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Human Rights Film Festival: April 1st

March 28, 2017 • Written by

The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties is pleased to announce the seventh annual MARL Human Rights Film Festival.

Developed in 2010 to increase public understanding of social inequality and discrimination, the MARL Human Rights Film Festival is an inclusive festival celebrating March 21st: the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The MARL Human Rights Film Festival showcases films that address human rights through a variety of formats including drama, art house, animation, and documentary.

Tickets are by donation.
April 1st 2017. 2:00PM – 9:00PM
University of Winnipeg – Eckhardt Gramatte Hall.

For more information, click here.

Free Employment-Related Workshops for Students

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Student Employment Services offers a variety of employment-related workshops to assist students to develop the skills required to be competitive throughout the job search process.

Check out these upcoming workshops:

Creating Effective Resumes

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Your resume introduces you to a potential employer and highlights your qualifications as they relate to the position. Having an outstanding resume can greatly improve your chances of getting the interview. In this presentation, you will obtain information on how to create effective resumes.

 

Putting Your Best Self Forward at an Interview

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An interview is an essential element to securing a job and preparation is key. In this presentation, you will obtain information on the best interview practices.

 

Both workshops will be presented in person in the eTV Studio – GM 33 (near the North Gym) Notre Dame Campus or via live stream blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming/.Click on the “Live Stream” image to play. No username or password required.

For more information, visit the Student Employment Services blog.

Scholarship Opportunity

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Folklorama and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunity for post-secondary students: The Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence. This scholarship acknowledges students who demonstrate an active involvement in preserving their ethno-cultural heritage through volunteer work, employment or contributions to a cultural activity within Manitoba

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

  • 5 post-secondary scholarships of $1,000 each
  • 1 post-graduate scholarship of $2,500

The scholarships will be awarded in September 2017.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university, college or other recognized post-secondary institution within Canada
  • Be 17 to 25 years of age
  • Be a resident of Manitoba

To be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university post-graduate institution within Canada
  • Be a resident of Manitoba

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Demonstrate an active involvement in preserving cultural heritage. This may be done through volunteer work or employment within Canada. It may involve any cultural heritage.
  • Volunteer in a cultural activity in the general community.
  • Perform well academically with an average of 75% (3.0 GPA) or better

 

DEADLINE

The deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2017. Applications may be submitted in-person or by mail to the Folklorama office (2nd floor – 183 Kennedy St., R3C 1S6, Winnipeg, MB). If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Elsie Grennier at (204) 982-6214 or email egrennier@folklorama.ca.

 

For more information or to download an application, please click here.

Career Café: April 4 and April 11

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Student Employment Services and the Students’ Association present Career Café, special information sessions for students who will be transitioning from college to career.

April 4, 11:00AM – 1:00PM : Notre Dame Campus (Prairie Lights)

April 11, 11:00AM – 1:00PM: Exchange District Campus (P107)

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Job search, cover letters, resumes
  • Interview skills
  • Managing interview anxiety
  • Student work permits
  • Navigating workplace culture
  • English at work
  • and many more!

Free coffee and cookies!

Beware: Scams and Fraud

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Students and their families may be vulnerable to various types of fraud. While some scams are easy to recognize, many can be more difficult. Check out the scams and fraud section of this College Success Resource for more information about how to recognize and protect yourself from fraud.

Students’ Association Election and U-Pass Vote

March 27, 2017 • Written by

March 30th is the last day to vote for your Red River College Students’ Association representatives and to have your say on the Winnipeg Transit U-Pass.

Students can cast their vote online. Check your academic email accounts for the Election Email. Click on the link and vote! If you don’t see the Election Email, please visit a Students’ Association office (NDC – CM20 or EDC – P110).

For more information on the elections / U-Pass, click here.

Power Down for Earth Hour: March 25th

March 22, 2017 • Written by

Diversity and Intercultural Services is powering down for Earth Hour. Are you?

Earth Hour is this Saturday from 8:30-9:30PM and members of the Diversity and Intercultural Services team are turning off their lights and powering down their electronics that hour, along with millions of people around the world, to help shine a light on climate action. We’re also supporting Red River College’s commitment to sustainability by pledging as a member of the College community to participate at home.

We challenge you to take the pledge and join us this Earth Hour. You can fill in the pledge here (https://goo.gl/forms/rUF6AgyemZdR3PMj1) or find out more at rrc.ca/sustainability.

