Connect with a Student Employment Advisor at Stevenson Campus

May 25, 2017 • Written by

Do you have questions about employment? We can help!

Are you looking for a part-time job or need help launching your career after graduation? RRC’s Student Employment Services can assist with:

  • job search strategies
  • cover letter and resume writing
  • interview preparation
  • access to job postings on JobCentral.rrc.ca
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Floor Student Lounge
Stevenson Campus

For additional information, contact Red River College’s Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email JobCentre@rrc.ca.

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Employer Forum: Reaching E-Quality Employment Services

May 19, 2017 • Written by
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) is holding an Employer Forum this month. This event is an excellent opportunity for you to meet hiring employers.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(doors open at 9:30 am)
Room 302 – 1200 Portage Ave

This event is open to all REES clients. If you are not a REES client but have a physical disability or health condition and would still like to attend, register for REES services and become a client of REES.

For more information, visit www.re-es.org

REES Reaching E-Quality Employment Services Promoting the employment of people with physical disabilities or health conditions

Employer on-Campus: Custom Helicopters Ltd

May 16, 2017 • Written by

Aero Spaces featuring Custom Helicopters Ltd.

Make the industry connections to help your career take flight!

Stop by the Stevenson Campus student lounge, grab a coffee, and connect with a representative from Custom Helicopters to gain industry insights on what you can do now to help your aerospace and aviation career take off!

Join us to learn more about Custom Helicopters and the work they do, including:

  • Field maintenance
  • Aircraft modifications and refurbishment
  • Component overhaul and repairs
  • Bell Customer Service Facility

June 7, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Floor – Student Lounge
Stevenson Campus
Refreshments provided

For additional information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email JobCentre@rrc.ca

Diversity Ambassadors share their experiences on campus

May 8, 2017 • Written by

Every year, the Diversity and Intercultural Services at Red River College opens up three Diversity Ambassador positions to immigrant and international students to share their experiences, promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support and assist Diversity and Intercultural Services to organize events and activities. Kyna Wu, Kanupriya Sidhu and Hasanpreet Singh are concluding a year of amazing work as Diversity Ambassadors and would like to share from their experience throughout the year.

Hi everyone, my name is HUIYU (KYNA) WU and I come from China HeBei. I came to Winnipeg in 26th Dec, 2014 which was a really cold season. First orientation day, I attended LINKS seminar at EDC campus. At that time, I met a diversity ambassador who was also from China. I was really inspired by his talk and fun experience. So, I applied for the diversity ambassador last year and lucky I got picked. Same as every ambassador will do, I joined LINKS seminar as well and shared my first-year college experience to new international students and immigrant students. I felt a lack of confidence at that time because I never spoke in front of so many people by using English. This made me feel embarrassed. I could feel that my face turned red quickly during this period of time. But after I attended several events through diversity department, I felt much better about public speaking. Also, through this 8 months, I met a lot of new people and became friends with some of them now. I am taking hotel and restaurant management at Red River College. My goal is to become more open minded to different cultures and different personalities. In hospitality industry, we are going to deal with people who have different personalities, come from different countries, and speak different languages. Making people feel welcome, equal, and treating them with respect is extremely important. I really appreciate every single moment that diversity ambassador position brought to me. Thankfully our college has this program that I can join in. It brought me a lot of fun as well.

 

Hello, I’m Kanupriya Sidhu, an international student studying Business Administration at Red River College. I landed here in Winnipeg on the beautiful day of Christmas when this place was covered with the thick blanket of ice. As I was new to this place everything felt different from where I had come (India), the ambience of this place felt cold. As I started going to college, things felt better and I made some amazing friends. With each passing day, I started liking this place more. I felt more homely in Winnipeg as I started understanding people around me. I could now understand what the people of this place thought was right and wrong, their culture, language, and values and I am still in the process of learning it.

When all this was happening around me, what helped me to cope with this change was the warmth of the Diversity and Intercultural Service team. They made me feel that what I was facing was normal and that they were there to support me in every possible way. The friendly and cheerful members of Diversity and Intercultural Services created a protective and positive aura around me. Five months later, I got the chance to be a part of this wonderful team. I chose to be a Diversity Ambassador because I had always wanted to help students like me, who were looking for a home away from home.

As a Diversity Ambassador it was my responsibility to promote diversity on campus, provide peer-support and share my experiences so that students feel that they were not alone. I participated in many activities which helped me develop skills like: leadership, networking, communication, taking initiative, problem-solving, intercultural understanding and time management. Being a Diversity Ambassador is an all-inclusive experience in itself. It was a learning episode along with a lot of fun. I will always be very thankful to the Diversity and Intercultural Services for giving me the opportunity to learn more about the people around me and also for helping me contribute to the community.

