Five-year lease extension for Southport campus in the works
Continuing its commitment to the Aviation and Aerospace sector, RRC Polytech is in the process of finalizing a new lease with Southport for five years. The facility, which is one of two RRC Polytech campuses serving the Portage la Prairie area, will continue to be home for the Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson (AMJ) program for this duration.
Beyond Pride Month: Rainbow Walkways Project
RRC Polytech will be getting more colourful this summer with rainbow walkways, starting with the bus loop entrance at the Notre Dame Campus!
The rainbow walkways initiative is one of the ways we are continuing to celebrate and acknowledge Pride beyond the month of June. It ties into our on-going commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, helping create safer spaces where all our community members feel seen, valued and heard.
To learn more about this project and for Pride resources you can access all-year round, visit Staff Forum.
Announcing Career Bridge – a new career portal for students and alumni!
RRC Polytech is launching Career Bridge, a new career portal for students and alumni! Starting July 4, all student and graduate positions (full-time, part-time, seasonal and term) will be posted on Career Bridge. Co-op opportunities will continue to be posted on Job Central until further notice.
Visit Career Bridge here
Please encourage your students to visit Career Bridge when searching for positions. Staff, faculty, and students can also view postings by clicking the Career Bridge link in HUB. Please contact CareerBridge@rrc.ca if you have any questions.
Youth Camps are back, starting Jul. 4
Play and Learn With RRC Polytech’s Youth Camps
Summer camps from RRC Polytech are a great way to get your kids to learn while they play. The camps combine technology, art and creativity and allow your kids to discover and grow their passions.
Newly added camps include:
- Jumpstart Digital Art | Ages 14-18 | 2 hrs x 5 days | Online
- Quickstart Digital Art | Ages 12-18 | 2 hrs x 1 day | Online
- Queer Coded (for 2SLGBTQIA+ teens) | Ages 13-18 | 3 hrs x 10 days | In person
Each camp section is limited to just 12-15 seats so register today.
Library Proxy URL Changes
On 27 June 2022, links going through the Library proxy server have changed:
- In the hostname portion of the URL we dropped the ".mb".
- After the hostname, we dropped the port number, i.e., ":2047" or ":2048."
The Library has made the necessary adjustments on its websites.
Instructors who have added links to electronic resources in their Learn courses may discover that their link no longer works. If this is the case, follow the instructions on this handy guide: https://library.rrc.ca/ProxyChanges
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mark Nelson, Library Systems Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
27" iMacs Available for Auction
Did you know that there is an RRC Polytech auction website?
Bid on an ever-changing list of surplus items and materials ranging from excess furniture and supplies, to iMacs and more! Hint: there may or may not be some rather shiny 27" iMacs up for grabs at the moment! Click here to see a listing of all our current auction items. Don't forget to set up your account early to bid on your favourites before the closing date on each auction. Pick up is safe, easy and conveniently located at NDC.
Good luck, everyone!
Building C Water Supply System Upgrades - Notre Dame Campus
Loud drilling on all floors of Building C will be required to facilitate upgrades to the water supply system. This work will happen Wednesday, June 29th and Thursday, June 30th between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Crockett at 204-260-9916 or email@example.com
Building Services Summer Carpet Cleaning
Starting July 3rd 2022 Building Services staff will begin the next phase of summer carpet cleaning. This activity will have a duration of 4 to 6 weeks covering, buildings C, J, and T. Shampooing of office and classroom carpets will be done on night shifts from 10:00pm – 6:30 am. Cleaning signs will be placed on office doors to notify occupants when their area is next to be cleaned.
Building Services staff would greatly appreciate your cooperation by removal and/or reduction of personal and work items from the carpeted floors to facilitate faster and more efficient cleaning. For rooms that have been completed and to ensure safety for occupants, “Wet Carpet” signs and/or “Caution” signs will be placed at the entrance. Please watch for these signs.
If you have any questions or requests regarding this operation, please contact Randal Wade, Building Services Night Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Library Hours
The Library will be operating on a summer schedule beginning on July 4, 2022. Our in-person and online chat service will be available during the following hours:
NOTRE DAME CAMPUS (NDC)
EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS (EDC)
ONLINE CHAT (at library.rrc.ca)
For a schedule of current Library hours, please visit library.rrc.ca/hours.
Greg Van Walleghem is retiring!
After 4 years with IT Solutions as the manager of Enterprise Applications, Greg Van Walleghem is retiring on June 30th, 2022.
While Greg’s time with Red River College Polytechnic was brief, his contribution to IT Solutions and the College through that time was invaluable as IT Solutions and the College went through many changes. Greg’s steady hand, professionalism and calm demeanor assisted in helping his team and the business areas of the College through many changes in the Colleges enterprise systems and the challenges of the pandemic.
Greg is well known for his dry humor, love of the Jets, and his drive and dedication to his work and his team. His long career in IT has been a winding road and we are so happy that we got to be part of his journey. Greg you will be greatly missed.
All the best Greg in your next adventure.
Student Campus Tours for July and August
Students of RRC Polytech have been hired as Student Campus Tours Guides to coordinate and deliver campus tours to new or current students that are admitted to full-time programs. Student Campus Tours will take place throughout the summer months with the goal of introducing students to their campus community and preparing them for an in-person college experience.
Multiple tours will be offered at the Notre Dame Campus and Exchange District Campus and the tours will include a comprehensive overview of student supports and services and promote academic success and engagement in campus life. Students will be sent an email with a link to register for a tour. If you have any students that need assistance with registering for a tour, please contact Stacey Thorarinson at email@example.com