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Update: Off campus incident – EDC

October 19, 2018

It has been a very difficult few days for members of the Red River College community as we heard the frightening news that one of our instructors was assaulted off campus in the Exchange District while walking to catch a bus on Tuesday evening.

Many of you have been asking for an update on our instructor’s condition and I’m thankful to report that he has been discharged from the hospital and is now recovering at home. We are continuing to stay in touch with him and will provide any support he and his family need. He gave us permission to provide this update about his condition. Thanks for all of your expressions of concern and well wishes, which I was able to pass along to our instructor during our visit yesterday afternoon.

A counsellor from LifeWorks, the College’s Employee and Family Assistance provider (EFAP) will be on site at Roblin Centre tomorrow, Friday, October 19, 2018 to meet with any staff who require support. The counsellor will be in W306 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please don’t hesitate to drop in and talk with our counsellor.

I also had the opportunity to talk with many of you yesterday about your security concerns – thank you for taking the time to share your views and also your ideas on how we can improve safety for our staff and students. The safety of our RRC community is our top priority and it is why we took several immediate measures to increase security including adding a dedicated mobile street patrol unit from 4 p.m. to midnight daily for our facilities in the Exchange District. We have also extended the hours of security coverage until 11 p.m. at ACE Space on McDermot (in addition to the 24/7 coverage provided at the Roblin Centre and PGI).

During our conversations yesterday at EDC, a number of people expressed concern about the specific area where the assault occurred – under the covered walkway next to the former Public Safety Building. We know this vacant block is of concern and will continue to push for measures, such as improved lighting, that could help enhance pedestrian safety. We will also ensure that our mobile street patrol unit prioritizes this particular area during their daily security duties.

RRC Security and the College’s Safety and Health Services (SHS) units have also begun an in-depth review of the incident and our security procedures to determine if additional measures are needed. We welcome your suggestions so please don’t hesitate to reach out to members of our Security and SHS teams with your ideas.

I also understand that we have seen an increase in the use of our Safe Walk Program since the incident and I’m pleased that staff and students are using this service. I know that people are sometimes reluctant to ask for help when they are leaving campus and walking to their car or the bus, but our security folks are anxious to be of service. As you know, there are Safe Walk phones available for use on campus, or you can call the following security numbers:

  • EDC – 204-949-8305
  • PGI – 204-631-3381
  • NDC – 204-632-2323

The Winnipeg Police Service is continuing to investigate the incident and we will provide updates as they are available. The police are also asking for the public’s help and if you or anyone you know have information that may assist them, please contact them at 204.986.6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204.786.TIPS (8477).

Paul

Paul Vogt  | President & CEO

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology

Off campus incident – EDC

October 17, 2018

The College is immediately undertaking measures to increase security at our Exchange District Campus (EDC) after an incident last night where one of our faculty members was hurt during an assault off campus in the area.

We are grateful our instructor is recovering in hospital and we have been in regular contact with his family during this time. We will continue to focus on his well-being and offer all the support we can to our instructor and his family. We are also working with Winnipeg Police Services, who are investigating the incident.

The safety of our staff, faculty and students is our top priority. As a result, the College is taking several immediate measures to increase security.

Effective today, we are extending the hours of security to ensure coverage until 11 p.m. at ACE Space on McDermot (in addition to the 24/7 coverage provided at the Roblin Centre and PGI), and adding a dedicated mobile street patrol unit from 4 p.m. to midnight daily for our facilities in the Exchange District.

These increased security measures will take effect this afternoon. RRC Security and the College’s Safety and Health Services units will also undertake an in-depth review of the incident and our security procedures to determine if additional measures are needed.

I appreciate many of you are anxious for more details about the well-being of one of our friends and colleagues and we will provide an update when more information is available. I can share with you that the incident happened last night when our instructor was walking off-campus on his way to catch the bus after his evening classes.

This is why it is extremely important for us to increase our mobile security presence around EDC and make sure our staff and students are using our Safe Walk Program when they are leaving campus and walking to their transportation. There are Safe Walk phones on campus available for use, or please call the following security numbers for mobile security services:

  • EDC – 204-949-8305
  • PGI – 204-631-3381
  • NDC – 204-632-2323

I would also encourage all staff and students to download our mobile safety app, which includes a direct link to our Safe Walk services. Please visit http://apparmor.com/clients/rrc.mb.ca/ for more information.

