March 2016

RRCSA Elections 2016 Underway

March 30, 2016 • Written by


Hey there students!

It is time for our student executive elections for the RRCSA. Did you pay a Students’ Association fee this academic year? Then you are eligible to vote! 

If you are looking for information on the 2016-17 Student Executive elections, look no further!

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Registration Now Open for Spring Fitness Classes

March 22, 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 Spring Term

Classes scheduled for spring term.

Spring Fling with Jesse and Lesley. Tuesdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm. A quick 3 class session to be used as your wellness bridge from Winter to Spring Terms!

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

Boot Camps with Jesse on Tuesdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm

Dynamic Core with Lesley on Thursdays from 12:05pm 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 at GM20 in the North Gym or email to Recreation Coordinator Cole Skinner @ Students are also welcome to drop in the fitness classes as well, provided space is available.


Spring Classes will start April 5th and run until June 27th.

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


To register for a class download the 2016 Spring Fitness Classes Registration Form, if your staff, alumni or community user fill it out and take it to the Student Service Centre to make a payment.  If you are a student, please complete form and drop off at front desk in the North Gym.

New Support for ESL Students

March 18, 2016 • Written by

ESLThe Academic Success Centre is offering a new support for ESL students – the ESL Conversation Group . This group will provide ESL students with an opportunity to build their oral communication skills and confidence, both for academic and workplace contexts.

Upcoming ESL Conversation Group Sessions:

Notre Dame Campus

Session #1 – Small Talk & Networking

Wednesday, March 23, 11am-12pm (D307), 12-1pm (D307), OR 4-5pm (D304)

Session #2 – “Elevator Speech” & Interview Skills Friday, April 8, 11am-12pm (D307), 12-1pm (D307), OR 4-5pm (D209)

Exchange District Campus

Session #1 – Small Talk & Networking Thursday, March 24, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, OR 4-5pm (P107)

Session #2 – Practicing for the Job Interview Thursday, April 7, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, OR 4-5pm (P304)

Please visit the Academic Success Centre website for more information, or contact Kaleigh Quinn at or 204.631.3472.

ESL Tutoring:

In addition to the ESL Conversation Group, the Academic Success Centre also offers ESL tutoring to students. Interested students can apply online , visit our office in person (NDC – D110 & EDC – P210), or contact Kaleigh Quinn at or 204.631.3472.


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

March 15, 2016 • Written by

Student Employment Services Employer on-CampusRBC

​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 in 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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
P107 – CGA Manitoba Room
Exchange District Campus
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Register online at:

Deadline for registration: April 15, 2016

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

Twitter: @RBC4Students 

LinkedIn: RBC Campus Recruitment​




Network Outage March 18th at NDC

March 15, 2016 • Written by
I.T. Solutions will be performing network equipment upgrades limited to the C-Mall level area, the details are as follows:
  • Date work will be done: Friday March 18th
  • Start Time: 17:00 (5:00pm)
  • Duration of outage: 2 hours.
The affected areas will be: Entire Library area, C-Mall level 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 areas.
Enquires or concerns: you may place a caselog at:

8 Simple Ways to Manage Your Stress

March 14, 2016 • Written by

The assignments are piling high, money is tight, and the deadlines just keep coming. When things get overwhelming, there are small things you can do to counteract the stress in your life. Below are simple ways to reduce stress, borrowed from the eBook Everything You Need to Know About Stress Management (Click the link to view the book):

Everything You Need to Know About Stress Management

1. Spend 10 minutes planning and organizing your day.
2. Record specific tasks in a to-do list, ranked in order of priority.
3. Tackle demanding tasks when you are most alert.
  • Make the most of your own biological “prime time.” (i.e. are you a night owl, or a morning person?)
4. Conquer procrastination.
  • Make a decision now, not later.
  • Turn intimidating tasks into bearable ones by separating them into sub-tasks.
5. Learn to say “no.”
  • Stay in control by blocking off time for important tasks, and saying no when you know it’s more than you can do.
6. Make use of idle time.
  • When you are stuck waiting you can relax with deep breaths, read, get organized, make phone calls, check your to-do list, get focused on the next task, etc.
7. Deal with interruptions.
  • Leave part of the day unscheduled to allow time for the unexpected.
  • Avoid distractions when you need to focus.
8. Reward yourself.
  • Give yourself goals, then reward yourself when you achieve them.

Look further:

Check out Red River College’s Student Success Website for various student supports and additional info on managing stress.

Counselling Services - Managing Stress Website

For more information on other resources at RRC Library, stop by the Library desk or contact our reference staff at:

Employer on-Campus: Great-West Life

March 14, 2016 • Written by

Student Employment Services Employer on-Campus

The Great-West Life Assurance Company


Great-West Life invites all graduating accounting students to a recruitment and information session!

We’ll provide you with the training and tools to succeed, including some of the most advanced technology in the business. We’ll encourage you to think for yourself and we’ll listen to your thoughts and ideas. We’ll support your personal and professional development, and reward your success.

If you are interested in learning more about Great-West Life, please attend the information session. Feel free to also review the website at

Exchange District Campus
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
CGA Manitoba Room – P107
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.


Notre Dame Campus
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Black Lecture Theatre
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Refreshments provided

To attend the information session register online at:


Limited space available so sign up early!




