January 2016

Anxiety Forums at RRC: Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 4

January 29, 2016 • Written by

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It’s exam time soon. Are you already worried? Does your stomach clench at the thought of studying or taking the exam? Do you sweat, shake or feel like you are going to vomit? Does your mind go blank as soon as the paper is put in front of you? What about everyday life? Do you find your mind spinning, trying to balance life and commitments and feel like you are falling short? Does worry keep you up at night? Do you feel your heart racing or like you can’t breathe out of the blue? Do you feel paralyzed by thoughts of the future?

Clinic Psychology, along with the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba and RRC, is pleased to bring you a unique opportunity to learn how to handle stress and anxiety. In this open forum event, some of Winnipeg’s best psychologists will speak about the process of stress and anxiety and offer ideas about how to better cope. The best part is you will have an opportunity to ask the experts your burning questions in the Q & A portion. How often do you get free psychological advice?!? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Caution: Attending this event could lead to better sleep, higher test scores and a sunnier disposition. You may want to bring a friend.

Notre Dame Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 2


White Lecture Theatre (GM42)

Exchange District Campus

Thursday, Feb. 4


CGA Manitoba Hall (P107), Roblin Centre

Free Lunch: Pizza and Drinks

Exchange District Campus Data Center Maintenance

January 27, 2016 • Written by
IT Solutions will be performing maintenance Data Center Maintenance at the Exchange District Campus on Friday January 29th beginning at 5:30 PM and continuing to 8:30PM.
During this maintenance window there will be interruptions to Staff and Student File Servers for EDC based Academic Programs and to the Virtual Desktop environment.  There will be no interruptions to any other College services during this time.

Network Upgrades – College Internet Connection

January 26, 2016 • Written by
IT Solutions will be performing maintenance on the main College internet connection on Tuesday January 26th beginning at 10:15PM and continuing to 10:30PM.
During this maintenance window there will be interruptions to internet resources from within the College and access to College hosted resources from the internet.

Lunch and Learn Workshops at Roblin Centre!

January 14, 2016 • Written by

Tired College Student Girl Studying For University Exam WorriedAs a student, college is incredibly busy! This lunch and learn series will bring students together to share challenges and develop ways of managing successfully! Over these five weeks, we will discuss issues such as work/school/life balance, coping with stress & anxiety, dealing effectively with emotions, “being well” in a relationship, and developing communication skills.

Bring your lunch, gain mutual support and learn healthy ways to have a meaningful experience at Red River College.

All sessions are free and located in room P310 from Noon to 12:50 at the Roblin Centre. Drop by with your lunch and an open mind!

  • When:   Workshops are every Tuesday
  • Time: 12 Noon – 12:50 p.m.
  • Location: P310 at the Roblin Centre


  • January 12 – Balancing Everyday Life and College
  • January 19 – Effectively Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • January 26 – Dealing Effectively with Emotions
  • February 2 – Being Well in Relationships
  • February 9 – Developing Communication Skills

Employer On-Campus event: CAHRD – Royal Bank of Canada – CDI Integrated Facilities Management

January 13, 2016 • Written by

Aboriginal Student Support and Community Relations in collaboration with Student Employment Services presents an Employer On-Campus event for Aboriginal Students at Red River College.

Please join us on Thursday, January 21st in the Aboriginal Student Support Centre to meet representatives who will be on campus recruiting from:

  • Royal Bank of Canada 
  • CDI Integrated Facilities Management

Event Details:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Aboriginal Student Support Centre

F205 – 2055 Notre Dame Campus

11:30 am – 1:00 pm (come and go)

Refreshments Provided

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES

Deadline for registration: January 18, 2016

For additional information please contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email  jobcentre@rrc.ca


Free Resume Critiques!

January 13, 2016 • Written by

Your resume is often the first chance you get to impress a future employer. If you are planning to attend RRC’s upcoming 2016 Career Fair, make sure to take the time before hand to polish your resume!

Whether you think your resume still needs work or is good to go, take advantage of the free resume critiques offered through Red River College’s Student Employment Services. Come find out what you’re doing well and how you can make your resume even better!

Book an appointment now by calling 204.632.3966 or emailing jobcentre@rrc.ca to meet with a Student Employment Advisor either at the Notre Dame Campus or the Exchange District Campus.

In the meantime, check out this infographic by Find The Right Job to see the top 5 resume fails and key tips to go from fail to fix.

