July 2016

College Internet Connection Maintenance

July 7, 2016 • Written by
Information Technology Solutions will be performing equipment and network maintenance to the College internet connection. This work will be completed on Friday, July 8th. Work will begin at 5:00pm and should be completed by 7:00pm.
During this maintenance window there will be interruptions to internet resources from within the College and access to College hosted resources from the internet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please submit a caselog at https://hub.rrc.ca/CaseLog/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fCaseLog%2f

Did you know…

July 6, 2016 • Written by

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?

ESL tutors:

  • are trained ESL teachers who work one-on-one with students
  • use your program material and assignments in the tutoring session
  • help you understand your assignment instructions and work more quickly and efficiently
  • help you find your errors yourself, and to develop strategies to prevent future errors.

Watch this video about ESL Tutoring to learn more!

What can an ESL tutor help you with? Click here to find out!

How can you request an ESL tutor?

  1. Contact Kaleigh Quinn
    ESL Specialist, Academic Success Centre
    Phone: 204.631-3472 (M/W/F) or 204.631.3365 (T/Th)
    Email: kquinn@rrc.ca
  1. Complete the online Tutor Request Form
  2. Drop into the Academic Success Centre:
    Notre Dame Campus: Room D106E
    Exchange District Campus: Room P210K

If you have any questions, please contact Kaleigh at kquinn@rrc.ca!

Supports for ESL Students: ESL Conversation Group

July 6, 2016 • Written by

ESL
The Academic Success Centre is continuing to offer ESL Conversation Groups for ESL students at both the Exchange District Campus and Notre Dame Campus this summer.  Join this group to develop and practice the communication skills you need for success, both at Red River College and in the workforce!

Spring & Summer Conversation Group Sessions:

Notre Dame Campus:

Room: D205
Times: 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dates:

  • Friday, July 15 – Making Appropriate Requests
  • Friday, July 29 – Language for the Job Interview – Skills & Practice 1
  • Friday, August 12 – Language for the Job Interview – Skills & Practice 2

Exchange District Campus:

Room: P304
Times: 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 4:00 – 5:00pm
Dates:

  • Tuesday, July 12 – Making Appropriate Requests
  • Tuesday, July 26  – Language for the Job Interview – Skills & Practice 1
  • Tuesday, August 9  – Language for the Job Interview – Skills & Practice 2

We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472.

Important information in the event of a Canada Post disruption

July 5, 2016 • Written by

Red River College has been closely monitoring the potential for a Canada Post strike or lockout, which could occur as early as July 2, 2016.

Since sending and receiving mail will not be available in the event of a strike, Red River College will not be able to mail out communications related to application and registration status, program information packages or other information related to document requests (incoming or outgoing). Applicants and Year 1 Term 1 Student Registration information will be emailed to individual’s home email address. Year 1 Term 2, and Years 2, 3 and 4 Student Registration information will be emailed to your academic@ email address. Student email is accessible via HUB. Students should also check their RRC User Accounts (applicants should check their Recruiter accounts for application status information and accepted/registered students should check their Webadvisor and RRC HUB accounts for registration and fee payment requirements as well as timetable information.

Your User ID and default password were provided to you in either a WebAdvisor explanation letter or an online course registration confirmation e-mail. If you no longer have your letter or email and would like to retrieve your user Id or reset your password in order to access information via WebAdvisor or RRC HUB:

  • Visit RRC User Account and click on “Change Password” or “What’s My User Name/Password”.
  • For “What’s My User Name/Password” enter your name and Student number PLUS a valid Social Insurance Number or Birth Date and Postal code.
  • Record your user name (also called User Id).
  • If you are resetting your password via email, check that the email address we have on file for you is valid before pressing “Next” to send it.

You’re invited to visit one of our Student Service Centres (Notre Dame or Exchange District Campuses) during regular business hours should you require transcripts, confirmation of enrolment, or other information that you may not be able to obtain through your RRC User Accounts (Recruiter, WebAdvisor and RRC HUB).

Continuing Education did strive  to meet Canada Post’s deadline of June 29, 2016 to have the course packages for upcoming courses shipped out to students however, if a strike or lockout does occur, there still may be a disruption. Continuing Education students requiring course packs for their program, and/or at 204-694-1789, Toll-Free at 1-866-242-7073 or visit Room FM28 at the Notre Dame Campus to pick-up your course pack and course information in person. If you do not receive your course pack by July 8th 2016, please visit FM28, Notre Dame Campus to pick-up your package or contact us immediately.

If you are unable to attend RRC’s Notre Dame Campus in person, please contact Continuing Education at 204-694-1789 or Toll-Free at 1-866-242-7073 and they will be more than happy to assist you to ensure you receive your course information in a timely manner.

 

Greetings From Your Student Executives

July 5, 2016 • Written by
RRCSA

RRCSA New Student Executive Team for 2016 to 2017: Lindsay Rowan, Nakita Bola, Calvary deJong, Adam Taplin

Welcome new and returning students!!

The executives for the 2016-17 school year welcome you and hope you are ready for a great year of learning, and wish you the best in your upcoming studies. Nothing is more important than the great education you will get here at Red River but for all the other stuff we are here to help.

Here at the Students’ Association we provide some of the services you the students need to make life a little simpler. It is our goal to represent students of their opinions, their rights, and whatever is most important to them. We do this by advocating on your behalf meeting with and sitting on committees of the college to ensure the student voice is not overlooked. We meet with MP’s, MLA’s and civic politicians to discuss the matters most important to students and what they can and should be doing to make our lives better.

Have we put you to sleep yet? We hope not but it’s not just about meetings and discussions, we are also here to make sure you have a little fun and don’t completely burn out and maybe make a new friend. We plan fun events like keggers, glow bowling, poker tournaments, whatever you need to have a good time. We also provide support and services that make your life easier, things like advice for academic appeals, and how to best fill out the form. You have a health and dental plan that is amazing, this agenda to organize your life the Projector paper gives us an extra voice as it’s done entirely by students. The couches you sit on, the tv’s you watch, the games you play and the shops you buy goodies from, and of course all the pretty free money in scholarships, all Students’ Association services just for you.

Come be a part of the action, join the Students’ Association Board, be a class rep, volunteer or just come to an event. We are here for you and we ask you take full advantage of who we are and what we do. We have an open door policy so come by our offices anytime or download our APP on your smart phone to see what we’re up too:

Notre Dame Campus: CM20 (across from the Ox) 204-632-2375

Exchange Campus: P110 in the Roblin Centre 204-949-8475

From the 2015/16 Students’ Association Executive Team

Also Join us on our social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RRCStudentsAssociation/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rrcsa

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rrcsa/