Events

RRC Design Open House: May 3

April 12, 2012

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Red River College’s annual industry night/open house for graphic design will be held on Thursday, May 3. It will be an opportunity to view the work of talented students in the Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Digital Media Design and 3D Computer Graphics programs.

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RRC To Take Part In Earth Hour: March 31

March 30, 2012

Sustainability is an important concept at Red River College, continuing to be a significant focus in our new strategic plan.  It’s about taking measures that enhance the viability of our institution, our environment, and our community. That’s why, on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm, Red River College will be joining millions of individuals, organizations and municipalities in 135 countries worldwide by shutting off all non-essential lighting and participating in Earth Hour.

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First Nations Child & Family Advocate to Speak Today at RRC

March 29, 2012

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, will speak at Red River College's Notre Dame Campus today, March 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the Black Lecture Theatre.

Blackstock, who's also an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, will speak on the topic of Culture + Equity + You = Hope for First Nations Children.

"Now is the moment when caring Canadians are needed the most," says Blackstock. "We know just what to do to make a big difference in (the lives of) First Nations children and families."

Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan Nation, has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. The author of more then 50 publications, Blackstock's key interests include exploring and addressing the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families by promoting equitable and culturally-based interventions.

Blackstock's address will also be streamed live at the following web address: rrc.ca/cblackstock.

Art Show Features Paintings By RRC Instructor

March 15, 2012

Red River College graphic design instructor Randall Butterfield spent time in Scotland and France in recent years. A series of his paintings, which depict the European landscapes he observed, is on display at the Fleet Galleries from March 12 - 30.

Click here to learn more about the show, titled Montpeyroux: Paintings of France & Europe.

Click here for more info on the Graphic Design program at RRC.

RRC Students Staging Telethon to Support Humane Society

March 14, 2012

Creative Communications student Daniella Ponticelli and Hannah, a dog who had to have a leg amputated and an eye removed before being adopted.

Students from Red River College's Creative Communications program are putting their talents to good use in support of the Winnipeg Humane Society this weekend.

On Sunday, March 18, 2012, CreComm students will produce and host the "IAMS 1001 Donations" telethon, airing live on Shaw TV from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The second-year students — representing all four streams of the CreComm program (journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcasting) — have already produced a series of pre-recorded pieces that will air during the telethon, and will also serve as technical crew and on-air talent while broadcasting live from the Humane Society on Sunday.

“Our students are extremely talented, and this telethon will give them a well-deserved opportunity to showcase those talents and help a great cause at the same time,” says CreComm instructor Joanne Kelly, a former Shaw TV producer and on-air personality.

“We are always looking for opportunities for the students to gain real-life experience so they will be that much more prepared for the workforce upon graduation. This telethon also helps teach them the value of being connected to your community, and how important it is to give back.”

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Celebrating Inuit Art And Culture

March 7, 2012

More than 225 people learned about Inuit culture on March 6th at Red River College. The college's Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department hosted an exhibition titled "Celebrate Inuit Art and Culture"The all-day event  educated visitors, while showcasing the art, culture and history of Inuit people — in particular Nunamiut, or the Caribou Inuit of the Kivalliq region in Nunavut. The valuable educational opportunity was made possible thanks to the guidance, research, and knowledge of respected educator/historian and art curator Frederick G. Ford.

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Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas To Business

March 1, 2012

Students in Red River College’s Business Administration program will see if their big ideas could make it in the real world at the upcoming Entrepreneurship Practicum event.

The department will host a trade show on March 22 at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus that will showcase student-developed business ideas that will be judged by Winnipeg’s business community.

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CreComm Student Releases Book on Fatal House Fire

February 24, 2012

Photo courtesy Metro Winnipeg.

A student from Red River College's Creative Communications program has written a book exploring the fatal blaze that claimed the lives of two veteran Winnipeg fire captains in 2007.

This weekend, second-year student Lindsey Enns will launch Black Fire, an exploration of the deaths of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) captains Tom Nichols and Harold Lessard, who were killed after they became trapped on the second floor of a burning home in St. Boniface.

Enns has been working on the book since June, and completed it as part of a year-long project required for graduation. The subject is one with which she's intimately familiar: Enns' father is a fellow WFPS captain, who was originally scheduled to work the same shift as his fallen comrades. Read More →

RRC Students Score at Concrete Toboggan Race

February 24, 2012

A team of Red River College students picked up a pair of awards this month at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Calgary.

The annual celebration of innovation and engineering spirit draws teams of post-secondary students from all over Canada. Entrants must design and construct a five-person toboggan with a roll bar (capable of withstanding an upset at 75-km/hour), and a running surface composed entirely of concrete, while maintaining a total weight of less than 300 pounds.

All toboggans are subject to a safety inspection before being raced, and are judged on the basis of their concrete, frame, steering and brake design, as well as race-day results, team spirit, and a host of other criteria.

This year's event was held Feb. 8-11, 2012, in Calgary. The eight-member RRC squad — comprised of students from Construction Management, Municipal Engineering Technology, Business Administration, and Industrial Arts — won the Green Team Award for most sustainable design, and was also named Most Improved Team. Read More →

Honouring Aboriginal Women On Valentine's Day

February 14, 2012

Red River College is hosting a speaker’s event today at the Exchange District Campus entitled “Standing Tall: A day dedicated to our stolen sisters.”

Across Canada every Valentine’s Day, memorial marches are held to honor the lives of missing and murdered women and their families.  As part of this day we would like to invite you to learn about some of the work that is being done in this area, to participate in a safety presentation delivered by Winnipeg Police Services and to listen to teachings from Chickadee Richard on the sacredness of women.

The event is from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm In Room P107 (CGA Manitoba Room) at RRC's Exchange District Campus, located at 160 Princess Street. Room P409 will be reserved as a “smudge room” for the day. All are welcome.

For further info, contact:
Cheyenne Chartrand
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations
Red River College Exchange District Campus
P210-J  160 Princess Street  Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1K9
T: (204) 949-8506 F: (204) 949-9186
E: chchartrand@rrc.mb.ca

Find out more about Aboriginal education at Red River College, as well as related programming and events at http://blogs.rrc.ca/aboriginal/

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