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Office 365 available to students

March 17, 2017 • Written by

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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 blogs.rrc.ca/its.

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 >> https://twitter.com/RRC_News/status/841358389586341893Michael 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 blogs.rrc.ca/its.

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 kewalker@rrc.ca.

New Communications Protocol at RRC

November 21, 2016 • Written by

Effective immediately, Red River College has adopted a new communications protocol for informing staff and students about situations in which emergency responders are called to one of our campuses.

This new communications protocol is in response to feedback we received following an incident last Tuesday that resulted in a noticeable police presence at Roblin Centre.

The new communications protocol will now see the College’s emergency notification system activated to provide information as an event is unfolding (ie: notification that police or fire department response is underway, where and why), as opposed to waiting until a situation is resolved. (Note: the protocol will not be activated for routine paramedic calls that do not impact the broader campus community.)

STAY INFORMED

In order for us to ensure that our new emergency communications protocol is as effective as possible, please take a moment to sign up for our Campus Alerting System and download the RRC Mobile Safety app. It’s very important that these tools are fully utilized by those on campus.

To receive text messages via RRC’s Campus Alerting System, current staff and students can sign up on HUB through the Campus Alerts link (found under the Staff and Faculty / Students menus). The alerting system allows staff and students to provide their mobile phone number (MTS subscribers only) and select which campuses they want to receive text alerts for.

The RRC Mobile Safety app provides staff and students with notifications in the event of a lockdown, emergency situation or campus closure. Download the app today (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) and be sure to allow “push notifications” when prompted after launching the app for the first time.

We will also continue to use email, our website blog and social media to provide information to staff, and students and we are looking at ways to expand our use of these communications tools as well. You can find a list of RRC’s social media accounts at: http://blogs.rrc.ca/marketing/about/social-media/

We will continue to monitor and revise our communications procedures as we strive for best practices in order to move forward with a more effective protocol.

The Roblin Centre will be closed on October 11

October 7, 2016 • Written by

sorrywereclosedRed River College’s Roblin Centre will be closed on Tuesday, October 11 in order to allow for necessary work to the water main adjacent to the campus.

During that time the water will be shut-off and for the health and safety reasons classes will be cancelled and the campus will be closed to the general public.

Regular operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, October 12.

Red River College has been advised that this outage will not affect the adjacent RRC properties located in the Exchange District.

Classes, programs, and services offered at the Massey Building and the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute will carry-on as scheduled.

You’re Invited to a Rally in Innovation Alley

September 25, 2016 • Written by

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Red River College is a proud sponsor of North Forge’s Block Party in Innovation Alley, located on Adelaide Street just South of Red River College’s Roblin Centre in the Exchange District. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, or would like to see or share innovative and creative ideas in business, technology or life in general, you don’t want to miss this event.

The party goes from 1:30 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 27th.

RED Forum – Important Student Information

May 9, 2016 • Written by

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:

  • Notre Dame Library
  • The Campus Store
  • The Print Shoppe
  • The Buffalo and Voyageur Cafeteria
  • Otto’s
  • Tim Hortons
  • The Cave
  • The Ox
  • Student Services Centre and Registrar’s Office

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.

Red River College’s Student Email is getting a new look!

May 6, 2016 • Written by

Changes to Student Email are coming on May 16, 2016

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.

Lunch and Learn Workshops at Roblin Centre!

January 14, 2016 • Written by

Tired College Student Girl Studying For University Exam WorriedAs a student, college is incredibly busy! This lunch and learn series will bring students together to share challenges and develop ways of managing successfully! Over these five weeks, we will discuss issues such as work/school/life balance, coping with stress & anxiety, dealing effectively with emotions, “being well” in a relationship, and developing communication skills.

Bring your lunch, gain mutual support and learn healthy ways to have a meaningful experience at Red River College.

All sessions are free and located in room P310 from Noon to 12:50 at the Roblin Centre. Drop by with your lunch and an open mind!

  • When:   Workshops are every Tuesday
  • Time: 12 Noon – 12:50 p.m.
  • Location: P310 at the Roblin Centre

Topics:

  • January 12 – Balancing Everyday Life and College
  • January 19 – Effectively Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • January 26 – Dealing Effectively with Emotions
  • February 2 – Being Well in Relationships
  • February 9 – Developing Communication Skills
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