Find The Right Job. Top 5 Resume #Fails. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 38% of employers said they spend less than a minute reviewing a resume. 18% spend less than 30 seconds. Commit one of these epic resume fails, and you’ll be lucky if your resume gets even 2 seconds of attention from the powers that be. Fail #1 Resume Padding. Fact: in a survey of 1,818 organizations, 69% reported catching a job candidate lying on his or her resume, according to employment screening service HireRight. Examples: Lying on your resume can take many forms: Fraudulent degrees. Altered employment dates. Inflated salary claims. Falsified references. Invented jobs. Misrepresented reasons for leaving a job. Inaccurate job descriptions. Top Resume Tip: Resume padding has a way of coming back to bite you, especially if the human resources department decides to check up on you. Stick to the truth and keep your conscience clear. Fail #2 Zero Keywords. Fact: According to Quintessential Careers, more than 90% of employers have digitized job seeking, placing resumes directly into databases and using software to search the databases for specific keywords that relate to job openings. No keywords = no calls. Examples: Review this list of general skills and qualification areas to consider as you’re looking for the right keywords to include in your resume: Degrees and certifications. Industry and job-specific jargon. Job titles. Product names. Software and hardware packages. College/university names. Professional organizations. Company names. Technical terms. Computer lingo. Top resume tip: Review a handful of employment ads with similar job titles and see which words are mentioned repeatedly. You can also surf the occupational information network (O*NET) Online to learn about the standard descriptors specific to your occupation. Fail #3 Resume Clichés. Fact: No one wants to read a resume filled with ambiguous, overused, clichéd words and phrases that say nothing substantial about you and your qualifications. Examples: Take a look at LinkedIn’s 2013 list of the top 10 terms that are overused by professionals in the United States: Responsible. Expert. Strategic. Organizational. Creative. Driven. Effective. Innovative. Patient. Analytical. Top Resume Tip: Make a commitment to banish buzzwords from your resume. In their place, give specific, concrete examples of your achievements using language that illustrates your unique attributes. Fail #4 *Pore Grammer*. Fact: in an Accountemps survey, 76% percent of senior executives said that just for 1 or 2 typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job. Examples: Check out these real-life resume bloopers, courtesy of Robert Half International: “Hope to hear from you, shorty.” “Dear Sir or Madman.” “I am a rabid typist.” “Nervous of steel.” “GPA: 34.0” “Have a keen eye for derail” “I’m attacking my resume for you to review.” “My work ethics are impeachable.” “Following is a grief overview of my skills.” “Graphic designer seeking no-profit career.” Top Resume Tip: Obviously, spell-check isn’t enough to keep the resume errors at bay. Read your entire resume to yourself out loud, and enlist a few trusted friends to assist you in your proofreading mission. Fail #5 Lack of Customization. Fact: in a study by CareerBuilder.com, 79% of human resource managers said they pay more attention to resumes that are tailored to their open positions. Examples: Avoid generic, outdated objective statements like these: “To secure a position that allows me to fully utilize my skills and attributes and that provides professional advancement opportunities.” “To grow in a dynamic position that utilizes my knowledge, skills and experience.” “To assume a challenging position that will enable me to contribute to organizational goals while offering an opportunity for growth and advancement.” Top Resume Tip: Make sure your resume shows a clear match between your qualifications and a particular job’s requirements. Sharpen your focus by adding a headline or branding statement in order to grab an employer’s attention. Find out how to “bang-pow-zoom” your resume and job search successfully at findtherightjob.com.

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


Mindfulness for Success: A Group for First Year Nursing Students

January 12, 2016 • Written by

In this seven week, one hour session group participants will learn practical stress management skills and be introduced to the applications of mindfulness.Mindfulness-Signs

 You can expect to:

  • learn to anchor your attention in the present moment
  • understand the ineffective habitual patterns that you unknowingly and automatically engage in
  • gain a renewed sense of control and choice in the present moment
  • learn how to break the cycles of distraction and wasted time that can lead to a feeling of overwhelm and stress

By training your attention, you will be able to:

  • listen better
  • anticipate and solve problems, as well as see solutions easily
  • have more confidence, energy and a sense of wellness

Students still have time to register by calling Mandy at 204-632-3966.


When: Fridays, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb.5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Location: D102



Happy New Year from your Students’ Association!

