Employer On-Campus: Ontario Provincial Police

September 6, 2017 • Written by
The Ontario Provincial Police invites all students to an information session!

This presentation will provide details about preparing for a career in policing, as well as information on civilian employment relating to the Provincial Communications Centre and more.

Abbreviated Session
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Orange Lecture Theatre, Room GM44
Notre Dame Campus
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
11:00 am to noon

Full Session
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
ETV Studio B, Room GM33
Notre Dame Campus
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Can’t make it in person?
Watch the full session online at http://blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming

To attend in person, register online at: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

If you have difficulty registering or have accessibility questions or accommodation requests, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca.

Limited seating available. Sign up early – no late arrivals!

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca

Enhance your college experience

September 1, 2017 • Written by

Research has shown that being physically active has a positive effect on the academic success of college and university students.

Playing on a varsity sport team is a great way to meet new people, stay active and enhance valuable skills such as leadership, organizational and communication that will help you secure future employment.

You must be a full-time student at Red River College to participate.  We encourage you to fill out our recruiting form prior to attending the tryouts so we can connect you with one of coaches.
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If you want to pull on our jersey and be a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts.

Interested students should bring their student ID’s, proof of health insurance, and appropriate sport clothing to tryouts

We encourage you to fill out our recruiting form prior to attending the tryouts. Read More →

Hiring: Frontline Police Constables, Ontario Provincial Police

September 1, 2017 • Written by
The Ontario Provincial Police is hiring frontline Police Constables!

We are looking for applicants who have the passion, commitment and courage to become an Ontario Provincial Police Officer. To attract the most competitive and diverse candidates, OPP Uniform Recruitment along with North West Region Headquarters will host a one-day police symposium in Kenora, Ontario.

Event: Ontario Provincial Police North West Region Police Experience –
Exploring Communities Beyond Lake Superior
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2016
Time: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Seven Generations Educational Institute – 240 Veterans Drive, Kenora, ON

The focus will be candidates seeking to become an OPP officer and serving in North Western Ontario. Candidates are required to submit an Application Form. Upon review, candidates/applicants will be selected to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Learn what it takes to become a Provincial Constable! Speakers will include: Frontline OPP Officers, Specialized Units, Special Constable, Auxiliary and Provincial Communication Dispatchers.Lake of the Woods Kenora

Email your application form to uniformrecruitment@opp.ca no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in the OPP.

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or jobcentre@rrc.ca.



August 28, 2017 • Written by

I.T. Solutions will be performing wireless network upgrades at The Roblin Centre from Friday, August 25, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017.

These upgrades will result in intermittent loss of wireless network coverage in specific areas at The Roblin Centre as hardware is replaced.

If you have any questions or concerns please submit a Caselog at https://hub.rrc.ca/CaseLog/NewCase.aspx?Area=ITS&Category=58.

Greetings RRC students!

August 25, 2017 • Written by
Welcome to Red River College!
As you are getting settled in, remember that you have access to various supports and services here at the College to help you succeed in your studies and transition into the world of work.

Whether you are planning to look for a part-time job while in school or need help launching your career after graduation, RRC’s Student Employment Services is here to assist you.

Student Employment Services provides FREE assistance with:

  • setting yourself up for career success
  • connecting with employers
  • networking tips
  • labour market information
  • job search strategies
  • cover letter and resume writing
  • interview preparation
  • access to job postings on JobCentral.rrc.ca

It is never too early to start preparing and taking the active steps for the career you want!

For more information or to book an appointment with an Employment Advisor, call 204.632.3966 or email JobCentre@rrc.ca.

See you on campus!


Sign-up and stay informed

August 25, 2017 • Written by

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 →
Google Play →
BlackBerry World →

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. 

Update for Student Parking at the Notre Dame Campus

August 25, 2017 • Written by

Please be advised the Northeast parking lot (NE – North Entrance off King Edward Street) has been designated a Pay & Display lot. This lot will be available for students, who do not hold a monthly permit, on a casual basis.

Students with non-power monthly permits may park in the North 4 (4N) lot and the newly created North 5 lot (5N) accessed from the Northwest corner of 4N lot. (Refer to the attached campus map.)

Parking services is pleased to announce that the student Carpooling program will be expanding to the North 3 (3N) power monthly student lot. Refer to the campus map for location of the new designated carpool spots.

To learn more about the carpool program, email parking@rrc.ca or visit the Parking Services office located at D100.

Building community at Red River College. Start one-on-one

August 25, 2017 • Written by

Communities grow stronger when people do a variety of simple things together that give them chances to connect with others, build trust and get involved in doing things together. Volunteering with the Intercultural Mentorship Program offers opportunities to students and staff to engage with others outside the classroom, on your free time, in a positive and fun way that encourages reflection and dialogue and helps develop skills for success at Red River College and the workplace.

