Diversity Events

International Human Rights Day

December 5, 2016 • Written by

Celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2016

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the landmark United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Did you know Canada played a key role in the development of this Convention?

In Canada we understand the rights of access are human rights; that rights of protection around gender, gender identity, gender expression and orientation/attraction are human rights; that rights of protection around religion, spiritual and or political beliefs are human rights.  We also understand that these rights are interconnected and they all come with responsibilities. For each other and ourselves.

International Human Rights Day is a great day to discover how the rights of diversely abled people have been realized, and where challenges remain.


Enjoy free admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (#AtCMHR!)   to explore the galleries and participate in family-focused programming to explore ideas of inclusion, diversity, and accessibility.

A note for people with allergies: Programming for International Human Rights Day includes the presence of guide dogs.

For more information check out the following link or connect with Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, at 204.632.2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca

http://bit.ly/2gLpkue

 

Rock the Rainbow -LGBTT* Awareness & Ally Training – December 1st

November 23, 2016 • Written by

If you have ever wanted to learn more about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit people and their place in Canadian Culture, this session is for you.

LGBTT* individuals often feel unwelcome and excluded, and they look for behaviours and signs that may indicate whether or not people will support and welcome them as LGBTT* individuals.

The Awareness & Ally Project seeks to create a safer, welcoming, and supportive environment for LGBTT* people by helping to raise the awareness and understanding of gender and sexual diversity. It also provides an opportunity for those who wish to be proactive in helping to create a respectful environment at the College for LGBTT* people, their friends and families by becoming an Ally.  Becoming an Ally is simple and it means being a person who they can trust and with whom they can be open.

The College provides both online and live training opportunities for students. For those interested in the attending the live training, they do need to secure permission from their instructors to miss classes for the full day. In that past, some students depending on the type of program they are in, were able to gain recognition of attending the event for their course. As always, check with your instructors to learn about the options that are best suited for your program.

The 1-day Awareness & Ally Training provides participants and potential Allies with knowledge and tools to increase their understanding of gender and sexual diversity.

Date: December 1st, 2016

Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Location: P 107, Exchange District Campus

Facilitator: Bradley West (Red River College)

Red River College offers this Ally Training as part of the LGBTT* Initiative, coordinated by the Diversity and Intercultural Services. For more information, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

Diversity Rainbow Flag

Complete the following form to register:

Registration for this training is now closed.

Free Local Concert: Made in Manitoba with the WSO- Tickets Available

June 15, 2016 • Written by

See and hear one WSO debut after another at Made in Manitoba as we discover the incredible talents of all-star Manitoba artists in a lively showcase!

You’ll hear vocalist Paul Ong from Canada’s Got Talent, winner of the 2015 Karaoke World Championships Elsaida Alerta, Winnipeg Music Festival Rose Bowl winner soprano Lynlee Wolstencroft, 2015 Aikins Trophy winner violist Emily Rekrut-Pressey (Winnipeg Music Festival), Brandon Festival of the Arts Piano Concerto winner Jammie Lee, and more. Plus, Winnipeg MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette will show off his euphonium skills.

Made in Manitoba, is on Sunday June 26, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall. It will be an incredible show with the talents of all-star Manitoba artists. if you are interested in attending, please contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at lkonrad@rrc.ca by June 22 to request tickets.

 

Taking Yourself OUT to work…Pride Week Educational Event

May 25, 2016 • Written by

Mark you calendars for an exciting Educational Event during Pride Week.

What: Going into a career no longer means having to go into the closet or hide who you are at work. Yet, how do you establish and build a successful career while being yourself at work? This event will offer some insights, inspirations, suggestions and connections with peers, employers and community to help you do just that!

Who: This event is sponsored by Diversity and Intercultural Services, Red River College; MEEPA ( Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association) and Rainbow Pride Mosaic, from the University of Manitoba in collaboration with Pride at Work Canada.
When: Wednesday June 1st, 2016. From 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Where: Exchange District Campus, Roblin Centre, Dining Hall.  Venue is fully accessible with gender neutral facilities available.

Cost: the event is free to attend, however donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to Pride Winnipeg.

We are encouraging all our College community members to pre-register if at all possible. The link to the event registration page is here: http://prideatwork.ca/events/winnipeg-propride-5200/

For more information on this event please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at bcwest@rrc.ca or phone 204.632.2016

International Day of PINK: Wednesday, April 13

April 12, 2016 • Written by
People wearing pink shirts

People wearing pink shirts

The International Day of PINK is Wednesday, April 13!

By wearing PINK and participating in International Day of PINK events, you’re showing your commitment to a safe, bully-free environment for staff, students and faculty.

