October 2014

Looking for work? Student Employment Services can help!

October 30, 2014 • Written by

Student Employment Services offers FREE assistance with:

  • Job-seeking strategiesEmployment_0
  • Cover letter writing
  • Resume development
  • Interview preparation/mock interviews
  • Student/Alumni job board

Make an appointment today to see how Student Employment Services can assist you.

Contact us at 204.632.3966 or e-mail jobcentre@rrc.ca to schedule an appointment.

On the web: rrc.ca/ses

View job postings: jobcentral.rrc.ca

Library Window Display in Recognition of Ally Week

October 30, 2014 • Written by


Ally Week is a national youth-led effort empowering students to be allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bullying, harassment and name-calling.

It is usually held in September or October, often coinciding with National Coming Out Day on October 11, and October also being LGBT History Month. The event started in October 2005 and has grown since. This year Ally Week took place October 13-17, 2014.

The goal of Ally Week is to diminish stereotypes and exclusion while highlighting that peer support for LGBT students is stronger than the students themselves may have thought existed. People across the country can engage in a national dialogue about how everyone in and out of school can work to become better allies to LGBT youth.

Visit our the Notre Dame Campus Window Display

To increase LGBTT* awareness Library Services set up a window display at Notre Dame Campus where you can find additional information about the LGBTT* initiative at RRC.  As well, the RRC Library has many LGBTT* themed items in its collection. Check out some of the items that are currently on display in the Notre Dame Campus window display.

List of Items: http://library.rrc.ca/Search/Window-Display.aspx

Appropriate Halloween Costumes

October 29, 2014 • Written by

A friendly reminder from RRC’s Security Services team:

With Halloween this week many staff and students will chose to wear costumes, to get into the Halloween sprit, at many of our campuses.  While it is fun to get into the spirit of the occasion, it is important to remember that costumes must NOT include weapons of any kind, and that includes replica’s and toy weapons.

Accessories which represent firearms of any kind, including pistols, rifles, and shotguns, are not allowed on College property.  In addition, any other weapons such as swords, knives, hatchets, explosives, etc, including toy models, are not allowed.

It is important to exercise common sense when choosing a Halloween costume to wear on a College Campus.

Have a safe and fun time this Halloween season!

RRCSA Halloween Fun

October 17, 2014 • Written by

Hello Students!

WalkingDeadHalloween is just around the corner! The time of candy overdoses, stomach aches and costumes is fast approaching. Here at Red River College, the Students’ Association has been thinking of ways to bring some fun into your lives and bring back some of that joy of Halloween.

We also want to keep you on your toes and scare you with something other than tests or exams. This is why we will be having The Walking Dead marathon (seasons 3 & 4) in The Cave at NDC the entire week of October 20-24.

The Walking Dead Marathon
Notre Dame Campus (NDC) – The Cave
October 20- 24
10:00-4:00 Each Day

The following week (the week of Halloween) we will have several Halloween events as well! To start the week of Halloween off right we will test your skill and creativity with a:

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Halloween Activities
NDC- The Cave
Tuesday, October 28

Exchange District Campus (EDC) – The Roblin Centre Cafeteria
Wednesday, October 29

Then we have scheduled a Halloween Kegger for you:

NDC- The Cave
Thursday, October 30

Last but not least comes the big day HALLOWEEN. We have a Halloween Costume Contest, so come in your wackiest, scariest, and most creative costumes!

ALL DAY until 3:00
Show up to CM20 for a photo to be entered
Also a Halloween movie marathon running in The Cave!

Roblin Centre
ALL DAY until 3:00
Show up to P110 for a photo to be entered

Regional Campuses
ALL DAY until 3:00
Tweet your costume pictures @RRCSA

We hope that these events will relieve some stress and that you will take some time and enjoy the spirit of Halloween! Hope to see you all there!

Say YES to Everything

October 16, 2014 • Written by

keep_calm_and_say_yes__by_pikachu1452-d5bpojsWhat a bizarre statement. How can I possibly say YES to everything? I’m sure you’ve heard it before: “Be more positive!” “Fake it till you make it!” ”Law of attraction.”. Maybe that works for the short-term but why do I keep going back to the same old self that I’m trying to get past being? It seems that through all of my greatest efforts I seem to keep being snagged up with obstacles. I can’t seem to escape the pit of my own self-suffering and putting myself down, or being let down even when I am trying everything to be my best self.

