Volunteer Opportunity: RRC Connect Events for Immigrant and International students

July 4, 2018 • Written by

The International Education Team in currently seeking 5 student volunteers to assist in the upcoming RRC Connect  (Fall Orientation and welcome) events for Immigrant and International students.

The event will take place at the Notre Dame Campus on Monday, August 20th. The event will run from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.

We are looking for energetic and friendly volunteers to help with the following:

  • Set-up of the Networking Zone
  • Overseeing the “First day of class in Canada” selfie station
  • Assisting to direct students to various areas of the College
  • Assisting the Student’s Association host the welcome lunch and dinner
  • Event clean up and tear down
  • Greeting students and making them feel welcome

All volunteers will receive a Red River College t-shirt to wear the day of the event. Lunch and dinner will be served to all volunteers.

Volunteer Benefit: All Red River College student volunteers are celebrated at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Mixer in April of each year.

All interested students can contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad, at to apply for the posting. We thank you in advance.


Canada Day Street Festival

June 27, 2018 • Written by

Join Canada’s Longest Street Festival in Osborne Village this weekend!

June 30

From noon-11pm

July 1

11 am-10:30 pm

Click here for more information.

Free Summer Concerts on Corydon!

June 27, 2018 • Written by

Every Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm, come and dance at free summer concerts on Corydon Avenue. For more information, click For more information, click here!

Come and enjoy these wonderful evenings!!

Indigenous Day Live 2018 11 am-11 pm at the FORKS

June 21, 2018 • Written by

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, join the gathering and celebrate Indigenous cultures with APTN’s Indigenous Day Live in three cities!

Formally National Aboriginal Day, this year marks the first celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, as we host our celebration in Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa.

All Canadians are invited to join us – for free day celebrations and activities as well as a live concert – on location in our host cities, via a live 5-hour TV broadcast, via participating radio stations and online.

History of Indigenous Day Live (IDL)

Indigenous Day Live, formerly Aboriginal Day Live, has been delighting audiences since 2007. This event features some of the biggest names in Indigenous music and television, including JUNO Award winners and on-the-rise artists. It showcases talent from all genres, regions and nations, ensuring the recognition and inclusion of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

The first show debuted in a park outside the network’s headquarters in downtown Winnipeg and then moved to the historical Forks site in Winnipeg, MB. The celebration evolved to include twin stage performances from different locations across the county, including Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Regina, Iqaluit, Halifax, Edmonton, Montréal and Vancouver. IDL has grown year to year and continues to expand its grassroots reach to Indigenous communities across the country.

For more info, click here.

Manitoba Student Aid Information Session

June 21, 2018 • Written by

Unfortunately, due to a Provincial by-election, this session has been cancelled.

Please see the links below for more information about Student Aid options.

Red River College at Sao Paulo Recruitment Event

August 26, 2014 • Written by

Sao PauloThe International Education Office of Red River College will be represented at the Sao Paulo Edu-Canada Recruitment Event on September 27th and 28th, 2014. Please visit the Red River College booth to meet our Student Recruitment Officer, Hellen Costa and learn about opportunities for study at Red River College.

A Red River College estará mais uma vez presente em São Paulo com sua representante Hellen Costa. Venha tirar todas as suas dúvidas nos dias 27 e 28 de Setembro, das 14h às 19h no Centro de Convenções Frei Caneca (Shopping Frei Caneca).

Beware of telephone and email scams

July 16, 2014 • Written by

A serious matter was brought to my attention yesterday and I would like all of you to take immediate precautions and communicate to your family in your home country.

An international student’s mother, who lives in China, was a victim of a telephone fraud. The student’s parents were contacted and told their daughter who attends Red River College was in need of help and requires $50,000 Canadian dollars to be transferred into a certain bank account. The mother tried to reach her daughter on her cell phone, however, her cell phone was not available. The student had since been in contact with her family, but unfortunately, her mother had already transferred the money to the fraudulent bank account. The police were contacted and this case is currently under investigation.

Please be advised:

  • DO NOT communicate personal and private information on email, QQ, or any social media.
  • Call police (phone # 204-986-6222) immediately if someone you do not know is asking you or your family for money without any just cause.
  • Tell your family not to send any money to anyone unless they hear from you or your guardian in Canada.
  • Store private information documents or identification (ID) cards in a safe place where no one else can gain access to them.

For more information about frauds and scams please go to:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Security Services or the International Education Office.

Thank you and stay safe.

Eddy Lau
Interim Director, International Education

RRC Joins Worldwide Culinary Alliance

November 5, 2013 • Written by

ipblogoAt a special ceremony in France, representatives from Red River College signed an agreement making RRC the only Canadian partner to be inducted into the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance.

“We are joining a network of expertise that will further benefit our students, staff and programming at the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, Red River College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts,” said Stephanie Forsyth, President & CEO of Red River College. “The Institut Paul Bocuse is located in Lyon, France, the heartland of food and wine country and this agreement signals partnerships that provide countless benefits to staff, students and our programming.”

“We are pleased to welcome our Canadian partner to the Alliance,” said Eleonore Vial, Dean, Director of Academic Development, Institut Paul Bocuse.  “We look forward to the opportunities this partnership represents and the educational opportunities we both shall realize.”

“By joining this Worldwide Alliance we have the opportunity of sharing skills and best practices by participating in exchanges of teaching staff from the Institut Paul Bocuse and its partners,” said Keith Muller, Dean, School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, RRC. “It’s a tremendous opportunity and a positive reflection on the innovative educational programming the College offers.”

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Welcome Party for Immigrant & International Students

October 21, 2013 • Written by

Diversity Party

Please join us on Friday, November 22 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the Voyageur Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus to celebrate the annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students. Take part in celebrating diversity and extending a warm College welcome to our immigrant and international students.

As we are celebrating diversity, we welcome you to share your traditions and come dressed in cultural clothing, and dressed for a party! Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items (canned food) for the RRC Student Food Bank. This is a College-wide and family-friendly event; everyone is welcome to bring family, children and friends.

This year’s party features live music and entertainment including performances by Punjab Dancers from India, South American band, Descarga Latina, African drummer, Evans Coffie and Cuban dance group, Yoslai de la Rosa. Take part in fun activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and balloons. Participate in educational games and cultural teachings brought to you by RRC’s Aboriginal Student Support and Community Liaison Department. Enjoy lots of dancing and sample global cuisine.

Please register by Friday, November 15. To register, please find the attached invite and visit the on-line link:

If you have any questions please contact, Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or

This event is organized by the Diversity and Immigrant Student Support department, with additional sponsorship from the International Education office and the RRC Students’ Association.

RRC Hosts High-level Delegation from Nigeria

June 14, 2013 • Written by

Nigerian Delegation

Red River College continues to expand the scope of its international partnerships, having recently met with a high-level delegation from the African nation of Nigeria.

Delegates toured RRC’s Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses on Tuesday, June 4. Among the visitors were representatives from the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) — the umbrella organization of employers in the organized private sector of Nigeria — and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), a federal parastatal under the Ministry of Industry that provides direct training, vocational and apprentice training, human resource development information, research and consultancy service to industry and senior government officials from Lagos State.

The group was accompanied by Jimmy Agbayani, Senior Program Officer, International Partnerships for the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). During the visit, delegates and RRC officials explored a number of collaborative opportunities in the areas of Hospitality Management, Trades and Technology.