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Lights, camera, Convocation; Red River College celebrates first ever fall Virtual Convocation

November 17, 2020

Winnipeg, MB – Today, the Red River College community will come together – virtually – to celebrate over 900 graduates from every school and campus across the province for the first ever fall Virtual Convocation ceremony.

“This has been a year like no other. It has forced the College to teach and learn differently, and it has pushed us to work harder, to try new things and embrace change in a way that we have never had to embrace it before,” said Fred Meier, RRC President and CEO.

“This is simply the RRC way. We’re agile, we’re adaptable and in unprecedented times, we turn to unprecedented solutions: to innovation, creativity and cutting-edge technology that allow us to keep going. We are proud to celebrate over 900 graduates who persevered to get here today, and who will enter the workforce with skills and training that industry needs now more than ever. This is an exciting time to begin your career and build on the momentum that Manitoba needs to move forward.”

This is Red River College’s first-ever Convocation Ceremony to take place in the fall, and the virtual event will feature messages from speakers across the College and province, including:

  • Fred Meier, RRC President and CEO;
  • Christine Watson, VP Academic;
  • Loren Cisyk, Chair of Red River College Board of Governors;
  • The Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Economic Development and Training;
  • Yash Chopra, President, RRC Students’ Association;
  • Deans, Chairs, Coordinators and Instructors from across the College;
  • Elder Mae Louise Campbell, Honorary Diploma recipient; and
  • Natalie Bell, Alumni, Class of 2004
  • Michelle Queau, Alumni, Class of 2019

“Convocation is an important milestone for our students, and an exciting moment for the College community to come together and celebrate with friends, family and peers. It takes a lot of time and energy to acquire a credential, and while we can’t be together in person, we are thrilled channel this excitement and energy as we celebrate the hard work of our 900 graduates and award winners online for our first ever fall Convocation,” said Dr. Christine Watson, VP Academic.

Graduates are encouraged to take photos in your cap, tassel and wear your alumni pin proudly.  Please share photos on social media by tagging Red River College (@redrivercollege) and using the hashtag RRC Alumni (#rrcalumni).

RRC’s fall Virtual Convocation Ceremony will stream on Facebook Live today, Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00pm. For a full list of graduates, award winners, and to stream the ceremony please visit