These are things I am going to be talking about in my next workshop being held at the Red River College Notre Dame Campus. If it seems like you are stuck in a rut, you’ve tried everything to get yourself on the “right” track, or you’re even a bit curious where this talk could lead you, you should say YES and come be a part.

This workshop will help explain the reality of saying YES. It will help give you a better understanding as to why you think you are not making it. It is our thoughts that limit us and make us see things as good or bad, not reality. When you experience “true presence” you will no longer separate these things but see them as they are. We often trick ourselves and allow our minds to take control of our present reality, feeling like we have no choice anymore but to just go through the motions. The catch is seeing that this is real. We cannot unplug it. Our minds are often polluted with mostly poisonous thoughts and we keep taking it. When you’re in this state, you can’t tell the difference from a Monday or a Friday…… your mind has latched its tentacles onto this notion creating a perpetual downward spiral. What I will show you is not how to unplug it, but how to unplug from it. You will experience what it is to become an observer of your life, sitting presently in that moment.

You will be given a few tips to bring awareness to your daily life, and some exercises to take with you and try anywhere… because no one can stop you. This workshop won’t change your life; you changing will change your life. Once you experience that all negative things are in you and not in reality then you can move towards the light of YES. Bring yourself and a partner and leave you minds at home.

Workshop info:

  • What: Say YES to Everything
  • Where: Red River College Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Ave, Green Lecture Theatre
  • When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Time:12:00pm – 12:55pm

Employer On-Campus: MNP

October 15, 2014 • Written by

Calling all business and accounting students (1st and 2nd year) to an Employer On-Campus event. Attend this information session to learn about career opportunities with MNP. 



For additional information, contact Red River College’s Student Employment Services.


All in good time

October 10, 2014 • Written by

Timing is everything. A friend of mine learned this when he encountered a major setback in his quest to develop as a competitive runner. His story got me thinking about how his experience was similar to so many students I work with at RRC.

You see, Grayden had traveled over 400 km to compete in a 15 km race.  He had his heart set on the generous cash prize for top finishers.  A year of speed work, tempo runs and strength training behind him, Grayden was more than prepared to contest this race. Registration for the race closed at exactly 8:30, 30 minutes before race start.  Grayden arrived at 8:32.  He was denied entry into the race.

The look of disappointment on his face was visceral, and though the rules clearly stated this registration cut-off there wasn’t a single competitor who didn’t feel sorry for Greyden. Even those who would’ve been passed by this runner felt his pain. What went wrong here?  Time management?  A variance between Greyden’s watch and the Greenwich Mean Time?  I can’t help but think that it really came down to not taking that extra step to ensure all details were considered and included in his planning. Because he didn’t take the time to consider all barriers to success (including travel time to the race) he failed to reach his goal. It’s an absolute shame that all his prep was all in vain.

EDC BA student, Natalia Dorgan

EDC BA student, Natalia Dorgan

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Student Integration Coordinators: Your partners in success!

October 10, 2014 • Written by

20140821_0085(re-sized)The Student Integration Coordinators in the Diversity and Intercultural Services department support all College students, staff and faculty to make our learning Community inclusive and successful.

  • If you are a student who has recently immigrated to Canada, we can help you navigate the supports available to you as a student, balance your studies and other responsibilities, and connect you to the people and services to support your success.
  • If you are an international student, we can help you get oriented at the College and in your community, assist you get settled in Manitoba and help you to plan your next steps towards achieving your goals in a new academic environment.
  • If you have lived most or all of your life in Canada, we can help you connect with opportunities and resources to build intercultural competence to be aware and effective in a global society.
  • If you are College Staff or faculty, we can be a resource to help you support your diverse students to succeed in your classroom.

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2014 Library Art Contest – Win a $50 Gift Card

October 3, 2014 • Written by


October is Canadian Library Month. The Library invites you to show off your artistic talent by illustrating a 3 X 5 library index card.  This is the second year that we are running this contest.  You may review last year’s winners here.



  • Open to all RRC students
  • Choose up to 3 cards from any Library location.
  • Illustrate the FRONT of the card incorporating the card’s wording or concept.
  • Use any physical media.
  • Write your name and contact information clearly on the back.
  • Entries must be submitted to either Library location by 4:30PM Friday 31 October 2014.

Entries will be judged on:

  • Quality of the artwork.
  • Artistic interpretation.
  • Creativity.


  • Entries must be submitted to either Library location by 4:30 pm on Friday 31 October 2014.
  • Winning cards will be displayed in the Library.


card examples

For More Information

Check out our posters throughout the campus. If you have any further questions you are invited to make inquiries at any of our Library Reference Desks.