Academic Success Centre

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

Professional ESL Communication Workshops

February 21, 2017 • Written by

Professional ESL Communication Workshops – Winter 2017:

Join us to develop the oral communication skills and confidence you need for success, both at Red River College and in the workforce. Sessions will be interactive, engaging and dynamic.  These workshops are open to all ESL students in academic programs at Red River College.

Notre Dame Campus:

Room: D308
Times: Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dates:

  • Thursday, March 2nd – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, March 16th – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, March 30th – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, April 13th – 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Exchange District Campus:

Room: P204 & P313
Times: Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dates:

  • Monday, February 27th (P204)
  • Monday, March 13th (P313)
  • Monday, March 27th (P313)
  • Monday, April 10th (P313)

For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472.

In order to plan relevant sessions that meet your needs, please take 3 minutes to complete this survey; tell the ASC about what you would like to focus on in the Winter 2017 term!

Language and Communication Supports for ESL Students

October 25, 2016 • Written by

Professional Communication Workshops for ESL Students – Fall 2016:

Join us to develop the oral communication skills and confidence you need for success, both at Red River College and in the workforce.

Notre Dame Campus:
Room: E108
Times: 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dates:
• Monday, October 31st – Presentation Skills: Part 1
• Monday, November 14th – Presentation Skills: Part 2
• Monday, November 28th – Interview Skills

Exchange District Campus:
Room: P313
Times: 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dates:
• Tuesday, November 1st – Presentation Skills: Part 1
• Tuesday, November 15th – Presentation Skills: Part 2
• Tuesday, November 29th – Interview Skills

For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472. Learn more about these sessions and the schedule on the Academic Success Centre website (http://blogs.rrc.ca/asc/english-support/esl-workshops-2/ ). You don’t need to register to attend these sessions; we look forward to seeing you there!

Additional ESL Workshops:

Groups of four or more ESL students can also request program-specific ESL workshops. We will run a special workshop for your small group that focuses on the language challenges you are experiencing in your specific RRC program. To arrange for a specialized ESL workshop, please contact: Kaleigh Quinn at kquinn@rrc.ca.
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472.

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.

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

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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.

ESL Conversation Groups

June 9, 2016 • Written by

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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, June 17
  • Friday, July 15, 29
  • Friday, August 12

Exchange District Campus:

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

  • Tuesday, June 14, 28
  • Tuesday, July 12, 26
  • Tuesday, August 9

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

Did you know…

May 11, 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.

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!

Join the ESL Conversation Group!

May 11, 2016 • Written by

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Join the ESL Conversation Group! 

The Academic Success Centre is offering ESL Conversation Groups for ESL/EAL students at both the Exchange District Campus and Notre Dame Campus over the spring and summer. Participate in these sessions, and develop and practice the communication skills you need for success in your college program and the workforce, to network with students in other academic programs, and to have fun! Sessions will be interactive, engaging and dynamic, and are available to all students at RRC with a CLB 7+!

Spring & Summer Conversation Group Sessions:

Notre Dame Campus:

  • Room: D205
  • Times: 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Dates:
    Friday, May 20
    Friday, June 3, 17
    Friday, July 15, 29
    Friday, August 12

Exchange District Campus:

  • Room: P304
  • Times: 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Dates:
    Tuesday, May 17, May 31
    Tuesday, June 14, 28
    Tuesday, July 12, 26
    Tuesday, August 9

For more information, contact Kaleigh Quinn: kquinn@rrc.ca or 204.631.3472.

We hope to see you there!

 

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.

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