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

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.

Skills/Compétences Canada Kicks Off 12th National Skilled Trades and Technology Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 31, 2016

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, October 27, 2016 – Skills/Compétences Canada is officially launching National Skilled Trades and Technology Week on November 2, at Red River College, Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba

What: Launch of National Skilled Trades and Technology Week

This event generates awareness about the opportunities in skilled trade and technology sectors for students, educators and industry. Attendees, including students from local schools, will participate in interactive Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities hosted by educators and industry experts.

Who:    

  • The Honourabe Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training
  • Sherry Holmes from HGTV’s Holmes Makes it Right
  • John Oates, President of Skills/Compétences Canada
  • Paul Vogt, President and CEO of Red River College
  • Nina Widmer, SCC alumni, SCNC 2014 Brick Masonry silver medalist
  • Geoff Frodsham, CEO of Princess Auto

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • 7:45 – 9:00 am: VIP networking breakfast sponsored by Princess Auto
  • 9:05 – 9:45 am: Official program with keynote speakers
  • 9:45 – 11:30 am: Students (Group 1) will participate in interactive Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
  • 11:30 – 1:30 pm: Red River College Pep Rally, where approximately 200 college students will have the opportunity to visit the Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
  • 1:30 – 1:45 pm: Welcome from Skills/Compétences Canada
  • 1:45 – 3:00 pm: Students (Group 2) will participate in interactive Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities

Where: 

Red River College, Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Red River College hosts Open House 2016 on February 16 and 17

February 12, 2016

With over 200 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship options, deciding which Red River College program to pursue can be a major achievement in itself.

To help future students make that important choice, the College will open its doors to the community on February 16 and 17 during Open House 2016.

The event will showcase RRC’s wide range of career-related training options and the hands-on approach to learning that has helped our students achieve a 94% employment rate after graduation.

Attendees can speak directly to current students and instructors about their programs, and get a sense of what life at RRC is like by touring our classrooms, labs and other facilities — including the new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, home of the College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, as well as its first student residence. Admissions experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the application process, and to assist with the completion of application forms and give advice about career exploration.

For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/openhouse.

Details

Red River College Open House 2016
Tue., Feb. 16: 11am-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 17: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave.), Exchange District Campus (160 Princess St. and 504 Main St.), Stevenson Campus (2280 Saskatchewan Ave.)

Media Opportunities

  • Speak with high school students about their post-secondary education plans
  • Speak with RRC staff and instructors about emerging career opportunities
  • Speak with RRC staff and students about the differences between college and university

 

 

Indigenous Education Blueprint Signing Ceremony

December 16, 2015

Manitoba’s education sector to sign historic document

Taking action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations

On Friday Red River College will join every post-secondary institute in Manitoba, as well as the Manitoba School Boards Association, to sign the Indigenous Education Blueprint, a transformational framework to advance Indigenous education and reconciliation.

This unprecedented partnership between Manitoba’s public school boards and the post-secondary education sector will transform Manitoba into a leading global centre of excellence for Indigenous education, research, languages, and cultures.

What: Signing the Manitoba Indigenous Education Blueprint

When: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith Street, University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus

AGENDA

Emcees: Deborah Young, Executive Lead Indigenous Achievement, U of M and Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs, U of W
Elder Harry Bone
Honour Song – Justina McKay
Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, Hon. James Allum
David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor, U of M — Welcoming remarks on behalf of COPUM
Paul Vogt, President and CEO, Red River College
Ken Cameron, President, Manitoba School Boards Association
Student remarks
Signing ceremony with all Blueprint partners
Photo opportunity
Event closing
Feast to follow

Red River College to Announce Significant Donation to Propel Student Training at Stevenson Aviation Campus

October 21, 2015

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Media are invited to attend the unveiling of the newest addition to Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation Campus.

