Diversity News

CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

April 26, 2017 • Written by

tickets

Exams are almost over and spring is here.  In order to help keep you busy and offer a break, the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:

10 FREE TICKETS: to attend the Manitoba Opera on Tuesday, May 2 (Centennial Concert Hall) to see Werther.

To learn more about the Opera Werther click here.

All students Interested in attending can contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at lkonrad@rrc.ca  to express interest in attending. Those who are selected will be contacted with event details.

 

 

Participate in the Pride Parade with Red River College!

April 26, 2017 • Written by
 

The 30th Anniversary of the annual Pride Winnipeg Parade and Rally is taking place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 and Red River College is participating! We’re looking for staff, students and friends to join us in the fun. We need a large group of energetic volunteers to walk along the parade route carrying flags and a large College banner. It’s fun for the whole family; bring your kids, pets and friends and enjoy a beautiful summer’s day strolling downtown Winnipeg.

All participants will receive a t-shirt, a small rainbow flag, and the chance to show their support for Winnipeg’s LGBTT community.

To register, click the link or visit the College’s LGBTT* blog site.

In order to receive a T-Shirt you must sign up before May 5, 2017.

For more information contact Krista Michie at 204-949-8337 or at kmichie@rrc.ca. For more information on the Pride Parade and the Festival go to  https://www.pridewinnipeg.com/

Attention LTC Students: Free Tickets and Off-Campus Activities

April 26, 2017 • Written by

If you love live music, you’re in luck! May is all about great music and Language Training Centre students have the opportunity to see some of the best local music that Winnipeg has to offer.

The Manitoba Opera: Werther
  • An opera about a young poet, Werther, who falls in love with the beautiful Charlotte, a woman who has promised to marry another man.

When: Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:00PM

Where: Centennial Concert Hal, 555 Main Street

 

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with local singers: Manitoba, mon amour (Manitoba, My Love)
  • A special concert celebrating Franco-Manitoban music and culture. Ten rising Franco-Manitoban stars will take the stage with the full Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

When: Saturday, May 6th, 8:00PM

Where: Centennial Concert Hal, 555 Main Street

 

If you would like a ticket to see one of these shows, please contact your Student Integration Coordinator, Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca). In the email, please provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student Number
  • Program (Permanent Resident or International Student)
  • Which show are you interested in attending?

There is a limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come first- served basis. This opportunity is for Language Training Centre students only.

One more day to apply to be a Diversity Ambassador at Red River College!

April 19, 2017 • Written by

Three Diversity Ambassador positions are available for current immigrant and international students in full-time academic programs. Diversity Ambassadors spend a minimum of 50 hours of time over the year to share their experience, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support and assist Diversity and Intercultural Services to organize events and activities. This program is an opportunity for student leaders who are committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment at Red River College.

The diversity event

Screening criteria for participants

  • Must be a current full-time immigrant or international student at Red River College who will return as a full-time student the following academic year
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in diversity and working with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Willingness to listen respectfully to different points of view and openness to self-reflection
  • Commitment to following through on assignments, meeting deadlines and performing tasks in a timely manner

Ambassadors receive a $500 honorarium at the end of the program.

Program commitment involves a May-April timeline.

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017!

Apply:  Diversity Ambassadors Program.

Attention LTC Students: National Volunteer Week Events

April 19, 2017 • Written by

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Language Training Centre will host a series of information sessions about exciting volunteer opportunities in Winnipeg.

Students can attend a different session each day to learn about local organizations that accept volunteers.

Monday, April 24th – Red River College

  • Learn about an exciting opportunity to volunteer at RRC’s annual Red Forum.

Tuesday, April 25th – Winnipeg Harvest

  • Winnipeg Harvest is a not-for-profit, community-based organization committed to providing food to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families.

Wednesday, April 26th – Saul and Claribel Simkin Center

  • The Simkin Centre is a nonprofit personal care home that provides high quality care and services to its residents.

Thursday, April 27th – MTS Super-Spike

  • MTS Super-Spike is a combination of Western Canada’s biggest beach/outdoor volleyball tournament, mixed in with a two day concert series, all set in a festival atmosphere.  MTS Super-Spike is a not-for-profit event with every dollar raised supporting local charities.