The power of PINK helps to make a difference. By taking the ideals of PINK with you every day, you’ll help to transform your space into one that is safe and respectful for all of us — not just some of us.

Visit our display in the Robin Centre (Exchange District Campus) from 11am–1pm. Energy 106 will be broadcasting, and there will be prize draws for those wearing PINK (or those who get a PINK ribbon). You can also check out the PINK Art Project, where College community members will make their mark for Diversity!

Tens of thousands across Canada embrace the POWER OF PINK each year.

For more information, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

Employer on Campus: Royal Bank Canada

March 16, 2016 • Written by

Student Employment Services is hosting an upcoming employer on-campus recruitment and information session from Royal Bank Canada!

This session is for any and all students interested in getting the inside scoop from an RBC Recruiter on how to show up on Social Media and what they look for on resumes & cover letters – let RBC help you build your personal brand and get you closer to getting that job!

“Personal Brand is what people say about you when you leave the room” – Jeff Bezeos

During this session you will hear about what recruiters are really looking for in a candidate’s digital presence and receive a crash course with step-by-step instructions on how you can create engaging, attention-grabbing and career-worthy presences on LinkedIn, Twitter and more.

You don’t have to be interested in a finance career to participate but if you are, it’s a good place to learn more about how to set yourself apart in the financial services industry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Employer on Campus Poster – RBC Brand U (EDC)

Deadline for registration: April 15, 2016

Please note: As no refreshments will be served, you are welcome to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation.

Know Your Student Supports

September 2, 2015 • Written by

In case you haven’t noticed already, Red River College programs are tough! With a full courseload, and many new topics and assignments, it can be overwhelming, and many student s wonder in the first few weeks how they will ever get to the end of the term!

Fortunately, Red River College has a wide range of student supports available to help you succeed through your program!

Take a few minutes to click on the links and get familiar with the services that are offered to help you find success at Red River College.

Kyle Teaching

Your Student Integration Coordinator has information, resources and support to help with this or any other questions or challenges you may have. We would be happy to help you prepare for success!

Your Student Integration Coordinators:

Notre Dame Campus / Stevenson Campus

Norlan Page, D-206C Notre Dame Campus

Email: nopage@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.631.3309

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

Lauren Konrad, 103-294 William Avenue (Massey Building)

Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca / Email: 204.631.3345

Language Training Centre

Jillian Hoogland, 418-123 Main Street (Language Training Centre)

Email: jhoogland@rrc.ca /Phone: 204.945.8776

April 8th – Get your Pink On! – International Day of Pink 2015

April 2, 2015 • Written by

Day of Pink

April 8th marks the International Day of Pink.

It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all forms of bullying.

The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic and transphobic bulling. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic and transphobic bullying. The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us.

This April 8th get your pink on!!

Source: http://dayofpink.org/

Pride Parade 2014 – Red River College Entry

March 26, 2014 • Written by

On Sunday, June 1st, Pride Winnipeg will hit the streets for the 27th annual Pride Parade. Red River College will again be participating in this year’s parade, and we’re looking for staff, students, friends and family members to join us in the fun. We need a large group of energetic volunteers to walk along the parade route carrying Rainbow flags and a large College banner.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you have missed the registration deadline, we would still love to have you participate. Contact Janice Manson, Events Coordinator at jmanson@rrc.ca to register

For more information on the Pride Parade and Festival, visit www.pridewinnipeg.com/festival/parade/.

 

RRC Takes Part in Pride Winnipeg Parade

June 4, 2012 • Written by

Students and staff from Red River College marched in the 2012 Pride Winnipeg Parade over the weekend, as a means of showing support for the local LGBTT* community and of celebrating diversity in all walks of life.

A contingent of more than 60 RRC representatives joined the throngs of supporters at the Legislature for an opening rally attended by Manitoba Justice Minister Andrew Swan and parade co-marshals (and longtime local activists) Chris Vogel and Richard North.

From there, they joined the thousands of parade participants — many of them sporting eye-popping costumes and rainbow flags of all sizes — as they made their way through the streets surrounding Memorial Park.

The College’s presence in the parade marked the first time RRC has taken part in Pride Winnipeg festivities. This year’s entry was an extension of RRC’s LGBTT* Initiative, which provides educational opportunities and resources to build communication, understanding and respect for diversity throughout the College.

“Red River College is committed to building a strong relationship with our community, and supports efforts that contribute to a more inclusive and respectful society,” says Nora Sobel, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at RRC. “We were proud to be participating for the first time in the Pride Winnipeg Parade, where students, instructors, staff, family and friends showed our College’s support for the LGBTT* community!”

(Originally posted on the RED Blog)

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