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.