General Info

Winter Break Emergency Contact

December 14, 2017 • Written by

Red River College will be closed from December 23, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Offices will open again on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

If you arrive during this holiday break when our offices are closed and have any urgent matters, we have arranged for this emergency contact from December 23 to January 1:

Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator (Diversity and Intercultural Services, Red River College)

Here are some examples of urgent matters:

  • You don’t have a safe place to live.
  • You can’t access your money.
  • You can’t afford to buy food.
  • You’re feeling lonely and depressed.

Please call Norlan between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm if you have any urgent questions or matters.

If you are already in Manitoba, please call:

  • Phone Number: 204-794-5784
  • If you calling from outside Canada, it is necessary to dial 00 + 1 + 204-794-5784

You should call 9-1-1 if…

  • you see a crime in progress.
  • you or someone around you is in danger.
  • you or someone around you is having a medical emergency.

 Have a safe and happy Winter Break!


Directions Conference

December 14, 2017 • Written by

The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular roundtable networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.

Check out the Red Carpet Blog for more information and to find out how you can win an Early Bird Prize by registering now!

Planning for Success in 2018

December 14, 2017 • Written by

Congratulations on successfully getting to the end of the term! We hope that your dedication and effort are rewarded as you finish up your exams and assignments.

The Winter Break can give you a chance to rest, refocus, travel, connect with friends and family, and work out problems or challenges that have come up during the term. If you need any support as you prepare for the new year and the next term, we would be happy to help! Meet with your Student Integration Coordinator to discuss any cultural or settlement challenges you are facing and to get connected to the resources you need.

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

Hours of Operation during Holiday Break

December 14, 2017 • Written by

Red River College will again operate on restricted holiday hours, effective 4:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

During the break, general access to the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses will be limited to the following hours:

  • Dec. 23, 2017: Regular hours until 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-26, 2017: Closed (no access)
  • Dec. 27-31, 2017: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 1, 2018: Closed (no access)
  • Jan. 2, 2018: Resume regular hours, effective 7:00 a.m.

Lab access at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses during the above hours will be limited to the classroom labs listed below. Students who are in one of the designated labs prior to closure will be given a four-hour grace period (until 8:00 p.m.) to complete their studies or project before being asked to leave.

Notre Dame Campus Labs
D315 – General use PC lab
A423 – GIS PC lab
B110F – Civil Technology Printer Room
A226 – EET PC lab
F211 – Indigenous programs PC lab

Roblin Centre Labs
A106 – General use PC Lab
W412 – 3D Computer Graphics PC Lab
W102 – Creative Arts PC Lab

  • Entry to the Notre Dame Campus during restricted hours will be permitted via the East Plaza door of Building C
  • Entry to the Roblin Centre will be permitted through the North Atrium doors.
  • Sign in / sign out procedures will be in effect. Identification will be required for admission.
  • Staff and students are advised to carry their College identification cards.
  • The Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre will be closed to students during the holiday break. Other campus locations will issue separate memos with respect to their hours of operation.

Regular hours of operation will resume 7:00 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Mid-Term Check-in: How are you doing?

November 2, 2017 • Written by

The term is more than half done, and hopefully you have found a comfortable pace of study and life this term.  Are you on track to meet your goals? Do you feel that you are balancing your activities and commitments well, taking care of yourself, your work, and those around you? After mid-term exams are complete, it is a good time to stop and evaluate your term so far.


If you are not getting the results you want, it is a good time to re-evaluate your plan. What do you need to do differently, and what supports do you need to be successful?

We’re 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!

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.


UWPG Film Festival 2017

October 18, 2017 • Written by

Free Admission. Everyone is welcome.

Asper Centre for Theatre and Film

400 Colony Street

Since 2002, UWPG Film Festival has provided a venue for post-secondary student film makers from across North America to show their work to an audience – a key component to the filmmaking process.

For more information, go here

Winnipeg’s West End Historical Buildings

October 18, 2017 • Written by

Discover the history of Winnipeg’s West End through buildings such as the Rothesay Apartments and he Sherbrook Pool in this talk by Christian Cassidy.


Drop in.


999 Sargent Avenue

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 6:30-7:30pm

For more information, go here

Intercultural and Diversity Tips – to help you get the most from College

September 19, 2017 • Written by

Now your term has really started. You are getting into your studies and connecting with the Red River College Community. Meeting different people, from different cultures can be fun and exciting. It can also make effectively communicating harder.

Across different cultures, people have developed their own values and behaviours which allow them to understand and interpret the world around them.

These values and behaviours create what is called a ‘ cultural lens’ and everything we know to be true in terms of how to behave and what do with others, is learned from that lens.  When we are dealing with people from different cultural lenses, often our intent and how people perceive us, is very different.

Click here to read and/or print a short publication that provides strategies to understand different cultural worldviews and the various dimensions of diversity represented in every individual. This will improve your communications. It will help your intent and their perception align.

The Intercultural Training Program assists immigrant and international students to develop the cultural awareness needed to study and work successfully in the Canadian college and workplace environment.

For more intercultural tips visit or contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or

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