Red River Students Experience the Best of Winter in Winnipeg

March 9, 2016 • Written by

Everyone knows that winter in Winnipeg can be a long, cold and sometimes dreary season. It can be especially difficult for someone experiencing the season for the first time. For many international and immigrant students at Red River College, adapting to the weather in Winnipeg can be a real challenge. The days are short, the air is cold, the sidewalks are slippery… Just getting to class everyday can seem like a struggle. However, in Diversity and Intercultural Services, we believe that the best way to get used to Winnipeg winters is to fully immerse yourself in the experience. We encourage students to put on their toques, tie up their skates and get out in the community to enjoy the numerous winter activities that Winnipeg has to offer. In the past two months, students have had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities organized by Diversity and Intercultural Services.  The following are some of the highlights:

Skating at the Forks

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As part of the Canadian Connections and New Roots Programs, over 100 students had the opportunity to try out their skating skills at The Forks on two different days. As we all know, Winnipeg winter can be unpredictable. The students who went skating on January 30th as part of the Canadian Connections Program were treated to some mild winter weather for their outing. The Language Training Centre students who went skating on February 13th through the New Roots Program were not so lucky! These students experienced a ‘true’ Winnipeg winter day with windchills nearing -35 degrees Celsius! However, the students braved the cold and enjoyed the activity. They especially enjoyed the free hot chocolate and mini-doughnuts provided at the end of the day!

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Diversity and Intercultural Services would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped to make the skating activities a success. A special thanks to the Diversity Ambassadors and Hospitality and Tourism volunteers.

Festival du Voyageur 

The Canadian Connection Program organized a group outing to one of Winnipeg’s largest outdoor winter festivals. On Saturday, Feb 13th, Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad along with 52 immigrant and International students bundled up to brave the cold and explore the Festival du Voyageur. Volunteers from the Intercultural Mentorship Program, Diversity Ambassador Program and Hospitality and Tourism Program showed up to take part in the day.festival 1

The Festival celebrates the French-Canadian and Metis heritage in Manitoba. With live music, French/Metis cuisine, arts, crafts and activities, the day is always full of cross-cultural learning and new experiences. Students were largely impressed by the competitive ice sculptures that take shape every year. For many students, visually understanding that pressed snow can become art or used to make maple syrup candy, quickly becomes a unique Canadian lesson.

The -35 degree temperatures did not interrupt a day of outdoor fun. The all-day passes provided gave students the opportunity to see both sides of the festival, as most returned at night to experience the evening line-up of entertainment and festivities.


Winnipeg Jets Community Practice 

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Thanks to the Manitoba Council for International Education, almost 200 students were able to see the Winnipeg Jets during a community open practice at the MTS Centre. Students were treated to free refreshments and snacks and of course the exciting opportunity to watch the Winnipeg Jets in action!

Here is what a few students from the Intensive English for International Students Program at the Language Training Centre had to say about the experience:

“I felt excited when the players skated very quickly and hit the puck into the net. My heart beat faster when a player held another opponent and stole the puck to score a goal. I really like this game. If I have more money, I will see a real competition.” (Thi My Duyen Nguyen)                                              

“Before the practice, my friend told me that Canadians like to talk about hockey. It’s like talking about the weather. Through the Jets practice, I discovered that this is a fact. I can see that Canadians ardently love hockey! Now, I also love this exciting sport and I want to see a real hockey game.” (Xiang Gao)

“In the future I would like to practice this sport and learn how to use the hockey stick and shoot the puck to make a lot of goals but first I need to buy my equipment and find someone who will show me how to skate.” (Francisco Eduardo Barragan Rodriguez)

“Although only a practice, the players were still very serious. Through watching the Jets practice, I realized it is important to have tough spirit to face everything in our life.” (Bolin Liu)

Although the end of winter is drawing near and the snow is disappearing, the students who participated in these activities are left with memories of their first winters in Winnipeg that will last a lifetime.

Employer on-Campus: Recruitment Event for Aboriginal Students (EDC)

March 8, 2016 • Written by

Student Employment Services Employer on-Campus

Red River College Aboriginal Students
Employers are looking for you!

Join us to meet representatives who will be on campus recruiting from:

CAHRD – Winnipeg’s largest Aboriginal employment agency actively recruiting for Aboriginal candidates to fill permanent full-time, part-time and summer jobs for employers in business, retail, technology and the arts.

Tanya Cochrane and Warren Murdock from Employment Services at CAHRD, will discuss CAHRD’s career fast-track program which matches job-ready Aboriginal candidates with top Winnipeg employers.

PCRBN – Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network companies include RBC, Scotiabank, CIBC, KPMG, Loblaw Companies, Birch Hill Equity Partners, GDI Integrated Facility Management, Sleep Country Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Margaret Egan, Consultant to PCRBN will be joined by employers from three PCRBN companies:

Loblaw Companies is recruiting for full- and part-time opportunities in its corporate office and in its stores including Shoppers Drug Mart and Real Canadian Superstore.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg’s internationally acclaimed dance company and world-renowned ballet school, currently recruiting for administrative, marketing and production staff.

Scotiabank, one of Canada’s Big Five banks, now recruiting for their branch network in Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
CGA Manitoba Room – P107
Exchange District Campus
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Refreshments Provided

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


Limited space available so sign up early!

For additional information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966