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Free Clothing Giveaway

October 27, 2017

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The Clothing Giveaway is an event that was founded several years ago by Language Training Centre instructor, Maria Pol, and her students. The purpose of the Giveaway is to provide LTC students with an opportunity to obtain gently-used clothing that is appropriate for volunteer placements, job interviews and everyday use. 
The dates for the 2017 Clothing Giveaway are Wednesday, November 8, Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
The clothing will be set up near the elevators on the fourth floor. Students are all welcome to take what they need. Everything is FREE!
Donations of clothing are always welcome. Please contact Lauren Joyce or Jillian Hoogland if you have something you would like to donate. 

Protect yourself from fraud

March 28, 2017

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International students and their families may be vulnerable to various types of fraud. While some scams are easy to recognize, many can be more difficult. Check out the scams and fraud section of this College Success Resource for more information about how to recognize and protect yourself from fraud.

An Opportunity to Study: Could poverty be an obstacle for studying?

May 19, 2016

– An article written by Olga Pobereznichenko, Intensive English for International Students student at LTC
When people hear the phrase ‘There is a problem in Africa’, the first thing they think about is lack of food and hunger. It is hard to underestimate this issue, of course.
On April 11th, the BBC News website published a report about a huge drought in Ethiopia, Africa, caused by climate change. It means that millions of people lost access to drinking water, animals are dying, and the harvest is being destroyed and the risk of diseases is increasing.
Under such circumstances, children do not have a chance for studying. And schools, in their turn, will lose an opportunity for development and improvement, because all donations from charity organizations are used to provide help to overcome the challenges set by the drought. If you are reading this article, you probably had an opportunity to learn how to read and write. Living in a developed country, people think rarely about this great gift, such as, an opportunity to study.
On April, 9tha charity event which was titled “A Journey Back to Sedika (Ethiopia) from Winnipeg” was conducted by the speaker Samson G. Tadese. He presented about his native town and its problems, particularly educational. His goal was to attract attention and raise money which will be used for buying basic school supplies for the school in this town.

Participants of the charity dinner have traditional Ethiopian meals after the presentation.

Participants of the charity dinner have traditional Ethiopian meals after the presentation.


Firstly, there is only one secondary school in an old building in Sedika without even basic conditions for the students. Secondly, children are forced to drop out of school, because parents prefer that their children help them on the fields. As a result, children can not get full education and apply to a college to get a degree after it.
Using Sedika’s example, what can we ourselves do now? Engaging in charity work in general is one of the distinctive characteristics of the Canadian people. That is why, hopefully, one day Sedikas’ children could get a chance to graduate from school with dignity and choose other professions, besides farming.
“I believe that anyone who is in the position of being able to help others should do so,” said Adrea Pierce, a teacher at LTC. “We as Canadians are very lucky to have access to clean water and free education. We did not earn this right, but were born into it by sheer luck and we owe it to people who were not so lucky to help where we can. If everyone looked away and assumed it was someone else’s responsibility, everything would collapse.”
“In my opinion,” said Oleksii Iarosh, international student in RRC. “If you want to donate some money, you have to check all information about charity organizations and control their reports about spending money to avoid lies.”
“I believe that strangers who are able to help Ethiopian children to get an education should consider donating some of their money to such a cause,” said Christine Van Loon, LTC’s teacher. “I believe that the world is one big community and that all humans have a responsibility towards one another when help is requested.”
 
Resources: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36012217

Scam targeting Red River College Students

November 7, 2014

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Some of our international students have been targeted by a phone scam telling students that they must pay education taxes immediately over the phone. Be careful of phone or email scams. DO NOT give anyone your personal or financial information if they contact you by phone or email. Contact your Student Integration Coordinator or the Winnipeg Police at 204-986-6222.
Scams typically target two things: your money, or your information. Some use fear, confusion, or greed to trick you to give them your money or credit card information. Others try to access your Social Insurance Number (SIN), driver’s license, banking information, website passwords or email address. They can use your identity to obtain credit, buy goods, or to scam others.
If you think there is a possibility that you may be targeted by a scam, get more information.

