General Info

Attention LTC Students: National Volunteer Week Events

April 19, 2017 • Written by

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Language Training Centre will host a series of information sessions about exciting volunteer opportunities in Winnipeg.

Students can attend a different session each day to learn about local organizations that accept volunteers.

Monday, April 24th – Red River College

  • Learn about an exciting opportunity to volunteer at RRC’s annual Red Forum.

Tuesday, April 25th – Winnipeg Harvest

  • Winnipeg Harvest is a not-for-profit, community-based organization committed to providing food to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families.

Wednesday, April 26th – Saul and Claribel Simkin Center

  • The Simkin Centre is a nonprofit personal care home that provides high quality care and services to its residents.

Thursday, April 27th – MTS Super-Spike

  • MTS Super-Spike is a combination of Western Canada’s biggest beach/outdoor volleyball tournament, mixed in with a two day concert series, all set in a festival atmosphere.  MTS Super-Spike is a not-for-profit event with every dollar raised supporting local charities.

Friday, April 28th – Stories of Success

  • Two former LTC students will share their volunteer experiences and give tips on how to find the perfect volunteer opportunity.
When: 12:00 – 12:45
Where: Basement lunchroom D

Easter and Passover Greetings

April 12, 2017 • Written by

Red River College will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 and on Monday, April 17, 2017.

We hope that those of you celebrating Easter or Passover have a weekend full of love, peace, and abundance.

Red River ReliefLine: Online Peer Support for Students

April 12, 2017 • Written by

Students here at RRC have so much on their plates that life can easily become overwhelming. Sometimes connecting with a peer who really listens can be just what someone needs in order to feel validated, put problems in perspective, and move forward in a healthy way.

Red River College is happy to announce the launch of Red River ReliefLine – a confidential, anonymous, online, 24/7 peer support service that is available free of charge to students.

Students can link to the service here to connect with a trained peer listener, using their computer, tablet or smart phone.

To become a user, you’ll be asked to share your email address, date of birth and a unique username. Other users and listeners will not be able to see your email address or date of birth.

If you’d like more information about ReliefLine, have comments about your experience with it, or are interested in becoming a listener, please contact Breanna at blsawatzky@rrc.ca or 204-632-2061.

Free English Conversation Classes

April 11, 2017 • Written by

Access English Centre at the Immigrant Centre is offering Conversation Group Classes for spring 2017. Classes run from April 18 until June 17. Registration is now open and the services are FREE of charge. For more information and to register, contact Walter Luzzi (Program Manager) at wluzzi@icmanitoba.com or call: 204-943-9969 Ext. 234

Click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity

April 11, 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.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Apply Today!

April 4, 2017 • Written by

There are many exciting festivals and events taking place in Winnipeg over the next few months. That means that there will be many opportunities to get involved through volunteering! Below, you will see a list of upcoming events. Click on the title of the event for more information on how to get involved.

Relay for Life: A fundraiser for  the Canadian Cancer Society

  • Friday, May 26, 7:00PM – Saturday, May 27, 7:00AM
  • Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex (900 Waverly Street)

Winnipeg International Jazz Festival: Winnipeg welcomes jazz musicians from around the world for this renowned festival

  • June 15 – June 25
  • Various locations around Winnipeg

Manitoba Marathon: An official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and fundraiser to support people living with an intellectual disability

  • Sunday, June 18
  • University of Manitoba

Winnipeg Folk Festival: Musicians from around the world entertain over 60 000 spectators at this festival each summer.

  • Thursday, July 6 – Sunday, July 9
  • Birds Hill Provincial Park, 34 km (20 minutes) northeast of Winnipeg on Provincial Hwy 59 (shuttle bus service from downtown is available during the festival)

2017 Canada Summer Games: Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events, and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games will welcome 4000 athletes and coaches and over  20 000 visitors to Winnipeg.

  • Friday, July 28 – Sunday, August 13
  • Various locations around Winnipeg

Folklorama: The largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world

  • Sunday, August 6 – Saturday, August 19
  • Various locations around Winnipeg

Employment Opportunities Available!

March 31, 2017 • Written by

Join Adecco Under the Big Top!

Are you interested in working at Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios performance in Winnipeg? If so, join Student Employment Services for an upcoming Employer-on-Campus event as they welcome employer Adecco.

Roblin Centre – Exchange District Campus

  • Room W314, 160 Princess Street
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 noon or 12 noon – 1:00 pm

Patterson GlobalFoods Institute – Exchange District Campus

  • Room 301, 504 Main Street
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn more about the over 200 positions available and how to apply.

Register online to attend one of the information sessions at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES

Deadline for Registration: April 10, 2017 Limited seating available – sign up early! 

Bring your resume!

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.

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