January 11, 2016 • Written by

MATRIXRRCSAHello Red Carpet readers and happy New Year! Hard to Believe that 2016 has come already but we’re excited for all of the great events and activities on the way for Red River College.

We’ve Gone Digital! Be sure to check out our first ever exclusively online Projector issue this week. New issues come out every two weeks. You can read the message from your RRCSA executives as well as many interesting articles written by students. Did you know that anyone can write for the Projector!

Take a minute and read it online or visit http://theprojector.ca/home

Do you want to improve your 2016 experience at Red River College? Sure you do, and the RRCSA has the best ways to do it!

Our top 5 ways to improve your 2016 at Red River College:

1. Cheer on the RRC Rebels at a home game!

2. Learn about many different cultures and meet new people by signing up for the Mentorship Program offered by Diversity and Intercultural Services.

3. Your Class Needs You! Become a leader and sign-up to a be a class rep or get involved with RRCSA, visit us online to find out when nominations are open.

4. Come out to one of our many after school events and make new friends!

5. Try some healthy fresh made food at our Notre Dame Campus in the Voyageur or head down to the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District and try some culinary delights from our Culinary Arts Students in the Culinary Exchange!

Did we miss something? Want to stay informed? Follow us on Twitter @RRCSA and tweet us some ways you think students can improve their experience on campus

Upcoming Events:

  • The Career Fair 2016 January 27th and 28th. Held annually at the Notre Dame Campus businesses from all over the country come ready to hire our students! The RRCSA is offering a free shuttle bus for students to take from EDC to NDC. Guides will be available to take on January 18th.
  • Directions conference February 3rd 2016 @ the Canad Inns Polo Park.  This conference offers students a chance to speak directly with individuals who are working in their desired industry and these professionals offer information on how they made it there. Register early for your chance to win some great prizes including some Winnipeg Jets giveaways!
  • Class Rep Orientation – Follow our social media for dates and details. Want to be a leader? Keep yourself and your classmates better informed on events and news? Then become a class representative!

Employer on-Campus: K+S Potash Canada

January 11, 2016 • Written by

Red River College Student Employment Services Employer On-Campus

K+S Potash Canada

Information Session

K+S Potash Canada invites graduating students of the following Engineering and Trades programs to an information session:

Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Power Engineering, Welding, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, and Industrial Electrical

Join us to learn more about the wide range of opportunities with K+S Potash Canada.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

White Lecture Theatre, Notre Dame Campus

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

(Refreshments provided)

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES

Deadline for registration: January 25, 2016

On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews will also be held on January 28th

To be considered for an interview, apply to K+S Potash Canada job postings on Job Central at https://jobcentral.rrc.ca.

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2016

For more information, please contact Red River College’s Student Employment Services.Employer on Campus Template.indd

Winter Fitness Classes Now Free for Students!!

January 7, 2016 • Written by

Red River College Athletics and Recreation Services offers Group Fitness Programs suited to all interests and fitness levels. Our highly trained and enthusiastic instructors will lead you through a fun and challenging workout suited to you.

Registered Programs For 2016 Winter Term

Here are some the classes already scheduled for next year!

Boot Camps with Jesse on Mondays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm and Wednesdays from 11:05am to 11:50am.

Yoga with Amanda and Shannon on Mondays from 4:15pm to 5:15pm and Thursdays from 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Dynamic Core with Lesley on Tuesdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm and Thursdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm.

Cardio Fusion with Ming on Tuesdays from 4:15pm to 5:00pm.

20/20 Stack Training with Lesley on Wednesdays from 11:05pm to 11:50pm

Spin with Lesley on Thursdays from 11:05pm to 12:50pm.

Fitness Classes Now Free for Students!!!

Starting in 2016, all Fitness Classes are free to use for RRC Students. Students can fill out Fitness Class registration form, minus payment, and drop it off or email to Recreation Coordinator Cole Skinner @ coskinner@rrc.ca or GM20 in the North Gym. Students are also welcome to drop in the fitness classes as well, provided space available.


Regular classes will start January 25th and run until April 11.

Drop in cards for 5 or 10 classes per term can also be purchased.

Free Week

Not quite ready to sign up? Want to try a class but not fully commit? Then Free Week is for you! January 18-22, all of our Fitness Classes are free to try for everyone. Bring a friend and have some fun!