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 many years,” said Jeff Ryzner, North Forge President and guest Student Quick-Research Pitch judge, 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.
College President Paul Vogt participated in the event and said that judging by what he’d seen, this may be the inaugural event, but it certainly won’t be the last.
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.
STUDENT RESEARCH SHOWCASE
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:
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.
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.
Organizers of the Red River College inaugural Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 6 are now accepting student project submissions, giving students an opportunity to share their work, network with industry participants and win cash prizes!
The student registration deadline is March 3, 2017.
Why should students participate?
CONTACT: If you have any follow up questions, please contact Brent Wennekes at bwennekes@RRC.CA.