June 2015

Student work on display at Language Training Centre art exhibit

June 26, 2015 • Written by

art coverStudents at Red River College’s Language Training Centre got the chance to express themselves outside of the classroom last month, unleashing their inner artists (and musicians, and photographers) during the LTC’s first-ever Student Art Exhibit.

Held May 27 at the LTC (located in Union Station), the event served a number of purposes — primarily, to give students a voice while instilling confidence and pride in their artistic talents. It also allowed them to sharpen their writing, reading, speaking and listening skills — while building community and learning something new about their classmates.

Whether participating or not, all LTC students had a chance to check out the exhibits with their classes or on their own. Some students were assigned written tasks requiring them to describe their responses to pieces featured in the exhibit, while others were given the opportunity to meet the artists and ask questions about their work.

The list of participating LTC students included:

  • Jeongmin An – homemade cookie caterer
  • Jose Noland Balverde – singer/guitarist
  • Mikhail Koval – paintings
  • Muhammad Lashari – singer/guitarist
  • Yushi Li – photographs of nature
  • Anh Ngo – animation drawings
  • Nam Ngo – paper craft sculptor
  • Elena Reznik – paintings
  • Svetlana Russco – paintings
  • Soo Yeon Suh – painting

The event was a great success. Thanks to event organizers Hong Nguyen (LTC instructor) and Carolyn Schmidt (LTC Program Facilitator), and to volunteers Luis Trejo (former LTC student), Rita Prokopetz, Lori Lobchuk, Logan Brunette, Rachel Hildebrandt, Yaw Amoah-Gyampoh and Janice Ching (LTC instructors).

Click here for a gallery of photos taken at the event.

– Written by David Schmeichel, Marketing & Web Presence

The School of Continuing Education is now offering training in Six Sigma Green and Black Belt levels.

June 23, 2015 • Written by

Six SigmaAs a part of these courses you will learn about project, process, and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. The courses are developed to correlate to the American Society for Quality guidelines and are designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Certification exams.

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Amazing Choice – My Reflection on being a Diversity Ambassador!

June 15, 2015 • Written by

Hello everyone! I am Mercy Lin an International student from China enrolled in Early Childhood Education. I want to share my journey of being a Diversity Student Ambassador.

I came to Canada in the cold winter of 2013. Other than the excitement of coming to a new country, I felt very lonely and worried about the new college life. Luckily, I built a connection with the Diversity and Intercultural Service at the Red River College which supported me to go through my two year program. When I heard about the Diversity Ambassador program I said to myself immediately “I want to be one of them”. With the passion of giving back to Red River College and the Diversity and Intercultural Services program and the strong desire to learn more about other cultures, I applied for the Student Ambassador position and was luckily selected to be part of the Diversity and Intercultural Services team.

What I gained most from being part of the Diversity Ambassador Program are as follows:

1) Social Network & Intercultural Communication Skills

The activities in the Diversity and Intercultural Services office that were provided were great opportunities for newcomers to meet new friends. I understand that the lack of support for being an International Student, and I believe it is the great chance for International or Immigrant students to build social networks in Canada. Through planning and organizing different events, I became more confident and gained more friends. Therefore, it is my pleasure to become a part of the Diversity and Intercultural Services team and having to learn from each team member. I also developed interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills by keeping the open minded, and interacting with students and staff from all around the world.

2) Leadership

Being an Ambassador means more responsibility. I took initiative to organize and assist different activities while in the Diversity and Intercultural Services programs through the year; by being part of planning and organizing. I have learned more in the process regards to planning events and assisting at the International Student Orientation, and welcome events. I have gained experience in student advising, enjoyed answering questions that I was asked by new International students, and providing support during students’ academic years by helping new International students adjust to life at Red River College.

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Graduate… Finally! What Now?

June 10, 2015 • Written by

Congratulations! You have now completed your program. So… what’s next?

If you feel like you should be doing something right now but you just do not know what that something is, then ma16316968109_cbce9d73fd_oybe this TalentEgg article could help: What’s Beyond Graduation? A Guide For Students & New Grads by Erika Chung.

Travelling, volunteering and engaging in all sorts of fun can be equally life- and career-enriching as immersing yourself back to school or into a new job. Whether it is continuing with your studies, looking for work or chilling out, keep your end-game in mind.

Read more about this article here: What’s Beyond Graduation? A Guide For Students & New Grads


Enrolment Services Closure Thursday June 4th, 2015

June 2, 2015 • Written by

The following Enrolment Services Offices will be closed Thursday June 4th, all day for a staff meeting.

  • Student Service Centre – D101 Notre Dame Campus
  • Registrar’s Office – D105 Notre Dame Campus
  • Student Service Centre – P104 Roblin Centre

Students can visit Continuing Education office (C116) between 8 and 4 for assistance, however staff in that office are only able to accept debit and credit card or cheque payments. Students wishing to pay with cash can visit the Controller’s Office in C212 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.(closed for lunch 11:30-1).

  • The Registrar’s Office will reopen on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
  • The Student Service Centres will reopen on Friday June 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.