Diversity News

THRIVE Week November 6-10

October 18, 2017 • Written by

THRIVE Week will be held November 6-10 at all RRC campuses.

The weeklong series of events is a partnership between the RRC Students’ Association and the Healthy Minds Healthy College initiative. THRIVE Week events focus on developing positive mental health to support your academic and career success. 

Some events to look forward to are: paint night; music for wellness workshop; indoor soccer; therapy dogs; meditation workshop; yoga; keynote speaker Kyle Nobess and much more!

For more information, and a full schedule of events, visit the Wellness Microsite. Subscribe to the Wellness blog to ensure you receive all the updates.


CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

October 16, 2017 • Written by


Exams are over!  In order to help in taking a study break, the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:


The Central Canada Comic Con (C4) is the largest convention of its kind in central Canada. Every October, more than 70,000 fans from around the world gather in Winnipeg, Manitoba to celebrate the best in comic books, science fiction, gaming, anime, fantasy, horror, and pop culture.

Friday or Sun, October 27 or 29th, 2017 at all day event pass – 11 tickets available

Location: RBC Convention Centre

For more information click here:

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. limited tickets are available.



Annual Welcome for Immigrant and International Students: Tomorrow!

October 16, 2017 • Written by

For those who have registered, please join us on Friday, October 20th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Voyageur Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus to celebrate the Annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students. Take part in celebrating diversity and extending a warm College welcome to our immigrant and international students.

As we are celebrating diversity, we welcome you to share your traditions and come dressed in cultural clothing, and dressed for a party! Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items (canned food) for the RRC Student Food Bank.  This is a College-wide and family friendly event; everyone is welcome to bring family, children and friends.

This year’s party features live music and entertainment including performances by Reggae Band Rockalypso, African drummer, Evans Coffie and Cuban dance group, Yoslai de la Rosa.

Take part in fun activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and balloons. Enjoy lots of dancing and sample global cuisine.This event is free.

Registration for this event is closed.

If you have any questions please contact,  Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad

P: 204-631-3345 E: lkonrad@rrc.ca

Free Movie at the Winnipeg Public Library

October 11, 2017 • Written by

Sunday, October 15   2:00-3:45pm

FOOD, Inc.

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how big corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms to the chain restaurants and supermarkets.

91 minutes, Rated PG

For more information here


Diwali Mela 2017

October 11, 2017 • Written by

DIWALI MELA 2017 on October 14, 2017

Venue: RBC Convention Centre
Address: 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg

Tel: 1 204 254 4638

Come celebrate Diwali “Festival of Lights”, a festival that signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali is a time of renewal, a time of new beginnings, and a time to look ahead for hope, joy, good health, peace, and prosperity in one’s life.
The Hindu Society of Manitoba extends an invitation for their annual Diwali Mela event as an opportunity to try delicious East Indian cuisine, participate in informative cultural workshops, and enjoy a colourful and lively entertainment show with raffles and prizes.
This FREE event is open to the public. Food stalls open at 4:30pm (food for purchase) with entertainment show from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Bring your family and friends to share and enjoy a wonderful evening of culinary delights, culture, and community.

For more information, click here

Mid-Term Success

October 5, 2017 • Written by

As you are approaching the middle of the term, hopefully you are finding success in your first major assignments, quizzes, and exams. If your early results are not as good as you hoped, or if you are having difficulties, take a few minutes to check out the Academic Success Centre’s Student Success Skills page for great strategies to maximize your effort. Don’t forget that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things to help you perform well on an exam.


If you are stressed out by the pressure of deadlines and exams, Counselling Services can offer some support to help you learn to deal with stress in a healthy way. Check out their microsite for strategies for dealing with stress and other tips, resources, and support to maintain your mental health through the term.


Physical exercise can also be a great stress reliever, and staying active can increase your general feeling of health and well-being. Drop by Recreation Services to find ways to get active and have fun!


Once you are done with your mid-term exams, it is good practice to review your goals for the term and beyond, to make sure that you are on track to achieve what you want to and that you are preparing for the next steps, such as summer employment or graduation. If you have questions about how to plan for success or are aware of challenges ahead, we are here to help! Check in with your Student Integration Coordinator to review your plan and get connected to the resources you need.


Fill out this Request for Advising Form to connect with your Student Integration Coordinator!

GoManitoba Ride-matching

October 5, 2017 • Written by

Red River College is part of a new regional ride-matching service in Manitoba, GoManitoba. Students who are interested in finding carpool partners or bike buddies can now do so by registering for this site.

Check out all the details for Red River College students here. Students  who register with GoManitoba before November 30th  will be entered to win a “Commuter Care Package” (valued at $200).

Have a wonderful commute!


Happy Thanksgiving from the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department

October 4, 2017 • Written by

Wishing all students a Happy Thanksgiving weekend and a reminder that the College will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Thanksgiving in Canada:

Thanksgiving is a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. The annual holiday is an opportunity to give thanks and celebrate the close of the harvest (farming) season.  In Canada, friends and families gather for a traditional thanksgiving dinner at this time of year which includes turkey, pumpkin, corn, pecan nuts, etc.

Enjoy your weekend and surround yourself with good food and friends!

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