 

 

 

Let’s Talk! College-wide Mental Health Event

March 16, 2017 • Written by

Michael Landsberg, TSN sports journalist and a face of Bell Let’s Talk Day, is bringing his #SickNotWeak talk to Red River College. Come listen to his talk, ask questions and take part in a meet & greet.

#SickNotWeak helps people understand that mental illness is a sickness, not a weakness. Michael will speak about his own experience with mental illness and will inspire us to be a more mentally healthy community.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Where: North Gym, Notre Dame Campus – Livestreaming will be available at all other campuses
  • Lunch: Come early for a FREE pizza & pop lunch.
  • Prizes: There will also be prize draws where attendees can win restaurant gift cards, movie passes and even a visit to Thermea! Details regarding how you can win will be announced at the event.
  • Twitter: Engage in the conversation on Twitter, using #LandsbergAtRRC on March 22nd.

This event is for ALL staff, faculty and students.

For more information, check out the Mind It! Blog Post.

Attention LTC Students: Tax Time Settlement Workshop

March 15, 2017 • Written by

Are you a permanent resident with questions about filing your taxes in Canada?

Diversity and Intercultural Services will host a free Tax Time settlement workshop for permanent resident students at the Language Training Centre.

When: Wednesday, March 22nd

Where: Lunchroom D

If you are an International Student with questions about taxes, please contact the International Education department at 204.632.2143 or intled@rrc.ca or visit the Canadian Revenue Agency website for more information.

 

 

Filing Your Income Tax Return

March 15, 2017 • Written by

The services and benefits provided by the government in Canada are supported through taxes, including tax on income. An Income Tax Return helps you determine the correct amount of tax to pay, and determines a refund amount if you have paid too much tax in the previous year.

Do I need to file a tax return?

You should file taxes if you are a Canadian resident and/or have earned taxable income during the previous year. Even if you don’t owe taxes, filing a tax return can help you receive credits and refunds (for example, tuition rebates, rent rebates, or credits for children).  International students are encouraged to check this Canada Revenue Agency web page to see if they will benefit from filing a tax return.

For more details, or if you are not sure whether you should file a tax return, read this Canada Revenue Agency webpage, or talk to a tax professional.

Important Dates

All your information slips (employment, tuition, etc.) should be available by the end of February. The deadline for filing your tax return is the end of April (dates may vary slightly from year to year). You may file a return after the deadline, but you will have to pay a penalty and interest if you owe additional taxes.

Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics

Volunteer tax preparation clinics are generally offered to between February and April each year at various locations. If you have a lower income and are filing a simple tax return, volunteers will help you fill out and file your income tax forms. Remember to bring your tax information slips and receipts.

 Professional Tax Preparation

A tax professional can assist with preparing and filing your tax return, and advise you on ways to maximize your credits available. Costs can range between $30-100 for preparing and filing a basic return (complex returns may be higher). See here for a directory of income tax preparation services in Winnipeg. One or more private companies may also be set up on campus to offer tax services to students.

Do-It-Yourself Tax Preparation

If you are confident that you can learn how to prepare and file your tax return, you may choose to file your taxes yourself through the Canada Revenue Agency’s Netfile program. There are a number of third-party software packages which can assist you to prepare and submit your taxes. A list of certified software providers is available on the Canada Revenue Agency Website.

Collect Your Information

Whether you do your taxes yourself, receive assistance, or use a professional service, it is important that you provide all of the relevant receipts and information slips from employment, tuition, charitable donations, and other relevant documents. If you use a professional tax preparer, they can provide you with a list of documents to collect.

After you file your tax return, keep copies (or originals, if you file electronically) in your records. Canada Revenue Agency may ask to review your documents for up to 6 years.

Tuition Tax Receipts

For income tax purposes, T2202A tax receipts are normally available through your WebAdvisor account at the end of February for the previous calendar year. T2202As are only available online and are not mailed out by the College.

 Resources

Canada Revenue Agency

Are you an international student studying in Canada? (Canada Revenue Agency)

Manitoba Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate

Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics

If you are a permanent resident, your Student Integration Coordinator has information, resources and support to help you to file your taxes.

Your Student Integration Coordinators:

Notre Dame Campus / Stevenson Campus

Norlan Page, D-206C Notre Dame Campus

Email: nopage@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.631.3309

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses

Lauren Konrad, 103-294 William Avenue (Massey Building)

Email: lkonrad@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.631.3345

Language Training Centre

Jillian Hoogland, 419-123 Main Street (Language Training Centre)

Email: jhoogland@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.945.6151 extension 6318

International Students can contact the International Education department for more information.

Email: intled@rrc.ca / Phone: 204.632.2143

 

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