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Free Event for Students: Posada Latina

November 30, 2022

Students and staff are invited to help celebrate the formation of a new club at RRC Polytech, the Latin Identity Club.

Drop-in to experience music, dancing, tamales (for purchase) and a lot of positive energy!

  • When: Monday, December 5th, from 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Where: Roundhouse, Manitou a bi Bii daziigae

Everyone is welcome!

This event is coordinated by the Latin Identity Club. For more information, please email Israel Sanchez (jsanchezsalazar@rrc.ca).

Virtual Event: Pathways to Tech Jobs

November 24, 2022



Join Tech Manitoba for a FREE event to assist tech professionals who are new to Canada or under-represented in tech, to refine their skills in order to secure rewarding careers in technology.

When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Virtual

For more information and event agenda, visit the Career Services site here, and click here to register.

Career and Workforce Development Month Events

November 17, 2022

Did you know that November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba? The goal of this initiative is to help inspire Manitobans and showcase the career and workforce development opportunities, supports and services that are available.

The following event is just a one example of what’s going on this week:

Canadian Workplace Culture Workshop
Location:  Immigrant Centre Manitoba
Fri, Nov 18, 2022 9:30am – 12:00pm 

Participants will learn what to expect in the Canadian Workplace relating to culture, communication, payroll, company policies, Employment Standards, Human Rights, SAFE Work, WCB, and Employment Insurance.
More Info:https://www.icmanitoba.com/services/employment/

For a full list of events, click here.

November 16: The Anniversary of the Death of Louis Riel

November 17, 2022

137 years ago, Louis Riel was executed for high treason on November 16, 1885. Today, we remember him as a leader and trailblazer of Métis rights. We commemorate his dedication to carving out a place for Métis people in Canada and want to take this opportunity to acknowledge Métis peoples’ historical and modern contributions to Canadian society.

To learn more about Louis Riel and the Métis people, watch The Métis in Canada or check out the many resources available through RRC Polytech’s Library OneSearch.

NEW Winnipeg and Steinbach Learning Labs

November 10, 2022

NEW Monday and Thursday Labs

Language Training Centre (LTC) Student Support Services is now offering two new Learning Labs for LTC permanent resident students.

LTC students seeking additional support can drop-in to any of the labs that are available each week:

  • NEW* Monday Learning Lab from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 16 (Grace Mennonite Church).
  • Tuesday Learning Lab from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in computer lab room P403 (Exchange District Campus).
  • Wednesday Learning Lab from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in computer lab room W312 (Exchange District Campus).
  • NEW* Thursday Learning Lab from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in computer lab room P404 (Exchange District Campus).
  • Friday Learning Lab from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room 16 (Grace Mennonite Church).

Please contact LTC Educational Assistant, Colette Thiessen, at cthiessen46@rrc.ca for more information.

Free Admission to the Winnipeg Art Gallery

November 10, 2022


Did you know that the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) has FREE admission on the second Sunday of every month?


Free admission includes Qaumajuq, an innovative new museum dedicated to Inuit art and culture that’s connected to the WAG on all levels. Discover the 185,000-square-foot cultural campus that is WAG-Qaumajuq, including the stunning Visible Vault showcasing thousands of carvings and much more.


When: Sunday, November 13th, 11:00am-5:00pm

Where: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard

*Free public parking is available at the Canada Life parking lot behind 100 Osborne Street North for visitors on Canada Life Free Sundays@WAG. As well, downtown street parking is free Sundays, and several bus routes service Portage Avenue & Colony Street as well as Portage Avenue & Vaughn Street.

Click here for more information.

November is Career and Workforce Development Month!

November 4, 2022

The Language Training Centre and Career Services at RRC Polytechnic have many opportunities for students to participate in various activities taking place at RRC Polytechnic, both virtually and in-person. Click here to see the events taking place this month.

To learn more about Career and Workforce and Development Month, visit the Government of Manitoba website. Click here to see a full calendar of events.

All students who are looking for more information, support, or are even if they are just curious about what their future employment in Manitoba could look like, are encouraged to participate in this month’s events!

Reflection Rooms at RRC Polytech

November 3, 2022

RRC Polytech is dedicated to fostering an environment where all individuals are welcomed, respected, and supported to participate fully. We work every day to recognize the needs of students and employees and ensure the right conditions are in place so that each person can achieve their full potential.

In the spirit of Inclusion Week, we’d like to introduce spiritual support available for students and staff on the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses. The Reflection Rooms at RRC Polytech are spaces for personal or spiritual reflection, prayer, meditation, or individual contemplation. The Reflection Rooms are non-denominational spaces open to people of all religions, faiths, and/or spiritual practices.

Here are some important reminders to ensure that the space is used for its intended purpose:

  • Please bring with you any items you may need for prayer, reflection etc.
  • Due to space limitations, storage of these items is impossible. Take them with you when you go.
  • Respect each other if more than one person is using the space.
  • Respect the space. If you move anything, please put it back where it was found.
  • Respect the scent-free policy of the College – use of incense, sage, or other such materials in this room is not permitted.
  • No sleeping or napping in the room
  • No eating or drinking in the room
  • No telephone conversations, texting, attending virtual meetings, visiting with others, or using this space for small group meetings.
  • Enjoy the space. Reflect. Recharge. Renew

LOCATIONS

Notre Dame Campus – Room A233

Exchange District Campus – Room P213

The spaces are open from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

For access after hours, students can contact Security Services at any of the locations and they will the space.

If you have any questions about the Reflection Room, please contact Lauren Dominici at D206 NDC, 204.632.2317 or ldominici@rrc.ca 

Thrive Week – Nov 7 to 11, 2022

November 3, 2022

Thrive Week is a time to focus on the importance of balance and self-care in developing positive mental health that supports success in learning and working.

We invite you to take a moment to do something that gets you active, creative, connected or relaxed – whatever it is you need for balance. All events are free and open all RRC Polytech students.

For All Campuses, Students and Staff

Participate in one of our events offered virtually: Keynote Presentation: Nature as Self-Care, Crystal Bowl Meditation, Feel the Beat – Music for Wellness and Cooking Night.

There are also many in-person events: Therapy Dogs, Japanese Drumming, Keynote Presentation: Nature as Self-Care, Crystal Bowl Meditation, The Zen Zone, Movie Marathon and Library Puzzles/Adult Colouring stations and a Birds Hill Provincial Park hike.

Click here to see the schedule of events.

Hosted by Campus Well-Being and the Student Association. For questions or accessibility needs, please contact Kristi Dorian

English Conversation Club

November 3, 2022

Attention LTC Students! You are invited to join English Conversation Club (ECC).

ECC meets online every Thursday from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Please join us if you are available and would like the chance to practice your speaking and listening skills.

Click here to join us.

Please email LTC Student Integration Coordinator, Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) if you have any questions.