September 2013

Celebrate and support LGBTT* rights in October!

September 30, 2013 • Written by

8951933831_db3bea0255_b (landscape)October is a month with many opportunities to celebrate and support the LGBTT* (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit) community. Coming Out Day (October 11), Spirit Day (October 17) and the Ally Week (October 21-25) provide a special time to reflect and advocate for LGBTT* rights and the value of diversity and inclusiveness, and to become Allies!

Coming Out Day (October 11): Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as an ally.

A Resource Guide to Coming Out is a publication that acknowledges that the experience of coming out and living openly covers the full spectrum of human emotion – from fear to euphoria, and is available at A Coming Out as a Straight Supporter guide is a resource intended to be a welcoming guide for straight supporters to build bridges of understanding when someone they know comes out to them, and is available at

Spirit Day (October 17): People wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and to speak out against bullying. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.

Participants can take the Spirit Day pledge at and then wear purple on October 17 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

Ally Week (October 21-25): Ally Week, taking place this year on October 21-25, is a week where people can engage in a dialogue about how everyone can work to become better Allies against anti-LGBT language, bullying and harassment in schools.

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Student Employment Services – Employer on Campus events in October include:

September 30, 2013 • Written by

Notre Dame Campus

Mosaic (Tuesday, October 8, 2013)

TD Canada Trust (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)

Allstate (Thursday, October 24, 2013)

The North West Company (Wednesday, October 30, 2013)


Exchange District Campus

Fast Canadian Enterprise Ltd. (Monday, October 7, 2013)

TD Canada Trust (Thursday, October 24, 2013)

Allstate (Friday, October 25, 2013)

The North West Company (Tuesday, October 29, 2013)

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RRC Aboriginal Student Supports – September Events Calendar

September 13, 2013 • Written by


The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department has plenty of great events coming up in the next few weeks, including Women’s Full Moon Drumming, an info session on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships, a Pipe Ceremony and Fall Feast to celebrate the equinox, and an opportunity to become part of the R-Crew.

Women’s Full Moon Drumming – September 17

Please join us in the Aboriginal Support Centre, room F205 on Tuesday, September 17 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for Women’s Full Moon Drumming with Elder, Mae Louise Campbell.

Although drums will be provided, feel free to bring your own drum. No past drumming experience or knowledge is necessary! All are welcome. If you have any questions, feel free to call Tracy Brant at 632-2106 or email:

Information Session on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

Want to know more about awards and scholarships available to Aboriginal students?

Don’t know what the process is?  How do you apply?

Please mark your calendars to attend one of our information sessions.

Notre Dame Campus

  • Wednesday, September 18,
  • Aboriginal Support Centre, F205
  • 12pm – 1pm

Exchange District Campus

  • Wednesday, September 25
  • Room P415
  • 12pm – 1pm

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Student Employment Services – Tuesday Tip

September 9, 2013 • Written by

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Did you know that 70% of employers do the majority of their hiring in September?

Believe it or not…Employers are recruiting NOW for next year, temporary and permanent employment opportunities.

Top employers are hiring now and they want to hire RRC students and alumni! Check out to see what exciting opportunities and events await you!

A sample of current events posted on Job Central:

  • grad@Loblaw Program
  • Chop Hiring Fair
  • Employer On Campus – NDC – TD Canada Trust
  • Employer on Campus – EDC – TD Canada Trust
  • Retail Job Fair at Polo Park
  • Employer on Campus – EDC – Allstate
  • Employer on Campus – NDC – Allstate
  • Employer On Campus – NDC – North West Company
  • Employer On Campus – EDC – North West Company
  • Employer On Campus – EDC -Fast – Evening Mix and Mingle
  • Employer On Campus – EDC – Fast Canadian Enterprises Ltd.
  • Options Employment Services for Youth – Career Fair 2013
  • Healthcare Career Day
  • Career Exploration Week
  • Employer on Campus – NDC – Mosaic
  • Ability Axis Employment Expo