4PM)
  • Exchange District Campus – Lower Learning Commons (8AM to 4PM)

Red River College Information Technology Solutions maintains wireless help guides on their web site:

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

The Teaching Professor

January 2, 2019

The Library has purchased a subscription to the online journal The Teaching Professor.

The Teaching Professor was founded in 1987 with a simple goal in mind: Create a newsletter that helps college faculty improve their teaching, share best practices, and stay current on the latest pedagogical research.

Since that time, The Teaching Professor has become a trusted guide for tens of thousands of educators who are committed to creating a better learning environment. The new Teaching Professor, launched August 2018, reflects the changing needs of today’s college faculty and the students they teach. This new fully online version includes everything readers have loved about The Teaching Professor for so many years—great articles and practical, evidence-based insights—but it also contains many new features and formats that will make it an even more indispensable resource.

Each week readers can expect thought-provoking and actionable advice on a wealth of critical topics, including:

  • Improving student learning
  • Designing effective activities and assignments
  • Energizing and re-inspiring yourself in mid-career
  • Promoting academic integrity
  • Responding to course evaluations and feedback
  • Dealing with difficult students
  • Getting students to read what’s assigned

Reference: https://www-teachingprofessor-com.athena.rrc.mb.ca:2047/

You may find a link to the The Teaching Professor in the Library’s A-Z Database page at library.rrc.ca.

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

Award-Winning Animation, Documentaries and Films

December 14, 2018

Whether you are in a contemplative mood or looking for fun, holidays are a wonderful time to sit back and enjoy great video. These featured award-winners are available to Red River College staff and students “on demand”… ready when you are, on whatever device you choose (RRC username and password required).

For more information on our streaming video collection, visit our Streaming Video guide.

Animation

The National Film Board (NFB) has a global reputation for their award-winning animation, a few of which are shown below. Want to see more? Visit the animation section of the NFB website.

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Bob’s Birthday

This film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film. A witty, offbeat animated portrait of a frustrated dentist wrestling with the fundamental issues of life proves that birthdays (and surprise parties) can be very tricky indeed.

The Cat Came Back

Hilarious Oscar®-nominated animation based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won’t stay away… Also won the 1989 Genie Award for best animated short film.

The Danish Poet

This Oscar®-winning short animation follows Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer Sigrid Undset.

Special Delivery

In this Oscar®-winning animated short, Ralph’s day gets off to a bad start when he dismisses his wife’s orders to clear the snow from the front walk. When he comes home and finds the mailman dead on his front stairs, Ralph attempts a massive cover-up with disastrous results.

Documentaries

Documentaries are a great way to open up your mind to new ideas. The following award-winners are so effective that instructors have incorporated them into their teaching plans.

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Alive Inside 

A joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. (Winner of multiple awards)

China Rises

A four-part groundbreaking documentary special that takes you inside modern China like no other program has ever done. The series is a vibrant portrait of an ascending power.

Griefwalker

Portrayal of palliative caregiver Stephen Jenkinson. This film shows Tim Wilson’s dealing with his denial of his own death where he almost succumbed to an illness, and coping with the near death of someone close to him. Jenkinson explains something that is uncomfortable for most Westerners to hear, that death and grief are woven into the fabric of life and that death is something to be ‘befriended’.

Invisible City 

A moving story of two boys from Regent Park crossing into adulthood – their mothers and mentors rooting for them to succeed; their environment and social pressures tempting them to make poor choices. (Winner of the Best Canadian Feature at 2009 Hot Docs)

Films

Ready to be captured by a great story? In case you have little ones at home, the first two listed here are suitable for family viewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. The journey to save her father is delayed by a ‘busted’ universe that reverses weather patterns and brings about long-extinct animals. Can Hushpuppy save the day? (Recipient of multiple awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations)

The Lion King

A lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities. Winner of two Oscars®.

Once Were Warriors

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. Based on the novel by Alan Duff. (Winner of multiple awards)

Sex Traffic

This award-winning drama weaves the lives of four people, culminating in a disturbing look at the trafficking of sex slaves in Eastern Europe and beyond. Contains sensitive images and language. (Winner of 8 BAFTA awards)

Comments or Questions?

If you have any comments or questions about video resources at RRC Library, or you are an instructor and would like to recommend a purchase, please email us at AV@rrc.ca, call at 204-632-2231, or visit us in person in the Library.

