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.

CANADIAN CONNECTION PROGRAM: Free Tickets to explore Winnipeg

December 13, 2017 • Written by


In order to help students jump into the Winter break, the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department has lined up the following opportunities for you:


Spend the day with friends and/or family at Winnipeg’s largest outdoor recreation facility. Up to 4 passes available per student.

View a list of upcoming activities and visit Fort Whyte this Winter Break. To view the activities calendar, click here.

All students Interested in attending can contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad at to express interest in attending and how many passes you would like. Those who are selected will be contacted with event details. Limited tickets are available.




2 Peace Awards available! Deadline: February 16!

December 13, 2017 • Written by

Red River College recognizes and honors the tremendous potential of students who come from various backgrounds and wants to celebrate stories of courage, strength and determination. The Peace Award is presented annually to current students in full-time academic programs who entered Canada as refugees or refugee claimants. Two Awards of $1,000 each are available for students who have shown perseverance in reaching their educational goals, while overcoming challenges and adapting to a new life in Canada.

This is an invitation to self-reflection, exploration and goal-setting that we believe facilitate settlement and integration and highlight the significant contributions students with refugee experiences bring to a multicultural community.


  • Must be a RRC student in a full-time career program
  • Must have immigrated to Canada as a refugee/refugee claimant*
  • Must be in good academic standing with their program and RRC, and provide a letter of reference from their program
  • Must submit a minimum of a 1,000 word essay discussing:
    • Their adjustment and experience to living and learning in Canada
    • Why they decided to study their current program at RRC
    • How the Peace Award will help them succeed in reaching their education, career and life goals

*Note: First consideration will be given to individuals who have immigrated to Canada in the past 7 years

All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 16, 2018.

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel and the successful applicants will be notified directly.

For more information or to apply, please visit .

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National Film Board of Canada Film Club-Free Movie

December 13, 2017 • Written by

Come in, sit back, and enjoy some of the best of the National Film Board of Canada has to offer and stay for a short discussion.

Sunday, December 17 from 2-3:30 pm


The profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. 83 min. Rated PG

Free. Drop in.

Millennium Library

Carol Shields Auditorium

250 Donald Street

For more information, you can go here.

The Salt of the Earth

December 6, 2017 • Written by

Noteworthy documentary to inspire, enlighten and entertain. Free, drop-in.

The Salt of the Earth

This documentary examines the life and work of award-winning photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. 110 minutes. Rated PG

Millennium Library

Carol Shields Auditorium

251 Donald Street

Sunday, December 10: 2-4 pm

For more info, go here.

Legal Clinic

December 6, 2017 • Written by

Drop in for legal help from law students working under the supervision of an experienced lawyer.  Get answers to your questions about the law and legal processes in Manitoba.

For those with family income under $50,000 per year.

Operated by the Legal-Help-Centre.  Drop-in only. First come, first served.

Millennium Library, Second floor, Special Services

Wednesday, December 13 from 10:15 am-12 pm

For more information, go here.