WHO: 

  • Paul Vogt, President & CEO, Red River College
  • Christine Crowe, Interim Vice-President, Academic & Research, Red River College
  • Ann & Konner Sawyer, Swanberg Air
  • Justin Hatch, student, Red River College’s, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Student,

WHEN:

TOMORROW, Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE:          Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation Campus,                                                                     2280 Saskatchewan Avenue, Winnipeg

Manitoba is home to the third largest aerospace sector in Canada – and Red River College’s Stevenson Campus is an active partner, training our workforce to participate in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace sector. Our grads are found throughout industry – overhauling aircraft engines, maintaining aircraft, building components, or in management positions such as Directors of Maintenance and Quality Assurance.

Since the 1930s, Red River College  has become one of Manitoba’s largest institutes of applied learning; with nine campuses located throughout Manitoba the College has positioned itself as a leader and a compelling first choice for post-secondary education and a critical source of knowledge, training, research and innovation. RRC has more than 30,000 enrolments annually and more than 200 + full-and part-time programs.

Through award-winning instruction and training on state-of-the-art equipment, RRC prepares its students to become leaders in their fields, while collaborating with industry to conduct research and ensure curricula remain up-to-date.

 

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Red River College to Make Presentation to the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund

October 19, 2015

The Results are In!
The First Annual Jerk Chicken Cook-off was a resounding success!

For immediate release: October 19, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity that will celebrate the success of the first annual, Chef vs. Chief Jerk Chicken Cook-off, that was held on September 9th, that pitted Red River College’s Chef Tim Appleton against Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, in a culinary battle to raise awareness and money for the Red River College Youth in Care Bursary and the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund.

This first annual event attracted more than 500 people to Winnipeg’s Exchange District and helped raise $3600.00 in support of both worthwhile initiatives. Chief Clunis won the day after being awarded the Judges Choice Award and the Peoples Choice Award!

Red River College President & CEO, Paul Vogt will make the ceremonial cheque presentation today to Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis and RRC Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Tim Appleton.

WHO:

  • President & CEO of Red River College, Paul Vogt,
  • Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis,
  • Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Tim Appleton, and
  • Students from Red River College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

WHERE: Jane’s, Red River College’s Urban Upscale Restaurant located on the first floor of the PatersonGlobalFoods Institute at 504 Main Street.

WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2015 from 11:00am to 11:30am.

About the Winnipeg Police Service’s Endowment Fund

The WPS Endowment Fund was created in 2014 under Chief Clunis’s leadership. Established through the Winnipeg Foundation, it will provide a means to subsidize recognized community projects that support the WPS’s vision of creating a culture of safety. For more information, click here: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/endowment_fund/#about

About Red River College’s Youth in Care Tuition Bursary
RRC’s Youth in Care Tuition Bursary allows youth in Manitoba who grew up in the child welfare system to attend Red River College tuition-free. The Child and Welfare Services Authorities select suitable students for bursaries. Eligible donations to the fund are matched through the Province’s Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI). For more information, click here: rrc.ca/youthincare

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Note to Editors: President Vogt, Chief Clunis, Chef Appleton, and the students will be available for interviews following the ceremonial cheque presentation.

Creative Communications – Independent Professional Project (IPP) Expo

March 12, 2015

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Tonight, from 5:30pm to 10:00pm, Creative Communication students will fill the Roblin Centre Atrium (160 Princess Street), to show off their documentaries, read from their books, and talk about their newly founded non-profits as part of the IPP expo: the first event to feature IPPs in an interactive and creative manner. The IPPe is free and open to the public.

The event, created and run by Creative Communications student Brina Gervais, gives the public a chance to meet the up-and-comers in the communications industry, including many students who’ve already gained city-wide attention for their incredible and community-enriching year-long projects. Now, they will be available for meet-and-greets and open conversations as they show off their projects once more.

The IPPe will feature:

 

·      38 IPPs

·      A new presenter every 15 minutes

·      16 tables in the Atrium throughout the night

·      A live broadcast booth from Red River Radio’s morning show hosts

·      Interactive booths

More information on this year IPPs can be found by visiting www.theIPPexpo.com or by contacting the event coordinator, Brina Gervais at (204)390-8414.

