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Student Support Services

Quick Reference Guide

Student Support Services has made important changes to enhance the services and support delivered to students.

We understand that students often come to faculty to share their need for support. Please see this quick reference to know who best to refer students to depending on their needs for services and support. Included are some tips for making that referral.

If you would like to consult or connect with a particular area, don’t hesitate to be in touch with the Manager of Student Accessibility Services, Student Counselling Services, Academic Advising, Healthy Minds Healthy College, or Student Employment Services. Additional updates to come through the Fall.

Student Accessibility Services

Description

Accessibility Services – Accessibility Specialists meet with students identifying with a disability to develop academic accommodation plans. 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services works with students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,  developing accommodation plans; a team of ASL Interpreters and computerized note takers work to implement these plans.

Assistive Technology works with students with disabilities who use assistive technology as an accommodation.

Manager

Lori Walkow
lwalkow@rrc.ca

Staff

Accessibility Specialists

NDC

EDC

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Manager 

Jill Patterson (EDC and NDC)

Assistive Technologist

Graeme Gagnon (EDC and NDC)

How to Refer Students

If a student discloses they have a diagnosed disability or comes directly to you to request academic accommodations, please refer the student to Student Accessibility Services, by sharing our online registration form.

Here students will find up to date information about appointment options including, telephone, virtual delivery or in-person. 

Students can also call Naomi Kruse at 204-632-3966 to get service information and for subsequent appointment bookings.  

Student Counselling Services

Description

Counselling Services – counsellors provide short-term solution focused counselling and a range of other supports to assist students who may have:

  • declining mental health
  • are in crisis
  • are struggling with personal issues that are impacting their wellness and functioning while in college. 

Please note there is an Indigenous counsellor at NDC and at EDC.

Manager

Karen Gowryluk
kgowryluk@RRC.CA

Staff

Counsellors:

NDC

EDC

How to Refer Students

To refer a student to Student Counselling Services, please share information to our services including our online registration form.

Here they will also find updates on services delivery, in-person appointments and virtual appointments. 

Students can also call Naomi Kruse at 204-632-3966 to get service information and for subsequent appointment bookings.  

Quick Tips to make a referral: 

  • listen with empathy and without judgment or criticism 
  • be frank with students about the limits of your ability to assist them: your time, energy, training, objectivity 
  • normalize the need for help
  • let students know that counselling is professional, in a private setting, confidential, free of charge 

Academic Advising

Description

Academic Advising Services – advisors provide a range of services including academic advising in the following areas: 

  • Admissions
  • Programs
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Indigenous advising and recruitment

Manager

Stacey Thorarinson
stthorarinson@RRC.CA

Staff

Academic Advisors, Admissions

NDC

EDC

RPL Advisor 

NDC

Indigenous Liaison Advisor

NDC

Academic Advisors, Programs
  • 3 positions (TBA)

How to Refer Students

  • To refer students to Academic Advisors, Admissions: The student can complete the online intake form.
  • To refer students to the RPL Advisor: The student can email rpladvisor@rrc.ca.
  • To refer students to the Indigenous Liaison Advisor: The student can complete the online intake form.

Student Employment Services

Description

Student Employment Services – Employment Advisors offer a range of employment supports and services to:

  • Students/Alumni with job search strategies, cover letter and resume writing, interview preparation, and LinkedIn 
  • Employers with their recruitment needs via job postings, information sessions and career chats, and other employer events
  • Faculty/Staff in delivering employment-related presentations and workshops, as well as consultation in navigating various employment situations to support students and alumni

Manager

Dusty Ritchie
duritchie@rrc.ca

Staff

Employment Advisors

NDC

EDC

How to Refer Students

To refer students to Student Employment Services, please have students email ses@rrc.ca. Please note, there is an Indigenous Employment Advisor at NDC.

Student Life

Description

Healthy Minds Healthy College – College-wide mental health strategy intended to cultivate an environment of support that provides a sense of well-being, belonging, connectedness and positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff in support of academic and career success.

Recreation Services – provides recreational opportunities that enhance our student, staff and alumni’s physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual and occupational well-being.

Manager

Breanna Sawatzky
blsawatzky@rrc.ca

Staff

Mental Health Coordinator: Backfill competition in progress.

How to Refer Students

Reasons students may want to connect include, 

Due to the pandemic, Recreation Services were unavailable. Currently we are working towards resuming some level of services for the 2021-2022 year. Updates will be shared through Staff/Student News and on the Rebel’s website.