Student Posters: 2017 Applied Research & Innovation Day

April 25, 2017 • Written by

Check out the 30 student projects that were on display during the Student Research Showcase, which took place during our first-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day, April 6, 2017.


Student teams pitched their applied research projects to guest judges, who rated their posters and projects. The Top 4 projects entered the Quick Pick Competition that afternoon with over $3,000 up for grabs and ultimate glory! We are happy to share the winning projects here.

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High Praises for Inaugural Applied Research & Innovation Day

April 18, 2017 • Written by

Over 600 Attend First-Ever Event

Red River College welcomed over 600 visitors to the first-ever Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 6, celebrating student achievements in applied research and innovation while recognizing the College’s innovative research partnerships.

That was “the most exciting event I’ve been to in a long, long time,” said NorthForge President Jeff Ryzner immediately following the event.

“It’s not news that RRC is focused on applied research, but it has never held such a public demonstration of its commitment to that mode of learning,” wrote Winnipeg Free Press business reporter, Martin Cash.

CLICK HERE to read about the capacity luncheon with guest Emcee Ace Burpee, keynote speaker Todd Burns and winners of the Top 4 student project Quick Pitch Competition.

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Student Showcase Project Listings

April 2, 2017 • Written by

Open to the public!
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Building C hallway outside the library, Notre Dame Campus. Map here.

Upward of 28 applied student research projects will be on display during the Applied Research & Innovation showcase.

Judges will be reviewing all of these projects, and the top 4 will be competing to win over $3,000 in cash prizes during the Quick Pitch Competition.

Here are the listings of student project that will be on display this Thursday:

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Let’s Have Some Fun! MC Ace Burpee Announced Alongside Guest Judges

March 19, 2017 • Written by

We are excited to announce our guest MC and judge panel for Applied Research & Innovation Day this April 6, 2017!

Ace Burpee
will be our MC for the luncheon! He is currently the host of The Ace Burpee Show on 103.1 Virgin Radio.

Ace is a recipient of an Honorary Diploma from Red River College, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to our community, he is the recipient of a Hero of Mental Health Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association, he has received a Volunteer Manitoba Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, was recognized as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Manitoba and also named a Manitoba Hero. He is proudly from Cooks Creek Manitoba. 


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Industry Leaders, Researchers to Gather at Red River College

February 28, 2017 • Written by

Register Now! Applied Research & Innovation Day Taking Flight

Dozens of industry leaders, students, instructors and researchers will be gathering at Red River College’s (RRC) first-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 6 to celebrate student applied research and research partnerships.

The day will feature keynote speaker Todd Burns, President of Cypher Environmental Ltd., along with a showcase of student work, tours of cutting-edge research facilities, a networking luncheon and forums on pressing topics of the day.

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Register Now: Using Mobile Technologies to Improve Service Response Times & Reduce Costs

February 27, 2017 • Written by

Register now for this March 17 event to learn about award-winning technologies for mobile video collaboration by Winnipeg’s Librestream Technologies. Its Onsight Collaboration Mobile Platform allows companies to bring their experts to field situations virtually, from anywhere, at any time.

The results are:

  • Dramatically improved response times
  • Significantly increased equipment uptimes
  • Compelling cost savings and productivity improvements for manufacturers’ service organizations

Organizers of this session will also announce details of a six-month demonstration installation of the technology at Red River College’s MotiveLab, which companies can access to see the technology at work.

This session is geared towards service organization managers, engineers and technicians, as well as executives and technology integrators.

Event & Registration Details

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 (8:00 am – 10:00 am)
  • Prairie Lights Meeting Room, Red River College – 2055 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg
  • Breakfast will be provided.
  • There is no cost for this session, but registration is required.
  • Deadline for registration is March 13, 2017. 
    Register via email or telephone:
    Email: Tel:  204-945-8467


Marieke Wijtkamp is the VP of Marketing and Client Services at Librestream, with 15 years of senior leadership experience. Marieke has held prior positions in strategic planning and corporate leadership in several technology companies. Prior to Librestream, she was the President & COO of OMT, serving global radio broadcasters and retail chains. Before that, Marieke was VP, Strategic Planning at Norsat International Inc., a global satellite technology company.

Dave Baxter is the Director of Sales for Midwest at Librestream, with over 20 years’ experience in sales, sales leadership, and strategic customer initiatives. Dave has a proven track record of success in a variety of verticals including the aerospace, manufacturing, and automotive industries.

About the Technology

For manufacturers of high-value equipment for transportation, aerospace, agriculture, mining and other  industries, the quality of after-sale support is a key differentiator and critical to a company’s competitiveness.

Customers’ demand for increased asset uptime and for rapid response times to service mission-critical equipment are fundamental challenges faced by teams providing in-field service.

This is made all-the-more challenging with increasing product complexity, an aging workforce and a requirement to manage or reduce costs.

Best-in-class companies are facing these challenges with technologies that leverage the “Internet of Things” to offer efficient tools for mobile video collaboration, bringing experts into the field virtually to rapidly and efficiently respond to customers’ service needs.

Presented by Vehicle Technology Centre & Red River College.