February 2016

PINK Shirt Day Wednesday, February 24th

February 19, 2016 • Written by


PinkitforwardPINK Shirt Days grew out of the need to actively make safer spaces within educational communities, for all our students, not just some of them. Since then, it’s mandate and ideas have spread to all sectors of our communities, for all members of our communities. For more information on PINK Shirt Day, visit http://pinkshirtday.ca/

By wearing PINK and participating in the day, you are showing your commitment to safe, bully free environment for staff, students and faculty.

The power of PINK helps to make a difference on that day. By taking the ideals of PINK with you every day, you help to transform your space into one that is safe and respectful for all of us, not just some of us.

At the Notre Dame Campus we are hosting a special event and activities to celebrate PINK Shirt Day. We have special guest DJ’s and on air personalities, Jordan Knight and JD Francis with live cut in’s on the morning show, playing music and a chance to win a great Energy 106 Prize Pack. The Students Association and Diversity and Intercultural Services will be having tables with information, give away and contests as well. There will be an interactive PINK Art Project for you to participate in. All you have to do is to show up in PINK or get a ribbon at the booth.

Join tens of thousands across Canada as they embrace the POWER OF PINK

For more information, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

Employer on-Campus: Ever wonder what recruiters really look for?

February 19, 2016 • Written by

Student Employment Services. Employer On-Campus

RBC. We are all on a journey. Where will yours take you? Bringing out the best in you.

Ever wonder what recruiters really look for?

This session is for any and all students interested in getting the inside scoop from an RBC Recruiter on how to show up on Social Media and what we look for on resumes & cover letters – let us help you build your personal brand and get you closer to getting that job!

“Personal Brand is what people say about you when you leave the room” – Jeff Bezeos

During this session you will hear about what recruiters are really looking for in a candidate’s digital presence and receive a crash course with step-by-step instructions on how students can create engaging, attention-grabbing and career-worthy presences on LinkedIn, Twitter and more.

You don’t have to be interested in a finance career to participate but if you are – it’s a good place to learn more about how to set yourself apart in the financial services industry.

Monday, March 21, 2016
Aboriginal Student Support Centre
F205 – 2055 Notre Dame Campus
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES
Deadline for registration: March 16, 2016

You can also connect with our Campus team by joining us today on:

Twitter: @RBC4Students
LinkedIn: RBC Campus Recruitment



Network Outage at NDC February 19th

February 16, 2016 • Written by

IT Solutions will be performing network equipment upgrades mainly in the F building, the details are as follows:

Date work will be done: Friday February 19th
Start Time: 5:00pm
Duration of outage: 3 hours

The affected areas will be:
Building F, FM, F1, & F2, all student labs, and staff offices.

The outage will result in no phone service, no internet services, and no access to shared drives and no wireless in the affected. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Enquires or concerns you may contact IT solutions at: 204-949-8362

U.S. Consulate Information Session: Tuesday, February 23 at Roblin Centre

February 16, 2016 • Written by

16305414050_9ddd5e8a17_oAre you interested in traveling to the USA but aren’t sure what documents are required in order to do so?  On Tuesday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m., representatives from the U.S. Consulate will host a presentation for Red River College students and staff in room W411, Roblin Centre (160 Princess Street).

Information Session:  Personal and Business Travel to the United States of America
Presenters:  Elyse Stines, Vice-Consul at U.S. Consulate Calgary and Nasha Peer-Mohammed, American Citizens Services Supervisor
Audience:  International students, all students and staff
Date:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time:  2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Place:  W411, Roblin Centre (160 Princess Street), Red River College

A short presentation will be given about the requirements international students need to go through in order to travel to the United States, as well as information about general Consular Services for all students and staff.  There will also be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

For more information, please contact Nora Sobel, A/Manager, Diversity and Intercultural Services at nsobel@rrc.ca or 204.632.2404.

Employer On-Campus: MNP LLP

February 10, 2016 • Written by

Student Employment Services. Employer On-Campus

MNP LLPMNP LLP invites all Business and Accounting students to an Information Session!

Learn about all the career opportunities with one of Canada’s largest accounting and business advisory firms!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
CGA Manitoba Room, P107 – 160 Princess Street
Exchange District Campus
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Pizza and refreshments provided

If you are interested in attending the information session please register online at:

Limited space available so sign up early!

Please bring your cover letter and resume if you are interested in applying.

Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt


Become an RRCSA Executive – Nominations Now Open, February 8 2016

February 10, 2016 • Written by


Want to know the best job you can have while going to school? Ever wonder how you are going to set yourself apart from your classmates? We have 4 executive positions at the ready for the taking! Nomination packages are available starting February 8th so stop by your closest SA office to pick up your nomination package and get ready for the fun which will ensue.

5 Reasons to Become an RRCSA Executive

1. Flexible Hours!

Executives must work at least 20 hours ( for Vice Presidents) or 30 hours ( for the President) each week during regular office hours (8:30am-4pm). Exactly when is up to you. Which makes it great to work around your class schedule if you are taking any courses through the day.

