Posts by The Red Carpet

How to ‘future-proof’ your career

February 13, 2018 • Written by

Earlier this month, students from Red River College received expert advice on how to “future-proof” their careers, in order to protect themselves against technological advances that could disrupt the workforce and threaten jobs.

The advice came courtesy of Sean Mullin, executive director at Toronto’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, who spoke at the inaugural DisruptED: Future of Work conference in Winnipeg on Feb. 1 and 2.

During his presentation, Mullin quoted a recent report from the Brookfield Institute, which found that 42 per cent of Canadian jobs are now susceptible to automation. The same report found that youths aged 15 to 24 are among those most vulnerable to the effects of automation, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of high-risk occupations.

That may sound disheartening to someone entering the work force and attempting to find meaningful work for the first time. Has job security really become a thing of the past? Well, yes and no.

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Deadline for CleanTech Student Poster Pitches, Oct. 31

October 21, 2017 • Written by

Do you have a project about clean technology to showcase? The 2017 Western Canada CleanTech Innovation Forum is looking for posters on cleantech research and development projects, as well as posters of a general nature on a cleantech topic.

Students will be eligible to win one of three awards. Winners of each category will receive a prize package valued at $500:

  • Judges Choice: Cleantech – Research and Development Project
  • Judges Choice: Cleantech – General Topic
  • Audience Choice

Posters should be submitted to

All poster presenters must register for the conference.

Deadline for poster proposals: October 31, 2017.

Full poster details HERE.

The inaugural Western Canada Cleantech Innovation Forum will be held on Nov. 29-30 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.  The forum will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, technical concurrent sessions, and a special edition of the Green Dragon’s Lair.

Check out the event registration page here.

Licence to Drive! Search for the Red River Racer

October 15, 2017 • Written by

Are you a Red River College student interested in getting into the driver’s seat of an electric car?

We’re seeking a driver and backup driver to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon, taking place in California, April 19-22, 2018.

The Eco-Marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race in an annual competition that sees student teams from across the globe building and racing their own cars.

Driver Requirements:

  • Maximum height to fit in car: 5’7’’
  • Optimum driver weight: 120lbs (or less) in full race gear
  • Must be a Red River College student to qualify
  • Will be required to occasionally meet with the Red River College team
  • Will be required to travel to the U.S. for the duration of the competition
  • Will have to sign a waiver from the College and Shell Eco-Marathon

About the Competition:

What: The Shell Eco-Marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and race ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.

When: April 19-22, 2018

Where: Sonoma Raceway, California

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. 

Deadline to Apply: Nov. 6, 2017

To express interest or for more info, email Matthew Brett at

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview and road test.

Vote Now for your Favourite Race Car Name

September 27, 2017 • Written by

A team of Red River College students are designing, building and racing their own battery-powered car in the Shell Eco-Marathon taking place in California in April, 2018. And they need your help to decide the car name!

Click Here to vote for your favourite car name.

Students, faculty and staff have until this 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, to vote.

One person, one vote!

Over 50 car names were submitted by faculty and staff. A panel of judges then developed this shortlist of six names.

Win: the person who comes up with the winning car name will be profiled on the race team’s social media, and enjoy a tour of the vehicle by the team! You can learn more about the team here.

Sign-up and stay informed

August 25, 2017 • Written by

Did you know that RRC has a mobile safety app, and an SMS texting service (BellMTS subscribers only), to keep staff and students informed regarding all incidents and emergency situations on-campus?

Both services are free and available for you to use, so sign-up, and stay informed.

Mobile Safety App

RRC has a free, Mobile Safety app that provides direct access to RRC Security Services and 911 in case of an emergency.

The app also offers access to a wide range of Student Services, instructions on what to do in an emergency situation, and push notifications to alert users of an emergency situation or campus closure.
Download the app today!
App Store →
Google Play →
BlackBerry World →

SMS Text Alerts

Red River College has an SMS text alerting system in place which will send time-stamped text messages to registered subscribers to alert them to an immediate threat to health and safety or of a campus closure.

Students and staff can register for the service on HUB.

Note: this service is only available to MTS subscribers and there is no charge for this service. 

Update for Student Parking at the Notre Dame Campus

August 25, 2017 • Written by

Please be advised the Northeast parking lot (NE – North Entrance off King Edward Street) has been designated a Pay & Display lot. This lot will be available for students, who do not hold a monthly permit, on a casual basis.

Students with non-power monthly permits may park in the North 4 (4N) lot and the newly created North 5 lot (5N) accessed from the Northwest corner of 4N lot. (Refer to the attached campus map.)

Parking services is pleased to announce that the student Carpooling program will be expanding to the North 3 (3N) power monthly student lot. Refer to the campus map for location of the new designated carpool spots.

To learn more about the carpool program, email or visit the Parking Services office located at D100.

Office 365 available to students

March 17, 2017 • Written by

On Monday, March 27, Red River College IT Solutions will begin the process of providing all currently registered students with access to Microsoft Office 365. Registered students will be able to use the online version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive.

In addition to the online versions of these applications, students will also have access to download and install the Microsoft Office 2016 suite on up to 5 devices.

Further documentation and frequently asked questions related to Office 365 are available on the ITS Support website which can be found at

TSN’s Michael Landsberg is Coming to RRC on March 22 and You’re Invited

March 17, 2017 • Written by

Michael Landsberg, TSN sports journalist and a face of Bell Let’s Talk Day, is bringing his #SICKNOTWEAK talk to Red River College. Come listen to his talk, ask questions and take part in a meet & greet! Help us break down the stigma related to Mental Health Problems – presented by Healthy Minds, Healthy College.

Date : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: North Gym, Notre Dame Campus – Livestreaming will be available at all other campuses

This event is for ALL staff, faculty and students. Come early for a FREE pizza & pop lunch!

Check out this video from Michael promoting his visit to RRC >> Landsberg digital invite

Exciting Changes to Student Email — Student Email moving to Office 365

March 3, 2017 • Written by

final_bannerThroughout the month of March, Red River College IT Solutions is proceeding with the next phase of enhancements to the Student Email system, moving Student Mailboxes to Office 365 in the Cloud.  This enhancement to the Student Email service will provide you with upgraded features, increase mailbox sizes and improve access to the Student email system from mobile devices.  Details about these new features
and frequently asked questions related to this move are available on the ITS Support website which can be found at

IT Solutions will notify you by email when your mailbox is scheduled to be moved to Office 365.  There is no action required on your part to prepare for this move.  All of your mail, calendar items and contacts will be moved to Office 365 during this process.

Personal Safety Training for Staff and Students – February 14 & 21

February 10, 2017 • Written by

Red River College is undertaking additional security measures at its Exchange District Campus following two recent, separate incidents in which two students were injured during what appears to be attempts to steal their cellphones.

The Winnipeg Police Service will be hosting a Personal Safety Training seminar for staff and students in P107 at the Roblin Centre on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 21. Please see timing below for sessions running on each day:

February 14

Session: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

February 21

Session: 8:00am – 9:30am
Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Session: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

There is no pre-registration required. The session will cover personal safety topics such as parking at night, transit safety, dealing with panhandlers, gang awareness, robbery prevention and debit and ATM safety tips.

As well, the WPS will set up an information booth on Tuesday, February 14 from 8:00pm-2:00pm in the Roblin Centre Atrium where members will be on-hand to answer questions.

Future sessions are being coordinated for this Spring.

For additional information, please contact Keith A. Walker at

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