Sarthak is a Technology Management student who came to Canada from India in August 2016 and wanted to make more friends and get to know the new environment from the perspective of a local person. His mentor partner Kateryn was a Business Admin student who lived in Canada all her life. Growing up with a lot of people from the same culture, she joined the Intercultural Mentorship Program to see how other cultures are different and similar and learn about someone else’s background.

They met on campus for coffee and conversation, at Stella’s for lunch, visited the Forks and went for a walk at Assiniboine Park together and discussed lots of topics that are relevant to them and that allowed them to appreciate each other’s perspectives. One of the conversations Kathryn fondly remembers is about school: “The way I, a local partner, look at school is just so much different from the way Sarthak looks at things. He is a little older than me and went to university in India, so his experience is a lot different than mine. It was interesting to discuss the differences in both the teaching ways and our mental learning habits.” Sarthak also enjoyed exploring his partner’s culture, the differences in perspectives and how those differences are related to culture: “The important point is even though we are different we share same human values which I came across during my conversation with my cultural partner on varying topics.”

Over 2,000 students and staff at Red River College have successfully completed the Intercultural Mentorship Program so far. Lots of insightful intercultural conversation is tipically generated on topics such as personal interests and hobbies, education and student life, settlement experiences, politics, communication styles, LGBTT* culture in different cultures etc. Mentor partners explore Winnipeg together, try out new traditional foods, visit the Human Rights Museum, attend Jets’ community practices, concerts at Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the corn maze, Halloween or Christmas related activities, fishing, biking and many other activities that help create a bond, as well as enhance participants’ interpersonal, intercultural communication and leadership skills.

Mentor partners Prathamesh and Barrett after a bike ride around the city and taking a rest at the Red River Floodway.

Who doesn’t like living and learning in a community that is welcoming and inclusive? Seeking opportunities to positively engage with others is a wonderful way to start building community! Sign up to be a Mentor in the Intercultural Mentorship Program! Check the website for application deadline. Visit www.rrc.ca/imp to read or and to apply!

Diversity and Intercultural Services welcomes you to a new academic term at Red River College!

August 24, 2017 • Written by

Celebrate DiversityDiversity and Intercultural Services assists immigrant and international students to be successful in their integration into the local culture, the Canadian College environment and the Canadian workplace culture. Diversity and Intercultural Services also supports all students in developing their intercultural competence necessary in today’s global work environment, and provides educational opportunities and resources to enhance their understanding and respect for gender and sexual diversity.


Student Integration Services

All Immigrant and international students can access the Student Integration Services for cultural or settlement supports that will facilitate your integration to the College environment and the local community. Student Integration Coordinators work with you to find solutions, offer advocacy and build support plans to help meet your integration needs.

Notre Dame Campus and Stevenson Campus Contact: Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3309 or email nopage@rrc.ca.

Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses Contact: Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or email lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Language Training Centre Contact: Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator at 204- 945-6151 (ext. 6318) or email jhoogland@rrc.ca.

Canadian Connection Program and College-Wide Diversity Events

Join us for on and off campus opportunities to experience cultural, social and recreational activities, engage in College life, and connect with the Winnipeg community. You can also attend College-wide opportunities to build connections and understanding across cultures.

For more information, please contact Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Student Refugee Program

This program sponsors a student in refugee camp to come to Canada to pursue post-secondary education at the College and share this experience of going from Camp to Campus with the College community. A Local Committee supports the student in this journey to settle in Manitoba and study at the College while at the same time promotes on-campus opportunities for global citizenship for all staff and students. Register to be part of the Local Committee at www.rrc.ca/srp

For more information, please contact Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator at 204-631-3345 or lkonrad@rrc.ca.

Intercultural Mentorship Program

You can also volunteer with the Intercultural Mentorship Program, a Local and Global partnership that pairs immigrant and international students with a Canadian-raised student or staff for friendship, practice of communication skills and intercultural exchange. Students from all academic programs can apply. The commitment is 10 hours of time. For immigrant and international students, this is a great way to understand Canadian culture while sharing some of their experiences with a Canadian-raised student. For Canadian-raised students, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the world outside Canada and develop their leadership skills. Four awards of $500 each are presented annually to two partnerships in the program that take their commitment to great heights and truly exemplify the spirit of mentorship. Register at www.rrc.ca/imp.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at 204-632-3847 or gludusan@rrc.ca.

Step Out of Your Box Program

This program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of the many dimensions of diversity that make us unique individuals and also to connect students with others in a meaningful way that builds skills and develops awareness and understanding of the diverse world we live in. Four awards of $500 each are presented annually to four projects submitted by students who spend time exploring a dimension of diversity different from their own and produce a leave-behind project that promote the dimension of diversity the student has chosen and/or benefitting the organization the student was volunteering for. Register at www.rrc.ca/soyb.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator at 204-632-3847 or gludusan@rrc.ca.