Posted by Linda Fox — RRC Library

Holiday Hours

December 11, 2018

The Red River College Libraries would like to remind our patrons of the following holiday hours of operation:

  • Sat 15 Dec – Sun 16 Dec
    Closed
  • Mon 17 Dec – Tue 18 Dec
    Notre Dame Campus Library: 7:45AM – 4:00PM
    Exchange District Campus Library: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wed 19 Dec
    Notre Dame Campus Library: Closed.
    Exchange District Campus Library: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Thu 20 Dec – Fri 21 Dec
    Notre Dame Campus Library: 7:45AM – 4:00PM
    Exchange District Campus Library: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Sat 22 Dec – Tue 1 Jan
    All locations closed throughout the holidays.​
  • Wed 2 Jan 2019
    Return to regular hours. ​​

Please refer to our web pages for detailed info:
Holiday Hours Page  |  View the hours for the next 30 Days

Holiday Reading – Award Winning Books

December 7, 2018

It’s always nice to relax at this time of the year, and there’s no better way to relax than to dive into a good book. During the upcoming holidays, why not take some time for yourself and read one of the many award winning books that are available in the Red River College Library.

To view a selection of award winning books, come visit the Library Window Display at the Notre Dame Campus. You may also view a complete list of all books in our display. If you see something you like, just ask at our Circualtion desk.

Here is a small sample of some of the excellent titles:

Jonny Appleseed : a novel / Joshua Whitehead

Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Jonny’s world is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages – and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home for his step-father’s funeral, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life. Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of Indigenous life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=132461

 

Marrow thieves / Cherie Dimaline

In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America’s indigenous population – and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow – and dreams – means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones, and take refuge from the “recruiters” who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing ‘factories.’

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=130399

 

Minds of winter / Ed O’Loughlin

Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada — 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle — searching for answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, Fay for her disappeared grandfather. They soon learn that these two men have an unexpected link — a hidden share in one of the greatest enduring mysteries of polar exploration. This is the riddle of the ‘Arnold 294’ chronometer, which reappeared in Britain over a hundred years after it was recorded as lost in the Arctic with the ships and men of Sir John Franklin’s Northwest Passage expedition. The secret history of this elusive timepiece, Fay and Nelson will discover, ties them and their families to a journey that echoes across two centuries.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=130481

 

Son of a trickster / Eden Robinson

Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who’s often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he’s also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can’t rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby)–and now she’s dead. Jared can’t count on his mom to stay sober and stick around to take care of him. He can’t rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter. Jared is only sixteen but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family’s life, even look out for his elderly neighbours. But he struggles to keep everything afloat … and sometimes he blacks out. And he puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he’s the son of a trickster, that he isn’t human. Mind you, ravens speak to him–even when he’s not stoned. You think you know Jared, but you don’t.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=130547

 

Hot milk / Deborah Levy

I have been sleuthing my mother’s symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother’s unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant– their very last chance– in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia’s mother’s illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sophia’s role as detective– tracking her mother’s symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain– deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community. Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=128498

 

All that man is / David Szalay

Nine men. Each of them at a different stage in life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving–in the suburbs of Prague, in an overdeveloped Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a dingy Cyprus hotel–to understand what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing a dramatic arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, the ostensibly separate narratives of All That Man Is aggregate into a picture of a single shared existence, a picture that interrogates the state of modern manhood while bringing to life, unforgettably, the physical and emotional terrain of an increasingly globalized Europe. And so these nine lives form an ingenious and new kind of novel, in which David Szalay expertly plots a dark predicament for the twenty-first-century man.

http://icarus.rrc.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=128518

 

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

Graphic Design Student Print Show and Sale

November 26, 2018

On Friday, December 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, the Lower Learning Commons at the Exchange District Campus Library will host the annual Graphic Design Student Print Show and Sale. This is part of First Fridays in the Exchange District and the Red River College Library is looking forward to providing space for this event.

Graphic Design Students will be selling prints of their fabulous artwork for only $15 each, or 3 prints for $40. The theme this year is famous quotes. This is a great opportunity to pick up some stunning works created by young, talented artists. There will also be a selection of framed prints for $50 each.

Check the Graphic Design page at https://www.rrc.ca/creativearts/2018/11/15/firstfriday/ for updates on the show, and to preview some of the designs as they become available. See you there!

Posted by Lynn Gibson, Coordinator Exchange District Campus

Movember is all about Men’s Health

November 16, 2018

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $677 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. ~ Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, and they’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

  • They know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact.
  • They continuously challenge the status quo, and invest quickly in what works.
  • In 15 years they’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.
  • By 2030, they claime they’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

Reference: https://ca.movember.com

Prostate cancer statistics

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada.

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

In 2017, an estimated:

  • 21,300 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. This represents 21% of all new cancer cases in men in 2017.
  • 4,100 men died from prostate cancer. This represents 10% of all cancer deaths in men in 2017.
  • On average, 58 Canadian men were diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • On average, 11 Canadian men died from prostate cancer every day.

Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/prostate/statistics/?region=mb

Healthier men, one moustache at a time

Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it’s for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone’s initiative to raise awareness for men’s health — by having men grow out their moustaches every November — began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it’s a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year.

Check out our “Movember” Guide

The Library has a “Movember” Guide designed to assist you in researching topics related to the Men’s Health fields. Here you will find information about finding books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, websites, blogs and more about the Movember Movement and Men’s Health.

Link: http://rrclibrary.libguides.com/movember

Notre Dame Campus “Movember” Window Display

Notre Dame Campus “Movember” Window Display

Look for a “Movember” display in the showcase window just outside the Notre Dame Campus Library. As well you can check out some related items in our Library Collection. We have placed several of these items in our Notre Dame Campus window display.

Check out the items in our Window Display
http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

Thrive at the Red River College Library!

November 2, 2018

“Thrive Week” represents a chance to take time to reflect on the role of self-care and balance on developing positive mental health that supports academic and career success. This year at Red River College, Thrive Week will take place from 5-9 November 2018.

Events and activities provide an opportunity for rest, social connection, physical activity, fun, personal growth, and learning. All students, staff, and faculty members are invited to participate.

Guide to THRIVE Week Events and Activities!

Thrive at the Red River College Library!

Therapy light located in the Notre Dame Campus library.

Therapy light located in the Notre Dame Campus library.

This year at the Notre Dame Campus Library we will be hosting two “Thrive Week” events.

At the front of the Library in the reading area we will be hosting a “Piece-ful Escape” where jigsaw puzzles and colouring books will be available for our patrons to exercise their mind and enjoy some quiet time.

In the Recreational Book Exchange alcove we will be streaming “Wellness Themed” Ted Talks on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Therapy Lights

With the oncoming winter approaching we have all noticed how short the daylight hours are becoming.  The Library has recently placed therapy lights for patron use at both the Notre Dame and Exchange Campus libraries. Check it out!

Window Display

Check out the window display at Notre Dame campus. It features many of titles related to “Thrive Week” and the college’s “Healthy Minds Healthy College” initiative.

Library Guide

Please check out our “Healthy Minds Healthy College” guide. It’s chock full of  helpful resources!

Healthy Minds Healthy College Guide

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

Veterans’ Week: 5-11 November #CanadaRemembers

November 2, 2018

Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them, and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians.

Reference: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance

Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice
100th anniversary – 1918-2018

This year, Canada remembers our country’s great contributions and sacrifices in the First World War. Our many achievements on the battlefields of Europe were capped by a three-month stretch of victories at the end of the war – August 8th to November 11th, 1918 – that came to be known as “Canada’s Hundred Days”.

100th Anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice

The First World War (August 4, 1914 – November 11, 1918)

  • 650,000+ Canadians and Newfoundlanders served
  • 170,000+ wounded
  • 66,000+ dead

Canada’s Hundred Days (August 8 – November 11, 1918)

The last 3 months of Canadian Corps’ victories at the end of the First World War

  • 100,000+ Canadians advanced 130 km
  • 32,000+ prisoners taken
  • 3,750+ artillery pieces, machine guns and mortars captured
  • 39,000+ wounded
  • 6,800+ dead
  • 29 Canadians and 1 Newfoundlander received the Victoria Cross (VC)—the highest award for military valour service members could earn. This represents nearly one-third of all VC’s earned in Canadian history.

Reference: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/news/info-graphics/hundred-days-armistice

Acts of Remembrance – Social Media

Every year in November, we stop to remember, salute and honour Canada’s Veterans and active duty personnel. This year, we hope that Canadians from coast to coast to coast will join us to pay tribute to our heroes for their service and sacrifice. Let’s start a social media movement that tells our Veterans that #CanadaRemembers.

Posted by Mark Nelson – RRC Library

 

Cannabis Awareness: Videos Worth Watching

October 17, 2018

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Many Canadians are celebrating today as licensed cannabis stores across Canada open their doors to the public. Recreational cannabis use is now legal, but not without restrictions and potential danger to those who misuse it. Perhaps more than ever we need cannabis awareness – not only of the laws surrounding it, but also the health effects and risks it presents.

The Legalities

The following links provide legal information about the use of cannabis:

The Risks: Watch and Learn

The Cannabis Awareness Video Collection – now on display at AV Services, NDC Library – will open your eyes with scientific facts and personal stories related to cannabis use. All staff and students at the College have access to the video collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.

View the list of videos here >> Cannabis Awareness Video Collection

Questions or comments? We’d Love to Hear From You!

Library – CM35
Notre Dame Campus
204-632-2231

Library – P214
Exchange District Campus
204-949-8370

–Posted by Linda Fox