Friday, April 28th – Stories of Success

  • Two former LTC students will share their volunteer experiences and give tips on how to find the perfect volunteer opportunity.
When: 12:00 – 12:45
Where: Basement lunchroom D

Pride Winnipeg Parade and Rally 2017 – Red River College

April 18, 2017 • Written by

Pride Parade and Rally

On Sunday, June 4th, Pride Winnipeg will hit the streets for the 30th Anniversary Pride Winnipeg Parade and Rally. 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. To register, please complete the form below. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 5. Please make sure that you provide a valid e-mail address, this is how we will communicate with you to share all the details a few days before the Pride Parade.

For more information about Red River College’s participation in the Pride Parade, please contact Krista Michie at kmichie@rrc.ca. For more information about the Pride Parade, visit http://www.pridewinnipeg.com/pride/rally-and-parade/.

Registration information

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

Your Email (required - please do not provide a Learn e-mail address)

Your Role at the College (required)
StaffFacultyStudent

Number of adult participants (including you) (required)

Number of children in your group (if any)

If you walked the route with us previous years, please wear the same T-shirt.
If you or any in your group don't have the College red T-shirt, please indicate below the name of each participant that requires a T-shirt and which T-shirt size that participant needs (small, medium, large, XL, or XXL).

If you have any physical restrictions, please specify below.

If you have any questions about this event, please write your question/s in the section below and we will respond to you shortly.

Photo Release: I hereby consent to each and every use by the Board of Governors of Red River College (the “College”), and all of its officers, employees, agents, and partners, of each photograph and any other likeness of me created by the College or its contractors. Such uses may include, but are not limited to: Every use in a program, catalogue, schedule, newspaper, brochure, advertisement, or other publication or recording that describes, portrays, publicizes, or advertises the College or any College operation, and every reproduction, republication, and other re-use of the same. I also hereby waive any right to compensation for such uses, and any right to inspect or approve the uses beforehand.

I hereby release the College, its legal representatives, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composition form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in creating said picture or likeness or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication or other uses thereof. I understand that, notwithstanding the foregoing, these photographs or other likeness may be used only for educational or College promotional purposes or for the dissemination of information relating to the College in general.

I declare that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard.

Red River College is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Manitoba (FIPPA) in the collection, use, retention, safeguarding, disclosing and disposing of personal information. The personal information you provide will be used to deliver services and programs related to the Diversity and Immigrant Student Support department. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Red River College’s Privacy Co-ordinator at Privacy@RRC.CA.

Volunteer Appreciation Week at Red River College

April 12, 2017 • Written by

At Red River College volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as our campuses themselves. Student and staff volunteer participation in Mentorship programs, the WUSC Local Committee, Diversity Awards and Ambassadorship, and the LGBTT* Steering Committee, are at the root of campus community building.

You make RRC better and more connected. This week we celebrate you.

On behalf of Red River College, the Diversity and Intercultural Services Team would like to thank you. No matter where you lend a helping a hand in the future, we encourage you to always be an RRC volunteer and remember the difference is here.

Earth Day Celebrations at RRC – Check out your campus events list

April 12, 2017 • Written by

Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day – a worldwide event to celebrate our planetary home and to show our support for a healthy, sustainable environment. At the RRC Sustainability Office, we think that this celebration is so momentous that we’re stretching our Earth Day Celebrations over an entire week! Join us!

Please click HERE for a list of on campus event that students across campuses can participate in.

Apply to be a Diversity Ambassador at Red River College

April 12, 2017 • Written by

Three Diversity Ambassador positions are available for current immigrant and international students in full-time academic programs. Diversity Ambassadors spend a minimum of 50 hours of time over the year to share their experience, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support and assist Diversity and Intercultural Services to organize events and activities. This program is an opportunity for student leaders who are committed to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive environment at Red River College.

The diversity event

Screening criteria for participants

  • Must be a current full-time immigrant or international student at Red River College who will return as a full-time student the following academic year
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in diversity and working with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Willingness to listen respectfully to different points of view and openness to self-reflection
  • Commitment to following through on assignments, meeting deadlines and performing tasks in a timely manner

Ambassadors receive a $500 honorarium at the end of the program.

Program commitment involves a May-April timeline.

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017!

Apply:  Diversity Ambassadors Program.

Easter and Passover Greetings

April 12, 2017 • Written by

Red River College will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 and on Monday, April 17, 2017.

We hope that those of you celebrating Easter or Passover have a weekend full of love, peace, and abundance.

1 2 3 49