Diversity News

Diversity and Intercultural Services – Office Locations

August 17, 2017 • Written by
Some of our team members have moved office over the summer. Please see below current location and contact information for our team:


Notre Dame Campus: Rooms D206 and D208 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue 

Nora Sobel, A/Manager

204.632.2404  nsobel@rrc.ca

Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator

204.631.3309  nopage@rrc.ca

Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator

204.632.2016  bcwest@rrc.ca

Margarita Natcheva, Immigrant Student Advisor

204.949.8393  mnatcheva@rrc.ca

Elgin Building: Offices 223 and 224 – 319 Elgin Avenue

Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator

204.631.3345  lkonrad@rrc.ca

Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator

204.632.3847  gludusan@rrc.ca

Language Training Centre: Office 419 – 123 Main Street

Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator

204.945.6151 ext. 6318  jhoogland@rrc.ca


Have a great academic year!!

Red River ReliefLine

August 17, 2017 • Written by

Red River ReliefLine is a free emotional support service available to all students. Students can chat with trained listeners via text online, using their tablet, smartphone or computer when they’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just need someone to talk to. Listeners are from all around the world and speak many different languages. You can also go through an online training module to become a listener and offer fellow students emotional support. To set up a user account you only need to give your email address and date of birth. All of your conversations are confidential and anonymous.

 Visit rrc.ca/mindit  and click on the link to Red River ReliefLine to set up your user account.

This service is offered as part of Red River College’s Healthy Minds, Healthy College Initiative.

CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

August 16, 2017 • Written by


It’s back to school!  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:


 tickets available on Wed, Aug 23 at 7:00 PM at Shaw Park

Winnipeg Goldeyes vs. Sioux City Explorers

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



6,000 Years in 60 Minutes: Free Walking Tour of The Forks

August 15, 2017 • Written by

Discover The Forks’ hidden history!

Take a 6,000-year journey with a Parks Canada interpreter and discover the history of The Forks. Learn the fate of the four fur trading posts and hear the epic stories behind this meeting place. Through curious objects and colourful characters, the history of The Forks comes to life in this easy walking tour.

Tour departures:
Parks Canada Information Desk inside the Travel Manitoba Information Centre at The Forks

Fees : Free in 2017

July 1–September 4, 2017
7 days a week
10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm

All Forks programs offered weather permitting.

For more information, click here.

Canada Summer Games Festival

August 9, 2017 • Written by

There are only three more days to enjoy the Canada Summer Games Festival at The Forks. There will be free family activities, concerts and fireworks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss your chance to experience these exciting events.

For more information, click here.

Free Folklorama Tour Visas

August 3, 2017 • Written by

Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world (as determined in 2010 by CIOFF, the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts). Explore one of the most vibrant arts and culture scenes found in the heart of the continent during the first two weeks of August. Join friends and family and experience the world’s cultures in Winnipeg from August 6-19, 2017.

2 FREE tour visas available to experience non-stop fun and all the pavilions. 

Any students who would like to go and can commit to seeing 5 pavilions at minimum should e-mail Lauren Konrad lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Stay Safe from Scams & Fraud!

August 1, 2017 • Written by

As you are preparing to return to school, it is important to remember to be aware of potential scams targeting students. Many criminals target newcomers to Canada, using false threats, intimidation, or trickery to steal your personal information, property, or money.

You may have read recent news stories about criminals targeting international students as well as their families back home. Don’t be afraid of these schemes, but be aware and prepared to identify them and to avoid being a victim.

Financial Aid – Important Websites

August 1, 2017 • Written by

Need more information about paying for school?

Check out these websites for information about Student Aid (Manitoba Permanent Residents, Refugees, and Citizens only):

Manitoba Student Aid: http://www.manitobastudentaid.ca

Manitoba Scholarship & Bursary Initiative/Manitoba Bursary Landing Page: http://www.gov.mb.ca/bursaries/

In addition to student loans, you may be eligible for a number of scholarships, grants and bursaries (for all students)–check out Red River College’s Awards page for more information!

Folklorama Volunteer Opportunity: Pavilion of Scotland

July 31, 2017 • Written by

For two weeks in August, Winnipeg is home to Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world! However, this festival wouldn’t happen without the support of thousands of volunteers.

If you would like to get involved, the Pavilion of Scotland is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with food service at their upcoming pavilion.

For more information or to register, click here.

Free, Family Entertainment: Movies on Memorial

July 31, 2017 • Written by

Watch your favourite 90s movies under the stars for free at Memorial Park every Tuesday in August!

When: Tuesdays. Pre-movie activities start at 7pm. The movie will start at sundown (approximately 9pm). (In the event of rain, the movie will take place the following day.)

Where: Memorial Park, 450 Broadway

For more information, click here.

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