Diversity News

Free Group Activity – Saturday, March 24th Visit the Manitoba Museum

March 14, 2018 • Written by

Join your group of IEO student volunteers at the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, March 24th for a Free tour of the Manitoba Museum.

Meet new people as you tour through Manitoba’s geographic and cultural history.

When: Sat, March 24th

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: the Manitoba Museum

All students interested in joining this group can e-mail Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad (lkonrad@rrc.ca) and tour details and ticket pick up information will be sent to you. The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 16th. Space is limited.


CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

March 14, 2018 • Written by


In order to help students take a break and explore some free off campus activities, the International Education Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:

FREE TICKETS TO EXPERIENCE The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra:

Free ticket to see a classical series with the WSO, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd.

When: Friday, April 6th at 10:30 am – For those not attending classes at this time

Where: the Centennial Concert Hall

Guest passes for up to 4 people per request. Make this a group activity with your college peers or mentor partners!

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




Free Family Fun Day!!!

March 14, 2018 • Written by

Free Family Fun Day!

Saturday at 10 AM – 2 PM

Bronx Park Community Centre

720 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 0Z5

Join the free play and learning activities for young children (under 10) and their father figures to do together!

Learn how to make a pony tale, build a big lego fort, play in the Olympics, play with Sport for Life facilitators, make a healthy together and so much more!!!



All are welcome! Dads, moms, grandpas, uncles……

For more info, go here

Apply to be a Diversity Ambassador at Red River College!

March 14, 2018 • 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 various programs and services across Red River College 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 29, 2018!

Apply:  Diversity Ambassadors Program.

Volunteers needed for Immigrant & International Student Consultation

March 14, 2018 • Written by

Red River College is looking for immigrant or international student volunteers to participate in a consultation group session and share their perspectives and opinions related to the development of a Sexual Violence Prevention Policy.

The consultation will take place at the Notre Dame Campus on Wednesday, April 4th, from 12:00-1:00 pm.

If you would be willing to participate in this important consultation, please contact Norlan Page at nopage@rrc.ca.

Volunteer Opportunity: Applied Research & Innovation Day

March 9, 2018 • Written by

Are you interested in volunteering for Applied Research & Innovation Day on April 5, 2018? Do you know students or campus community members who would be interested?

To volunteer or ask any questions about the day please email Shelby Joss: joss.shelby@gmail.com

The deadline for volunteers is Thursday, March 15.

We are seeking volunteers for the following tasks:

  • Greeters
  • Registration Table
  • Coat Check
  • Directional People
  • Apple Cart
  • Computer Monitor Check In/Out
  • Rovers
  • Luncheon Presentation Timer
  • Shuttle Drivers*

*Shuttle drivers must have valid driver’s license and need to start at 6:45 a.m.

 What you get?

  • A fun day with networking opportunities
  • Volunteer hours for course requirements
  • Breakfast, snacks, and a pizza lunch
  • Applied Research and Innovation Day T-Shirt
  • Reference letter

 What is the event about?

Dozens of industry leaders, students, instructors and researchers will be gathering at Red River College’s second-annual Applied Research and Innovation Day on April 5 to celebrate student applied research and research partnerships.

The day will feature keynote speaker Paul Soubry, President & CEO of New Flyer along with Jeff Reisner, President of North Forge, journalist Richard Cloutier, and Tracey Maconachie, President of the Life Science Association of Manitoba. The event will include a student research showcase, tours of cutting-edge research facilities, a networking luncheon and forums on pressing topics of the day.


Mid-Term Check-in

March 8, 2018 • Written by

Do you have questions about accessing services and supports on campus, dealing with day-to-day challenges of living in Winnipeg, understanding Canadian culture, or preparing for what comes after the term is done?  We’re here to help you!

If you would like to contact a Student Integration Coordinator, please fill out our Request for Advising for Current Immigrant and International Students Form or contact your Student Integration Coordinator directly:

Notre Dame Campus and Stevenson Campus

  • Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator
  • D206-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
  • Phone: 204.631.3309
  • Email: nopage@rrc.ca

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

  • Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator
  • 223-319 Elgin Avenue
  • Phone: 204.631.3345
  • Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca

NDC Income Tax Presentation TODAY!

March 8, 2018 • Written by

If you are new to Canada and are wondering about taxes and tax refunds, International Education is offering a workshop TODAY at NDCto answer your questions.

Notre Dame Campus

  • March 8th
  • 12:00-1:00
  • Black Lecture Theatre

A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency will share tips and important information about income tax.

Some of the questions answered in this session include:

  • What are income taxes?
  • Why do we pay them?
  • Who needs to file a tax return?
  • How can you benefit from the income tax program?
  • How do I prepare for and file a tax return?
  • What benefits and credits can I apply for? (GST credit, disability benefits, the Canada Child Benefit, etc.)
  • Where can I go for help?

If you have never filed a tax return before, attend this session to find out what you need to know!

Registration is not required, but recommended if you would like to receive reminders and updates.

To register for the Tax Sessions, and to receive updates and email materials from the sessions, please submit your information below:

Your Contact Information:

Your First Name (Required)

Your Last Name (Required)

Your Red River College Student Number (Please do not include the 0 at the beginning) (Required)

Your Red River College Academic Email (Required)

Which session would you like to attend?

Write any question that you have here:

Please click the SEND button. Thank you!

Please contact Norlan Page (nopage@rrc.ca) if you have any questions.

Craftstravaganza – Free!!

March 6, 2018 • Written by

Mega-Workshop in Traditional Craft Practices

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 12-4 pm

at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) at 611 Main Street

Learn craft practices from around the world! Four free, simultaneous workshops will be offered.

For more info, go here


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