December 2015

SharePoint Maintenance Dec 22nd to Dec 23rd

December 22, 2015 • Written by

Red River College’s Information Technology Services has scheduled the maintenance to all SharePoint sites from 6:00 pm Tuesday December 22nd to 6:00 am Wednesday December 23rd. There may be a disruption of service to Share, Air, Library, and Connect.

Unwrap the networking opportunities this holiday season!

December 16, 2015 • Written by

If your plan for the New Year is to get a job, make sure to include networking on your holiday to-do list!  The holidays present plenty of opportunities to make new connections and reach out to job prospects.

You will have the greatest success in sealing the deal with an employer and tying a neat bow on your job search if you have an effective game plan. TalentEgg’s article Students & Grads: Optimize Your Job Hunt This Holiday Season by Carmel Garvez provides tips on how to be on recruiters’ “nice list”!

Read the article here: Students & Grads: Optimize Your Job Hunt This Holiday Season

If you would like additional information on how to “unwrap” your networking opportunities this holiday season, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or  Student Employment Services.

Student Employment Services wishes you all the best this holiday season and in the New Year!



Holiday Reading – Award Winning Books

December 9, 2015 • Written by

Notre Dame Campus Window Display

It’s always nice to relax at this time of the year, and there’s no better way to relax than to dive into a good book. During the upcoming holidays, why not take some time for yourself and read one of the many award winning books that are available in RRC’s Library.

To view the present and past winners, come visit the Library Window Display at the Notre Dame Campus.

You may also view a complete list of all books in our display. If you see something you like, just come to the Notre Dame Campus Library and inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Here is a small sample of some of the excellent titles, all from the Short List of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize awards:

15 DogsFifteen Dogs – André Alexis

What does it mean to be alive? To think, to feel, to love and to envy? André Alexis explores all of this and more in the extraordinary Fifteen Dogs, an insightful and philosophical meditation on the nature of consciousness. It’s a novel filled with balancing acts: humour juxtaposed with savagery, solitude with the desperate need to be part of a pack, perceptive prose interspersed with playful poetry. A wonderful and original piece of writing that challenges the reader to examine their own existence and recall the age old question, what’s the meaning of life?

ArvidaArvida – Samuel Archibald

Samuel Archibald’s stories come from over there: way, way over there. They live in the woods, hunting for creatures that may or may not exist, and they sometimes go surging down the highway at reckless speeds. At other times, they freeze, paralysed by the strange sounds that should not be coming from empty rooms in very old houses. This writing – so wise and funny and impeccably crafted – is the best kind of gossip: it tells us everything we need to know, the real dirt, about this place and about all the people, the true ‘characters,’ we meet wandering up and down the cryptic streets of a real but mythic Arvida. There is a lot of whispering going on in this town, a lot of information that strains credulity, a lot of laughter, a lot of suspense, a bit of fear. Arvida is just like life: a tender, sometimes terrifying, mystery unfolding before our eyes.

OutlineOutline – Rachel Kusk

Compulsively readable and dazzlingly intelligent, Rachel Cusk’s Outline follows a writer’s journey to Athens to teach a summer writing course. Along the way she encounters a cast of characters who share with her the outlines of their own life stories. The result is a novel of breathtaking skill and originality. Perfectly paced, without a word out of place, Outline reminds us of the truly formidable power that good literature has to change our hearts and our minds.

Daydreams of AngelsDaydreams of Angels – Heath O’Neill

This is a work of acute charm and radically deft imagination. Whether probing the behaviour of clones for some sign of a relationship between genes and genius, eavesdropping on the anecdotes of abandoned dolls, or detailing the particulars of ‘A Portrait Of The Marquis de Sade As A Young Girl’, O’Neill’s stories continually spar with that which so often defines our lives or limits our daring – the problem of pain. Here are characters born of a distinctive sensibility and sent forth to chart the strange and volatile terrain where grace is found, lost, and found again. There’s no thrill quite like encountering tales this tall, and few tall tales offer up their gifts this freely.

Martin JohnMartin John – Anakana Schofield

Stylish and provocative, Martin John comes at you as soft and lyrical as a folk song. But like the tune that refuses to stop repeating itself, it is hauntingly about all those memories of suspect desires and guilty pleasures, of knowing right from wrong, of wanting to do what even your mamma would want you to do but maybe you just can’t. As readers, we find Martin John a tantalizing reflection on living the contradictions in every identity and of definitively knowing what is real. At its heart, this is a bittersweet story of personal confrontations such as asking do I always want what others — even my mother — want for me.


Last days to complete the Inclusive Campus Climate Survey! Available until December 10

December 4, 2015 • Written by

bannerThis year Red River College began a dialogue with our College community surrounding the RRC inclusive campus climate. Through a series of conversation circles, focus groups, and online surveys, both students and employees have the opportunity to share their thoughts about our responsibility in promoting and supporting respect and inclusiveness, and challenging racism and discrimination.

At this time, we invite Red River College students to complete a short survey.  Your opinion matters and your information will be kept confidential and you are not personally identifiable. Participation is voluntary. Please click this link to complete the short five minute survey.

For more information about this initiative, you can contact:

Nora Sobel, A/Manager of Diversity and Intercultural Services at

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important initiative!

Network Maintenance

December 4, 2015 • Written by

IT Solutions will be performing network maintenance that will affect external access to College hosted web services.  Maintenance is scheduled for Friday, December 4th , between 5:00pm and 6:00pm .  We anticipate an approximate outage of 20 minutes within this period.

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, and email. 

If you have questions or comments please submit a Caselog to ITS using the following link: