Campuses

RRC Opens New Portage la Prairie Campus

September 22, 2011

Red River College has a brand new home in Portage la Prairie.

The newly-opened Portage campus, located at 32 5th St. S.E. (the former site of Victoria School, built in 1916), doesn't just provide far more space than the former site, it also seeks to improve accessibility issues for students from the city and surrounding area.

The College has maintained a presence in Portage for years, but for the last decade, the campus itself has been located just outside the city — approximately six kilometres away, at nearby Southport.

"There's no bus service in Portage, so the only way that students without their own vehicles could get out (to Southport) was by cab," says Campus Manager Lori-Ann Grenkow. Read More →

Roblin Centre at the Exchange District Campus

November 17, 2010

The Board of Governors of Red River College is proud to announce that In recognition of former Manitoba Premier Duff Roblin, the College’s buildings at 160 Princess Street will be renamed The Roblin Centre at the Exchange District Campus.

In bestowing this honour, the Board acknowledges the significant contribution Premier Roblin made to Manitoba’s post-secondary education system. While perhaps best known for the Winnipeg Floodway, Roblin also established Manitoba’s community colleges and regional secondary schools.

In the early 1990s Premier Roblin’s report, Post-Secondary Education in Manitoba: Doing Things Differently, laid the groundwork for an expansion of Manitoba’s college system that included enhancing the participation of Aboriginal people in post-secondary education. RRC’s significant growth over the past several years can be credited to the recommendations of the Roblin Report.

A ceremony to officially rename the building will be held in the near future, and at that time the name change will take effect.

Lighting Up History In the Exchange

November 9, 2010

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Red River College has flipped the switch on a dramatic display that lights up one of Winnipeg’s most prominent heritage structures and serves as a preview of the exciting new energy coming to the Exchange District.

To launch its “Lighting Up History” capital campaign, the College installed an LED lighting system that covers the front of the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute (formerly the Union Bank Tower at the corner of Main Street and William Avenue) in a captivating field of blue and green light.

College officials say the display is symbolic of RRC’s efforts to bring this historic building back to life, after nearly two decades spent in darkness.

The $27-million Paterson GlobalFoods Institute will be a new home for RRC’s culinary, hospitality and tourism programs, and site of the College’s first-ever student residence. The facility is scheduled to open in September 2011.

At the lighting ceremony — attended by dozens of business leaders, community representatives and students — Andrew Paterson, President and CEO of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc., and Vice-President of The Paterson Foundation, announced the capital campaign has already reached 64% of its goal for fundraising from private sources.

Both Paterson and RRC President Stephanie Forsyth stressed the importance of this project to enhancing the learning environment for students, expanding capacity at the College, building new economic opportunities in the food and hospitality sector, and further revitalizing the Exchange District.

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