Our first Winnipeg-based Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair is coming to the Radisson Winnipeg Downtown (288 Portage Ave.) on Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering a unique and exciting environment for immigrants who are looking for information and inspiration as they search for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home. Free admission!
Building on the success of similar events held in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax, the Winnipeg fair will feature:
Did you know that all ESL/EAL (English as a second/additional language) students studying within an academic program at RRC can access 1 hour/week of ESL tutoring for the duration of their academic program?
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How can you request an ESL tutor?
If you have any questions, please contact Kaleigh at email@example.com!
The Academic Success Centre is offering ESL Conversation Groups for ESL/EAL students at both the Exchange District Campus and Notre Dame Campus over the spring and summer. Participate in these sessions, and develop and practice the communication skills you need for success in your college program and the workforce, to network with students in other academic programs, and to have fun! Sessions will be interactive, engaging and dynamic, and are available to all students at RRC with a CLB 7+!
Spring & Summer Conversation Group Sessions:
Notre Dame Campus:
Exchange District Campus:
For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.631.3472.
We hope to see you there!
This is a reminder that all classes will be cancelled on Friday May 13, 2016, (unless otherwise indicated by your program,) in order for Red River College to host the RED Forum – A day for all RRC employees.
RED Forum is a one-day professional development event that will focus on Relationships, Education, and Direction, and will take place entirely at the Notre Dame Campus. For more information on the RED Forum, you can visit www.rrc.ca/redforum
In addition to classes being cancelled, the following areas will be closed:
All services will re-open for student use on Monday, May 16, 2016.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
If you have any questions, please speak with your instructor, class rep, or the program coordinator for your program area.
On May 16, Red River College is rolling out a new Student Email system (powered by Office 365), which will enable you to access your email, contacts, and calendar from virtually anywhere. Stay in sync and on schedule with Outlook, and coordinate more effectively with classmates and Instructors. The new Student Email will not change how you send email from Learn, but it will provide additional communication enhancements to you.
You’ll be sent further information regarding this change to your current student email.
Student Email will not be available from 4pm on Friday, May 13 until 10pm on Sunday, May 15 while we perform the upgrade.
On Wednesday, April 13th, members of the Diversity and Intercultural Services Department gathered to celebrate volunteerism on Campus at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Mixer. As part of the national recognition week, the department dedicated the evening to acknowledging student and staff volunteer efforts throughout the year.
Over 100 student and staff members attended the event. Volunteers were greeted with a pink flower as a small token of appreciation. The formal part of the evening highlighted outstanding volunteers and various departmental award recipients.
In the Intercultural Mentorship Program there was lots to celebrate. Over 300 participants successfully completed the Program this year having made a world of difference: in their partner’s life and on campus contributing to a more diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment.
Three Awards were offered this year to 3 partnerships representative of the “mentorship spirit”: Elizabeth Glaseman and Candy Pham demonstrated a willingness to learn, a sense of adventure, and an ability to have fun that have opened them up to new experiences while sharing from their own; Leonardo Celis Borrero and Benjamin McDonald have truly stepped out of their comfort zones and enhanced their intercultural understanding in a way that transformed their lives and helped them become more comfortable with themselves and each other; Paulo Arruda and Gemma Gibb have shown a lot of genuine interest in the other person and respect towards the partnership with an attitude of exploration and discussion, a love for learning and spirit of mutual support.
In addition, four Step Out Of Your Box Awards were presented to students who have explored dimensions of diversity different from their own and produced leave-behind projects to promote diversity or benefitting their organization. Hospitality and Tourism Management students Yuan Chen and Shanshan Long have volunteered with IRCOM and consciously and constantly challenged stereotypes around issues facing the refugee community in Winnipeg. Through their work they have manifested creativity in new and unique circumstances and have contributed to building a more diverse community. Another HTM student, Star Wang, has emerged as an outstanding planner, writer and public speaker and, upon volunteering with The Great Wall Project has contributed to bringing diversity to the forefront of Winnipeg culture and arts arena. Finally, Jacqueline Dormer of the Educational Assistant Program has made a difference into the lives of Manitoba living with disabilities through her work at St Amant. She has learnt that “we are all different and we cannot be defined by our differences” and has surely left a mark on all those she has worked with.
To continue, in an effort to support refugee students and to invite to self-reflection, exploration and goal-setting that facilitate settlement and integration, the Diversity and Intercultural Services at Red River College is presenting and annual Peace Award to current students in full-time academic programs who enter Canada as refugees or refugee claimants. This year’s $1,000 Peace Award recognizes Yves Ngendahimana for his strength and determination and for demonstrating perseverance in reaching his educational goals while overcoming challenges and adapting to a new life in Canada. Coming from a personal understanding of political conflicts and the role biased and corrupt businesses play in economic downfall, Yves is committed to using the knowledge and skills he acquired in RRC’s Applied Accounting Program to start a business revolution in Africa and the world at large. He takes it one step at a time and plans to use the award to pay for his tuition for his next step which is doing Business Administration with a major in Marketing.
A small reception followed which included light refreshments and Brazilian music by Marco Castillo.
The evening was captured nicely as participants got silly and took part in a fun-filled photo booth. To view the online gallery click here.
Thank you to all volunteers who took part in our programs and services this year. Your contributions truly do make a world of a difference.