General Info

Change your clocks! Daylight Savings begins March 11

March 5, 2018 • Written by

In Manitoba, we participate in Daylight Savings Time, which allows us to enjoy more light in the evenings during the spring and summer months.

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 11th, at 2:00 AM, when you should change your clock forward one hour to 3:00 AM.  Daylight Savings time will end on November 4th, when we will change the clocks back again.

For more information about time changes in Manitoba, see this link.

Pride Winnipeg Rally & Parade 2018 – Red River College

February 21, 2018 • Written by

On Sunday, June 3rd, Pride Winnipeg will hit the streets for the Annual Pride Winnipeg Rally &Parade. Red River College will again be participating in this year’s parade, and we are looking for staff, students, friends and family members to join us in the fun.

We need a large group of energetic volunteers to walk along the parade route carrying Rainbow flags and a large College banner. To register, please complete the form below. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 11. Please make sure that you provide a valid e-mail address, this is how we will communicate with you to share all the details a few days before the Pride Parade.

For more information about Red River College’s participation in the Pride Parade, please contact Charmaine Jennings at For more information about the Pride Parade, visit

Registration information

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

Your Email (required - please do not provide a Learn e-mail address)

Your Role at the College (required)

Number of adult participants (including you) (required)

Number of children in your group (if any)

If you walked the route with us previous years, please wear the same T-shirt.
If you or any in your group don't have the College red T-shirt, please indicate below the name of each participant that requires a T-shirt and which T-shirt size that participant needs (small, medium, large, XL, or XXL).

If you have any physical restrictions, please specify below.

If you have any questions about this event, please write your question/s in the section below and we will respond to you shortly.

Photo Release: I hereby consent to each and every use by the Board of Governors of Red River College (the “College”), and all of its officers, employees, agents, and partners, of each photograph and any other likeness of me created by the College or its contractors. Such uses may include, but are not limited to: Every use in a program, catalogue, schedule, newspaper, brochure, advertisement, or other publication or recording that describes, portrays, publicizes, or advertises the College or any College operation, and every reproduction, republication, and other re-use of the same. I also hereby waive any right to compensation for such uses, and any right to inspect or approve the uses beforehand.

I hereby release the College, its legal representatives, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composition form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in creating said picture or likeness or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication or other uses thereof. I understand that, notwithstanding the foregoing, these photographs or other likeness may be used only for educational or College promotional purposes or for the dissemination of information relating to the College in general.

I declare that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard.

Red River College is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Manitoba (FIPPA) in the collection, use, retention, safeguarding, disclosing and disposing of personal information. The personal information you provide will be used to deliver services and programs at Red River College. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Red River College’s Privacy Co-ordinator at Privacy@RRC.CA.


Scams Targeting International Students

February 8, 2018 • Written by

Many criminals target newcomers to Canada, using false threats, intimidation, or trickery to steal your personal information, property, or money. Often we are at the most risk when we are experiencing change in our lives.

One scam has come to Winnipeg in recent days where scammers contact a person and their family in another country, convincing them that their loved one has been kidnapped. They can be quite intimidating, but it is important to always contact the police (Phone 204-986-6222) before communicating with these kinds of people.

The Government of Canada has also issued a warning about a scam involving phone calls telling students that they need to retain a lawyer to deal with immigration issues:

IRCC wants to remind everyone that if someone posing as an immigration official threatens to arrest or deport you, to suspend your account if you don’t pay money or give your personal information, or tells you that your visa or immigration status is in jeopardy, it is a scam.

IRCC will never contact you in person, online, or by telephone to collect fees or fines to avoid deportation or other consequences.

 Please read the full post for important information about this scam.  Don’t be afraid of these schemes, but be aware and prepared to identify them and to avoid being a victim.

Stay safe!

Storytelling in the Round

February 7, 2018 • Written by

The Manitoba Storytelling Guild, in partnership with the Millennium Library, presents Storytelling in the Round on Sunday afternoons. Experience the art of storytelling by attending a series of 6 enchanting sessions presented by master storytellers from Manitoba. Performers – Bola Oriyomi and Guy Ferraton. For families. Just drop in!

Branch/Location: Millennium Library

Date:Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time:2:00PM – 3:00PM

Room/Space: Ah kha koo gheesh

For more information go here


Winter Break Emergency Contact

December 21, 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!


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.


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