Aboriginal Student Support

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.

Only one more week to complete the inclusive campus survey!!

April 16, 2015 • Written by

StudentsRed River College has begun a dialogue with our College community surrounding the RRC inclusive campus climate. Through a series of conversation circles, focus groups, and online surveys, both students and employees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about their responsibility in respecting and promoting diversity, and challenging racism and discrimination.

At this time, we want to invite you to complete a short survey – your opinion matters and your information will be kept confidential and not personally identifiable. Please click here to complete the survey by Friday, April 24.

For more information about this initiative, you can contact:

Nora Sobel, Manager of Diversity and Intercultural Services at nsobel@rrc.ca

April Krahn, Director of Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations at akrahn@rrc.ca

Suenita Maharaj-Sandhu, Workplace Equity & Diversity Coordinator at smaharaj-sandhu@rrc.ca

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important initiative!

Complete our survey about Inclusive Campus Climate at Red River College!

April 10, 2015 • Written by

11118620053_bf5cc0a7d7_oIn recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Discrimination, March 21st, Red River College has begun a dialogue with our College community surrounding the RRC inclusive campus climate. Through a series of conversation circles, focus groups, and online surveys, both students and employees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about their responsibility in respecting and promoting diversity, and challenging racism and discrimination. This dialogue will begin during the month of March and will continue into September.

At this time, we invite Red River College students to complete a short survey – your opinion matters and your information will be kept confidential and not personally identifiable. Please click here to complete the survey by April 24.

For more information about this initiative, you can contact:

Nora Sobel, Manager of Diversity and Intercultural Services at nsobel@rrc.ca

April Krahn, Director of Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations at akrahn@rrc.ca

Suenita Maharaj-Sandhu, Workplace Equity & Diversity Coordinator at smaharaj-sandhu@rrc.ca

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important initiative!

You are invited to a Welcoming Celebration

August 25, 2014 • Written by

RRC’s Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations team will host a Welcoming Celebration for students on Thursday, September 4, from noon to 1pm, at the Notre Dame Campus.

Students have a lot on their minds when going back to school — like housing, buying textbooks, and just finding their way around campus. The Welcoming Celebration offers a break from it all — complete with a free lunch and the chance to meet other students while being entertained by comedian Don Burnstick.

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: Doors open at 11:15am, Comedy Show starts at 12:00pm

Place: F209, Aboriginal Support Centre (Notre Dame Campus)

For more information, please call 204.632.3773.10624580_698793283527662_5540103753911227896_n[1]

The HAWK Camp: Highlighting Aboriginal Culture and Education

June 4, 2014 • Written by

10727194134_49e0ec43a3_bThe 2014 HAWK Camp (Hands on Activity Week for Kids) is an Aboriginal cultural camp hosted at the Notre Dame Campus for one week each summer. The 2014 camp will run the week of July 7-11, 2014.

We host 16 kids aged 12-14; this group started with us last year as part of a cohort where we bring the same kids back for three consecutive summers, highlighting different academic programs each year.

We will track the kids’ post-secondary paths to determine if this model impacts their choices to enrol at Red River College. We also want to ensure the camp advances their confidence and self-esteem as strong Aboriginal youth, by offering traditional teachings through the morning sessions and highlighting academic programs in the afternoon sessions.

We have chosen four programs to highlight this year: Dental Assisting, Animal Health Technology, Photography and Plumbing.

We feel it’s important to showcase the week by having a photographer present to take candid shots of all activities. We then provide a compilation of what was covered in our annual HAWK Camp Magazine.

Click here to view the 2013 HAWK Camp Magazine.

There is still an opportunity for Aboriginal RRC students to become a “Team Leader” for a week. If you’re interested, please contact Lisa Carriere, HAWK Camp Coordinator, at licarriere@rrc.ca

Aboriginal Graduation Pow Wow

April 28, 2014 • Written by

On behalf of the School of Indigenous Education, we are pleased to host the 14th Annual Pow Wow Honouring Aboriginal Graduates on Friday, May 9, 2014 in the North Gym at the Notre Dame campus.

Please find below, a breakdown of the day’s events:

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

10:30am             Pipe Ceremony — Aboriginal Support Centre, Room F209

12:00pm             Grand Entry – North Gym

1:00pm               Honour Aboriginal Graduates – gift giving

5:00pm               Feast

Stop by for a piece of bannock, sip of tea, peruse the crafters booths and enjoy the dancing and music.

