General Info

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.

Free.

Drop in.

WEST END LIBRARY

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 www.rrc.ca/interculturaltraining or contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

Last chance! Volunteer with the Intercultural Mentorship Program!

September 12, 2017 • Written by

The Intercultural Mentorship Program is a volunteer opportunity for students that contributes to creating a welcoming, inclusive and diverse space at Red River College and in the community.

This is a one-on-one partnership between a Global Mentor (immigrant or international student) and Local Mentor (Canadian–raised student or staff) that helps build friendships, engage in intercultural dialogue, and develop skills to be successful at Red River College and the workplace.

The commitment is 10+ hours of time from September to December. Your commitment includes a 1-hour orientation meeting, 7 hours of mentor meeting time, and the completion of a final survey. Once you finish, you will receive a certificate of participation as well as a reference letter upon request. Apply now!

To apply, please visit our website: www.rrc.ca/imp. Deadline for applications is September 17, 2017.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at 204.632.3847 or gludusan@rrc.ca.

Red River Rebel Tryouts

August 23, 2017 • Written by

If you’re interested in playing on a Red River College varsity sports team, now is your chance!Tryouts for the men’s and women’s soccer, basketball and volleyball teams start soon. All full-time students are eligible to tryout.

Being a part of the Red River Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime.

For more information and to see a schedule of the tryouts, click here.

 

Diversity and Intercultural Services – Office Locations

August 17, 2017 • Written by
Hello!
Some of our team members have moved office over the summer. Please see below current location and contact information for our team:

 

Notre Dame Campus: Rooms D206 and D208 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue 

Nora Sobel, A/Manager

204.632.2404  nsobel@rrc.ca

Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator

204.631.3309  nopage@rrc.ca

Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator

204.632.2016  bcwest@rrc.ca

Margarita Natcheva, Immigrant Student Advisor

204.949.8393  mnatcheva@rrc.ca

Elgin Building: Offices 223 and 224 – 319 Elgin Avenue

Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator

204.631.3345  lkonrad@rrc.ca

Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator

204.632.3847  gludusan@rrc.ca

Language Training Centre: Office 419 – 123 Main Street

Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator

204.945.6151 ext. 6318  jhoogland@rrc.ca

 

Have a great academic year!!

Red River ReliefLine

August 17, 2017 • Written by

Red River ReliefLine is a free emotional support service available to all students. Students can chat with trained listeners via text online, using their tablet, smartphone or computer when they’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just need someone to talk to. Listeners are from all around the world and speak many different languages. You can also go through an online training module to become a listener and offer fellow students emotional support. To set up a user account you only need to give your email address and date of birth. All of your conversations are confidential and anonymous.

 Visit rrc.ca/mindit  and click on the link to Red River ReliefLine to set up your user account.

This service is offered as part of Red River College’s Healthy Minds, Healthy College Initiative.

Folklorama Volunteer Opportunity: Pavilion of Scotland

July 31, 2017 • Written by

For two weeks in August, Winnipeg is home to Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world! However, this festival wouldn’t happen without the support of thousands of volunteers.

If you would like to get involved, the Pavilion of Scotland is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with food service at their upcoming pavilion.

For more information or to register, click here.

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