Red River College hosts Open House 2015 on February 18 and 19

February 18, 2015

With over 200 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship options, deciding which Red River College program to pursue can be a major achievement in itself.

To help future students make that important choice, the College will open its doors to the community on February 18 and 19 during Open House 2015.

The event will showcase RRC’s wide range of career-related training options and the hands-on approach to learning that has helped our students achieve a 96% employment rate after graduation.

Attendees can speak directly to current students and instructors about their programs, and get a sense of what life at RRC is like by touring our classrooms, labs and other facilities — including the new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, home of the College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, as well as its first student residence. Admissions experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the application process, and to assist with the completion of application forms and give advice about career exploration.

For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/openhouse.

Details

Red River College Open House 2015
Tue., Feb. 18: 12-3 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave.), Exchange District Campus (160 Princess St. and 504 Main St.), Stevenson Campus (2280 Saskatchewan Ave.)

Media Opportunities

  • Speak with high school students about their post-secondary education plans
  • Speak with RRC staff and instructors about emerging career opportunities
  • Speak with RRC staff and students about the differences between college and university

 

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Red River College Issues Precautions in response to City of Winnipeg Boil Water Advisory

January 27, 2015

Tonight, the Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health and the Office of Drinking Water issued a precautionary localized boil water advisory for some parts of the City of Winnipeg. In an abundance of caution, the City of Winnipeg has decided to proactively issue a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire City of Winnipeg.

The precautionary advisory was issued because test results from Monday, January 26, 2015, tested positive for the presence of E. coli in City’s water supply.

Until further notice, staff and students should use boiled tap water that has cooled, or bottled water for:

  • drinking and making ice
  • preparing beverages, including infant formula
  • preparing food
  • brushing teeth

This advisory will affect the following services at all of Red River College’s Winnipeg Campuses.

  • Food services will be limited at all sites and staff and students are encouraged to bring their own hot beverages tomorrow morning.
  • Staff at PGI will provide bottled water for residents and will provide a limited breakfast to the residents tomorrow morning.
  • Classes at PGI will not be affected but food services will be limited for the day.
  • As a precaution Jane’s will be closed on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
  • Water fountains and bottle filling stations will be turned off and unavailable.

Bottled water will also be available for purchase from food services, The Ox, Mercantile, and College vending machines.

Staff and students are encouraged to read the Precautionary Measures During a Boil Water Advisory, and are also encouraged to advise friends and family who may not be aware of this advisory.

The City of Winnipeg will be providing regular updates at www.winnipeg.ca and will be re-evaluating the water quality tomorrow afternoon. Once the City of Winnipeg has provided an update, we will provide further direction for all College staff and students.

If you have any questions please contact David Clarke, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at 204-632-3075 or daclarke@rrc.ca.

Red River College Fosters Kids Creativity

October 30, 2014

RRC to host Global Cardboard Challenge

For Immediate Release: 10 October 2014

WINNIPEG, MB – Today, Red River College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in partnership with IKEA Winnipeg join with children’s organizations around the world for the 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge — an event that encourages kids to harness their imagination and creativity while turning everyday household items into treasures.

Inspired by Caine’s Arcade — a short film about a young boy whose cardboard creations triggered a worldwide movement celebrating the “power of play” — the event is organized globally by the Imagination Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to raising the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

“IKEA is a key corporate partner for this community event,” says Louise Gordon, dean, Health Sciences and Community Services, Red River College. “Their willingness to provide supplies, staff, and expertise is vital to making this cardboard challenge a reality and Red River College is grateful for their support.”

Red River College will host 60 children participating from four local childcare centres, one Aboriginal Head Start program, and one Winnipeg school. Each group of children will be paired with a team of adults comprised of one IKEA staff member and two second-year ECE students.

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