2014 Graduates are asked to register at: www.rrc.ca/aboriginaleducation

Should you have any questions, please contact Tracy Brant at 632.2106 or email tbrant@rrc.ca

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NEED A$$I$TANCE FUNDING COLLEGE EXPEN$E$?!

November 18, 2013 • Written by

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Looking for an Award, Bursary or Scholarship to assist with expenses while attending college programs? Get in the game early. Make awards research a priority project as soon as you know what program you will pursue and while you are attending. The process can be stressful if executed in desperation the day before an application deadline.

Where to Start:

Go to rrc.ca and peruse every available award under Student Awards & Financial Aid. http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/AvailableAwards.aspx

To obtain an application form, the simplest way is to contact the issuer using the web-site, email or phone number listed

The majority of the awards will require the following: completed application, autobiography, letters of reference and transcript

Given the deadline dates are non-negotiable; ensure your application is sent in ample time to meet the time-line.

Tips to Succeed

Keep your resume up to date and create a file to manage your research project and ease the process. Read qualification criteria and add the awards, bursaries or scholarships you will personally qualify for, to your file. Gather all administrative, academic, and financial details to be ready and easily able to complete application forms.

Prepare your personal awards application list and schedule the application dates on a calendar.

Save electronic copies of forms for those that you will apply for (even if it is last year’s application form, gather your data with a close idea of what will be required on the next year’s form).  You will be ready to complete your applications with ease and confidence when each date comes up.

Prepare a draft copy of an awesome biographical essay that describes why YOU, among hundreds of other applicants, should be the chosen one to receive a financial award!

Use and adapt your awesome essay to the specific needs of each application.

Autobiography Tips (Your Story) :

Write one biography and save it on disc or your computer for future use and updating

You can use the same biography for most awards with a few adjustments

Address any points or questions that the scholarship issuer is asking (i.e. Demonstrate community involvement.)

Your autobiography is your chance to catch the selection committee’s attention and sell yourself. You need to “tell a story”

Important – If you are asked to write one page or two pages ensure you do submit the full amount rather than say one paragraph which does not highlight enough about yourself to make an informed decision

If you are applying for a bursary, be sure to indicate financial need. (i.e. Single parent, no sponsorship etc.)

Reference Tips:

Only ask those who know you or your academic/ work performance for a reference

If planning on applying for more awards, let your reference know your intentions so they can keep a copy for future use

Always approach your references well in advance so you have their letters in time to complete your application

Did you know? References should offer more than just attesting to knowing you or that you are a student. Tell him/her about the award and why you feel you would benefit from the award or how you came to enroll in that particular field of study.

Need guidance or application forms for Aboriginal Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships? Contact Rhonda Klippenstein 204.632.2363 at the Aboriginal Support Centre in room F209 at the Notre Dame campus, or see Cheyenne in P409 at the Exchange District Campus.

Magical Christmas Village

November 15, 2013 • Written by

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The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations will be transforming the Aboriginal Support Centre, room F205 into a magical “Christmas Village” on November 27 & 28, 2013.

We invite students, families, friends and the community of Winnipeg to receive a free photo with Santa while visiting interactive stations for children, including craft making, coloring, drawing pictures and writing letters to Santa while enjoying peanut free cookies and milk. For more information visit www.rrc.ca/aboriginaleducation

If you are interested in helping out in any way, please feel free to contact Tracy Brant at 632-2106 or email: tbrant@rrc.ca.  The more of Santa’s helpers that come out, the merrier!

 

Aboriginal Student Support Events – Exchange District Campus – October 2013

October 3, 2013 • Written by

8720042081_03d3215658_oThe Aboriginal Liaison from MB Student Aid will be at the Exchange District campus to present information and answer questions regarding student aid –  the process, how to apply, free money…!

MB Student Aid Presentation

  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
  • Aboriginal Support Centre P409
  • Exchange District Campus
  • 12pm –1pm

ALSO COMING UP

EDC Beading Club with Cheyenne & Monica

  • Wednesday, October 16th and 30th

Inuit Wall Hanging Making Workshop – with Elder Levinia Brown

  • Wednesday October 23rd, 2013
  • Wednesday November 6th, 2013
  • Exchange District Campus
  • Aboriginal Support Centre Room P409
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

EDC Winter Feast

  • Thursday, December 5th 2013
  • Aboriginal Support Centre Room P409
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For more information on any of these events please contact Cheyenne Chartrand at 949-8506 or email chchartand@rrc.ca

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