  • Look up phone numbers, email addresses, or websites related to the company or individual contacting you. Be aware that a legitimate person or company may have had their identity stolen to use in the fraud.
  • Red River College will never ask you to  make a financial transaction with an individual staff member. Only make payments  in person at the College or through the secured College website, where you will receive an immediate confirmation of payment.
  • Never make payments over the phone.
  • Get another opinion – talk to a friend, teacher, colleague, or advisor to see if there are some details that you are missing.
  • Check with anti-fraud resources: The Better Business Bureau, Winnipeg Police Service, Competition Bureau of Canada, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. These organizations may have more information or warnings to help you recognize the scam.

If you are a victim of fraud:

  • Don’t blame yourself. It is normal to feel embarrassed or even guilty. Talk about it with a friend, advisor, or make an appointment to meet with one of our Counsellors.
  • Alert your bank / credit card / financial service or email provider about the scam. If you act quickly to alert to any illegal activity, you may be able to limit the amount of financial or information loss from the fraud.
  • Criminals can use social media  (Twitter, Facebook, QQ, etc.) to  get personal information about you. If they may be using one of these accounts, consider closing the account and make sure that the new account is restricted to trusted persons.
  • Report it to the police. The police may be able to investigate the fraud if it is locally-based, and warn others in the community about it.
  •  You can also report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, which works to fight fraud across Canada.
  • Talk to your Student Integration Coordinator. We can help you to get connected to the supports you need on and off-campus.

LINKS

For more information on this topic, please contact your Student Integration Coordinator:
Jillian Hoogland
Phone: 204.945.8776 | Fax: 204.948.3214 | jhoogland@rrc.ca | www.rrc.ca/diversity

Community Connections

November 7, 2014

Scroll down to read about the great opportunities that were presented at the Community Connections Club on November 6.


 

November 11 is Remembrance Dayremember

›This is a day to remember and show respect to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I.
›So that we can stop and remember their sacrifice, many stores will be closed for the morning or for the entire day. People wear a red poppy to remember the soldiers.
There will be no classes at Red River College and all offices will be closed.
Click here to find out about the Remembrance Day ceremonies and activities in Winnipeg.→


manyworldsMany Worlds Festival at The Forks Market (Centre Court)

This festival celebrates the many cultures found in Winnipeg. There is food and entertainment from around the globe.
 
 
November 8 and 9

  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Taste of the World (sample food from the restaurants at the Forks)
  • ›$5.00

›November 8

  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Dance lessons, demos and live music with Hepcat Studio (Free beginner lesson from 12:00 – 1:00)
  • Free

›November 9

  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Folklorama Entertainment
  • ›Free

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Santa Claus Parade

›Saturday, November 15
Parade starts at 5:00 p.m. (travels down Portage Avenue)
Fun for the whole family!›› Come before the parade for free activities, hot chocolate, games, etc.
›Click here to find out more about the Santa Claus Parade.→


Volunteer Opportunity: Christmas Cheer Boardcheer board

  • ›Provide food and gifts to families who cannot afford them.
  • ›Every year thousands of Winnipeggers volunteer with the Christmas Cheer Board.
  • ›Casual and regular opportunities are available.
  • Contact Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) for more information.

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For Newcomers: Immigrant Centre

›100 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg

Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students

October 2, 2014

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Welcome to Red River College! Are you ready to party?