 

 

So guys. Get comfortable wherever you are sitting. Yup this is Hasanpreet Singh and I am going to tell you about my journey as a Diversity Ambassador. Here I am writing this blog after just finishing with the season 1 of “Thirteen reasons: why” of Netflix originals. Yes the beginning lines are taken from the same series. After watching it, you just get a feeling what loneliness can do to a person. People always need someone else who can help them and they can share their feelings, happiness or sorrows with. Just relieves a lot of stress and burden from their shoulders. This psychology of mankind was what led me to be interested in becoming a diversity ambassador. To be the ‘other person’ whenever someone needs you. I kind of had my own selfish interest too. Even I was new to this place and was looking for a friend I could trust. This opportunity helped me to make a lot of great connections. I got better at my communication skills, problem solving skills and time management skills. After this opportunity I started opening up. Meeting different people all the time helped me to develop different skills and gain an experience worth a lifetime. To have started this journey from an interview and ending it at an appreciation party felt great. Thanks to Gabriela, Lauren, Norlan, Bradley, Kanupriya, Kyna and to all those who were a part of this phase of my life. It is hard to summarize the whole journey in some simple sentences. But one thing I know for sure. It was so awesome.

For more information on the Diversity Ambassadors Program, contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at gludusan@rrc.ca or visit https://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/celebrate/ambassadors/

Network Maintenance Notice – Wireless Network Outage at Exchange District Campus

May 3, 2017 • Written by

Information Technology Solutions will be performing network upgrades to wireless networks located at the Exchange District Campus on Friday, May 5th, 2017.

The work will begin at 10:00pm and should be done by 11:00pm. There will be no wireless access during this time.

If you have any questions please submit a Caselog using the following link:  https://hub.rrc.ca/CaseLog/NewCase.aspx?Area=ITS&Category=58

 

Therapy Dogs On Campus! April 24th and 25th

April 26, 2017 • Written by

The end of term can be a very stressful period, with students experiencing added pressure to complete projects and perform well on exams. In order to help students cope with this stress, we’re welcoming the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program to campus. Students will be encouraged to sit with, feel, touch and pet a trained dog, enjoying the relaxing effect this can have on their mind, body, and emotions.

According to St. John Ambulance, the nation-wide program boasts 3,354 volunteer teams who assisted more than 120,000 clients throughout 2015. Therapy dog teams visit hospitals, retirement residences, care facilities, schools and universities.

Therapy dogs have been on campus in the past, and many students have genuinely enjoyed the visits.

Please join us at the following times/locations:

Monday, April 24 in the Cave Lounge at NDC, 11:30am-1:00pm

Tuesday, April 25 in the Atrium of Roblin Centre, 11:30am-1:00pm

For more information, please contact Breanna Sawatzky at 204-632-2061 or blsawatzky@rrc.ca

Employer on-Campus: Winnipeg’s largest Indigenous employment agency

April 26, 2017 • Written by

Do you have questions about employment? We can help!

The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) and RRC’s Student Employment Services are partnering on campus to answer all your employment-related questions!

Winnipeg’s largest Indigenous employment agency will be on campus to discuss employment supports and services, as well as their career fast-track program, which matches job-ready Indigenous candidates with top Winnipeg employers.

RRC’s very own Student Employment Services will also be present to answer students’ and recent graduates’ employment-related questions.

Friday, May 5, 2017
11am – 1pm (come and go)
Library Hallway – Notre Dame Campus

For additional information, contact Red River College’s Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email jobcentre@rrc.ca

Time for a Tune Up

April 14, 2017 • Written by

As we move into April we start to think of spring, being outside and everything we are going to do.  Does our body agree with our intentions?  We never hesitate to spend on vehicle maintenance, from new brakes to oil changes to tunes ups we invest money in our cars oil-changeevery day, month and year. Yet when we talk about investing in the most important vehicle we own, our body, we hesitate. Gym memberships are a luxury, and forget about personal training sessions. Our bodies carry us through life all day – every day. How we go through life in our body vehicle depends on how well we maintain it. Don’t hesitate – invest in your body. Read More →

Gluten Sensitivity: Symptoms and Signs

April 14, 2017 • Written by

Here it is the magic buzz word of today’s diet fads of what to eat and not to eat. But is it Gluten freereally a fad? Maybe people have heard of gluten free diets and many people are opting to not have gluten in their diet but why? How do I know if I even have gluten intolerance? There’s not a simple answer as it can be a hidden thing in our lives.

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