March 2014

Great-West Life – Employer on Campus

March 28, 2014 • Written by

GWL

WE ARE HIRING!

Great‐West Life invites all Business students to a recruitment and information session! We’ll

provide you with the training and tools to succeed, including some of the most advanced

technology in the business. We’ll encourage you to think for yourself and we’ll listen to your

thoughts and ideas. We’ll support your personal and professional development, and reward your success.

If you are interested in learning more about Great‐West Life, please attend the information

session.

Feel free to also review the website at www.greatwestlifeco.com/.

For additional information on the specific position we are recruiting for visit https://jobcentral.rrc.ca/ and search for position 20777.

Exchange District Campus Presentation

Monday, April 14, 2014

CGA Manitoba Room – P107

11:00 am– 12:00 noon

(refreshments provided)

Notre Dame Campus Presentation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Green Lecture Theatre

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

(refreshments provided)

If you are interested in attending one of the information sessions please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

Please Note: If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:

April 9, 2014

The Need for Sleep

March 27, 2014 • Written by

Sleep_photoAfter being awoken seven times in one night in a new dwelling, I came to realize how much I missed sleeping at home and how important a good sleep cycle is. I threw a pillow at the wall to get my roommates to stop making so much noise soon after.

As you may already know, sleep is essential for everyone to function properly! It regulates metabolism, aids in recollection in newly-learned concepts and learning new ideas, as well as aiding your immune response to sickness, as anyone who has taken a nap while sick will attest to.

Anyone who has stayed awake beyond 24 hours will tell you how miserable they feel during that time and how wonderful it felt to get a good night’s rest. Does this seem similar to when you’re hungry, and how good that first bite tastes when you haven’t eaten for a long time? Your body acts the same way for sleep. Furthermore, certain biological processes are only performed when one sleeps; tissue repair, muscle growth, and the removal of adenosine, the chemical that makes you feel tired, from your brain.

There is another theory that states that sleep is needed for brain development. When you sleep deeply, you enter what is called ‘rapid-eye-movement’ sleep. This is when you get dreams and development of cognitive processes can occur.

This leads me to my last point: as it is a midterm week as I write this, instead of cramming all night, go to sleep! Your body and brain will thank you. Also, you’re less likely to forget everything you’ve just learned that way.

Take it from this one: there is nothing worse than cramming all night for a final exam to only realize that you spent all night working on a chapter that never would be on the final.

I need my rest now. I’m now sleepy talking about sleep; time to put the earplugs in to ignore my roommates.

Sources:

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-benefits-10/healing-power-sleep

http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2013/feature1

By Warren Campbell – RRC Chemical and Biosciences Technology Student

Get Outside

March 27, 2014 • Written by

“Get outside!” This is likely a phrase that was heard on countless occasions from your parents while growing up. As adults now we don’t get nagged to get some fresh air and sunshine anymore. For some the outdoors becomes something to be avoided at all costs.

But honestly, with these icy temperatures it is understandable to lack motivation to spend a moment longer than necessary out there. However, there is so much to offer outside in these long Winnipeg winter months that truly evoke the winter wonderland feelings inside. These activities include: tobogganing, skiing/ snowboarding, geocaching (worldwide scavenger hunt), snowball fight, festival du voyageur, and of course skating. Once you get over the initial cold shock, there is endless potential for fun. Besides the fresh air, going outside also delivers the chance to get exercise in a fun fashion. It’s fun especially if you bring along your friends.

Recently the Students’ Association put on a week full of events that we call Meltdown Week. One night we offered a skating night at the forks with free hot chocolate and mini donuts too! Despite the frosty temperatures there was a great turn out. I was especially thrilled to see some international students there to skate for the very first time. I encourage all international students to see the sights of “Winterpeg”.

For those far from the Forks have no fear, there are many locations for winter activities throughout our city several of which are free of charge. Skating as well as other winter activities are low cost which is always a plus when on a fixed student income. There are outdoor community ice rinks or even giant hills for sledding such as Green Hill (not too far away from Notre Dame Campus) all open for the public.

Be sure to head out today, it may not seem like it but spring is just around the corner. With spring entering we will say goodbye to skating on rivers, flying down hills, building wonderful things with snow, and destroying them. You know you’ll miss it when it’s gone. So this is your reminder to get outside, get active and enjoy the winter!

Written by Chantel Reles – RRC Chemical and Biosciences Technology Student

Network Upgrades – College Internet Connection

March 24, 2014 • Written by

The College’s IT department will be performing maintenance on the main College
internet connection on the following dates:

  • Friday March 21, beginning at 5:00PM and continuing to 7:00PM
  • Monday March 24 beginning at 5:00PM and continuing to 6:00PM
  • Wednesday March 26 beginning at 5:00PM and continuing to 6:00PM

During these maintenance windows there will be interruptions to internet resources from within the College and access to College hosted resources from the internet, including WebAdvisor, LEARN, Portal.

Making the grade, meeting deadlines, and other great dilemmas

March 21, 2014 • Written by

It’s a push to get to the end of the term. The stress is mounting as you face a pile of assignments and tests, accompanied by anxiety about how to get everything done and actually attain your goals for success. See below for some short videos geared toward students like you. A few small changes in how you study and handle your time can make a big difference!