New Roots Program

Attention Language Training Centre students! This program offers workshops, social activities and special events to assist immigrant and international students in English language programs build a social network in Canada, engage with the local community and access resources and information helpful for settlement in Winnipeg.

For more information, please contact Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator at 204- 945-6151 (ext. 6318) or jhoogland@rrc.ca.

Intercultural Training Program

The Intercultural Training Program assists all students to develop cross-cultural awareness to study and work effectively in today’s global environment. This program also assists immigrant and international students to develop the cultural awareness needed to study and work successfully in the Canadian college and workplace environment. To learn more about intercultural skills and Canadian culture, visit www.rrc.ca/interculturaltraining.

For more information, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204-632-2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

LGBTT* Initiative (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit)

The LGBTT* Initiative at Red River College fosters the development of a safe environment on our campuses so everyone has the chance to work, learn and access services in an inclusive and welcoming manner. For more information about our services, educational publications or links to community organizations and resources, you can visit www.rrc.ca/LGBTTInitiative. For the list of Allies at Red River College, visit www.rrc.ca/allyproject.

NEW Gender and Sexual Diversity Awareness Training Course! This course was designed from a transformational learning perspective with the goal of increasing awareness of gender and sexual diversity, and features six 50 minutes online modules, with accompanying resources and activities.

For more information or to register to the course, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204-632-2016 or bcwest@rrc.ca.

Visit our offices! We are looking forward to meeting you!


  • Nora Sobel, A/Manager: 204-632-2404 nsobel@rrc.ca
  • Norlan Page, Student Integration Coordinator: 204-631-3309 nopage@rrc.ca
  • Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator: 204-632-2016 bcwest@rrc.ca
  • Margarita Natcheva, Immigrant Student Advisor: 204-949-8393 mnatcheva@rrc.ca


  • Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator: 204-631-3345 lkonrad@rrc.ca
  • Gabriela Ludusan, Mentorship Program Coordinator: 204-632-3847 gludusan@rrc.ca


  • Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator: 204-945-6151 (ext. 6318)  jhoogland@rrc.ca

Have a great academic term!

Connecting to RRCWireless? The Library can guide you!

August 24, 2017 • Written by

Wireless at RRCThe Red River College Library continues to receive inquiries about the wireless network.  As usual we try to answer all our patron’s questions, though it must be said that we do not control or manage the wireless networks here at RRC.  At the Library we are wireless users, just like you!

At RRC, the Information Technology Solutions department manages the wireless networks. Even though we do not control the system, the Library is always here to provide tips as to the best way to use the wireless system.

We are always ready to guide you:


Lesson #1: Always use RRCWireless. Don’t use RRCGuest!

Staff and students should connect through the Wireless Network named RRCWireless. Do not connect to RRCGUEST.

The network you need to connect to is named RRCWireless.

A common problem that occurs is users try to connect to the network named “RRCGuest”.  This network is for guests to the college and is not meant to be used by students and/or staff.

Connections to “RRCGuest” require a special username and a password that must be obtained  in advance, by making a CASELOG request to Information Technology Solutions.  The Library does not know any of the usernames and/or passwords and we cannot issue you with one.

Lesson #2: Make sure you use your correct username and password

The RRCWireless network does not operate like an open wireless, such as the wireless at “Starbucks” or “McDonald’s”. A user needs to enter their username and password to obtain a connection. When challenged, use your normal RRC network username and password to login.

After you enter your username and password, you may be asked whether you “trust” the network you must say “yes” and “accept” the connection to the network.

Lesson #3: Are you a Returning Student? Forget this Network!


If you are a returning student, you were likely required to reset your password over the summer. When you return to the college, you have to make sure that any of your devices, such as cell phones or tablets, also have your new password in their settings.

Q: How do you do update your wireless password?
A: Forget this network!

Just ask your device to “Forget this Network” and then setup the network fresh.

Lesson #4: Lockouts

If your device was set with an old password, keep in mind that it was actively connect to the wireless with an incorrect password. This would have caused the college’s wireless system to lock out your device. Unfortunately, when you attempt to reconnect with your username and a correct password you may still be locked out!

Wait 30 minutes after you “Forget this Network” for your locked-out device to be re-allowed to connect to RRCWireless.

Getting Support

Please note, those staff and students that have College-issued laptops and devices, should submit a Caselog if they have troubles connecting to the Wireless network

However, the RRC IT Department will  not normally support those that have personal devices.  If you have a personal device and you can’t seem to get it connected to the RRCWireless, you are welcome to visit one of the Library Helpdesks for face-to-face support:

  • Roblin Centre Lower Learning Commons:  Weekdays 8:00AM to 4:00 PM
  • Notre Dame Campus Library Computer Lab:  Weekdays 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

Library Helpdesk staff are great at helping students diagnose wireless issues!

Remember, we are always ready to guide you!