Diversity News

Human Rights Film Festival: April 1st

March 28, 2017 • Written by

The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties is pleased to announce the seventh annual MARL Human Rights Film Festival.

Developed in 2010 to increase public understanding of social inequality and discrimination, the MARL Human Rights Film Festival is an inclusive festival celebrating March 21st: the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The MARL Human Rights Film Festival showcases films that address human rights through a variety of formats including drama, art house, animation, and documentary.

Tickets are by donation.
April 1st 2017. 2:00PM – 9:00PM
University of Winnipeg – Eckhardt Gramatte Hall.

For more information, click here.

Free Employment-Related Workshops for Students

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Student Employment Services offers a variety of employment-related workshops to assist students to develop the skills required to be competitive throughout the job search process.

Check out these upcoming workshops:

Creating Effective Resumes

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Your resume introduces you to a potential employer and highlights your qualifications as they relate to the position. Having an outstanding resume can greatly improve your chances of getting the interview. In this presentation, you will obtain information on how to create effective resumes.

 

Putting Your Best Self Forward at an Interview

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An interview is an essential element to securing a job and preparation is key. In this presentation, you will obtain information on the best interview practices.

 

Both workshops will be presented in person in the eTV Studio – GM 33 (near the North Gym) Notre Dame Campus or via live stream blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming/.Click on the “Live Stream” image to play. No username or password required.

For more information, visit the Student Employment Services blog.

Scholarship Opportunity

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Folklorama and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunity for post-secondary students: The Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence. This scholarship acknowledges students who demonstrate an active involvement in preserving their ethno-cultural heritage through volunteer work, employment or contributions to a cultural activity within Manitoba

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

  • 5 post-secondary scholarships of $1,000 each
  • 1 post-graduate scholarship of $2,500

The scholarships will be awarded in September 2017.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university, college or other recognized post-secondary institution within Canada
  • Be 17 to 25 years of age
  • Be a resident of Manitoba

To be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university post-graduate institution within Canada
  • Be a resident of Manitoba

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Demonstrate an active involvement in preserving cultural heritage. This may be done through volunteer work or employment within Canada. It may involve any cultural heritage.
  • Volunteer in a cultural activity in the general community.
  • Perform well academically with an average of 75% (3.0 GPA) or better

 

DEADLINE

The deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2017. Applications may be submitted in-person or by mail to the Folklorama office (2nd floor – 183 Kennedy St., R3C 1S6, Winnipeg, MB). If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Elsie Grennier at (204) 982-6214 or email egrennier@folklorama.ca.

 

For more information or to download an application, please click here.

Career Café: April 4 and April 11

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Student Employment Services and the Students’ Association present Career Café, special information sessions for students who will be transitioning from college to career.

April 4, 11:00AM – 1:00PM : Notre Dame Campus (Prairie Lights)

April 11, 11:00AM – 1:00PM: Exchange District Campus (P107)

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Job search, cover letters, resumes
  • Interview skills
  • Managing interview anxiety
  • Student work permits
  • Navigating workplace culture
  • English at work
  • and many more!

Free coffee and cookies!

Beware: Scams and Fraud

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Students and their families may be vulnerable to various types of fraud. While some scams are easy to recognize, many can be more difficult. Check out the scams and fraud section of this College Success Resource for more information about how to recognize and protect yourself from fraud.

Students’ Association Election and U-Pass Vote

March 27, 2017 • Written by

March 30th is the last day to vote for your Red River College Students’ Association representatives and to have your say on the Winnipeg Transit U-Pass.

Students can cast their vote online. Check your academic email accounts for the Election Email. Click on the link and vote! If you don’t see the Election Email, please visit a Students’ Association office (NDC – CM20 or EDC – P110).

For more information on the elections / U-Pass, click here.

Apply to be a Diversity Ambassador with Diversity and Intercultural Services at Red River College

March 22, 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.

Power Down for Earth Hour: March 25th

March 22, 2017 • Written by

Diversity and Intercultural Services is powering down for Earth Hour. Are you?

Earth Hour is this Saturday from 8:30-9:30PM and members of the Diversity and Intercultural Services team are turning off their lights and powering down their electronics that hour, along with millions of people around the world, to help shine a light on climate action. We’re also supporting Red River College’s commitment to sustainability by pledging as a member of the College community to participate at home.

We challenge you to take the pledge and join us this Earth Hour. You can fill in the pledge here (https://goo.gl/forms/rUF6AgyemZdR3PMj1) or find out more at rrc.ca/sustainability.

 

 

 

Where to get “Food from Home” in Winnipeg

March 17, 2017 • Written by

Are you craving traditional foods but wondering if & where they are available in Winnipeg?

Food Matters Manitoba has created a great new guide called Where to Buy Traditional Newcomer Food in Winnipeg.

Food Guide
The guide features over 70 stores in Winnipeg that carry food from five regions of the world. If you are looking for “food from home,” or just wanting to try something different, this is a great resource.

 

Spring Ahead!

March 16, 2017 • Written by

Spring is (almost) here, and that means only a few more weeks left in the term. Getting successfully to the end requires focus, persistence, and a good plan.

If you are having any challenges, or expect to face challenges in the weeks ahead, meet with your Student Integration Coordinator. We can discuss your plan to meet those challenges, connect you with resources at the College or in our community, and help you find answers to questions you may have about surviving and succeeding at Red River College and beyond.

Fill out this Request for Advising Form to connect with your Student Integration Coordinator! We are here to help you!

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