The Notre Dame Campus is a little more winter-friendly this week, with the opening of its first-ever outdoor skating rink.
Developed by the Red River College Students Association — with support from the College and Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation — the rink provides students and staff with a great reason to get outside, and enhances recreation options for the surrounding neighbourhood.
“We pitched this as a community project, and something that will help improve connections with people who live in the area,” explains Alex Haas, President of the RRCSA. “It’s also a good way to encourage more physical fitness and participation on campus.”
Haas and fellow students Nick Hook and Marc Babaluk built the 75′ by 150′ rink themselves, including clearing snow, constructing a frame, and flooding the ice.
The rink is located near the south-east corner of the campus, by the “Iron Man” statue, and is available for use by all students, staff and members of the public.
A group of first-year Creative Communications students at Red River College recently put their writing talents to work, highlighting the achievements of RRC graduates. The volunteer effort — which was a collaborative project coordinated by journalism instructor Duncan McMonagle and the College Relations department at RRC — provided the budding writers with an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and exposure for their talents.
Each participating CreComm student was assigned an RRC grad to profile, and asked to emulate the style and format of the articles featured in the College’s “Going Places” blog. The blog is regularly used to showcase the accomplishments of RRC alumni who’ve achieved success in their chosen fields, after studying at Red River College.
Click below to read the RRC alumni profiles produced by the following Creative Communication students:
Visit the Forks Market on the last weekend of January and you could come away with a piece of original art, created on site by Red River College graphic design students.
Thetenth annual Student Art Show & Auction is being held at the Forks Market centre court on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29. Attendees can watch approximately 50 RRC students create original works of art using a variety of drawing and painting techniques.
A live auction, hosted by Jon Ljungberg, will take place from 2-5pm on the 29th. Proceeds from the event will benefit Winnipeg Harvest and the Red River College Graphic Design Student’s Graduation Fund.
10th Annual Student Art Show • Saturday, January 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Sunday, January 29, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (live auction)
Just in time for the holiday season, Red River College students in the Creative Communications program are putting their skills to good use by holding a radiothon in support of the Christmas Cheer Board today. “Kickin in for Christmas Cheer” will be broadcast on the campus radio station, 92.9 KICK FM from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“The students are entirely responsible for promoting, producing and being on-air during the radiothon on Thursday,” says Red River College’s radio instructor, Dan Vadeboncoeur. “Creative Communications gives the students the skills they need to put on events like this and I am extremely proud of how far they’ve come since the beginning of the program.”
Students will have hampers set up at both the Exchange District and Notre Dame Campuses on Thursday, and are inviting students and the public to bring a non-perishable food item or a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Christmas Cheer Board.
Red River College will again operate this year on restricted holiday hours, effective 4 p.m., on Fri., Dec. 23rd, 2011. Regular hours of operation will resume at 7 a.m., on Tue., Jan. 3rd, 2012.
During the break, general access to the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses will be limited to the following hours:
Dec. 23rd: Regular hours until 4 p.m.
Dec. 24th: 8 a.m. – noon
Dec. 25th & 26th: Closed — no access
Dec. 27th – 31st: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan. 1st: Closed — no access
Jan. 2nd: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan. 3rd: Regular hours resume, effective 7 a.m.
During the above hours, lab access on the Notre Dame Campus and the Roblin Centre will be limited to the classroom labs listed below. Students who are in one of the designated labs prior to closure will be given a four-hour grace period (until 4 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the day) to complete their studies or project before being asked to leave. Read More →
Congratulations go out to the nine students in Red River College’s Animal Health Technology program who received the following awards, scholarships and bursaries after completing the program’s first year:
Julie Edmonds: First Year Performance Award (worth $250; awarded to a student who demonstrates academic proficiency and technical abilities during their first year of studies).
Rachel Harms: Manitoba Animal Health Technologist Association Award (worth $200; awarded to the AHT student with the highest academic standing after completion of their first year).
Sophie Rey: Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association Bursary (worth $300; awarded after completion of first year).
Kendall Young: Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship (worth $300; awarded after completion of first year).
Marnie Elgar: Purina Student Achievement Award (worth $500; awarded by Nestle Purina PetCare to the overall top student in both skills and academics following completion of first year, and completion of the “Daily Nutrition Matters” online course.)
Cynthia Tonn & Susan Hepburn: Barbara Nagler Memorial Bursary (worth $1,750 and $1,250, respectively; awarded to AHT students with a demonstrated financial need and volunteer spirit, who complete first year with a minimum 3.0 GPA).
Heather Mays & Vanessa Geirnaert: Sophie Katarynych Award (worth $600 each; awarded to two AHT students who demonstrate financial need and academic success after first year).
Red River College’s Rebels athletes played mentor to junior high school students from across the province over the weekend, at a volleyball tournament and skills camp aimed at further strengthening our teams’ ties to the community.
At the second annual Rebels Boys Classic, held Nov. 5th and 6th at the College’s Notre Dame Campus, teams from 11 junior high schools throughout Manitoba took part in a combined tourney and skills clinic led by athletes on RRC’s Rebels Men’s Volleyball team.
A similar event — the Rebels Girls Classic — was held two weekends prior, drawing players from 14 junior high girls teams throughout the province.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the following Red River College systems will be unavailable beginning Friday, October 21st at 12:00 noon until Saturday, October 22nd at approximately 6pm: WebAdvisor, online course registration, and online applications.
(From left): MET students Graciela Manaois, Eleanor Pangilinan, Tessa Feeleus, Qi Zhao and Marielaine Palileo, with the Stirling engines they built as class assignments.
For decades, mechanical engineering technology has been something of a male-dominated field. But with more and more women now entering the field, enrolment at Red River is reflective of the changing times.
“What’s really unusual about this is I don’t think we’ve had more than about five female graduates in this program — ever,” says Kathy Davis, Technical Communication instructor and co-op coordinator for RRC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
“And now we have nine women enrolled between first and third year. And they’re all doing well, despite the fact that they’re in a tough program, and despite the fact one of them has a very young daughter, another is fresh out of high school, one has English as a second language issues, and another is working full time. How they’re doing it, I don’t know!”
While she’s careful to point out that many of the program’s male students face similar pressures, Davis says it’s great to see more young women currently enrolled, since it suggests a reversal of a decades-old trend in which women have avoided the field in favour of civil or electrical engineering technology. Read More →