August 25, 2017 • Written by The Red Carpet
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 →
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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.
February 10, 2017 • Written by The Red Carpet
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:
Session: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21, 2016 • Written by The Red Carpet
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.)
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.
October 7, 2016 • Written by The Red Carpet
Red 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.
October 29, 2014 • Written by The Red Carpet
A friendly reminder from RRC’s Security Services team:
With Halloween this week many staff and students will chose to wear costumes, to get into the Halloween sprit, at many of our campuses. While it is fun to get into the spirit of the occasion, it is important to remember that costumes must NOT include weapons of any kind, and that includes replica’s and toy weapons.
Accessories which represent firearms of any kind, including pistols, rifles, and shotguns, are not allowed on College property. In addition, any other weapons such as swords, knives, hatchets, explosives, etc, including toy models, are not allowed.
It is important to exercise common sense when choosing a Halloween costume to wear on a College Campus.
Have a safe and fun time this Halloween season!