RRC’s Diversity and Intercultural Services is holding its annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students →
When? Friday, October 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? Voyageur Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus
Who? Immigrant and International students, staff, friends and family
As we are celebrating diversity, we welcome you to share your traditions and come dressed in cultural clothing, or dressed for a party! Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items (canned food) for the RRC Student Food Bank. This is a College-wide and family friendly event; everyone is welcome to bring family, children and friends.
This year’s party features live music and entertainment including performances by Caribbean Band, Rockalypso, African drummer, Evans Coffie and Cuban dance group, Yoslai de la Rosa.
Take part in fun activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and balloons. Participate in educational games and cultural teachings brought to you by RRC’s Aboriginal Student Support and Community Liaison Department. Enjoy lots of dancing and sample global cuisine.
Click to download an Event Poster→ 
*Please register by Friday, October 17th. To register, please visit the online registration: http://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/welcomeparty/
*If you have any questions please contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad
Phone: 204-631-3345 Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca
 

LTC's Recycling Program

September 15, 2014

Did you know that most things can be recycled instead of put in the garbage?

Sustainability is a priority at Red River College. Students at the Language Training Centre have an important role to play to support the College’s sustainability goals, especially with waste reduction and recycling.
“Pitch In” and “Hall It” are the names of our 2 recycling programs and it is important for staff and students to get to know what can and cannot be recycled!

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Pitch In: The top 10 rules for recycling on campus

  1. STOP AND THINK – can I recycle this?
  2. Read the “Pitch In” signs in the hallways to know what you can and cannot recycle.
  3. Always check the recycling symbol on the bottom of all plastic containers. recycle
  4. We recycle plastics #1,2,3,4, 5 and 7. We do not recycle plastic # 6.
  5. Coffee cups are not recyclable – they go into the garbage.
  6. Wash or rinse ALL bottles, containers and food cans before they go into the recycling bins.
  7. Break down large cardboard boxes and place them beside the recycling bins for pick up.
  8. Plastic bags cannot be recycled and go into the garbage.
  9. Encourage others to recycle on campus.
  10. “Hall It” means haul all of your garbage out of classrooms and labs.

 

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Classrooms do not have recycling or waste bins. Staff and students must take their trash and recyclables when leaving classrooms and discard them in the correct hallway bins.
 
 
 
 
 
For more information please contact:
Sustainability Coordinator, Sue Hayduk e: shayduk@rrc.ca or p: 204.632.2144
To learn more about sustainability at Red River College, visit rrc.ca/sustainability.

The "Emergency Scam" in Canada – Protect Yourself and Your Family

August 1, 2014

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Phone scams and online scams have become very common all over the world. The people who commit these crimes try to trick others into providing their personal information and then they use this information to steal their victim’s identity or money. Many times this is done through Facebook or other similar online chat forums around the world because these are places where many people post personal information. Even though it is common problem, and we hear about it often, it is still easy to get fooled. It can happen to anyone!
One scam being talked about among LTC students is known as the “Emergency Scam”. It is a well known scam in some Asian countries and is making its way to Canada. The Winnipeg Police Commercial Crime Unit is aware of this scam, as well as many others, and they are willing to help however possible. One way is to help us learn more about scams and how to prevent them.
Here are a few resources about scams and how we can protect ourselves:

Organizations:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) information→
SCAMS PROTECTION – A Student Practical Guide
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Center home page→
A list of scams and how to protect yourself→

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Website Contest WINNERS!

June 10, 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest! We hope you enjoyed your first visit to the LTC website and we hope you will continue use the website and tell others about it.
Bookmark this “News” page and come back often for more announcements and news.

And now, to announce the winners of the contest! Congratulations to . . . .

Jaskirat and her teacher, Rita

Jaskirat with her teacher, Rita


 
Nathan and his teacher, Lori

Nathan with his teacher, Lori


Kokob, Elmira and Svetlana (not shown), with their teacher, Debbie

Kokob, Elmira and Svetlana (not shown), with their teacher, Debbie


Miao and Svitlana with their teacher, Flo

Miao and Svitlana with their teacher, Flo


Pedro with his teacher, Laila

Pedro with his teacher, Laila


 
ShaoYu with her teacher, Nadiya

ShaoYu with her teacher, Nadiya


Liping with her teacher, Rachel

Liping with her teacher, Rachel