2. Major Networking Opportunities.

The Students’ Association works with many of the college departments but our connections reach way beyond this. You will also likely work personally with individuals for any number of the committees you sit on. We also work with outside organizations. As well you can meet students from all around Canada also involved with student life!

3. Travel

Throughout the year there are different conferences taking place across the country that the SA executive can attend. This past year locations included: Victoria, Parksville, Halifax, and Ottawa.

4. Wow look at that resume!

If you’ve been looking for something to really separate you from the competition, look no further. Not to mention the opportunities which follow your term. There are also many occasions to attend professional development sessions for little to no cost to you. Employers love employees who are primed for the additional training.

5. Money

All of the student executive positions are paid positions. So you can earn while you learn! But it truly is so much more. All positions are paid $18 an hour + benefits.

Learning to Lace-Up – Gliding down a frozen trail of new experiences

February 10, 2016 • Written by


January 30, 2016 • Written by Diversity and Intercultural Services

Sixty of Red River College’s immigrant and international students laced-up this weekend for a fun-filled Saturday on the Forks River Trail.

For most, it was a first time experience. As nervous faces quickly turned into smiles, there was no doubt the group was having an enjoyable time. The group joined Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad along with four RRC student volunteers for a skating lesson. The event takes place every year as part of the Diversity and Intercultural Services Canadian Connection Program.

Having added many fun things to river trail this year, students were impressed to be gliding by outdoor food vendors, unique locally-made warming huts and ice skating rinks stocked with hockey equipment to play with. The red painted, gliding chairs were used to help hold students up, and offered some students a free seated-ride down the river.

Diversity Ambassador, Shuai Wang explains “the activity is so exciting. I went out and purchased my own set of ice skates to try for the first time.” The Canadian Connection Program provides students with a free skate rental pass for the day. However, for some international and immigrant students, owning their own pair of skates is an essential part of the Canadian experience.

With representation from countries such as Mexico, Syria, India and Brazil, it’s fair to say that the everyday activity of skating down a frozen river path seems to stand out as one of Canada’s unique specialties. For immigrant and international students, group activities through the College are a great way to meet other students, develop connections while integrating through new experiences.

Story written by Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator, Red River College.

Top Secret – Meltdown Week 2016

February 5, 2016 • Written by

One of the biggest weeks for events brought to you by your Students’ Association is here! And trust me, you don’t want to miss out on anything. Each day offers at least two activities unalike from the last to help us forget about the winter blues. Best of all they are friendly to the wallet too. The majority of the events offered are free with the others being a reduced student rate!

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Pick up your meltdown guide to fun. Also be sure to drop by the students’ association office ASAP to register for events (i.e. bowling) in advance to ensure you and you team has a spot!

What’s in the line up?


Alex Jayhamm: Magician show! Noon hour performance. We’re starting things off with a real bang!

Later on the North gym (NDC) is getting a bit of a makeover for the Wipeout, YES like the show, from 5-8pm. There will be a giant obstacle course, Zorb soccer, and other games.


Do you like FREE money? Who doesn’t?! Come listen or join in the Karaoke. The judges will be giving away $500 in cash prizes.

Moving on, in the evening we are moving over to U-Puttz! Be sure to grab your $15 wristband from the SA office in advance for unlimited access to mini golf, laser tag and more!!!! If all that isn’t enough things are moving again to Academy Lanes from 7:30 to 9pm. Sign up your team of 6 to pay only $5 a person for the bowling, pizza, pop, and prizes. Bonus for those whose teams have the best costumes and team sprit!


Free food? We’re there. Throw in a couple of great comedians and now we have a show too. First 50 people seated at the show will be served complimentary Hooters wings. MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm.
Then comes a Meltdown week staple which is the annual poker tournament being held in EDC’s roblin building cafeteria. There is approximately $2000 in prizes to be won by the final 10. It’s free to enter! So what are you waiting for? Sign up at your nearest SA office.


Noon hour brings what will likely be the new sensation crossing the school of GLOWGA. Bring you neon and white gear for some yoga under black lights. This class is free to attend. Some yoga mats available. Get there early for a great spot.

A kegger is a fundamental part of the college experience. Best yet we are keeping the black lights from glowga and bringing in SPIDEY an international mentalist from canada’s got talent. 3-7 PM in the Cave Lounge. 18+ event ; Don’t forget your Gov’t ID and Student ID to get in!


With the week winding down so is our meltdown week :(. Are you crying? No tears! It isn’t over! We have movies showing all day in the Cave and P107. As well as at NDC we are selling roses, cards, stuffies, you name it, as well as baked goodness, all in support of the RRCSA food bank. P.S. Valentine’s Day is on Sunday. Better early than never!

Finally to wrap up this amazing week we are heading over to Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival! Get your reduced price tickets from the Ox or Merc! $15 in advance. They have a great line up of entertainment for the opening night and let’s not forget Caribou!

Hope to see you at the events!