Diversity and Intercultural Services welcomes you to a new academic term at Red River College!

Celebrate DiversityDiversity and Intercultural Services assists immigrant and international students to be successful in their integration into the local culture, the Canadian College environment and the Canadian workplace culture. Diversity and Intercultural Services supports all students in developing their intercultural competence necessary in today’s global work environment. Diversity and Intercultural Services provides all students and employees with educational opportunities and resources to enhance their understanding and respect for gender and sexual diversity.

Student Integration Services

All Immigrant and international students can access the Student Integration Services for cultural or settlement supports that will facilitate your integration to the College environment and the local community. Student Integration Coordinators work with you to find solutions, offer advocacy and build support plans to help meet your integration needs.

Notre Dame Campus and Stevenson Campus Contact: Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3309 or email nopage@rrc.ca.

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses Contact: Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or email lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Language Training Centre Contact: Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator at 204- 945-6151 (ext. 6318) or email jhoogland@rrc.ca.

Canadian Connection Program and College-Wide Diversity Events

Join us for on and off campus opportunities to experience cultural, social and recreational activities, engage in College life, and connect with the Winnipeg community. You can also attend College-wide opportunities to build connections and understanding across cultures.

For more information, please contact Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Student Refugee Program

This program sponsors a student in refugee camp to come to Canada to pursue post-secondary education at the College and share this experience of going from Camp to Campus with the College community. A Local Committee supports the student in this journey to settle in Manitoba and study at the College while at the same time promotes on-campus opportunities for global citizenship for all staff and students. Register to be part of the Local Committee at http://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/celebrate/student-refugee-program/

For more information, please contact Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Intercultural Mentorship Program

You can also volunteer with the Intercultural Mentorship Program, a Local and Global partnership that pairs immigrant and international students with a Canadian-raised student or staff for friendship, practice of communication skills and intercultural exchange. Students from all academic programs can apply. The commitment is 10 hours of time. For immigrant and international students, this is a great way to understand Canadian culture while sharing some of their experiences with a Canadian-raised student. For Canadian-raised students, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the world outside Canada and develop their leadership skills. Two awards of $500 each are presented annually to two partnerships in the program that take their commitment to great heights and truly exemplify the spirit of mentorship. Register at https://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/imp/.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at 204-632-3847 or gludusan@rrc.ca.

Step Out of Your Box Program

This program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of the many dimensions of diversity that make us unique individuals and also to connect students with others in a meaningful way that builds skills and develops awareness and understanding of the diverse world we live in. Four awards of $500 each are presented annually to four projects submitted by students who spend time exploring a dimension of diversity different from their own and produce a leave-behind project that promote the dimension of diversity the student has chosen and/or benefitting the organization the student was volunteering for. Register at https://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/soyb-registration/.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at 204-632-3847 or gludusan@rrc.ca.

New Roots Program

Attention Language Training Centre students! This program offers workshops, social activities and special events to assist immigrant and international students in English language programs build a social network in Canada, engage with the local community and access resources and information helpful for settlement in Winnipeg.

For more information, please contact Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator at 204- 945-6151 (ext. 6318) or jhoogland@rrc.ca.

Intercultural Training Program

The Intercultural Training Program assists all students to develop cross-cultural awareness to study and work effectively in today’s global environment. This program also assists immigrant and international students to develop the cultural awareness needed to study and work successfully in the Canadian college and workplace environment. To learn more about intercultural skills and Canadian culture, visit www.rrc.ca/interculturaltraining.

For more information, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204-632-2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

LGBTT* Initiative (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit)

The LGBTT* Initiative at Red River College fosters the development of a safe environment on our campuses so everyone has the chance to work, learn and access services in an inclusive and welcoming manner. Click the following link https://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/UnderstandingLGBTTRights.pdf to learn more about LGBTT* Rights in Canada. For more information about our services, educational publications or links to community organizations and resources, you can visit www.rrc.ca/LGBTTInitiative. For the list of Allies at Red River College, visit http://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/lgbtt/ally-project/.

NEW this year, Gender and Sexual Diversity Awareness Training Course! This course was designed from a transformational learning perspective with the goal of increasing awareness of gender and sexual diversity, and features six 50 minutes online modules, with accompanying resources and activities.

For more information or to register to the course, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204-632-2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

Visit our offices! We are looking forward to meeting you!

NOTRE DAME CAMPUS: BUILDING D, ROOM 206, 2055 NOTRE DAME AVENUE

MASSEY BUILDING IN THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS: OFFICE 103 – 294 WILLIAM AVENUE

  • Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator: 204-631-3345 lkonrad@rrc.ca
  • Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator: 204-632-3847 gludusan@rrc.ca
  • Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator: 204-632-2016 bcwest@rrc.ca

LANGUAGE TRAINING CENTRE: OFFICE 419 – 123 MAIN STREET

  • Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator: 204-945-6151 (ext. 6318)  jhoogland@rrc.ca

Have a great academic term!