September 20, 2017 • Written by Lauren Konrad
What Moves You?
Ride, walk and fund raise on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in the Ride for Refuge, a super-fun, family-friendly cross-Canada fundraiser supporting charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable + exploited people everywhere.
For event details in Winnipeg click here.
Interested in joining the local committee in support of the Red River College Student Refugee Program? Contact Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad – firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details and event information. The deadline to register with our RRC team is Monday, September 25th.
September 20, 2017 • Written by Lauren Konrad
EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, EMPOWERMENT
On campuses across Canada, RRC students, staff and faculty are the heart and soul of WUSC and the Student Refugee Program. You play a vital role in helping accomplish goals to promote volunteerism, welcome students from abroad and foster global citizenship.
What is a Local Committee?
Active on more than 80 college and university campuses, Local Committees make up the largest network of student groups of its kind in Canada.
A Local Committee is a campus-based group of students, faculty and staff and community advisors who share the belief in the power of education to change the world. Local committees exist to promote global understanding and cooperation and increase understanding of international development issues on campus and in the community.
What do they do?
As a Local Committee member, you join with others to create change on your campus and in your community by:
- Sponsoring student refugees to pursue their studies on Canadian campuses.
- Take part in local committee meetings and participate in events and program support related activities.
- Participate in opportunities to build leadership development skills.
- Connect and build student networks with local and national post-secondary institutions.
- Educating and advocating for social change and global citizenship through activities and events designed to engage the college community
Interested in becoming a member of the RRC Local Committee? Register below:
September 20, 2017 • Written by Norlan Page
Join The Royal Bank of Canada to learn about how you can create a resume and application that stands out, how to build your personal brand on social media and learn about exciting career options at RBC!
- Wednesday, October 25, 2017
- P107 – CGA Manitoba Room
- Exchange District Campus
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Register online at: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses
Deadline for registration: October 23, 2017
RBC Time4U session is an opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with a member of the RBC Campus Recruitment Team to discuss whatever is on your mind; from cover letters to resumes, personal brand to online profiles, RBC program and career information and everything in between.
The RBC team is on campus to assist you in making one of the biggest decisions of your life – the next step in your career!
Sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 and Thursday, October 26, 2017 in P208 – Exchange District Campus.
Registration is required and sign up will be on a first come, first served basis. Register online at: https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses*
This session is offered through Student Employment Services. If you have difficulty registering, have accessibility questions or accommodation requests, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email@example.com.
Back to School Bowling
To celebrate the beginning of the new term, Diversity and Intercultural Services and the Language Training Centre will host the third annual Back to School Bowling event.
When: Friday, September 29th, from 6PM – 8PM
Where: Polo Park Lanes (inside Polo Park Shopping Mall, 1485 Portage Avenue)
Cost: FREE! (Includes shoe rental, unlimited bowling, pop and snacks)
Space is limited. Please register for this event by filling out the information below:
Culture Days Manitoba is a volunteer movement to get participants involved in the arts and cultural life of their communities in Winnipeg. The eight annual Culture Days weekend is September 29, September 30 and October 1 and will feature hundreds of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. Check out the 2017 activities here.
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. All events and exhibits are spread across three main zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is designed to encourage involvement in the arts by all. Visit the Nuit Blanche website or a complete list of events and exhibits.
September 20, 2017 • Written by Norlan Page
The School of Indigenous Education invites you to join in recognizing Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters, Friday, September 29th. This is an annual event to honor the survivors of the Canadian Residential School system and its impact on Indigenous families.
Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities along with government and educational institutions to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. It is through understanding and acknowledging the impact of Residential Schools that will combat racism and stereotypes that have built up over generations.
How can you participate and show your support?
- Wear an orange shirt!
- Peruse the Library display case at NDC during the week of September 25
- Stop by the Indigenous Support Centre, F209 on September 29 between 11am – 1pm. Short documentaries on residential schools and residential school survivors will be shown.
- Visit the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada website for information and resources that can be implemented into your teaching, readings and everyday life.
For more information about this event go to www.orangeshirtday.org
September 19, 2017 • Written by Lauren Konrad
Are you interested in learning about the Indigenous Culture by experiencing a sacred practice? Join your Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad and your Diversity Ambassadors on Saturday, September 30th at the Winnipeg Thunderbird House for your opportunity to partake in a traditional sweat lodge ceremony and workshop.
When: Saturday, September 30th 2017
Where: Thunderbird House (715 Main Street)
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
What is a sweat lodge ceremony:
There is a wide range of purification ceremonies associated with Canadian Indigenous peoples, but perhaps the most well-known is the sweat lodge.
Sweat lodges have been a tradition for First Nations throughout North America since time immemorial, and they still serve many functions for indigenous people today. The sweat lodge ceremony cleans and heals the body. It heals the mind – bringing clarity – and it is often a testing place, offering a rite of passage where a participant can demonstrate endurance, strength and courage. Finally, sweat lodges are also holy places where Indigenous people can renew their deep connection to the universe and to the spirit realm.
If you are interested in participating in this unique experience to learn more about the aboriginal culture in Canada please register on-line by Monday, September 18. Event details will be sent to students who register.
Click here to fill out the on-line registration form
For more information about the Indigenous sweat lodge and watch a short video click here
To learn more about the Thunderbird House in Winnipeg click here
September 19, 2017 • Written by Bradley West
Now your term has really started. You are getting into your studies and connecting with the Red River College Community. Meeting different people, from different cultures can be fun and exciting. It can also make effectively communicating harder.
Across different cultures, people have developed their own values and behaviours which allow them to understand and interpret the world around them.
These values and behaviours create what is called a ‘ cultural lens’ and everything we know to be true in terms of how to behave and what do with others, is learned from that lens. When we are dealing with people from different cultural lenses, often our intent and how people perceive us, is very different.
Click here to read and/or print a short publication that provides strategies to understand different cultural worldviews and the various dimensions of diversity represented in every individual. This will improve your communications. It will help your intent and their perception align.
The Intercultural Training Program assists immigrant and international students to develop the cultural awareness needed to study and work successfully in the Canadian college and workplace environment.
For more intercultural tips visit www.rrc.ca/interculturaltraining or contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 18, 2017 • Written by Nora Sobel
LGBTT* individuals often feel unwelcome and excluded, and they look for behaviours and signs that may indicate whether or not people will support and welcome them as LGBTT* individuals.
The Awareness & Ally Project seeks to create a safer, welcoming, and supportive environment for LGBTT* people by helping to raise the awareness and understanding of gender and sexual diversity. It also provides an opportunity for those who wish to be proactive in helping to create a respectful environment at the College for LGBTT* people, their friends and families by becoming an Ally. Becoming an Ally is simple and it means being a person who they can trust and with whom they can be open.
The 1-day Awareness & Ally Training provides participants and potential Allies with knowledge and tools to increase their understanding of gender and sexual diversity.
Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: W411, Roblin Centre (Exchange District Campus)
Facilitator: Bradley West (Red River College)
Red River College offers this Ally Training as part of the LGBTT* Initiative, coordinated by the Diversity and Intercultural Services. For more information, please contact Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at 204.632.2016 or email@example.com.
Complete the following form to register:
September 14, 2017 • Written by Norlan Page