Diversity News

CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

February 22, 2017 • Written by


The Winter term has started. In order to help keep you busy, the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:


Do you need to distress after before or after exams? Free 1 week passes available to take part in Hot Yoga classes at Moksha Yoga Kildonan.

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.

Looking for Serbian / Croatian Speaker

February 22, 2017 • Written by

A local community organization is looking for someone with language skills in English and Serbian / Croatian to help with cultural and language interpretation on a casual / occasional basis. This is a paid opportunity. Knowledge of child care environments is also an asset.

For more information about this opportunity, contact Norlan Page at nopage@rrc.ca.

Professional ESL Communication Workshops – Winter 2017

February 17, 2017 • Written by

Presented by the Academic Success Centre:

Join us to develop the oral communication skills and confidence you need for success, both at Red River College and in the workforce. Sessions will be interactive, engaging and dynamic.

These workshops are open to all ESL students in academic programs at Red River College.

Notre Dame Campus:

Room: D308
Times: Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Thursday, March 2nd – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, March 16th – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, March 30th – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, April 13th – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Exchange District Campus:

Room: P204 & P313
Times: Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Monday, February 27th (P204)
  • Monday, March 13th (P313)
  • Monday, March 27th (P313)
  • Monday, April 10th (P313)

For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472.

In order to plan relevant sessions that meet your needs, please take 3 minutes to complete this survey; tell the Academic Success Centre about what you would like to focus on in the Winter 2017 term!

Powerful in PINK at RRC

February 15, 2017 • Written by

Remember, PINK Shirt Day is February 22nd, 2017.

PINK Shirt Day grew out of the need to address bullying in all of its forms – including homo/bi and transphobia within our communities – to get us thinking about the impacts of both intentional and casual bullying.

By participating in the day and wearing PINK -during our Open House at Notre Dame Campus – and on all our Campuses , you are showing your commitment to safe, bully free environment for all staff, students and faculty.

For more information on PINK Shirt Day check out their website;


Join tens of thousands across Canada as they embrace the POWER OF PINK

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

Employer on Campus – Royal Bank of Canada

February 14, 2017 • Written by

Join RBC for an interactive information session, where you will hear about their Summer Internship Program, Aboriginal Summer Internship Program and new graduate opportunities at RBC.

Whether you’re considering a summer internship, or gearing up to start your full-time career, RBC understands that you’re looking for more than just a job. This is your future; let RBC help you find your best starting point.

At RBC, you can expect to reach your full potential in a supportive environment that gives you every opportunity to excel. RBC embraces diversity and inclusion, and will help you find your perfect fit with them.

Presenting: Zachary Davey Anderson, RBC Student Intern & Cathy Lund, Campus Recruiter


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gathering Room of the Indigenous Support Centre

F209 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm


Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES 

If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.




Coming Soon! Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – International Graduation Stream

February 14, 2017 • Written by

Red River College International Education Department is pleased to invite you to the Government of Manitoba’s presentation on Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – International Graduation Stream:

Exchange District Campus

Date: March 6, 2017

Venue: Great West Life Lecture Theatre

Time: 4.00pm -5.30pm

Notre Dame Campus

Date: March 7, 2017

Venue: Black Lecture Theatre

Time: 4.00pm -5.30pm

Topics covered will include:

  • MPNP guidelines for international student grads
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application Processes
  • Use of immigration representatives

To attend, please respond to: international@rrc.ca or contact by phone at 204.632.2197.

Festival du Voyageur: Free Events

February 13, 2017 • Written by

Festival du Voyageur is the largest winter festival in western Canada, and it takes place every February right here is Winnipeg! The festival celebrates Canada’s fur-trading past and unique French and Métis heritage and culture through entertainment, arts and crafts, music, exhibits, and displays.

Although there is an admission cost to get into the festival, there will also be opportunities to experience festival events for free. Most of the free events will take place at the Rendez-vous on Ice (at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers) at The Forks.

February 17th

  • Breakfast on Ice:7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice) 
    • A special celebration for all the skaters, bikers, walkers, runners and skiers who use the Red River ice trail as part of their morning commute and also for all the folks who just like to celebrate a Winnipeg winter. There will be free hot chocolate, trail tails, entertainment and prize draws.
  • Torch Light Walk: 6:30 p.m. (At the main entrance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights)
    • Join the cheerful crowd as they walk from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to Voyageur Park for an exceptional stroll lit by hundreds of candles and torch lights. The first 100 participants will receive a free day pass to Voyageur Park!

February 18th

  • Fierté d’hiver (Winter Pride): 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • Fierté d’hiver is a Winter Pride Celebration for Winnipeg’s LGBTQ community! Two-Spirited People of Manitoba will start the celebration with a traditional drum song and welcoming invocation, followed by a performance by Rylee Sandberg, a 7-year-old Anishinabe, Cree and Metis hoop dancer. There will also be entertainment featuring Local DJ’s and a drag show performance by Lita Takeela!

February 19th

  • Fashion on Ice: 4 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • This fashion show will showcase the work of several fashion & accessory designers and retailers.
  • Discotèque on Ice: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • Up and coming artists in the local pop and electronica scenes will share their love of French music.

February 20th

  • Wild Winter Canoe Race: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • It’s a race. In a canoe. In February! Participants will push their canoe down a snow-packed 200-meter course. Spectators will enjoy watching teams compete as they raise money for a local non-profit organization.
  • Family Rendez-Vous on the Trail: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Rendez-vous on Ice)
    • Enjoy free hot chocolate and activities for kids and parents.

Click here for more details.

Personal Safety Training for Staff and Students – February 14th & 21st

February 9, 2017 • Written by

Personal Safety Training for Staff and Students – February 14th & 21st 

As part of Red River College’s ongoing work to undertake additional security measures at its Exchange District Campus following two recent, separate incidents in which two students were injured during what appears to be attempts to steal their cellphones.
The Winnipeg Police Service will be hosting a Personal Safety Training seminar for staff and students in P107 at the Roblin Centre on Tuesday, February 21. There will be four sessions running that day:
Session 1: 8:00am – 9:30am
Session 2: 10:00am – 11:30am
Session 3: 12:00pm – 1:30pm 
Session 4: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
There is no pre-registration required. The session will cover personal safety topics such as parking at night, transit safety, dealing with panhandlers, gang awareness, robbery prevention and debit and ATM safety tips.
As well, the WPS will set up an information booth on Tuesday, February 14 in P107 from 2:00pm-4:00pm where members will be on-hand to answer questions.
For additional information, please contact Keith A. Walker at kewalker@rrc.ca.

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

February 8, 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.

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