Awards and Recognition

Canada’s Greenest Employer (2011 – Present)

RRC Polytech is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. This award celebrates employers that create environmental awareness in their organizations and exhibit sustainability leadership in policy, planning, operations and more.

Commuter Challenge First Place (2015 – Present)

The Commuter Challenge is a weeklong friendly competition that tracks sustainable transportation commute modes. RRC Polytech has finished first place for highest participation in our workplace category since 2015.

AASHE Sustainability Award 2017 Finalist

The Sustainability Office was named a finalist for our program Branding Our Waste: Creating College-Specific Recycling Signage through Collaboration. Also known as Pitch In, this complete redesign of our waste and recycling program focused on colourful, branded signage complemented by waste/recycling trios. The program was recognized for making waste disposal and recycling friendly and straight-forward and for the hands-on, practical learning it provided the Environmental Engineering Technology class, who helped make the project a success.

The AASHE Sustainability Award recognizes “high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research, and student leadership, helping to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health”.

LEED Gold Certification, Paterson GlobalFoods Institute and Student Residence (2015)

BRAVO! Hidden Hero Award (2015)

RRC Polytech’s recycling team was awarded this prestigious college award to recognize their hard work and dedication to running a stellar recycling program and providing exceptional customer service.

LEED Silver Certification, Jan den Oudsten Vehicle Technology & Research Centre (formerly Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre) (2011)

Spirit of Winnipeg Award (2010)

The College received this award because of our ability to give students hands-on experience in solving real-world industry problems. For example, students and instructors worked with Motor Coach Industries to develop a heavy-duty diesel engine that exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s new emission standards.

Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award (Research & Innovation) (2009)

We were thrilled to receive this award to showcase our innovative research and technology development projects focusing on climate change including green buildings, emission reductions, improved vehicle fuel efficiency and the use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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