This is an extremely upsetting incident and if you require counselling services, please don’t hesitate to access our employee support program (EFAP) at 1-877-207-8833 or RRC Counselling Services https://www.rrc.ca/counselling/ who can provide further resources and support.

Paul Vogt

Paul Vogt
President & CEO, Red River College

CAMPUS ADVISORY – NOTRE DAME AFFECTED BY POWER OUTAGE

October 1, 2018

For immediate release: October 1, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB – Due to a Manitoba Hydro power outage, Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus is closed and all daytime classes at the Notre Dame Campus will be cancelled. This outage is affecting more than 6,000 customers across Winnipeg and Hydro will need an extended period of time to resolve the issue.

Manitoba Hydro expects to have the issue resolved later this afternoon, therefore Continuing Education courses and evening classes at NDC will continue as scheduled.

Regular operations are expected to resume on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. All other campuses remain open today.

Notre Dame Campus Closed, Sept 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

For immediate release: September 11, 2017

WINNIPEG, MB – Due to a Manitoba Hydro power outage, Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus is closed and all daytime and evening classes at the Notre Dame Campus will be cancelled.

Regular operations are expected to resume on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. All other campuses remain open today.

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CAMPUS ADVISORY: Interlake,Peguis-Fisher River, Winkler Campuses Closed Today. Classes Cancelled at Portage la Prairie, Campus Remains Open

December 7, 2016

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Interlake, Peguis – Fisher River, Winkler, Closed Today.

Portage la Prairie Regional Campus remains Open but Classes Cancelled.

For immediate release: December 7, 2016 (UPDATED AT 9:20AM)

Due to ongoing inclement weather and poor road conditions, Red River College has today closed the following campuses – Interlake, Peguis-Fisher River, Winkler. Classes are cancelled at the Portage la Prairie Regional Campus and the campus will be open for the rest of the day. All other campuses remain open with regular scheduled classes.

Red River College will continue to monitor the weather and remain in contact with staff and students through updates on the college website, social media channels and media outlets. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume on Thursday, December 8.

 

CAMPUS ADVISORY: Evening Classes Cancelled at RRC’s Regional Campuses

December 6, 2016

Evening Classes Cancelled at Steinbach and Portage la Prairie Regional Campuses

Winkler, Interlake, and Peguis-Fisher River Campuses remain closed

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2016

WINNIPEG, MB – Due to inclement weather conditions, Red River College has today cancelled evening classes at the following campuses – Steinbach and Portage la Prairie. The Winkler, Interlake, and Peguis-Fisher River Campuses will remain closed tonight.

Evening classes will continue as scheduled tonight at Red River College’s Notre Dame, and Exchange District Campuses.

Red River College will continue to monitor the weather and remain in contact with staff and students through updates on the college website, social media channels and media outlets. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume on Wednesday, December 7.

CAMPUS ADVISORY: Interlake, Peguis-Fisher River, and Winkler Campuses Closed Today – UPDATED

December 6, 2016

mailchimp-news-release-graphic-campus-advisoryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2016, updated at 7:30AM

WINNIPEG, MB Due to inclement weather conditions, Red River College has today closed the following campuses – Interlake, Peguis-Fisher River, and Winkler. All other campuses currently remain open with regular scheduled classes.

Red River College will continue to monitor the weather and remain in contact with staff and students through updates on the college website, social media channels and media outlets. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume on Wednesday, December 7.

CAMPUS ADVSIORY – Roblin Centre Closed Tuesday October 11

October 14, 2016

Red River College’s Roblin Centre (formerly the Princess Street Campus) will be closed on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in order to allow for necessary work to the water main adjacent to the campus. During that time the water will be shut-off  and for the health and safety reasons classes will be cancelled and the campus will be closed to the general public.

Regular operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Red River College has been advised that this outage will not affect the adjacent RRC properties located in the Exchange District. Classes, programs, and services offered at the Massey Building and the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute will carry-on as scheduled.

CAMPUS ADVISORY: NOV 30/15 – Evening Classes Cancelled at RRC’s Roblin Centre

November 30, 2015

Night classes have been cancelled for the evening at the Roblin Centre due to a power failure which occurred earlier this afternoon.

Power was restored to much of the affected area around City hall and the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in about an hour, however, Hydro crews were unable to restore power to the Roblin Centre. Crews will be working this evening on repairs and hope to have power at the Roblin Centre by morning.

An update will be issued by 7am Tuesday regarding any impact this outage may have on operations.

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