VIDEO SERIES FEATURE: Academic success: smart tips for serious students

This video series features five videos, each about 10 minutes long and divided
into bite-sized segments. It’s so easy to get a little inspiration on the go!
Just click on the image and you’ll be taken to the Library catalogue.  Then
click the “play” link.  You will be asked to log in though the Library Proxy
Service with your RRC username and password to view. The series is also
available on DVD, at Media Services in the NDC Library on DVD.

Studying and test-taking

Studying and test-taking
Studying and test-taking

Researching, reading, and writing

Researching, reading, and writing
Researching, reading, and writing

Time management

Time management
Time management

 Active listening and note-taking

Active listening and note-taking
Active listening and note-taking

 Values and goals

Values and goals
Values and goals

RRC Library is here to help you

Red River College Library staff want to help you succeed. Come by for a visit or contact us by phone or email with any questions you have to ask us.

NEW DATE!!!! Winnipeg Football Club -Wade Miller-NDC

March 17, 2014 • Written by

Winnipeg Football Club logo

NEW DATE!!!!                 NEW DATE!!!!                 NEW DATE!!!!

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Winnipeg Football Club event with Wade Miller initially scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at 12:00 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 12 noon.

The Winnipeg Football Club invites all Business students to an information session.

 Bring your resume and meet Wade Miller as he discusses employment opportunities available with the Club.

Learn more about the Winnipeg Football Club at www.bluebombers.com

NEW DATE!!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Black Lecture Theatre – GM-41  Notre Dame Campus

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: March 28, 2014

Limited Space available so sign up early!

Employer on Campus -CIBC

March 14, 2014 • Written by

cibc

CIBC invites all Business Administration – Finance students to an information session!

As one of Canada’s largest employers, CIBC offers a variety of career opportunities. Our people are the key to achieving our vision of being the leader in client relationships, which is why we work hard to create an environment where all employees can excel.

If you are interested in learning more about CIBC, please attend the information session. Feel free to also review our website at www.cibc.com.

Notre Dame Campus Session

Monday, March 24, 2014

D‐102A – 2055 Notre Dame

Come & Go

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

(refreshments provided)

 

Exchange District Campus Session

Thursday, March 27, 2014

W411 ‐ 160 Princess Street

Come & Go

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

(refreshments provided)

If you are interested in attending the information session please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MARCH 20, 2014

Red River College hosts 5th Annual International Futsal Tournament

March 13, 2014 • Written by

Winner Team Armania GermanyA total of 12 teams came out on Saturday, March 8th to participate in this year’s Annual International Futsal tournament. A combination of students from various Red River College campuses met in the North Gym at 9:00 am on Saturday to play. For some, it was the first indoor game ever played.

With representation from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Armenia, India and Congo, the tournament attracted over 100 students from various backgrounds with different levels of skill. The round robin style tournament allowed for a futsal packed day of 18 minute matches, giving all teams plenty of playing time.

As this was an opportunity for all students, players had the options to register as a team or an individual. This year, three Free Agents teams were created to accommodate individual registrations.

The final game between teams Free Agents #3 and Arminia Germany was an exciting match. Taking the lead and defeating two time tournament champions Maples FCArminia Germany became this year’s International Futsal Tournament champions. In the final match, they defeated Free Agents #3 with a final score of 5-3.

The tournament is offered every year and is organized in partnership by the Diversity and Immigrant Student Support department and Athletics and Recreation Services. The tournament would not be made possible without the help of student volunteers who provided a complementary concession for players, organized team prizes and team registration.

Written by Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator, Diversity and Immigrant Student Support.

The Winnipeg Football Club is hiring!!

March 5, 2014 • Written by

Winnipeg Football Club logo

The Winnipeg Football Club is hiring!!

The Winnipeg Football Club invites all Business students to an information session.

Bring your resume and meet Wade Miller as he discusses employment opportunities available with the Club.

Learn more about the Winnipeg Football Club at www.bluebombers.com

Exchange District Campus Information Session

Monday, March 10, 2014
Great West Life Lecture Theatre – A104
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

 

Notre Dame Campus Information Session

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Black Lecture Theatre – GM-41  
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/Resource/StudentEmploymentServices/

Please Note: If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

Limited Space available so sign up early!

Ask Red – Spread the Word to End the Word

March 4, 2014 • Written by

Dear Red,

I’m a first year student and I need some help. My problem is that I am working on a group project with a couple other students from my class and there is this one guy who constantly uses the word ‘retard’ when he’s making jokes. He doesn’t direct it at anyone in particular and he seems like a nice guy for the most part but I hate that word! My group doesn’t know about this but I have a learning disability and it reminds me of the times I was picked on growing up.  What can I do? Should I just keep my mouth shut and mind my own business?

-Upset Groupie

 

Dear Upset Groupie,

You have every right to be upset! Words can hurt; especially when they touch on painful memories from our past. Working in a group can present many challenges but working with people who use derogatory and offensive language can be especially difficult.  Unfortunately the “r-word” has found a place in common language despite the fact that its use, casual or otherwise, is hurtful to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those that love them.

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