News and Events

College Receives Provincial Sustainability Award

May 10, 2017 • Written by


Left to right: Rob Spewak (Building Envelope Technology Access Centre Manager), Jose Delos Reyes (Research Manager), Neil Cooke (Dean, Teaching Excellence, Innovation and Research), Ray Hoemsen (Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation), Cathy Cox (Manitoba Minister for Sustainable Development), Mark Hoddenbagh (Red River College VP Strategic Development).

Red River College today received a Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award at the provincial Legislature during an event hosted by provincial Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox.

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Design contest open for entries

May 8, 2017 • Written by

It’s your time to shine! Submit your best new product designs in up to seven categories for a chance to win $20,000, other great prizes, and global recognition. There’s no cost to enter.

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation.

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Business instructor’s social innovation work leads to prestigious CICan recognition

May 2, 2017 • Written by

Mark Hoddenbagh (RRC VP Strategic Development), Tatjana Brkic (RRC Instructor, Business Admin), Tracy Cappello (RRC Executive Director, Finance and Campus Services) and Eddy Lau (Director, International Education) at the CICan Convention.

A Red River College instructor’s commitment to classroom innovation has earned her a prestigious honour from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

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College awarded nearly $2 million in funding for industry and university partnerships

May 2, 2017 • Written by

The College received two federal grants on May 2, 2017. This team consists of College, industry and University of Manitoba partners conducting applied research on how to reduce heat loss in high-rise balconies that results in higher energy consumption.

Red River College today received two federal grants totaling nearly $2 million for applied research in aerospace, manufacturing and sustainable building technology. One of these grants is a milestone for the College, which received its first College-University partnership grant.

“This is great news not only for the College but for aerospace, manufacturing and sustainable building technology,” said Paul Vogt, President of Red River College. “We are placing a strong emphasis on collaboration, bridging a critical gap between colleges, industry and universities by working directly with the University of Manitoba.”

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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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Inaugural Applied Research & Innovation Day a Success

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 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.

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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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